Operation Warm is a local 13-year old organization whose mission is to provide brand new coats for those in need.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The book sale is February 5 - 9, 2013 at the Newtown Public Library, located at 201 Bishop Hollow Road in Newtown Square.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Loomis Elementary School held their fifth annual pajama drive recently, in which donations went towards Hurricane Sandy victims this year.
BROOMALL–Loomis Elementary School their their 5th annual pajama drive for the Pajama Program, which delivers warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. The school collected 321 pairs of pajamas, 440 books, and $1,050 to donate to Hurricane Sandy victims along with numerous items. In addition, Barnes & Noble donated many books, Mel's Pharmacy donated $100 and Joe’s Pizza teamed up with the school for their pajama party kick-off party. The children and staff wore their favorite pajamas to school and all the newly donated pajamas and books were on display in the cafeteria.
Out with the old and in with the new? Find a good home for your unwanted items.
Chances are you need to clean out some closets to make room for new holiday gifts. Consider donating unwanted items to a local non-profit organization. You can also sell items on eBay with the proceeds benefiting the charity of your choice. Clothing and Household Items eBay Giving Works Any eBay seller, with a current account, can create an eBay Giving Works listing to sell items for charity. You can choose from over 22,000 non-profit organizations to benefit from your sales, including American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity. Goodwill Donations of clothing and household goods can be made at Goodwill locations throughout the Delaware Valley including Berwyn, Phoenixville, and Swarthmore. The sales of …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The cans of food were collected last month and were donated to local Marple families in need and City Team Ministries.
BROOMALL–Paxon Hollow Middle School held its annual Turkey Trot where over 200 students, teachers, staff and family members participate in a run around the school. The winners of the Turkey Trot received a free turkey compliments of Giant markets. Students donated 1,107 canned food items during the Thanksgiving holiday season to be distributed to Marple families and CityTeam Ministries in Philadelphia. Jan Mayer's homeroom had the most donated items, a whopping total of 198.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A local Newtown Square family creates a donation page to help give back the life savings an 84-year-old Marple woman recently lost from a phone scam.
BROOMALL–A local Newtown Square family has created a donation page on ChipIn to collect money for the 84-year-old Marple Township woman recently duped in a phone scam. Tiffany Lyon Dimeo posted on Marple Newtown Patch's Facebook page: "During this holiday season, let's prove there are more kind hearts than evil ones in the world today!" After reading about the recent police blotter story on Marple Newtown Patch, Dimeo was compelled to help give back the woman's $3,697.50 savings she lost in the phone scam, and asks the community for help. She wrote the following on the donation page: "In a recent edition of the Marple Newtown Blotter, I read an article about an 84 year old woman scammed out of her life savings. It brings me sadness when I…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Gift cards and cleaning supplies were sent to the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Breezy Point, New York.
BROOMALL–Though some may have moved and recovered quickly from Hurricane Sandy, others are still living in the aftermath of Sandy's wrath. And Worrall Elementary School has not forgotton. On Nov. 30, Worrall School Librarian Gerardine Palmer set up collection bins at the main office to send relief supplies and donations to the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Queens, New York. Palmer's daughter, Megan, also volunteered to deliver the donated items. According to Palmer, the donations were disbursed to residents of Breezy Point, New York, who are not expected to get power back on for another five months. "After Super Storm Sandy destroyed their homes, they were so thankful and overwhelmed by the generosity of our community," …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Atlanta-based CARE, Habitat for Humanity and Project GRAD Atlanta are among the nonprofits trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet _ Giving Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." …
Monday, November 19, 2012
St. Mark's United Methodist Church's Food Bank is looking for donations year-round.
BROOMALL–With the holiday season kicked up in full gear, many may remember to give back and to help local shelters or to those in need. But the need is year-round. "Wonderful people like to give during this year but we need food year-round," said Maria Kollar, director of St. Mark's United Methodist Church Food Bank in Broomall. And the need is dire more so this year than any other year. According to Kollar, the state has cut funding to the local shelters and reallocated that money to administration. The food bank's newsletter on St. Mark's United Methodist Church's website reads: The economic downturn has once again struck another group of vulnerable individuals. With an estimated 12,000 children under the age of 18 living in poverty in…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …