Harrisburg Academy Alum Steve Muschlitz (Class of ’82), fellow Academy alumni, administrators, staff, faculty, students, parents and community members will gather at the school on Erford Road in Wormleysburg this Saturday at 11 a.m. to present a used van and other surprises to a Steelton, Pennsylvania single mother of five in need of immediate transportation for work.
Students at Harrisburg Academy, through “dress down” day and other community outreach, are contributing gift cards so the family can buy necessities during the pandemic, along with other surprise announcements like FREE Summer School.
Muschlitz, owner of Country Club Auto in Delray Beach, Florida, founded the charity “Wheels from the Heart”. He recognized that owning a car is often the first step to financial independence for single mothers and their families. Wheels from the Heart works to make this happen.
Spearheading community philanthropy and providing people with the tools to achieve self-sufficiency are hallmarks of a Harrisburg Academy International Baccalaureate education for children from preschool through Grade 12 and are also part of their curriculum, including ongoing volunteerism.