Making it Matter: Hope 4 Johnstown aims to end violence by giving kids positive outlet

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — In a monthly series called “Making it Matter,” Maggie Smolka highlights people who make a positive impact in our community.

She then surprises them with a free lunch.

This month we’re honoring Hope 4 Johnstown. The organization was created to put an end to violence by giving kids a positive outlet.

If you would like to become a volunteer, you can find more information on the group’s website or Facebook page.

You can also reach out to Sylvia Carr at 814-525-5632.

If you know someone or an organization that’s making it matter in our area, we want to hear from you!

You can send Maggie an email at or reach out to her on Facebook.

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