CORA Services has named the Plumbers Union Local 690 their 2018 Corporate Champion for Children. Plumbers’ Business Manager John Kane will accept the award on behalf of Local 690 at CORA’s 47th Annual Champions for Children Celebration on GIVING TUESDAY – Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale.
The Corporate Champion Award is presented annually to an individual or organization who has made a lasting commitment to bettering the lives of Philadelphia’s youth, by facilitating connections for resources that support CORA’s mission – to support children and families facing academic, emotional or social challenges.
Led by John Kane, Local 690 Business Manager, and Steve Keenan, Assistant Business Manager, and member of CORA’s Board of Directors, the Philadelphia Plumbers Union has a workforce that takes pride in community involvement. The highly skilled members of Local 690 not only provide quality professional service to customers, from small residences to giant high rise corporations, but they are productive and generous members of the local community. The Plumbers have sponsored CORA’s people, programs and services for the past 4 decades.
The relationship between the Plumbers and CORA goes as far back as the 1980’s. Over the years the Plumbers Local Union has remained steadfast in its commitment CORA’s children and families. Not only does the organization have a longstanding history of financially supporting CORA’s initiatives, but Local 690 plumbers have also consistently attended CORA events, donated goods for various drives, and volunteered for the agency. It’s clear, through all they’ve done for CORA and their many other investments in the community, that in addition to being skilled craftsman, Philadelphia’s Plumbers emphasize to the members, the importance of being upstanding citizens who give back to people of Philadelphia.
Guests are invited to join the CORA community in acknowledging John Kane and the Plumbers Union Local 690 for their extraordinary commitment to supporting children and families and strengthening communities, at the event, on the evening of November 27th. For more information call 215-701-2776 or visit coraservices.org.
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Since 1971, CORA Services has been helping youth and families in the Philadelphia region. CORA’s mission is to help those facing academic or social challenges by delivering support and creating opportunities for development and productivity. Today, CORA serves nearly 20,000 children every year, guided by the words of the foundress, Sister Charity Kohl, “Children are the Heart of the Matter.” In partnership with more than 220 schools throughout Philadelphia and Camden, CORA provides academic support, school counseling, occupational therapy, speech and language services, psychological services, truancy services, and student assessment programs. CORA also offers individual and family counseling, mental health treatment, substance use services, teen/young adult pregnancy services, intensive prevention services, early intervention, after-school and summer programs, and preschool education.