Lehighton School and Community Education/Safety Program

June 19th, 5-8 PM - We will have an information booth.

Soccer teams kick for County Cup, proceeds benefit Foundation

The 2nd Annual Carbon County Cup will take place November 3rd, 2012, at Beltzville State Park. In addition there will be a Health and Safety Fair - Sponsored by both the S.S. Palmer and Towamensing Elementary PTO's, the event strives to raise community awareness regarding Health and Safety of children. This community event is open to the general public, and not just those who live in the Palmerton Area School District.

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Our mission crosses statewide boundaries

Our suicide prevention efforts are far-reaching, as evidenced by our participation in the program to be held April 29 at the Lewes Presbyterian Church, Lewes, Del.

Since foundation organizers Jim and Sandy Tkach have relocated to Delaware to be closer to daughter Tris, they have continued their outstanding work and mission in that particular area.

The issue of teen suicide has been forefront in the minds of many people in Southern Delaware the past few months, since as many as a dozen teens in Kent and Sussex counties have taken their lives. That prompted local educators and pastors to organize a public awareness session in which Jim and Sandy will be lead the program.

The Tkachs reside in Milford, Del., where Jim coaches high school football and Sandy works as a team leader for Delaware Hospice. A professional counselor will also be at the session.

Foundation founder to speak in Norristown

Foundation founder Jim Tkach will address school nurses and counselors in the Norristown School District this month as part of the district’s in-service program.

Jim met Giselle Knoblauch, R.N., C.S.N., M.S.N., when he and Sandy appeared before the Lehigh County School Nurse Meeting this past summer.

“I was so touched by the presentation you and your wife made about your son and his struggles,” Giselle wrote to Jim in an invitation to assist the professionals in Norristown.

Ironically, when she communicated with Jim about the possibility of him speaking in Norristown, Giselle signed off with the following quote from Mother Teresa: “Little acts of kindness are like drops in the ocean. Without each drop, the ocean would disappear.”