14th Annual Goals For Giving
On a chilly Sunday outside the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia, the ice inside the building was just as cold during the 14th Annual Goals for Giving Hockey Game, hosted by the Merakey Foundation. Players from the Philadelphia Flyers’ alumni and Team Merakey, event sponsors, supporters, Merakey staff, individuals served at Merakey and others joined together on February 10 to raise funds that will be used for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities proms, to be held in the spring. Executive Director of the Merakey Foundation Sylvia Purnell states, “The compassion displayed by everyone at Foundation events, such as this one, makes a significant and positive impact on the individuals and families served at Merakey. I am so grateful to everyone who supported this special event.”
This year’s Goals for Giving raised an amazing $67,000! A portion of these funds will give nearly 800 individuals in Merakey’s care in Philadelphia the opportunity to dress up, dance to their favorite music, and socialize with their friends. The IDD Prom is one of the year’s most anticipated and favorite events for the individuals and staff in the IDD Division. More information about the Merakey IDD Prom and how you can support this special event will be shared in future communications.
The Merakey Foundation thanks everyone for their support of Foundation events held throughout the year. Without your help and participation, program activities and celebrations would not be possible.
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