Community Outreach

Building Better Lives

Being independent shouldn’t mean going it alone. AMES is proud to contribute to worthy projects that build better lives and stronger communities through our community outreach programs.

AMES Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament

The AMES Charitable Foundation sponsors an annual golf tournament, now going into its 20th year, for the purpose of raising funds in support of various charitable organizations that operate throughout the central Pennsylvania area and in other geographical areas where our facilities are located. Through the generous support of our business partners, associates and friends, we are influencing many lives of those less fortunate.

Community Garden

When we help something grow, we grow ourselves. The AMES Community Garden offers people in the Capital Region a place to grow and express themselves through gardening.

Our goal is to grow the love of gardening through:

  • Preparing a place in our community where people of all ages can put down roots
  • Spreading the opportunity for people in our community to have a place to garden
  • Tending to the need for gardening education in our community
  • Harvesting a bounty of fresh, nutritious foods for individuals, families and organizations in the area

For more information about the AMES Community Garden, see our brochure. To reserve a plot in the garden, please fill out and return this registration form. If plots become fully booked, your name will be added to a waiting list.


National Garden Clubs

Since 2014, AMES has been a proud partner of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC). The NGC is a volunteer organization with an international network of garden clubs, the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. It promotes a variety of gardening-related opportunities from community gardening to gardening education classes in support of civic and environmental responsibility. Learn more about the NGC and how you can get involved in your local garden club by clicking here.