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Spring 2017 E-Newsletter


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December 2016 E-Newsletter


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June 2016 - SARCC Prom 2016

Our "Movies" themed Prom was a hit featuring music provided by Star104! All tuxedos and dress shoes were donated from Cuffs Formal Wear & Tuxedo Junction! Prom dresses were donated over the year from many kind-hearted individuals and Chido's Cleaners donated the cleaning & pressing to make them look beautiful! Movie posters were donated by Girard Family Video. SARCC Women's Auxiliary decorated flip-flops with the girls to wear with their dresses and provided make-up and hairstyling assistance to the girls, limousine service from Bob McGee and a beautiful dinner at Serafini's for the most senior kids. Photos taken by our own Jen Held. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a special event for the kids. It was truly a night to remember!

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April 2016 - Cupcake Decorating!

Once again the Women’s Auxiliary provided another fun activity for our Residential children to enjoy for the spring season – cupcake decorating! Icing galore, green dyed coconut, jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps, and a plethora of other sugar confections were all provided to make the most decorated cupcakes ever! Everyone was also provided various supplies to make cards for their families, staff, and friends.
In an email to the Auxiliary, Jason Zietz (Director of Residential Services) wrote: “Thank you to everyone that helped today to make such a wonderful event possible for our children! The Ladies Auxiliary have been an irreplaceable resource for our children. We are so thankful for all that you do!!”

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11/11/15 - Sanctuary Network Days

Cameron Foster of Sarah Reed Children's Center and Dr. Bloom, creator of The Sanctuary Model - Cameron Foster presented at Sanctuary Network Days!


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10/21/2015 - Trail of Treats at Millcreek Mall

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09/29/2015

Books A Million receives our "thanks" in a big way from the kids! Over $2500 in books for the kids to read and stay in our library here and at our other locations!


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08/23/2015 - 5th Annual iRock Charity 5K

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08/15/2015 - Celebrate Erie Chalk Walk 2015 - it's a wrap!

Sarah Reed Children's Center is represented at Celebrate Erie! Thanks to all who stopped by to say hello & offer words of praise for the work Sarah Reed does for our youth!


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07/30/2015 - B&L Charity Golf Tournament 2015

From sponsors, to donors, to volunteers it was a great day for golf and an even better day for the kids at Sarah Reed Children's Center! Over $35,000 raised thanks to Mark Manczka and his team at B&L Wholesale Supply Inc. who have raised over $500,000 in the 19 years of this event!!!

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07/21/2015 - Kayla Cares 4 Kids

Kayla Cares 4 Kids came by all the way from Florida with over 100 books, DVDs and games for the kids at Sarah Reed to enjoy during their time with us! They will remain in our libraries for many children to enjoy over the years. Check out kaylacares4kids.org for more insight as to why and how Kayla started her philanthropic organization. Special thanks to Kayla & her family!


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2015 - Dr. Goffredo Ianiro Memorial Children's Garden at Hamilton Campus

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2015 - Donation of teddy bears for the kids from BUILD-A-BEAR!

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2015 - Prom

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2015 - Science Fair

5/5/2015

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Elegant Evening Event

On Saturday, May 2nd, Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center Women’s Auxiliary hosted an Elegant Evening Event at the Watson Curtze Mansion. The event was attended by 47 generous individuals to help raise monies and awareness for the programs that the Auxiliary provides to the children throughout the year. The activities help to support the growth and healing of the children we serve. Some of the wonderful activities that the Auxiliary is hoping to be funded through this event are: Roller Skating Party, Bowling Party, Harvest Hay Ride, Holiday Gift Wrapping Party, Easter Cupcake Decorating Party, Book & Clothing Drives, plus a Senior Prom-like Event. Jim Mando, CEO, extended his welcome, a brief history, and a special thank you for everyone’s support and the efforts of the Auxiliary members, the Board of Directors, and the sponsors of the event: Nick & Chris Iwig, Marty & Kathy Eisert, Barbara Townsend, and Vern Peterson.  An Elegant Evening was had by all. (Click to expand)

Members of Sarah Reed Children’s Center’s Auxiliary pictured (l-r): 
Linda Suminski, Robin Warner, Chris Iwig, Cindy Mando, Kathy Eisert and Barbara Townsend.




