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 foundation was established by Dr. Zane Gates in honor of his mother and the compassion she showed to children living in poverty.

We've been preparing for Christmas, and I think that we will be ready!
12/15/2021

We've been preparing for Christmas, and I think that we will be ready!

Graham crackers, fresh berries, whipped cream, and a cold glass of milk at the GGMF afterschool program at Fairview Hill...
10/21/2021

Graham crackers, fresh berries, whipped cream, and a cold glass of milk at the GGMF afterschool program at Fairview Hills. What a great snack!

Graham crackers, fresh berries, whipped cream, and a cold glass of milk at the GGMF afterschool program at Fairview Hills. What a great snack!

At the GGMF afterschool program at Evergreen Manors, the students are studying the human skeleton and the names of all m...
10/21/2021

At the GGMF afterschool program at Evergreen Manors, the students are studying the human skeleton and the names of all major bones. The skeleton, named Frank, fits in with the Halloween decor!

At the GGMF afterschool program at Evergreen Manors, the students are studying the human skeleton and the names of all major bones. The skeleton, named Frank, fits in with the Halloween decor!

Oh no! The GGMF afterschool program at Evergreen Manors is full of g..g..ghosts!!!
10/20/2021

Oh no! The GGMF afterschool program at Evergreen Manors is full of g..g..ghosts!!!

Oh no! The GGMF afterschool program at Evergreen Manors is full of g..g..ghosts!!!

The students at the GGMF afterschool program at Evergreen Manors really know how to grow flowers. They started marigold ...
10/14/2021

The students at the GGMF afterschool program at Evergreen Manors really know how to grow flowers. They started marigold seeds under a grow light last spring and you can see how well they grew. Way to go!

We had so much fun at our field trip on September 30, that we had to post more photos. The kids loved the whole experien...
10/12/2021

We had so much fun at our field trip on September 30, that we had to post more photos. The kids loved the whole experience, and it was the perfect way to bond with everyone at the beginning of the school year. Thank you Operation Our Town for funding this trip!

Origami fish!
09/27/2021

Origami fish!

Origami fish!

Our staff at our Fairview Hills site include Becca Brown, Tina Schultz, and Yoseph Widirahmaya. It's going to be a great...
09/16/2021

Our staff at our Fairview Hills site include Becca Brown, Tina Schultz, and Yoseph Widirahmaya. It's going to be a great school year!

Two more teams from the "For the Kids" tournament!
06/29/2021

Two more teams from the "For the Kids" tournament!

The 2021 "For the Kids" golf tournament was a big success thanks to all of the golfers, sponsors, and volunteers. Here a...
06/29/2021

The 2021 "For the Kids" golf tournament was a big success thanks to all of the golfers, sponsors, and volunteers. Here are a few photos of the golf teams that joined us.

The Catholic Daughters of America presented the GGMF with homemade fleece blankets, homemade teddie bears, school suppli...
05/14/2021

The Catholic Daughters of America presented the GGMF with homemade fleece blankets, homemade teddie bears, school supplies and small toys for the children enrolled in our after school programs. The kids are going to feel the love!

The Catholic Daughters of America presented the GGMF with homemade fleece blankets, homemade teddie bears, school supplies and small toys for the children enrolled in our after school programs. The kids are going to feel the love!

We were finally able to take a field trip to Canoe Creek State Park on 4/20/21. We had perfect weather to hike, play in ...
04/22/2021

We were finally able to take a field trip to Canoe Creek State Park on 4/20/21. We had perfect weather to hike, play in the sand, spin on the merry go round, and enjoy a game of "apple, banana, orange". Children from all three of our afterschool programs attended. It was simply wonderful to see the kids having fun. Thank you to all who support the GGMF!

The GGMF serves a healthy snack to children enrolled in our after school programs each day. Once in a while, there's a s...
02/28/2021

The GGMF serves a healthy snack to children enrolled in our after school programs each day. Once in a while, there's a special treat. Last week the children enjoyed ice cream from Meadows. The special treat was funded by Operation Our Town.

The GGMF serves a healthy snack to children enrolled in our after school programs each day. Once in a while, there's a special treat. Last week the children enjoyed ice cream from Meadows. The special treat was funded by Operation Our Town.

The children at the GGMF after school program at Evergreen Manors made their own ice cream and created 'newsy' polar bea...
02/04/2021

The children at the GGMF after school program at Evergreen Manors made their own ice cream and created 'newsy' polar bears for some winter fun.

The UPMC Altoona Employee Experience Committee collected toys and other items to be placed in the prize cabinets at the ...
01/12/2021

The UPMC Altoona Employee Experience Committee collected toys and other items to be placed in the prize cabinets at the GGMF afterschool programs. Sue Strasser and Michelle Walters from UPMC are shown with one of the many boxes that were delivered to the Gates Foundation. The prizes are used to offer incentive for good attendance and homework completion while teaching children to earn, save, and budget.

