Bucks IU Celebrates our Caring Community Awards

Each year, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) rec­og­nizes indi­vid­u­als who have made an extra­or­di­nary con­tri­bu­tion of sup­port and assis­tance to Bucks IU pro­grams and stu­dents with a Caring Community Award and celebration.

All Caring Community award win­ners were deliv­ered a per­son­al­ized award cer­tifi­cate by their nom­i­nee along with an invi­ta­tion to attend a social that was held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at the Bucks IU’s Administrative Office in Doylestown PA. The evening includ­ed light refresh­ments and a slide pre­sen­ta­tion fea­tur­ing all the nom­i­nees along with the details as to why they were being honored.

Dr. Mark Hoffman, Bucks IU Executive Director, led a brief pro­gram of recog­ni­tion and thanks where he stat­ed, “We are grate­ful to our Caring Community for the sup­port and oppor­tu­ni­ties they gen­er­ous­ly pro­vide to our stu­dents and staff. The part­ner­ships high­light­ed tonight show­case the pow­er that results when we work togeth­er to pro­vide amaz­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents across Bucks County.”

This year, Caring Community Awards hon­ored 98 indi­vid­u­als rep­re­sent­ing a wide vari­ety of over 55 local busi­ness­es and indus­tries, non­prof­it agen­cies, local gov­ern­ment offices, com­mu­ni­ty vol­un­teers, retirees, and school dis­trict per­son­nel. Nominations for the award are sub­mit­ted by Bucks IU staff and are based on the work they have been doing with the nom­i­nees, or their orga­ni­za­tion, dur­ing this past aca­d­e­m­ic year(s). The per­son or ser­vices being rec­og­nized are those that are seen as hav­ing made a sig­nif­i­cant impact by assist­ing and sup­port­ing Bucks IU staff and our var­i­ous pro­grams, offer­ing sup­ports and men­tor­ing to stu­dents and fam­i­lies, and pro­vid­ing expe­ri­en­tial oppor­tu­ni­ties to students.

Our sin­cere thanks to all this year’s Caring Community Award recipients:

Andy’s Brick Shop

Art in the POD

Bagel Barrel

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging

Bucks County Center for Independent Living

Bucks County Commissioner’s Offices (DiGirolamo, Ellis-Marseglia, Harvie)

Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College — Bristol Campus

Bucks County District Attorney

Bucks County District Attorney’s Office

Bucks County Free Library

Bucks County Government

Bucks County Government — Neshaminy Manor

Bucks County Government — Register of Wills

Bucks County Opportunity Council

Bucks County Public Defenders’ Office

Bucks County SPCA

Bucks County Transport

Bucks County YMCA, Doylestown

Calhoun Associates Inc.

Caring For Friends

Centennial School District

Central Bucks School District

Coach’s Steak & Hoagie House

Comedy Cabaret

Community Volunteers (Bill, Carl, Debbie, Dale, Dorothy, Lisa, Janet, and Kathy)

Domino’s Pizza, Doylestown

Doyle Elementary School

Edison Court

Elmwood Park Zoo

Evolution Candy

First United Methodist Church of Bristol

Fusion Kitchen and Catering

Giant, Doylestown

Good Stuff Thrift

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

Hellerick’s Family Farms

HG Bucks Bagels

Kampi Components Co., Inc

Kampus Klothes

Lansdale Historical Society

Maryanne Pastry Shoppe

Nat’s Pizza

Olive Garden, Langhorne

Penn Community Bank

Piazza’s Bakery

Salvatore’s Cucina

Soulful Blessings

Speed Raceway

The Country Gentlemen

The Healthy Shack

Thunderbird Lanes Bowling Center

United Way of Bucks County

Villa Capri

Weis Markets, Doylestown

Worthwhile Thrift