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Elegant Evening event coordinator Barbara Townsend (l) enjoys a moment with Barbara Bowers during the event dinner.



New Cafeteria Dedication

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On October 31, 2013, a luncheon was held to honor B&L Wholesale Supply Company their  generous support of Sarah Reed Children’s Center. The Center’s new cafeteria was named the B&L Dining Hall to honor their commitment to the Center’s Mission. Present for the dedication were (pictured left to right) Ann Drulia and Greg Tirak from B&L, James Mando, President of the Children's Center, and Mark Manczka, B&L Branch Manager.

Home Depot makes Christmas wishes come true for Sarah Reed Children 


This past Christmas, members of the Erie Home Depot made sure that children in Sarah Reed's Residential Treatment program had their Christmas wishes come true. The employees put up a gift tree, purchased and wrapped gifts for children in the program. A group of employees brought the gifts to the Children's Center and presented them to the children. Thank you Home Depot employees for teaching us all the meaning of Christmas.

2013 B&L Golf Tournament

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On August 1, 2013, the 17th Annual B&L Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Sarah Reed Children’s Center was held at the Lake Shore Country Club. We are deeply indebted to B&L, their customers and everyone in the community that has made this event so successful. The event raised $38,875 for the final phase of the construction and renovation of the Center' Residential Campus. Pictured accepting this year’s check (l-r) are Mark Manzcka/B&L Branch Manager, Art Finocchario/B&L Partner, Shaun Adrian/Sarah Reed Board Chairman, and  Ann Drulia, B&L Event Coordinator. The Children's Center would like to thank the owners of B&L, their employees, vendors and customers that make this event possibly.

MacDonald, Illig Law Firm supports the Children's Center

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The Children’s Center found generous support for their Hamilton Campus renovations from the MacDonlad, Illig, Jones & Britton Law Firm. The firm made a $10,000 contribution through the PA Education Improvement Tax Credit program. The contribution will help support the qualified programs that the Children's Center offers at the Hamilton campus. Jim Mando, Children's Center President (pictured center) accepts the check from fellow Children's Center Board Members and MIJB partners Dan Miller (left) and Shaun Adrian (right).

"Souper Bowl XVI" another Smashing Success

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The Children's Center held Erie's favorite food event, "Souper Bowl XVI" sent everyone home happy and satisfied. Over 2,000 people sampled home recipes from 20 area restaurants with the Ambassador Banquest Center taking home top honors for the second year in a row. A frosty morning made for an early and hungry crowd  filled the Shrine Club for samplings of recipes from Silky Coconut Squash Soup to Frog Leg Chowder.
The Children's Center is deeply appreciative of the tremendous community support for this event. All of our sponsors, the participating restaurants and their staff, our agency volunteers and everyone who attended make this event so enjoyable and successful. Thank you Erie for your continued support.
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Employee Service Breakfast

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The Sarah Reed Children's Center's Board of Directors held their Annual Employee Recognition and Service Award Breakfast this past October. Nearly 30 employees were recognized for having served the Center for at least 5 years. Betty Alexa was the top honoree, receiving a gift for her 35 years as the Art Instructor at the Children's Center. Additionally, three employees were honored for their special contribution to the Center for new and innovative programs that they helped to develop over the past year. The Gary Cermak Award was presented to Jason Zietz, Lori Eaton and Dr. Adrienne Dixon by Dr. Eric Schwartz for the Sanctuary Family Weekend at the Residential Campus. Congratulations to all the employees who celebrated service anniversary milestones.

The Children's Center opens operation in the newly renovated Hamilton Campus

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In August of 2013, Sarah Reed Children's Center began operations in the former Hamilton School, located at 2901 Harvard in Erie. The Center acquired the building and completed a $2,250,000 renovation to the building in time for the start of the 2013 school year. The Hamilton Campus, as it is now known, will be home to Sarah Reed's Partial Hospitalization Programs. The facility offers separate wings for the pre-school and school age programs, state of the art classrooms and tremendous green and play space for the children. The Hamilton Campus will also be home to a proposed school based health clinic that will serve the families of students and area residents.
The Hamilton Campus also hosted the third quarter Erie Community Foundation grant reception. The Hamilton Campus received a $15,000 grant to help with the construction of accessibility ramps from the Foundation.
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