The Association’s membership believes in giving back to the communities where we live. Many of our member firms and their employees donate their time and talents to serve our community as mentors, coaches, school board members, town councilmen and township commissioners and in other capacities.
We have long time support many of special projects; “Helmets to Hard Hats”, “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh”, “Heats On”, “Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer”, “Art and Sole”, “Buffet on the Bay” are a few of the long term programs we support.
“Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh”
“Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh”, is a program in association with the Master Builders Association and our labor partners to upgrade plumbing and heating systems for those in need (over $400,000 donated over the past 15 years);
“Heats On” is a program through the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and with our labor partners more than 18 contracting firms provide heating check and start ups to those in need in September. Over $828,000 has been donated over the past 23 years.
“Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer” is a new kitchen/dining hall complex with over $711,000 donated in voluntary labor and materials for the plumbing, sprinkler and HVAC systems. This “summer camp” serves both inter-city and challenged youth. This project took 18 months to complete and had a total budget of $4,000,000
Benefit Golf Outing
Our Annual Benefit Golf Outing has raised almost $200,000.00 that has been donated to over 100 different charities, non-profits, and social service agencies throughout Western PA during the Benefits history. The top ten agencies helped to date are Second Harvest Food Bank, McGuire Memorial Homes, Neighborhood Art House, Wesleyville Conservation Club, Lighthouse for the Blind, Kanzis Cancer Research, Charitable DEEDS, Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network, Prince of Peace, Celiac Spru Association, Make a Wish, and Erie DAWN.
Agencies that have been helped to date include:
Achieva, ANNA Shelter, The ARC, Autism Society of NWPA,
Associated Charities Food Pantry, AWARE “The Brandi Montgomery House”
Beaver County Association for the Blind, “Because You Care”, “A Caring Place”
Celiac Sprue Association, Center Area Education Foundation,
Center Valley Education Foundation, Charitable Deeds Clarion, City Mission,
Coats for Kids, Cochranton CARE, Cochranton Library Building Fund,
Cochranton Lion’s Club, Cochranton Youth Leagues, Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department, Cornplanter Volunteer Fire Department, Crawford County Fire and Scuba Team,
Bob Densmore Memorial, Down Syndrome Center of Western PA, Earth Force,
Emmaus Soup Kitchen, Erie City Schools Gardening Program, Erie Dawn, Erie Hospice,
Erie Humane Society, Erie Youth Hockey, Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin YMCA
Gettysburg Peach Orchard Brigade, Grove City Education Center for Adults,
Grove City Library, Grove City Grace Food Pantry, Grove City United Way,
Grove City YMCA, HANDS, Holy Family Institute, Homeless Children’s Education Fund,
House of Healing, Inner City Neighborhood Art House, Iris Theater, Iroquois Cheerleaders, Iroquois School District Foundation, The Ryan Johnson Anti Drug Program,
Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, Kids Café, Lake Shore BMX, L’Arche of Erie, Lighthouse Center for the Blind, Lower East Side Gym Lake Erie Swim, Make a Wish of WPA, McGuire Home, Meadville Center for Family Services, Mercy Center for Women,
Mission Empowerment, National Center for Organ Recovery and Education,
North East Food Pantry, North Side Catholic Schools, Ophelia Project, Pine Valley Camp,
Pio’s Thanksgiving Dinner, Prince of Peace, The Regional Science Consortium EnviroCamp, Reaching Up Reaching Out, Rural Ministry Food Pantry, Second Harvest Food Bank,
Safe Harbor Behavioral Center, SafeNet, St. Martin Center, St. Patrick’s Haven,
Salvation Army Aliquippa, Salvation Army Erie, Salvation Army Warren, Sarah Reed EIC, Sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network,
Slippery Rock Pregnancy Center, Soergels Riding Therapy, “Stop the Abuse for Everyone”, Sugar Lake Food Pantry, Titusville Area Food Bank, Tower Presbyterian Radio, Urban Impact, The Variety Charities, Venango Training Development Center,
VFW Grove City/ Boy Scouts of American Troop #71, Warren “A Safe Place”,
Wesleyville Conservation Club, Wilmington Area Youth Leagues,
Women Center of Beaver County, Youth for Christ