Monday, November 14, 2011

PathWays PA receives grant from Glenolden Wal-Mart at Grand Reopening

For Immediate Release

Glenolden, PA: PathWays PA was among the charities receiving grants from the Wal-Mart, Glenolden store for their grand reopening. Director of Development Fran Franchi of PathWays PA was there to accept the check for $1,175.00 from Store Manager Edwin Martinez.

PathWays PA was established 33 years ago to help women, children and families become economically independent and self sufficient, and has an office in Holmes, PA, not far from Glenolden. However, PathWays PA serves not just Delaware County, but the entire Greater Philadelphia region.

PathWays PA’s services to over 6,000 women, children and families include the residential Center for Families, which fosters a safe, healthy and economically stable future for women and children. In Holmes, PathWays PA offers adult education and family literacy classes to help assist adults and families in furthering their education.

Wal-Mart’s donation marks a step towards “partnering with the community,” said Edwin Martinez, store manager of the Glenolden Wal-Mart. This check represents Wal-Mart’s desire to “not only service customer be to work with the community itself.”

With the help of companies like Wal-Mart that give generously to the community we both serve, PathWays PA can continue to offer services to the women, children and families who need it the most.

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PathWays PA began in 1978 as the Women's Association for Women's Alternatives, one of Pennsylvania's first residential programs to keep low-income, vulnerable women together with their children. It has grown to become one of the Greater Philadelphia region's foremost providers of residential and community-based services with a focus on serving women, teens and children. Each year PathWays PA serves over 6,000 clients with a full complement of social services; job training and employment assistance; as well as residential programs.


For Further Information Contact:
Fran Franchi
Director of Development
PathWays PA
310 Amosland Road
Holmes, PA 19043
610-662-9004 (cell)
ffranchi@pathwayspa.org

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