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Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation

Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation

The Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization that sponsors after school and summer programs for children ages 5-12 living in low income housing. The foundation was established by Dr. Zane Gates in honor of his mother and the compassion she showed to children living in poverty.

The Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization that sponsors after school and summer programs for children ages 5-12 living in low income housing. The foundation was established by Dr. Zane Gates in honor of his mother and the compassion she showed to children living in poverty.

INTRODUCING THE FIRST EVER GGMF ART SHOW SILENT AUCTION, BENIFITTING THE GLORIA GATES MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AFTER-SCHOOL P...
01/06/2023

INTRODUCING THE FIRST EVER GGMF ART SHOW SILENT AUCTION, BENIFITTING THE GLORIA GATES MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2023 5-7PM AT THE SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART! COME SEE AND BID ON MANY DIFFERENT PIECES OF ART MADE BY THE STUDENTS OF GGMF!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT!
PLEASE SHARE!!!!!!!

Painting, McFlurries, and Lights on the Lake! Thank You to Lakemont Park’s General Manager and Arandale Elks 184 for mak...
01/06/2023

Painting, McFlurries, and Lights on the Lake! Thank You to Lakemont Park’s General Manager and Arandale Elks 184 for making the field trip to Lights on the Lake possible!!

Always looking for volunteers!
01/04/2023

Always looking for volunteers!

Are you looking for ways to help your community or love working with kids? Did you know that GGMF is always looking for volunteers? We could always use some help Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:45 at both of the GGMF sites! Call or email Jess at 814-949-8838 or [email protected]. MUST HAVE CLEARANCES 1. Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); and 2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse). Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is required if the volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years. Some of these are free for volunteers!

Time to start thinking of warm weather and blue skies! Announcing the 13th Annual For the Kids Golf Tournament benefitti...
12/27/2022

Time to start thinking of warm weather and blue skies! Announcing the 13th Annual For the Kids Golf Tournament benefitting the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation! Please contact Jess at 814-949-8838 or email [email protected]

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Thank you to all who help support GGMF!
12/24/2022

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Thank you to all who help support GGMF!

It takes a community! MANY, MANY THANKS TO THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MAKING CHRISTMAS A VERY SPECIA...
12/21/2022

It takes a community! MANY, MANY THANKS TO THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MAKING CHRISTMAS A VERY SPECIAL TIME FOR THE STUDENTS OF GGMF! Especially Altoona Housing Authority, Catholic Daughters of America, St. Rose of Lima Church CCD students, and the Arandale Elks 184. We are beyond grateful for you!! And to our beloved Coach Tom Irwin, the smiles you bring to the kids faces everytime you enter the building, THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to Sergeant Fry and the Logan Township Police Department for choosing GGMF to be the recipient of their No Sha...
12/21/2022

THANK YOU to Sergeant Fry and the Logan Township Police Department for choosing GGMF to be the recipient of their No Shave November donation!

Another Thank You to SFU ROCK for the presentation on polymers with the kiddos at Fairview!
12/12/2022

Another Thank You to SFU ROCK for the presentation on polymers with the kiddos at Fairview!

Thank you to Kristina Melgar, Melgar children, Jennifer Temofonte, Doug Bosley, and Elizabeth Shope from the National Pa...
12/08/2022

Thank you to Kristina Melgar, Melgar children, Jennifer Temofonte, Doug Bosley, and Elizabeth Shope from the National Park Service for your presentations. The kids even got to be sworn in as Jr. Park Rangers! We can’t wait until your next visit at Evergreen!

Community helping community! A parent volunteer at our Fairview Hills site is volunteering to teach the kids Spanish. Th...
12/01/2022

Community helping community! A parent volunteer at our Fairview Hills site is volunteering to teach the kids Spanish. Thank you Miss Alvarez!

Just a reminder that we are accepting donations of unwanted items at both locations of Gloria Gates, please contact Jess...
11/30/2022

Just a reminder that we are accepting donations of unwanted items at both locations of Gloria Gates, please contact Jess at 814-949-8838 or [email protected]!

ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER GGMF YARD SALE! From now until May, 2023, we will be accepting donations of your unwanted items at both the Evergreen location and Fairview Hills location in Altoona. Please call or email Jess at [email protected] or
814-949-8838 to set up a time to drop off your items!

Thank You to students from Holy Trinity and Bishop Guilfoyle for helping to fold the Holiday newsletter, address, stamp,...
11/28/2022

Thank You to students from Holy Trinity and Bishop Guilfoyle for helping to fold the Holiday newsletter, address, stamp, and stuff the envelopes!

From all of us at GGMF, we wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving!
11/24/2022

From all of us at GGMF, we wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

It warms my heart to know that there are so many people, businesses, etc. in our community who go above and beyond to he...
11/21/2022

It warms my heart to know that there are so many people, businesses, etc. in our community who go above and beyond to help GGMF provide for all of the students enrolled! A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Seymore Family, Alto Market staff, and members of Leadership Blair County (Kelly Elder, Kara Bennett, Gayle Conner, Superman Berrow, Nicole Berrow, Judy Juda, Holly Vaughan, and Samantha Watters) for providing a Thanksgiving Feast for both GGMF sites. The kids loved it!
Some pictures from our feast and a little Pin the Wattle on the Turkey!

Thankful Turkeys and speaking of being Thankful….Thank You to McDonalds on 25th Ave for all your help in providing the k...
11/17/2022

Thankful Turkeys and speaking of being Thankful….Thank You to McDonalds on 25th Ave for all your help in providing the kiddos McFlurries for achieving their Oct. Group Goal! Each month the sites come up with a group goal and when they achieve that goal, they are rewarded with a treat of their choosing! We appreciate businesses and individuals who help provide these rewards!

