Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.
At the January 2023 Membership Meeting, members of the Steel Town Corvette Club presented a $500 donation to the representative from Operation Homefront.
Steel Town Corvette Club has been honored these last five years to be a major contributor to Santa’s Kids. Santa’s Kids is a non-profit organization formed to aid the under-privileged children of the Eastern Suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. Their focus is to create Christmas memories that the kids will cherish forever by providing toys, clothes, food and other needed items they cannot otherwise afford.
Santa’s Kids organization receives the name of needy families from area licensed Social Service Organizations and local Churches. Each family is then contacted to find out what their children want and need for Christmas. Santa's Kids volunteers purchase those items, wrap them, and deliver them to each family on Christmas Eve. In addition to these items, each family receives a food certificate from a local grocer.
STCC members are very proud of it's role in contributing to this outstanding organization’s accomplishments and can take comfort in the fact that it helped brighten Christmas for many children and families that would otherwise not have been in a position to provide these items on their own.
STCC members Perry & Gail Minnis, Rick & Marian Tartaglione, Chris Fiedler, Dave & Carol Seibel, Joe Fossati, Mark Schneider and Gene Kern attended the Santa’s Kids Christmas event on December 13, 2022. On behalf of the Steel Town Corvette Club members, these representatives were proud to be able to present this 2022 contribution check for $4,150.
"There are many reasons I am proud to be both a member and President of STCC, but our charitable contributions and the good they accomplish rank up there at the top. I hope all members draw the same level of pride in our Club." Perry Minnis
Below is an excerpt from a letter sent by the Director of Development & Donor Operations.
November 23, 2022
"Thank you for your generous donation of $710 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Your help makes all the difference to neighbors like Patti, a retired veteran providing for her family. Patti was able to turn to our Drive-Up Distributions program, where people in our community can receive 30-50 pounds of nutritious food loaded right into the trunk of their cars. With this added help, Patti can have peace-of-mind and her family can have healthy meals at home.
That's why your gift is so important!
Megan L. Bailey
Director of Development & Donor Operations
Each December STCC is happy to be able to begin making its annual donations to the local charities we support. The first in the series of donations is the KDKA Annual Turkey Fund.
The KDKA-TV Turkey Fund is in partnership with PNC Bank and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The KDKA-TV Turkey Fund has provided Thanksgiving dinners for our neighbors in need for the past 40 years!
What makes our donation even more valuable is the fact that any donation of $50 or more made will be matched by PNC up to $75,000. All the money raised will be distributed throughout the KDKA-TV viewing area in partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and its network of agencies, partners, and programs.
The STCC Board of Directors unanimously approved a $750 donation to the KDKA-TV Turkey Fund for 2022. With the PNC match our donation becomes $1,500 that is used to provide thousands of meals to needy families. We are pleased to be a part of this wonderful effort and we thank PNC and the staff at KDKA for the wonderful work they do in attempting to make sure that as many families as possible will be able to have a substantive meal during the holidays.
This year, we were chosen by KDKA to be part of a live-stream video to the PTL TV Show. We presented our check, live, on the PTL (Pittsburgh Today Live show). Our presentation segment was broadcast from the Bellevue PNC branch bank. The picture captures our check presentation to KDKA and PNC at the Bellevue PNC bank. Seven of our board members braved the cold and icy roads to be part of this presentation!
Members of the Steel Town Corvette Club Board of Directors present a donation check to WTAE's Project Bundle-Up in January 2001.
Members of the Steel Town Corvette Club Board of Directors present a donation check to the PNC representative for the KDKA Turkey Fund in November 2021.
Club president Perry Minnis presents the check to the clerk at the Banksville Road branch of PNC Bank for the KDKA Turkey Fund!
Representatives from Steel Town Corvette Club present a donation to the organizers of Santa's Kids.
KDKA matches all donations to the Turkey Fund!
Steel Town Corvette Club is a tax-exempt social organization founded in 1972. The majority of the funds we raise through our events go to local and national charities.
Listed below are charities recently supported by the Steel Town Corvette Club. Thanks to all who contributed time, expertise and dollars to make these donations possible.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
KDKA Turkey Fund
Autism Society of Pittsburgh
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
The Early Learning Institute
The Children's Heart Foundation
Yellow Ribbon Girls
The Bradley Center
Blind and Vision Rehab
Light of Life
Women's Center of Pittsburgh
Project Bundle Up
Bridgeville Food Bank