Thursday, January 17, 2013
Speed Raceway in Horsham is hosting a fundraiser this weekend. See what else is happening.
Would you like to be on a game show, or zoom around a racetrack? This weekend you can do both and more. Here are some options. REV UP FOR CHARITY Where/when: Speed Raceway, 200 Blair Mill Road, Horsham, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Why go: Proceeds will help provide financial and emotional support to families in Bucks and Montgomery counties that have lost a parent and are raising children under the age of 18. Cost: $20 BEEKEEPING Where/when: 435 W. Glenside Ave., Glenside, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Why go: This 101 for beginners gives an introduction to bees and beekeeping, including hive set up, what to expect during a typical harvest year and informative bee facts. Cost: $10 “THE SURVEY SAYS…” GAME SHOW NIGHT Where/when: 1031 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
As a result of winning the national honor, an additional $25,000 will be donated to Mission Kids, courtesy of L'Oreal Paris.
L'Oreal Paris has announced via Twitter that Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has been named the 2012 Women of Worth National Honoree for her work as co-founder of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center. Ferman was one of 10 honorees from across the country vying for the national honor, which came as a result of a voting process from November 5 through November 21. As a result of winning the national honor, an additional $25,000 will be donated to Mission Kids, courtesy of L'Oreal Paris. Patch congratulates DA Ferman on receiving such an honor! See Related: Risa Ferman Honored as 'Woman of Worth'
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The 10-year-old nonprofit will create more than 40 jobs when its Feasterville store opens in April.
Impact Thrift will open its first Bucks County location in Feasterville's Bucks Crossing shopping center this spring. The idea for Impact Thrift - which started out in Hatboro more than 10 years ago - was inspired by co-founder Paul Baur's lifelong commitment as a Christian: to help serve others. Impact is a nonprofit that has an entire purpose of supporting others, Baur explained. "Everything gets sold," he said. "It's all gotta go to charity." Baur said that the nonprofit looks to create win-win scenarios by relying on the community to bring donations and looking for them to come and shop so that Impact Thrift can use its profits to support charities. In fall 2010, Impact reached a major milestone - $1 million donated to area charities…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Many people throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties are struggling to get by. Practice charity by donating to a local food pantry or shelter.
As the holiday season approaches, it's good to remember the less fortunate and those in need of assistance, in addition to friends and family. If donating to a local food pantry or shelter wasn't an option for Thanksgiving, try and practice giving as the winter holidays near. Communities throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties continue to see an increase in the number of families who need assistance in accessing food. The number of people aided by the Doylestown Food Pantry on Old Dublin Pike has risen to as many as 1,200-plus individuals in one month. “The need has grown tremendously,” said volunteer coordinator Kate Bianchini during an interview about helping families for Thanksgiving. “There is hunger in our community, in Central Bucks…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Give a little to charity today.
1. Feel a little charitable during your grocery shopping and pick up a few cans for Impact Thrift Store's Super CAN-niversary Food Drive. 2. Have something to give, time to volunteer, or a little money to spare for someone less fortunate? Great, now use the Charity Navigator, to see which is the best one for your cause. 3. Another quick charity that is impacting the world is Planet Aid, which gives clothes and aid to developing countries. Visit the drop-off center in Hatboro. 4. If you are having trouble giving when you think that you have so little, maybe you should count your blessings and realize the abundance that you have and others can benefit. Even if it's love, you always have something to give. 5. Today's weather is calling for …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Holy Redeemer Thrift Store raised $1,400 during an auction of donated goods Tuesday evening.
Louis Vuitton sandals. Fur coats. Vintage mink. Sparkling jewelry. Just a few of the more than 100 items auctioned off Tuesday evening at Holy Redeemer Thrift Store on County Line Road. In all, sale of the higher-valued goods brought in $1,400 to help Holy Redeemer “end our fiscal year with a bang,” according to thrift store Manager Linda Mayo. “We’re trying to get as much cash in the coffers as we can,” Mayo said, adding that prior to the auction – and just two days before the fiscal year ends on June 30 – the store was about $10,000 shy of reaching its $180,000 fundraising goal. “We were just looking for a last push.” Since the store opened five years ago, Mayo said sales have continued to increase. From 2008 to 2009, Mayo said sales …