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.
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. Please check out or website for ways you can lend a helping hand.
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 how you can participate in our Thanksgiving dinner drive or our Christmas dinner drive. We will be offering special meals for 8 local families on each of these holidays. Thanks for your help!
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:
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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.
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If you can help out with anything requested in the section above - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!
T&E Care is Partnering with Whole Foods in Devon! Nickels for Non-Profits
Did you know that Whole Foods Market gives customers a 5-cent refund for bringing their own shopping bags? Did you also know that it has a program where customers can donate that refund to local nonprofit organizations instead of receiving it themselves? From October 1, 2014 through January 18, 2015, T&E Care will be one of the non-profits recognized by the Devon Whole Foods for this program! If you are a customer who reuses bags to help the recycling effort, consider donating your refund to T&E Care whenever you shop at Whole Foods. (For us to get the refund - you MUST tell the clerk at check-out to refund T&E Care.)
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.
Mojo Fitness/ T & E Turkey Burn
A GREAT SUCCESS!!!
Mojo Fitness is a music infused total-body workout program with classes in Wayne and Paoli. On November 29, 2014, they hosted theirthird annual Turkey Burn with all proceeds benefitting T&E Care. Over $800 was raised, which means there are a lot of healthy folks in TE!! For more details, visit www.mojofitness.biz or e-mail email@example.com.
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. ←
T&E Care Is Able to Accept Donations of Stock Starting in July 2013 T&E Care is set up to be able to accept donations of stock. Giving long-term (owned more than a year), appreciated securities may provide a great benefit to you and Tredyffrin & Easttown Care. First, you will receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the securities as long as you have owned them for at least one year. Second, you avoid the capital gains tax that you would owe if you sold these securities. See more information about donating securities, by clicking on the certificate on the right.
Click HERE for more information on donating stock to T&E Care.
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 ....
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.
October 2014 - T&E Care was invited to attend the Paoli Malvern Berwyn Rotarydinner and was recognized with the Paul Harris Fellow award, for service to the community. Thanks so much to the rotary for this special recognition!
October 2014 - Over the past few weeks a whole group of local businesses gathered together to help a local family do some improvements to their home. The before and after pictures are AMAZING! We can't say thanks enough to Stacey Ballard of Eadeh Enterprises for coordinating this project. Also helping out were J&L Building Supply, Arader Landscaping, Sherwin William Paints, O'Rourke Steel, Keith Martin Electric and J. Buccarelli Concrete Contractors. Everyone donated their time to do the work and many materials were donated or available at cost. It's likely that over $10,000 worth of work was done to this house, including all new windows, much tree work, painting, some electric work, and new steps. A project of this type is done annually through Eadeh Enterprises' "Neighbors Helping Neighbors Build Better Warmer and Safer", in memory of Ernest Eadeh who loved his community and took pride in making it better and safer. T&E Care was proud to be part of this amazing project and thanks those companies who made such a difference for a local family. (see pix below)
October 2014 - T&E Care recently hosted the Upper Mainline Ministerium luncheon - a monthly event that takes turns around the area. Thanks to Barbara McConnell, Kris Graham, Cathy Arpa, and Anne Sprissler for helping out with this event.
September 2014 - Many thanks to the folks at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach Realtors in Devon for helping us collate and stuff our invitations for the Fall Fest on their Community Service Day. We really appreciate their support and it was a great way to get an important step in the process accomplished. Those helping included Kim Cunningham Marren, Debi Sugarman, Kathie Bushey, Maureen Mahoney, Marijjo Gallagher, Bob Davis, Audrey Willson, and Gabriella Peracchia.
September 2014 - Much appreciation to the Society of Professional Women and Eileen Connolly-Robbins for allowing us to be the recognized charity at a recent luncheon. A special thanks to Wells Fargo Bank for their $1000 donation as the result of this event.
T&E Care was proud to be part of the September 27, 2014 birthday party at Wilson Farm Park. Special thanks to Hal Ward and Theresa Augustine for organizing our volunteers, to Debbie Weger and Nancy Higgins for helping out, and to Hailey, Kathryn, and Rachel from the T&E Kids Care Club at CHS for coming and doing a bake sale at our table.
T&E Care volunteers at the Wilson Park Birthday Party.
T&E Kids Care help out at Wilson Park.
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