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Journey Fitness Goes the Extra Mile to Raise Funds for CHOP

Journey Fitness Sayre is excited to announce Fitness for a Cause, a series of three Spartan Races, which help raise funds for Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP). The goal is to raise $10,000 to fight child hunger in our local communities.

Participants have the opportunity to participate in any of the following events:

  • Tough Mudder 5K, 10K, 15K and Infinity: September 10-11
  • Citizens Bank Park Spartan Stadion: September 17
  • Tri-State NJ Tri-fecta: October 1-2
  • DEKA World Championships: November 20

These events are open to everyone so you can join the fight against childhoold hunger.  This is not just for Journey members. 30% of every race entry will be donated to CHOP when participants use the Fitness for a Cause race code. In addition, participants will receive course coaching from the Journey Fitness coaches.

To learn more or to participate in one of the events, please click here or visit Journey Fitness Sayre’s Facebook page.

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Logan’s Christmas for The Children Giving Campaign Supports Five Local Families

Logan’s Christmas for the Children Giving Campaign took place during the 2021 holiday season. The campaign was held in memory of Logan Abbott, who tragically lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on July 21, 2021. The Abbott Family approached Child Hunger Outreach Partners to set up a memorial fund in memory of Logan. The donations received were designated specifically to help provide Christmas gifts to children within our community.

In the past, leading up to each Christmas, Logan would work with local agencies independently to assure local children woke up to gifts under their tree. With a list in hand, Logan would shop, wrap and deliver the gifts back to the agencies or directly to the families, often delivering right up to Christmas Eve.

CHOP is honored that the Abbott Family selected the organization to help continue the legacy of Logan’s generosity. During the 2021 holiday season, CHOP was able to provide gifts for five local families within Bradford County, including 11 children.    

Logan had a huge heart, and it is with great hope that this fund will continue to support local children for years to come. The family of Logan Abbott wishes to thank all those that donated, and for their continued community support.

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Honor Scooter during the Memorial Food Drive

Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) is honored to be the recipient of Scooter’s Food Drive that will run Feb. 14 through March 18, 2022. Funds and non-perishable food items collected during the drive will benefit CHOP’s programs, including In-School Pantries, the Backpack Program, Pop Up Pantries and Summer Meal Program.

Bill Joseph Snyder, III, known as Scooter to many, was deeply dedicated to the community, including to Stuff The Bus, which helps CHOP collect nonperishable food each fall.

“Dani Ruff, of CHOP, identified the winter months as being their slowest donation time. We wanted to carry on with something that was so important to Bill, had a list of people that he wanted to memorialize with a food drive, now we will hold this one for him. We hope that future food drives will honor both Bill and someone from his list.”

“Scooter’s involvement in Stuff The Bus was vital to the success of the event,” shared Dani Rufh, CHOP CEO and Founder. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Scooter, but are all simply better for knowing him.”

Donations of nonperishable good will be accepted at drop boxes at each of  the following businesses:

  • Jones’ Store in Warren Center, Pa.
  • Friendship Star Quilt Shop and FWF Wellness in Sayre, Pa.
  • Oalmer Manufactured Homes in Waverly, N.Y.
  • Ad Graphics in Milan, Pa.
  • Western Alliance Emergency Services in Troy, Pa.
  • The Hair Mill and Wysox Merchant Center in Wysox, Pa.

Online donations are also being accepted as part of the drive and can be made by clicking here.

If a business or organization would like to be a donation drop-off site or if anyone would like to volunteer to help with Scooter’s Food Drive, contact Liz Terwilliger at 570-731-0822 or email.

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Purse Lotto Every Day In February!

Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) will be hosting Purse Lotto during the month of February to help raise funds for our programs.

“I got the idea from purse bingos that I see organizations do. Our service area is so large, and I wanted to be able to include everyone, so we went with a virtual model. Now, I have people from all over the country participating!” said Dani Ruhf, Executive Director/Founder.

Tickets are 2 for $25, with no cap on ticket purchases. All proceeds stay local to help children through our Backpack Program, In-School Pantries, Summer Meals and Pop Up Pantries.

Live drawings begin Feb. 1 and are held daily all month long. Non-local winners will have their purse shipped to them.

To look at the purses, visit the Purse Lotto Facebook group. Winners will be posted nightly in the group.

To purchase tickets for the event, visit www.chopouthunger.org/take-action/purse-lotto/ 

“The majority of our funding comes from grants, but we use the purse lotto money to fill in the gaps or to run programs that pop up, or to bring on new schools quickly before funding has been established.  We can feed a child for a month for $5 so every purse lotto ticket equates to five children,” said Ruhf.

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CHOP Out Hunger Cornhole Tournament

Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) will be hosting the first annual Cornhole Tournament on February 20 at Keystone College. The event proceeds will help to fund CHOP’s programs, including In-School Pantries and Backpack Program.

The fun-filled event is open to teams and singles. All single players will be paired with another single registrant to make a team for the tournament. The cost is $25 for single players and $50 for teams. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to first ($300), second ($200) and third ($100) place winners. 

Click here to register.
Click here to learn more about sponoship opportunities

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