The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township area.
Seven Summits 2015 Racing Series
Seven Summits Therapy & Fitness (Wayne) is hosting a racing series this calendar year. There will be six 5-K Run/Walks throughout the year - generally held at Wilson Farm Park in Chesterbrook. Brady O'Mara is the owner of Seven Summits and an avid mountain climber. He's already climbed 4 of the 7 major world summits, with plans to tackle the other 3 in the works. 50% of the money raised through entry fees and sponsorships for this racing series will go toward his Seven Summits Climbing Fund. We are excited to say that T&E Care will receive the other 50%!!
Racing dates are currently scheduled for:
January 17 (9:30 am start time) - COMPLETED!
*racing dates, times, and locations still to be confirmed
Awards will be given to the top male and female, plus medals will be given in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-69. Pre-registration costs are $20/runner. Race-day costs are $25/runner.
Volunteers or sponsors can contact Brady at email@example.com. (Sponsor levels are $250 for one race, or $1000 for the whole series.)
2015 KID'S CLOTHING GRAB BAG
START TO SAVE YOUR KID'S CLOTHES!!!!!
It's time to start to plan for the 2015 Kids Clothing Grab Bag. The dates for the event are below. In the meantime we have a few reminders:
Please start to save your kid's clothing so you can donate them to the event. More details can be found on the GRAB BAG PAGE as to what we'll be taking.
The collections will take place March 5-13. Locations will be listed on the GRAB BAG PAGE. If you'd like to help with the collections, or would like to coordinate a collection at your place of work (or similar location), then let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll need LOTS of volunteers to help sort out the clothes in advance of the event. Anyone interested in helping out should contact us at email@example.com. Sorting days will be on March 18, 19, and 20. The 19th is the BIG day.
The Kid's Clothing Grab Bag
Friday March 20, 2:00-6:00
Saturday March 21, 9:00-noon
St. Matthews United Methodist Church of Valley Forge
Walker Rd., Wayne (down the street from Valley Forge Elementary School)
This event is open to everyone and, as in the past, we expect a large amount of clothes available to anyone interested in coming and "shopping". This year there is a suggested donation of $10 per bag - but it's just a suggestion - donate more if you think you should, donate less if you can't afford that amount. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
SPECIAL NEEDS FOR LOCAL FAMILIES
If you have the ability to help with any of these VERY important needs for a few of our local families - please let us know. The power of "community" can often make the impossible possible!
Kids or Baby Items:
Please contact us if you can help with any of these:
NOTHING AT THIS TIME.
Appliances/Furniture: Please contact us if you can help with any of these:
10/15/14 - A family could use asmall couchand aqueen bed 4/23/14 - because Microsoft no longer support computers with XP, we have to swap out many of our refurbished computers. So we need more donated towers and laptops. They MUST be able to handle Windows 7 or greater. Please let us know ASAP if you have some to donate.
nothing at this time
If you can help out with anything requested in the section above - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!
Help for the Holidays
There are families right in the Tredyffrin & Easttown communities who could use some extra support at the holidays. Special meals, extra food, gifts and gift cards --- all these things are hard to come by when you are pinching pennies. As always the community's response to our requests is beyond amazing!
HOLIDAY DRIVE 2014
Many thanks to all who offered donations of one sort or another!!! It was another amazingly successful drive. If you made a pledge please drop it off ASAP as we are sorting and delivering on the 11th. Please go to the Holiday Drive pagefor reference if needed. The drive ended on December 6.
SPECIAL DINNERS 2014
Go to our Special Dinners page for details on our Thanksgiving dinners and our Christmas dinners for local families. We will be offered special meals for 8 local families on each of these holidays. It was a great program!
T&E Care & Whole Foods in Devon Nickels for Non-Profits Program is completed
From October 1, 2014 through January 18, 2015, T&E Care was one of the non-profits recognized by the Devon Whole Foods for their Nickels for Non-Profits Program. This program allows customers to donate their 5¢ bag refund to local nonprofit organizations instead of receiving it themselves. Many thanks to Whole Foods for selecting us for this program!
And thanks to Rachel Weger and Kathryn Santavasci for being our greeters on Saturday, November 23. They did a great job!
