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GIVING TUESDAY 2021

GIVING TUESDAY 2021

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 with the simple idea of encouraging people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. ICF has participated in Giving Tuesday for the last several years.
This year, we are asking donors to support our Activity Fund. This fund offsets the costs recreational opportunities for our individuals – including vacations, sporting events, cultural events, and many other fun/educational activities. For those who are unable to travel, we provide opportunities at home or on-site at our main campus facility. We also utilize funds to support our afterschool and summer programs for youth with autism.
Your gift will help our consumers to experience things that they would otherwise miss out on. If you have recently made a contribution, please accept our thanks for your continued support.
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The Cowpath Road campus will be closed on Thursday, November 25th, and Friday, November 26th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Normal hours will resume at 8AM on Monday, November 29th.
RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES – 12/12/21 @ BROAD THEATER

RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES – 12/12/21 @ BROAD THEATER

“Right Before Your Eyes” is inspired by the true-life events of local filmmaker David Vincent Bobb.

Ethan (Adam Ratcliffe/Southpaw) is on a train ride home to visit his young Autistic son Lucas (Sean Patrick McCurdy) he hasn’t seen since birth. Ethan meets a stranger Ambrose (Brian Anthony Wilson/HBO’s The Wire) on the train and shares his life story with him. An emotional tale of love, hope, faith, repentance, and redemption. The film also features superstar Brian O’Halloran (“Dante” from Clerks I/II/III, Jay and Silent Bob, Mallrats) as John.

Included with your admission you will receive a signed DVD copy of the film. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Showtime is at 2:00. Free Q/A and Red Carpet meet and greet/photos with the Director and select Cast Members after the show!

VERY SPECIAL GUEST: Mr. Ben Hartranft!
Ben is an Autism Advocate and Motivational Speaker who has appeared on The Ellen Show to increase Autism Awareness. He is the honorary Ambassador for the Eagles Autism Challenge and loves to encourage others every day. To learn more about Ben please visit: www.benergy1.com

*Proceeds from this screening will be donated to Eagles Autism Challenge, courtesy of Broad Theater. For more information on this life-changing organization, please visit: https://www.eaglesautismchallenge.org/.

www.beforeyoureyesfilm.com

Invitation for bids

Invitation for bids

PROJECT ADDENDUM

ISSUED: NOVEMBER 22, 2021

After consulting with the funding source for this project, we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions. This will hopefully allow for more bidders to participate and meet the guidelines for a competitive process.

  • The deadline for submissions is now Wednesday, December 8th at 10AM.
  • A second pre-bid meeting for potential bidders will be held at 10AM on Friday, December 3rd. Attendance at this meeting is required to be eligible to bid.
  • Contractors who attended the meeting on November 12th are not required to attend this meeting. If you attended on 11/12, you have already satisfied this requirement for eligibility.

 

Sealed bids will be received electronically via PennBid by The Indian Creek Foundation of Souderton, PA for the replacement of roofing and siding at one of our ADA accessible residential homes until 10:00AM (prevailing time) on the 23rd day of November 2021, at which time Bids will be opened on the website with results displayed publicly. The roofing and siding projects will be bid separately, and selected bidders may have to coordinate work on the jobsite.  

Qualified bidders for the siding project must be certified by the EPA for Residential Repair and Paint (RRP), use certified renovators, and follow lead-safe work practices. A copy of this certification must be submitted with bid documents.

Contract Documents can be obtained at no cost on PennBid.  Questions regarding this project shall be submitted via the “Clarifications” tab on PennBid.
All bidders must attend a Pre-Bid Meeting to be held at 10:00am on November 12th, 2021, at 500 Highland Drive, Perkasie, PA  18944.

A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of the Indian Creek Foundation of Souderton, PA, negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value), or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten (10%) of the total bid amount shall be submitted with each Bid.