Are you looking for ways to help your community or love working with kids? Did you know that GGMF is always looking for ...
11/17/2022

Are you looking for ways to help your community or love working with kids? Did you know that GGMF is always looking for volunteers? We could always use some help Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:45 at both of the GGMF sites! Call or email Jess at 814-949-8838 or [email protected]. MUST HAVE CLEARANCES 1. Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); and 2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse). Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is required if the volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years. Some of these are free for volunteers!

THANK YOU doesn’t seem big enough to all who were involved in the Blair County Food Drive! Your donations have GGMF stoc...
11/15/2022

THANK YOU doesn’t seem big enough to all who were involved in the Blair County Food Drive! Your donations have GGMF stocked for awhile with after-school snacks! Thank You to Denice Stone for your dedication to this food drive!

GGMF has artists, food testers, home makers, fashion designers, and competitive sports players! To learn more about what...
11/09/2022

GGMF has artists, food testers, home makers, fashion designers, and competitive sports players! To learn more about what we do and how you can help, please visit our website ggmf.org or contact Jess, [email protected] or 814-949-8838

ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER GGMF YARD SALE! From now until May, 2023, we will be accepting donations of your unwanted item...
11/08/2022

ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER GGMF YARD SALE! From now until May, 2023, we will be accepting donations of your unwanted items at both the Evergreen location and Fairview Hills location in Altoona. Please call or email Jess at [email protected] or
814-949-8838 to set up a time to drop off your items!

Handprint turkeys and engineers in the making! 🦃
11/08/2022

Handprint turkeys and engineers in the making! 🦃

Just another day at GGMF After-school programs!
11/03/2022

Just another day at GGMF After-school programs!

TEAMWORK!
11/01/2022

TEAMWORK!

It’s party day at both sites today! Evergreen had Group Goal celebration and Store Prize Day. Fairview had a Halloween c...
10/31/2022

It’s party day at both sites today! Evergreen had Group Goal celebration and Store Prize Day. Fairview had a Halloween celebration!

SAVE THE DATE! The Blair County Food Drive benefits several local organizations that help people in our community!
10/28/2022

SAVE THE DATE! The Blair County Food Drive benefits several local organizations that help people in our community!

Every week, you will find board member "Coach" Tom Irwin volunteering at the Evergreen Manors site of GGMF. The kids lov...
10/27/2022

Every week, you will find board member "Coach" Tom Irwin volunteering at the Evergreen Manors site of GGMF. The kids love when "Coach" comes to play! Thank you "Coach" for all you do for the kids and your devotion!

THANK YOU to SFU ROCK for our lesson on polymers with balloons, skewers, and Vaseline, and homemade slime! Your presenta...
10/26/2022

THANK YOU to SFU ROCK for our lesson on polymers with balloons, skewers, and Vaseline, and homemade slime! Your presentation was GREAT!

THANK YOU to the parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for the generous donations of napkins, paper towels, p...
10/24/2022

THANK YOU to the parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for the generous donations of napkins, paper towels, paper plates, cups, and plastic cutlery! It is greatly appreciated!

Lean On Me
10/19/2022

Lean On Me

Thank you to Family Services and Youth Connection Task Force for the discussion on bullying!
10/18/2022

Thank you to Family Services and Youth Connection Task Force for the discussion on bullying!

A HUGE Thank You to the Altoona Fire Department, Stations 1 & 4 for visiting the program sites at Fairview and Evergreen...
10/14/2022

A HUGE Thank You to the Altoona Fire Department, Stations 1 & 4 for visiting the program sites at Fairview and Evergreen. The children learned some valuable lessons on fire safety and got to explore the firetrucks.

Our founder, Dr. Zane Gates was awarded last week the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award at his alma mater, University...
10/10/2022
2022 Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

Our founder, Dr. Zane Gates was awarded last week the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award at his alma mater, University of Pittsburgh. The Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award recognizes the accomplishments of University of Pittsburgh alumni whose exceptional achievements in their profession, vocation, or community have had a profound and lasting impact. Dr. Gates has done just that, not only in his medical profession, but with the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation After-school program. Congratulations on the award Dr. Gates, you have inspired so many lives!
"You can do anything you want if you just believe and find a passion and love it, and make it your life". (Dr. Zane Gates, 2022)

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I Can’t Believe How Much Fun This Is!!! A few more field trip pics……..
10/09/2022

I Can’t Believe How Much Fun This Is!!! A few more field trip pics……..

Field trip to Mitchell Farms was a SUCCESS!! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!
10/07/2022

Field trip to Mitchell Farms was a SUCCESS!! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

Potato Sack races, an old school favorite, but these kids loved it!
10/06/2022

Potato Sack races, an old school favorite, but these kids loved it!

Everyday the kids earn “money” by attendance, participation, jobs, etc. at each program site, at the end of the month th...
09/30/2022

Everyday the kids earn “money” by attendance, participation, jobs, etc. at each program site, at the end of the month they can spend their earned money on prizes and get to have a movie day as a reward! Donations and grants fund the prizes for the prize cabinets at each site. To learn more about how you can help provide opportunities like this visit our website ggmf.org or call 814-949-8838. You can also email Jess at [email protected] to find out more about our program!

We have some VERY talented kiddos at GGMF! This artwork is out of this world!
09/26/2022

We have some VERY talented kiddos at GGMF! This artwork is out of this world!

Address

PO Box 89
Altoona, PA
16603

General information

The Foundation currently reaches 120 children at three locations which include Evergreen Manors, Fairview Hills, and Logan Hills.

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(814) 949-8838

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