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Spirit, Philanthropy, Action, Responsibility, Kindness 
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Spark is a program that we created as a way to show our support and appreciation to the non-profits and agencies that have done so much for our communities in various ways. This is our way of thanking them!

Take a look at how we've made SPARK's in our community..

Christy delivering school supplies to local distribution centers.

August 2023

As part of our SPARK initiative for August, First Heritage purchased school supplies to be donated to Bradford-Tioga Head Start and the United Way of the Southern Tier. These items will be disbursed to different schools in our community to help them get started with the upcoming school year.

July 2023

First Heritage celebrated Christmas in July, as we shopped for items to be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in the Southern Tier and Tioga County. We donated these items to the Southern Tier group so that they can use them to sell at the Little Elf Shop in December, one of their main fundraisers and cherished community event. We also donated gift cards from local establishments to the Tioga County group so that they can gift them to the adolescents in their region’s program.
Christy standing with a box of toy donations for Christmas in July.

2023 River Cleanup for Chemung County

April 2023

In celebration of Earth Month, we've partnered with the Friends of the Chemung River Watershed, Inc. for our April SPARK initiative! Today we walked up and down the Chemung River picking up garbage to help keep the waterways in our community accessible and clean.

Dog and cat food for meals on wheels deliveries.

May 2023

For the month of May, the First Heritage SPARK crew partnered with Meals on Wheels of Chemung County for their program Animeals. This program began when Meals on Wheels learned that some of their clients were sharing their food with their pets and not getting the much-needed nutrition themselves. First Heritage collected dog and cat food and split up to cover two separate delivery routes to serve hot and cold meals to 24 clients and help them feed their four-legged friends!

SPARK- June initiative delivering care packages.

June 2023

In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the First Heritage SPARK crew brought thank-you baskets to different aging centers to show our appreciation for them. We stopped at the Chemung County Department of Aging in Elmira, the Office of the Aging Senior Citizen Center in Hornell and the Area Agency on Aging in Wellsboro to thank them for all they do in our communities.

Christy in front of Children's Miracle Network sign

March 2023

For this month's SPARK initiative, we supported the Children's Miracle Network at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center by delivering goodie bags, pastry trays and lunch to the medical staff. These items were delivered to the NICU, Pediatrics, Labor & Delivery, and Obstetrics departments to recognize the vital role they play in the care of the mothers and babies before, during and after birth.
Jesse at the Samaritan Center in Elmira delivering diapers

February 2023

For our February SPARK initiative, the First Heritage SPARK crew collected diapers and wipes to be donated to local distribution centers in our community. These items were delivered to Diapers for Darlings in Wellsboro, The Baby Bank in Painted Post and The Chemung County Samaritan Center in Elmira. Thank you to our First Heritage team members for your donations to help our communities!
Valentines day card for veterans

January 2023

For the month of January, the First Heritage team assisted our SPARK initiative by decorating nearly 2,000 Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered to local veterans in our community. We hope to have made this Valentine’s Day very special for them!