GCU Sponsors Project Bundle-Up
GCU was a shopping experience sponsor again this year for WTAE-TV and the Salvation Army's Project Bundle-Up.
Project Bundle-Up is a combined effort of WTAE-TV and the Salvation Army in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The mission of Project Bundle-Up is to provide boots, gloves, hats and coats to help keep kids warm and healthy during the winter season. On Saturday, November 3, 2018 volunteers from the GCU Home Office and Beaver County area, joined the Salvation Army for the Project Bundle-Up shopping day at Boscov’s Department Store in Monaca, PA. Twenty-one GCU employees and members were on hand to assist the 21 children with choosing hats, gloves, coats and boots for the upcoming winter season. The morning began with a light breakfast for the children followed by shopping. The GCU provides a donation to the Salvation Army which assists with the purchase of the items that the children choose. The experience was very rewarding for the volunteers, many of them return annually to assist with this community fraternal outreach.
In its 21st year, The WTAE Project Bundle-Up Mini-Golf Classic has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for Project Bundle-Up, a joint community service effort of The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV Channel 4. This unique program, utilizing over 1,000 volunteers each year, provides new winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens and boots to thousands of underprivileged Western Pennsylvanian children and senior citizens annually. Over the past 32 years, Project Bundle-Up has raised more than $14 million and provided new winter outerwear for more than 275,000 individuals. GCU employees Kylie Todd, Ashley Guthridge and Gina Spickerman are interviewed by WTAE's Mike Clark. The video is from Mr. Clark's facebook live.