Corazon supports numerous other charitable causes yearly, and makes an effort to be involved in and accountable to our local community and the needs of others here, across the country, and around the world.
Corazon is proud to take an active role in the following community organizations -
Heart Camp is an annual four-day overnight camping experience sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh designed specifically for children who have some form of heart disease. This program, which began in 1991, was created to provide the campers with a traditional, but medically supervised, camping experience available at beautiful Camp Kon-O-Kwee in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. Staffed by volunteering doctors and nurses from Children’s and by counselors with a personal history of heart disease, Heart Camp helps these younger campers deal with the issues and concerns that only they can understand. Activities include campfires, hayrides, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and swimming, as well as an "Ask the Counselors" program, in which campers can ask older heart patients about their problems and how they have dealt with them. According to Camp founder, Dr. William Neches, "Heart Camp gives young heart patients the chance to just be kids, and the opportunity to get away with other children who know what it’s like to have a heart problem. The campers go home with increased self-esteem and new friends with whom they share a common bond."
To learn more, visit Heart Camp's website.
North Hills Community Outreach is an interfaith organization addressing the needs of people in crisis, hardship, and poverty. Services include two food pantries, utility assistance, emergency financial help, Family Savings Accounts, college scholarships for nontraditional adults, support groups, individualized computer and employment training, Faith in Action volunteer caregiving, transportation, youth leadership, a partnership with Community Auto, and much more. NHCO serves individuals and families in all of northern Allegheny County, where Corazon's Corporate Headquarters is located. NHCO charges absolutely no fees for its services, and instead relies on the generosity and support of individuals, businesses, foundations, government entities, religious organizations, schools and civic groups to help fulfil their mission of service.
To learn more, visit Community Outreach's website.
Since 1990, when Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation® first began in California, they have contracted in over 30 markets in 20 states across the country. AHMC represents every business sector, from your local restaurant owner, auto dealership, and plumber, to Fortune 500 companies. AHMC works with partners across the country to keep vast amounts of our nation’s highways clean and presentable. Corazon participates in our local Adopt-A-Highway program for a highly-trafficked street near our office. Team volunteers clean the roadway on Saturday mornings quarterly throughout the year in efforts to keep our hometown free of litter.
To learn more, visit their website.
The American Heart Association is a national organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To this end, they host events to raise awareness and continually advocate for improvements in patient care. These efforts include national quality improvement programs, a national volunteer network, and numerous other targeted programs. One such event is the annual Heart Walk in Pittsburgh. Because of the close alignment between the goals of the Heart Walk and the American Heart Association with those of Corazon, Corazon is proud to be a sponsor of and provide a team to participate in the Heart Walk every year.
To learn more, visit Heart Walk's website.
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