The UPMC Altoona Employee Experience Committee collected toys and other items to be placed in the prize cabinets at the GGMF afterschool programs. Sue Strasser and Michelle Walters from UPMC are shown with one of the many boxes that were delivered to the Gates Foundation. The prizes are used to offer incentive for good attendance and homework completion while teaching children to earn, save, and budget.

There are some very inspiring messages at the GGMF after school program at Logan Hills!
11/20/2020

There are some very inspiring messages at the GGMF after school program at Logan Hills!

One of our after school program sites was having trouble with kids outside throwing rocks at the windows in order to get...
11/20/2020

One of our after school program sites was having trouble with kids outside throwing rocks at the windows in order to get the attention of the kids attending the after school program. So, the GGMF staff and students covered the windows with messages. In case you can't read this message, it says "Make good choices".😁

One of our after school program sites was having trouble with kids outside throwing rocks at the windows in order to get the attention of the kids attending the after school program. So, the GGMF staff and students covered the windows with messages. In case you can't read this message, it says "Make good choices".😁

The kids had an awesome time at the Halloween party at  our Fairview Hills site. We are trying to stay safe while still ...
11/04/2020

The kids had an awesome time at the Halloween party at our Fairview Hills site. We are trying to stay safe while still providing traditional fun for the children. They took part in dancing, crafts, and a game of "Dead Fish".

The GGMF has been holding staff training each Friday in October. The first session focused on building relationships wit...
10/13/2020

The GGMF has been holding staff training each Friday in October. The first session focused on building relationships with students. Teams from each after school program site built a paper lego tower with ideas for connecting with students.

Check out the bulletin board at our after school program at Evergreen Manors. Miss Charleen is always so creative!
09/21/2020

Check out the bulletin board at our after school program at Evergreen Manors. Miss Charleen is always so creative!

Check out the bulletin board at our after school program at Evergreen Manors. Miss Charleen is always so creative!

Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation Virtual 5k Walk/Run
08/03/2020
Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation Virtual 5k Walk/Run

Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation Virtual 5k Walk/Run

The Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation Virtual 5k Walk/Run is on Saturday August 1, 2020 to Thursday October 1, 2020. It includes the following events: GGMF Virtual 5k Walk/Run Registration and GGMF Virtual 5k Walk/Run Registration + T-shirt.

The 10th Annual "For the Kids" golf tournament to benefit the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation will be held on Saturday,...
05/06/2020

The 10th Annual "For the Kids" golf tournament to benefit the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Park Hills course. We will have social distancing practices in place, but we will also have a great time as always on the course. For more information, call 949-8838 or email [email protected]. All proceeds will benefit the GGMF after school programs for youth-at-risk.Please share the good news!

The 10th Annual "For the Kids" golf tournament to benefit the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Park Hills course. We will have social distancing practices in place, but we will also have a great time as always on the course. For more information, call 949-8838 or email [email protected]. All proceeds will benefit the GGMF after school programs for youth-at-risk.Please share the good news!

The GGMF After School Programs are closed due to the pandemic, but we are all looking forward to the day that they can r...
04/15/2020

The GGMF After School Programs are closed due to the pandemic, but we are all looking forward to the day that they can reopen. For now, GGMF staff members are busy creating a teaching manual full of hands-on lessons that will be used for years to come.

Happiness is having a friend to share the load.
01/02/2020

Happiness is having a friend to share the load.

Happiness is having a friend to share the load.

The GGMF staff members took part in a retreat on Friday in order to stay focused wholeheartedly on the mission of the Gl...
12/19/2019

The GGMF staff members took part in a retreat on Friday in order to stay focused wholeheartedly on the mission of the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation. We talked about the joys and challenges of working with youth-at-risk. We also discussed the factors that put youth at risk and ways that we can be of greatest help. The one thing that came up repeatedly was our need to listen to the children and to find a way to focus on each individual child each day.

The GGMF staff members took part in a retreat on Friday in order to stay focused wholeheartedly on the mission of the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation. We talked about the joys and challenges of working with youth-at-risk. We also discussed the factors that put youth at risk and ways that we can be of greatest help. The one thing that came up repeatedly was our need to listen to the children and to find a way to focus on each individual child each day.

The GGMF after school program at Logan Hills had a visit from Officer Miller of the Altoona Police Department. The child...
11/14/2019

The GGMF after school program at Logan Hills had a visit from Officer Miller of the Altoona Police Department. The children had MANY questions for him, and they loved when he showed them his police car with flashing lights and siren.

The GGMF after school program at Logan Hills had a visit from Officer Miller of the Altoona Police Department. The children had MANY questions for him, and they loved when he showed them his police car with flashing lights and siren.

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.

Telephone

(814) 949-8838

Website

www.ggmf.org

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