Shipley Energy is a company born and raised in York City. Because of that, we have a strong drive to improve the community and to give back as much as we can. One of the groups we closely work with is Downtown Inc. They are an organization that is working to enhance and encourage the investment in York’s central business district. We are stout supporters of Downtown Inc’s goal. The annual Masquerade Ball is their signature fundraising event and Shipley Energy is their primary sponsor.
As a company, we are very involved with The City of York. Many of the events we support occur around the Christmas season. York City Light Up Night is an extremely popular event that Shipley Energy sponsors. The night is a celebration full of live entertainment, family-friendly activities, food, carol singalongs, and the lighting of the York City Christmas Tree. The other event we sponsor is the Children’s New Year’s Party which is perfect for families.
Access to basic necessities can be limited after a natural disaster. Hurricane Harvey interrupted life for many Texans. We are proud of Shipley Energy’s team for donating a large amount of supplies to the relief effort. Thank you to Bailey Coach for transporting the supplies to Texas!
For one week in March of 2015, Shipley Energy had various teams working on a home that Habitat for Humanity was building. The teams finished dry walling the home and assisted in other installations. The home was located in Downtown York City.
Every year, Shipley Energy has a team participate in the County Cup. The County Cup is a fundraising event held by the Rotary Club of York where teams of players participate in games of croquet. There are various cash prizes that can be won and are all given to charity. Shipley Energy’s charity is raising money for the Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark. The skatepark is located close to the Penn State, York campus. The park opened in September of 2008 as a memorial to 14-year-old Reid Menzer, who was killed when he was struck by a car while riding his street luge. The park is extremely unique and heavily used as it provides a much needed, safe space for skateboarders to ride. As of now, the park is so popular that it requires expansion.
There is also a breast cancer walk in which Shipley Energy has participated. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is held every year in Harrisburg, PA and Shipley Energy had a sponsored team participate in the walk.
Positive Energy Arts is a not-for-profit organization, created by Shipley Energy in 2012, that is focused on the larger mission of improving local communities through the Arts. In its many forms, Art enriches the physical, economic, social and cultural elements of a community. It is essential to the human experience. Almost as soon as motor skills are developed in a child, they begin communicating through artistic expression. So our mission to provide Dance Arts education to youth who would otherwise not have access, is also our promise to engage, enrich, and inspire communities to keep the Arts alive!
Positive Energy Arts has offered a wide range of programming in Harrisburg and York Counties since it’s inception. Currently we are focused on serving within York City. But why?
Dance combines the transformative power of music and movement to create a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning experience! It’s one of the only forms of Art that engages the total child. Positive Energy goes a step farther by utilizing hip-hop dance to help meet the students where they are and infuses each dance class with success principles that promote self confidence, social skills, physical and holistic body exercise, and prevention.
While embedded in the Harrisburg School district, we affected over 15,000 youth as a community outreach and performing arts education program. We utilize professional arts presentations, workshops and public performances to engage the community and decided to bring our work to York in 2016. Since then we have partnered with the York City School District and York County Libraries to bring Dance Arts to students year round! Learn more here.
Working efficiently with other local organizations, like the Salvation Army York, Children’s Home of York, Communities of Hope Center, and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Youth Center, Positive Energy has been able to deliver over 8 years of programming in schools that is positively changing lives! Through participatory classes in dance, inspirational mentoring, and structured guidance we’ve put over 18,000 youth on stages to showcase what they’ve learned to their friends, parents, and communities.
Led by a dedicated board of Governors, Positive Energy Arts is committed to providing maximum inspiration in the lives of students who would otherwise not have access due to funding, transportation, or language barriers. Every student should be apart of a learning process that encourages creative expression, self confidence, and pathways to success.
Shipley Energy and its associates dedicate thousands of hours volunteering throughout the community each year. Below are some of the organizations where Shipley Energy associates give back.