Zumba for a cause this Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8:15 a.m. at St. Luke's Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Liberty Gas Station will be collecting Hurricane Sandy donations from Nov. 12-15.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Marple Newtown residents can now drop off Hurricane Sandy donations at Liberty Gas Station, 3710 West Chester Pike, in Newtown Square. A member of the Newtown Square Town Watch Facebook group posted the following message: Help People Who Have Lost Everything at the Jersey Shore! Collection location: Liberty Gas Station, located at 3710 West Chester Pike Newtown Square PA 19073 (at Bishop Hollow Road) will be collecting for people in need at the NJ Shore. The distribution and shelters are in desperate need of the following supplies: New & gently used clothing, cold weather coats for men, women and children, toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer, hand creams, baby items, foods, wipes, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Find out where locally you can drop off items to go to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Russell Elementary School and a couple of local parents from St. Pius X are starting their own collection drives for Hurricane Sandy victims.
BROOMALL–In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Russell Elementary School is pulling together to help those in need. Russell has partnered up with Island Heights Volunteer Fire Co. 1, who are in desperate need of the following items: St. Pius X School parents Helen Molloy and Patrizia Rizzi–who also has children at Loomis Elementary School–are also spearheading a local collection drive to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Their main goal is to help the children of those victims by donating care packages that will include basic necessities. According to their private Facebook group "Care Packages for Jersey": "I am going to put this out there and hopefully will get a big response. I am sure many of us know someone at the shore that has lost many …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A total donation of $31,000 was donated to a few schools in the Marple Newtown School District.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Marple Newtown School Board of Directors happily accepted several thousands of dollars worth of donations to schools in the district at a school board meeting on Aug. 28. The amount of donations totals to $31,000. Here's the breakdown of each donation and which schools will receive the donations.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Marple Newtown area combined gave $41.3 million in 2008.
On Monday, Patch took a look at data from the study "How America Gives," which showed how much people in Delaware County are giving in comparison to those in Montgomery and Chester counties. Based on 2008 IRS tax records–the most recent year for which data is available–Delaware County residents gave 4.1 percent of their income, compared to an average of 3.9 percent across Pennsylvania and 4.7 across the entire United States. Delaware County ranked 66 out of 3,115 counties in the nation. See how Broomall and Newtown Square stacked up against each other in regards to charitable giving. Median Household Contributions 3,887 To break it down even further, here's how certain age groups in the Marple Newtown area are giving: Ages 30-44 23%
Monday, August 27, 2012
A report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy looks at how much neighborhoods in the area give to charity.
"How America Gives," a study released by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, aims to “nationwide generosity” by analyzing tax documents and measuring how much money people claimed for charitable donations on their returns. So how charitable is the Greater Philadelphia Area? According to the report, the area’s Patch towns gave over $568,000,000 toward charitable measures in the 2008. “The study is based on exact dollar amounts released by the Internal Revenue Service showing the value of charitable deductions claimed by American taxpayers,” according to a release on the study’s website. The Chronicle obtained comprehensive tax records from the IRS for 2008, the most recent year for which such data are available, to examine income levels and the …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Newtown Township Police Department receives new K-9 police car through donations and painted by local auto body shop in Newtown Square.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Back in February of this year, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors approved the Newtown Township Police Department's request to purchase a new K-9 police car. Now, the car is freshly painted and outfitted, and ready to be used by K-9 Officer Jeffrey Johnson and Falco. The K-9 police car, a 2011 Crown Victoria, was entirely funded by donations from the K-9 Unit's fund. In February, the fund exceeded more than $32,000 of donations from local businesses and residents. The cost of the vehicle was less than $32,000. In addition, the costs of painting, lettering, and outfitting the vehicle was also covered through the K-9 Unit's donation fund. The new vehicle was recently taken to Cavallo Auto Body in Newtown Square for the …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monetary donations can be mailed in or dropped off at TD Bank locations.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–A comment on our previous story about Joseph Coffey, who died in a crash in Newtown Square last week, deserves to be highlighted. Coffey is survived by a wife and five school-age children, and friends of the family have set up a charity fund to help them. Reader Heather Fiedler explained what people looking to help can do (emphasis added): Many people have asked me–"What can I do?" For those within our GV [Great Valley] community or anyone else who wishes to help the family by Remembering our Dear Friend, The Coffey Family Fund has been set up at TD Bank. This will help with some immediate daily expenses as well as Sports enrollment for the children. Donations may be made at ANY TD bank location or checks may be mailed to TD…