Integrate for Good — a nonprofit organization empowering children and adults with disabilities to share their talents through inclusive volunteerism, community leadership and meaningful employment — will honor the McFarland family as its Community Hero of Year.
The family, which owns Coffee Closet with Barista Jake in Norristown, will be celebrated at the organization’s second annual Community Heroes Gala on Nov. 3.
The event, A Night at the Races, will take place at Talamore Country Club in Horsham from 6–9:30 PM.
It is the agency’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
At present, Integrate for Good is still eagerly welcoming sponsors. Local businesses wanting to be a part of this signature event in Montgomery County can become a sponsor using an online form, which can also process ticket purchases for the general public.
The Integrate for Good Community Hero Award honors and recognizes people who exemplify Integrate for Good’s core values. This award honors those who possesses vision, creativity, and courage. Who show others what is possible. Who show up with passion and enthusiasm and say yes to hard things.
Integrate for Good Community Heroes harness the power of diversity and create a culture of belonging where no one is left on the sidelines.
The award was created in 2019 in memory of an incredible young man, David Forman. David was the first recipient of the agency’s recognition, with Teri receiving it in David’s memory.
In 2020, the group recognized Megan Murphy, founder of The Kindness Rocks Project. In 2021, it celebrated the Weiss family and Perkiomen Valley Brewery. And this year, it lauds the McFarlands for their passion for creating a space where people can show up with their whole selves unapologetically and for exemplifying what it means to be a true community partner in building a more inclusive community.
The evening includes races, dinner, and raffles.
The public is invited to celebrate the McFarlands, join the fun, and be inspired by keynote speaker Brian Propp, Flyers’ All-Star.
Tickets are $125 and are also available online.
About Integrate for Good
Integrate for Good, a 501(c)3 established in 2019, empowers transition-age youth and adults with disabilities, the families and agencies that support them, school districts, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses to capitalize on the strengths and abilities of all people through social capital building, civic engagement and community connection. It does this through a variety of engaging and innovative services.