T&E Care and Amazon Smile T&E Care is now part of the Amazon Smile Foundation program. You might have shopped on Amazon.com and seen a notice to "click here" for a portion of your bill to go to a charity of your choice. This is just like the old Genuardi program that some of you might remember. You pay $xxx for a product. 0.5% of that price then goes to your designated charity. If you didn't designate a charity, Amazon would just keep the 0.5%. Your cost does NOT increase if you designate a charity!
So.... if you are an online shopper and Amazon is one of your go-to sites, please consider naming T&E Care as your charity of choice. It's easy to do but you need to register in advance (one time only):
Be sure you are signed into your own Amazon account.
Name your charity of choice: Tredyffrin & Easttown Care
That's it! It takes 30 seconds to do! You only need to name us once, and then we are the named site from then on. From then on always go to www.smile.amazon.com to start your shopping (instead of amazon.com) and it will always register this charity. (If you forget you'll get a notice reminding you when you go to amazon.com!)
This type of donation can really add up if lots of people sign up! Many thanks for your support!
Blue Sky Band at 30 Main for T&E Care
30 Main, a restaurant in Berwyn, hosted the Blue Sky Band on Friday, December 5, 2014. Below is a description of this amazing band. Gift cards for the T&E Care Holiday Drive were the admission fee. Over $1300 in gift cards was received from this event, and we've yet to hear from 30 Main for their donation (10% of dinner bills). Everyone in attendance had a great time!! Many thanks to the Blue Sky Band for organizing this special event, and to 30 Main for hosting!!
The Blue Sky Band plays classic rock music for fundraising events for charitable causes in the Greater Philadelphia area. They perform pro bono, playing covers from a wide variety of artists from the 60’s to the present including the Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Morrison and others. Since 2004, Blue Sky has raised, or assisted non-profits in raising in excess of $250,000 for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Safe Harbor, Community Volunteers in Medicine, The Bryn Mawr Rehab Brain Injury Unit Expansion Program, The Chester County Pops Orchestra, MANNA, The Twin Peaks Foundation, Laps for Lexie, and many individuals in need of help due to medical issues. The band donates its services to Non-Profit Agencies for their fundraising events, or allows the band to be put up for auction at various organizations’ fundraisers.
Blue Sky is comprised of seven professionals from the area. Dave Long sings and plays lead guitar and harmonica. Away from rock n’ roll Dave is a neurologist and director of the Brain Injury Unit at the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. John Spangenberg sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar. He is a physical therapist and owner of Physical Therapy Workshop located in Coatesville, Pa. John Bergh joins Dave Long on lead guitar, and also sings. He is the Chief Engineer for Ingersoll Rand Industrial Technologies in West Chester, Pa. Todd Pohlig keeps the Blue Sky beat on drums. Todd is one of the principals of Pohlig Builders, based in Malvern, Pa. Dave Glarner sings and is the keyboardist for the band. Dave has been a community banker in Chester County for over 40 years and currently serves as a Senior Vice President for Bryn Mawr Trust Company. Dan Wheeler sings and plays bass guitar for Blue Sky and has been a Program Host for the QVC Network in West Chester for over 20 years. Finally, Joe Cafarcio fills in the Blue Sky sound on the saxophone. Joe is an Executive Vice President for Meridian Bank in Devon, Pa.
Many thanks to the United Church of Christ at Valley Forge and the Baptist Church in the Great Valley for hosting a special shopping day on November 15 and 16, 2014, with the proceeds to support T&E Care. We hope those who attended got some great gifts for the holidays or for other purposes.
Click here for a PDF copy of the coupon. This is needed to receive the discount.
Car Wash for T&E Care
Spa Car Wash in Berwyn is having a fundraiser for T&E Care! For any "Real Works Wash" (normally $24.99), you will get a $3 saving PLUS $5 will be donated to T&E Care. This fundraiser is good for a whole year - and you can use it as many times as you want (you just need to download multiple coupons). So if you get your car washed anyway - you can save money and donate money all at one time! Thanks to Spa Car Wash for being a partner with us! (You can ignore the deadline on the coupon.)
