King of Prussia, PA, OCTOBER 17, 2016 – CORA Services was awarded a $1,000 grant on Monday, October 17, 2016 by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission of supporting youth and families facing emotional, academic and social challenges.
CORA Services was founded in 1971 by Sister Charity Kohl as a nonprofit organization to help the unmet needs of youth in Northeast Philadelphia. Today, CORA serves more than 16,000 children each year in 200+ schools in three counties, and two states.
“We are grateful for this award and hope to continue to strengthen our connection with Wells Fargo,” said AnnMarie Schultz, CORA’s CEO and President. “We will use this grant to support the work we do with local families around substance abuse treatment and intervention.”
The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make $1,000 charitable contributions on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.
Wells Fargo’s Community Connections Program is an annual program that enables retail banking stores to support the needs of the their local communities. This year, Wells Fargo will award more than $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. The grants are part of the company’s broader support of its communities. In 2015, Wells Fargo and its team members invested more than $11 million in nonprofit organizations and schools and Wells Fargo employees donated more than 36,000 hours of community service.
“At Wells Fargo, we know that small acts can yield huge results and we are committed to supporting programs and organizations that we believe are important to the future of communities’ vitality and success,” said Monique Kodor, Wells Fargo-Rockledge Branch Manager. “So we are proud to support CORA services with this grant.” Eileen Himes, AVP added, “I was inspired by the work that CORA does to help families cope with drug and alcohol abuse through prevention and intervention. CORA cares about the whole family and deals with the challenging issues that lead to these problems.”