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The mission of Favors Forward Foundation is to provide a network of volunteers uniting their time, talent, and treasures to serve children and adults in Lycoming County facing life-changing hardships. The organization requires clients to complete a contract that they will "Pay it Forward" once they are back on their feet and able to do so. Source: Favors Forward Foundation

 

The Philadelphia Phillies recently announced that their charity arm, Phillies, Charities, Inc. has awarded a $15,000 grant to Favors Forward Foundation of Lycoming County. 

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Volunteers of the Favors Forward Foundation gather in front of the Cinema Theatre in Williamsport after a day of helping the community. Source: Favors Forward Foundation official facebook page

The mission of Favors Forward Foundation is to provide a network of volunteers— uniting their time, talent, and treasures to serve children and adults in Lycoming County facing life-changing hardships. The focus is individuals and families that are NOT receiving ongoing assistance from other agencies and organizations. The organization requires clients to complete a contract that they will, "Pay it Forward," once they are back on their feet and able to do so. 

“Each year, Phillies Charities reaches out to us to provide information about worthy charities in our area,” said Sarah Budd the Crosscutters Director of Ticket Operations & Community Relations. “We are elated they chose to recognize and support Favors Forward, an organization that helps so many in need in our community.” 

Representatives from the Favors Forward Foundation, accompanied by Crosscutters representatives, were in attendance on Dec. 3, at the Phillies Charities, Inc. Holiday Giving Party at Citizens Bank Park. At that event they, and other award recipients, were recognized and saluted by the Phillies for their charitable efforts. 

In the past year, more than $1.2 million was awarded by Phillies Charities, Inc. to charitable organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and other locations near the Phillies spring training and minor league affiliates, which in our area would be the Crosscutters.

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The Phillies family - from the players, coaches, and their wives, to the alumni, Ballgirls, and front office staff - takes great pride in giving back to the community. Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Phillies organization, makes gifts to organizations that serve a wide variety of needs, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and particularly those serving the Greater Philadelphia area and the communities of its minor league affiliates (Crosscutters). Source: Phillies Charities, Inc.

Phillies Charities, Inc. serves as the fundraising arm of the Phillies organization and awards grants to a variety of charitable organizations each year. For more information on Phillies Charities, Inc. please visit www.phillies.com/community

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