Just click on the coupon on the left to download a PDF copy. ←
Making a donation to T&E Care in lieu of a gift
Are you struggling to think of the perfect gift for the person on your list who has everything? Consider making a donation to T&E Care in his/her name? This option is always available - at the holidays or anytime of year. Information on making donations to honor others can be found on our donations page. A letter will be sent to your recipient alerting them of your kind donation (or we can send a card to you for you to wrap and give yourself).
Thanks for considering this option.
Many THANKS for the recent donations ....
January 2015 - a special thanks to St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church for adding our name to their Gift of Hope list last December. We really appreciate all the support by members of the congregation.
January 2015 - the United Church of Christ at Valley Forge recently made a wonderful donation to T&E Care! Thanks so much!
December 2014 - Fox & Roach Charities once again selected T&E Care for support in its annual donation pool. We are honored to be part of their yearly tradition!
December 2014 - thanks to the Amana Foundation, to the students in Mrs. Lund's class at Valley Forge Elementary School, and to the Hillside Elementary School 3rd grade Girl Scout Troop (#42060) for their amazing support of our Holiday Dinner effort on Dec. 22. Special thanks to Melanie Bradish, Tammy Small, and Laura Pratt for their efforts putting this event together, as well as to all those families who made individual donations. The eight local families receiving the food were overwhelmed!
December 2014 - we are thrilled to have the support again this year of the PNC Foundation, in our efforts to offer medical support to local families in need.
December 2014 - special thanks to the following businesses or groups who helped make the Holiday Drive extra special for so many local families:
Tredyffrin-Easttown MS Student Council - ran a toiletries drive
Tredyffrin-Easttown MS - collected paper goods
Beaumont ES - ran a food and toiletries drive
Beaumont ES staff - sponsored 2 families
St. Monica Church - collected cleaning supplies and bedding requests
Devon PTO - sponsored a family
Hillside ES - ran a cleaning supplies drive
New Eagle ES - ran a book drive
Valley Forge ES - ran a food drive
First Baptist Church - sponsored a family
Valley Forge MS - ran a hats, gloves, socks and scarf drive
Chesterbrook Quarters - ran a food drive
Girl Scout Troop 456 - made over 100 dozen cookies
Daisy Troop 4131 - put together some food baskets
MoJo Fitness - collected donations
Carol Verhake - hosted a gift card party
Blue Sky Band - hosted a performance on Dec. 5 at 30 Main, and collected gift cards
30 Main - donated 10% of food from the Dec. 5 dinner
Coldwell Banker Preferred/Sarah Forti - they collected gift cards and cookie tins
CrossFit in Christ Youth Group - they collected assorted gifts on our wish list
Shire Pharmaceuticals - they sponsored some families
T&E Kids Care (CHS club) - they got items for kids needing help
Whole Foods Market Devon - they donated 300 reuseable bags for our drive and 200 pounds of fresh produce
Four Counties Garden Club - decorated 30-40 wreaths for families
Tredyffrin-Easttown Administrative Offices - they sponsored a family
Pam Badolato - coordinated a PJ drive for a number of the kids in our program
The Saturday Club - provided food and other supplies
December 2014 - we thank Trinity Presbyterian Church, The Baptist Church in the Great Valley, and St. Monica Church for three totally different donations made in this December. How wonderful to be partners with these wonderful organizations!
November 2014 - Thanks to St. Luke Lutheran Church (Devon) for agreeing to host our special Thanksgiving Dinner cooking event, and to Cindy Gilroy, Danyll Lockett and Laura Pratt for coordinating the event. Special thanks to the Hayden family and the Amana Foundation for all their efforts with this amazing event. The nine local families receiving this support were thrilled!
November 2014 - We are excited to announce the receipt of a grant from The Nelson Foundation in support of our College Assistance Program. As this program continues to grow, and a number of students are close to graduating in the spring, we are very thankful for this recognition and support.
November 2014 - Thanks to the Shand Tract Civic Association for once atain supporting T&E Care's summer camp program. We always appreciate a portion of the proceeds from their annual Tyler Hedges Race and Fair. It's a great partnership.
T&E Care volunteers at the Wilson Park Birthday Party.
T&E Kids Care help out at Wilson Park.
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T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
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