This Contract is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, which provides that training, employment, and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

This project is receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Consistent with other Federal programs, CDBG requires various Federal laws, regulations, and guidelines the successful bidder and their Subcontractor(s) must comply with including but not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 and Executive Order 11246; and 24 CFR Part 75 Section 3.

The Indian Creek Foundation of Souderton, PA reserves the right to reject any or all Bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding when, in the opinion of the CEO or his designee, such rejections or waivers shall be to its interest or advantage.

By: Brett E. Wells
Director of Development
bwells@indcreek.org

 

 

 

Indian Creek Foundation is Hiring – Bonuses, benefits, and increased hourly rates!

Indian Creek Foundation is Hiring – Bonuses, benefits, and increased hourly rates!

There’s an immediate need for Residential Direct Support Professionals to work with individuals with disabilities at Indian Creek Foundation! We offer a starting rate of $15.00 and $16.00/hr with shift differentials, a $2500 sign on bonus, benefits, employee assistance program, and paid training.

 

Our Behavioral Health department is seeking qualified LCSWs, BHTs, BCBAs, and Therapeutic Aides to work with children with autism and their families. Many positions feature flexible hours and benefits, employee assistance, and paid training.

 

Make a significant and lasting impact on the lives of the people we serve. Apply online today for immediate interview!

 

APPLY NOW
ICF on Comcast Newsmakers

ICF on Comcast Newsmakers

Our Director of Development recently spoke with Comcast Newsmakers host Jill Horner about how the pandemic has impacted job opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Are you 70 1/2 or older?

Are you 70 1/2 or older?

Have you considered making a Qualified Charitable Distribution to Indian Creek Foundation?

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution of funds from your IRA (other than a SEP or SIMPLE IRA) directly to a qualified charitable organization, such as the Indian Creek Foundation. QCDs can be made by IRA owners who are age 70 1/2 or older. Because the gift goes directly to the charity without passing through your hands, the dollar amount of the gift may be excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100,000 annually, with some exceptions.  Please consult your tax advisor for information regarding your specific exceptions.

You can learn more about QCDs by CLICKING HERE or contacting our Director of Development.

Notice of Data Privacy Event

Notice of Data Privacy Event

Notice of Data Privacy Event

Updated 9/13/2021

About the data privacy event

Indian Creek Foundation (“ICF”) learned of an incident that may affect the privacy of certain information. ICF is providing notice of the event so potentially affected individuals may take steps to better protect their personal information, should they feel it appropriate to do so.

Frequently asked questions

What Happened?  On February 6, 2021, ICF discovered that portions of our computer network were infected with malware that encrypted certain systems. We promptly took the affected systems offline, initiated other containment measures, and with the assistance of third-party forensic specialists, launched an investigation into the nature and scope of the incident. The investigation confirmed that certain folders may have been accessed or removed from our systems without authorization on February 6, 2021. We therefore undertook a lengthy, time-intensive, and thorough review of the potentially impacted folders and our internal files and systems in order to identify the information that was potentially impacted and to whom it related. In conjunction with this review, on or about April 15, 2021, a third-party firm was engaged to programmatically and manually review the information at issue in order to identify impacted individuals and the types of data associated with those individuals. Concurrently, we internally reviewed our databases, and, on or about July 14, 2021, first determined that one or more of the potentially impacted folders included protected information related to individuals. We continued to diligently review and reconcile the information with internal records in furtherance of identifying the individuals to whom the data related and the appropriate contact information for those individuals. These efforts were completed on or around August 24, 2021, at which time we determined the scope of impacted individuals and the types of data associated with those individuals as a result of the extensive internal review. We thereafter worked to provide notification to potentially impacted individuals as quickly as possible.

What Information Was Involved? Although the information varies by individual, the involved ICF systems contained the following types of information at the time of the incident: name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, health insurance information, medical treatment/diagnosis information, and financial account information.

What is ICF Doing?  Information security is one of ICF’s highest priorities. Upon discovering this incident, we took steps to respond. Further, we notified federal law enforcement regarding this event.  Moreover, ICF is reviewing and enhancing existing policies and procedures and implementing additional safeguards to further secure the information in our systems and reduce the likelihood of a similar future event. ICF is also notifying relevant regulatory authorities as required. As an added precaution, ICF is offering complimentary access to credit monitoring and identity restoration services to potentially impacted individuals.

What You Can Do?  ICF encourages you to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing your account statements and explanation of benefits and monitoring your free credit reports for suspicious activity. You may also review and consider the information and resources outlined in the below “Steps Individuals Can Take to Help Protect Their Personal Information.”

For More Information.  ICF wants to assure you that we take the responsibility to safeguard personal information very seriously. We sincerely regret any inconvenience or concern this situation may cause you. We understand that you may have questions about this incident that are not addressed in this notice. If you have additional questions or concerns, or wish to inquire as to their eligibility for complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services, please call our dedicated assistance line at 800-974-0685, which is available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You may also write to ICF at 420 Cowpath Road, Souderton, PA 18964, or via email at privacy@indcreek.org.

 

Steps Individuals Can Take to Help Protect Their Personal Information

Monitor Your Accounts

Under U.S. law, a consumer is entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call, toll-free, 1-877-322-8228. You may also directly contact the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below to request a free copy of your credit report.

Consumers have the right to place an initial or extended “fraud alert” on a credit file at no cost. An initial fraud alert is a 1-year alert that is placed on a consumer’s credit file. Upon seeing a fraud alert display on a consumer’s credit file, a business is required to take steps to verify the consumer’s identity before extending new credit. If you are a victim of identity theft, you are entitled to an extended fraud alert, which is a fraud alert lasting seven years. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, please contact any one of the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below.

As an alternative to a fraud alert, consumers have the right to place a “credit freeze” on a credit report, which will prohibit a credit bureau from releasing information in the credit report without the consumer’s express authorization. The credit freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent. However, you should be aware that using a credit freeze to take control over who gets access to the personal and financial information in your credit report may delay, interfere with, or prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent request or application you make regarding a new loan, credit, mortgage, or any other account involving the extension of credit. Pursuant to federal law, you cannot be charged to place or lift a credit freeze on your credit report. To request a security freeze, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. Full name (including middle initial as well as Jr., Sr., II, III, etc.);
  2. Social Security number;
  3. Date of birth;
  4. Addresses for the prior two to five years;
  5. Proof of current address, such as a current utility bill or telephone bill;
  6. A legible photocopy of a government-issued identification card (state driver’s license or ID card, etc.); and
  7. A copy of either the police report, investigative report, or complaint to a law enforcement agency concerning identity theft if you are a victim of identity theft.

Should you wish to place a credit freeze, please contact the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below:

Equifax Experian TransUnion
https://www.equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services/ https://www.experian.com/help/ https://www.transunion.com/credit-help
888-298-0045 1-888-397-3742 833-395-6938
Equifax Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 105069 Atlanta, GA 30348-5069 Experian Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013 TransUnion Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19016
Equifax Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 105788 Atlanta, GA 30348-5788 Experian Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013 TransUnion Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 160, Woodlyn, PA 19094

 

Additional Information

You may further educate yourself regarding identity theft, fraud alerts, credit freezes, and the steps you can take to protect your personal information by contacting the consumer reporting bureaus, the Federal Trade Commission, or your state Attorney General. The Federal Trade Commission may be reached at: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580; www.identitytheft.gov; 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338); and TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The Federal Trade Commission also encourages those who discover that their information has been misused to file a complaint with them. You can obtain further information on how to file such a complaint by way of the contact information listed above. You have the right to file a police report if you ever experience identity theft or fraud. Please note that in order to file a report with law enforcement for identity theft, you will likely need to provide some proof that you have been a victim.  Instances of known or suspected identity theft should also be reported to law enforcement and your state Attorney General. This notice has not been delayed by law enforcement.