Our December Holiday Dinner foods will be collected on Tuesday, December 20, from 8:30am-7:00pm. The dinners are not cooked for this program - we just collect items requested for the special meals and then give them to 8-10 pre-identified local families. The sign-ups for the food will take place on Sign-up Genius. The list is available now for offers. Thanks to Jan Bookwalter, Tammy Small, and Laura Pratt for coordinating this program.
Thanksgiving Dinner Program 2016
Again this year T&E Care volunteers will be working to prepare Thanksgiving dinners for a number of local families. St. Luke Lutheran Churchin Devon has again graciously offered their space to use for this preparation, which will take place on Wednesday morning, November 23.
We have all the volunteers needed, but we still need food donations. We are requesting donations of turkeys and other food items, bags of non-perishable groceries for each family, and several other non-food items (reusable grocery bags, containers, etc).
Sign-ups for those items can be found at SIGN UP GENIUS. As we determine sizes of families we may be adding more to this list - so don't hesitate to check back if you don't see something you want to get now.
We are asking that ALL food donations - except turkeys - be delivered to St. Luke's (203 W. Valley Forge Rd, Devon) on Tuesday evening, 11/22, between 6:00pm - 8:00pm so that we have all of our ingredients on hand when we arrive to cook on Wednesday morning.
Turkeys can be delivered to St. Luke's on Wednesday morning between 9:00am - noon.
Thanks to Cindy Gilroy, Danyll Lockett, and Laura Pratt for again working to coordinate this program. Please contact us at email@example.com with questions or to offer to help out.
T&E Care volunteers joined the Paoli Business and Professional Association and the Paoli Hardware Center to welcome Santa to Paoli on December 3. He was escorted to town by the Paoli Fire Company! All in attendance enjoyed entertainment, refreshments, and lots of fun. All donations benefitted T&E Care. Thanks to the PBPA for this wonderful support!
Blue Sky and Deck 5 Bands
Playing for T&E Care - Friday, Dec. 2
Again this year the Blue Sky Band and Deck 5 Band will play a concert to benefit T&E Care. Come to the upstairs area of 30 Main in Berwyn on the evening of Friday, December 2, and enjoy these popular local bands. (7:30-9:15, Deck 5; 9:30-midnight, Blue Sky Band). You can dance or just groove to the tunes! The bands are doing these concerts with no compensation - just for the good of the organization. Entrance fee for those in attendance is a gift card for the upcoming Holiday Drive. Best options include Wawa, Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Acme, etc.
If you go to 30 Main first for dinner - they will offer 10% of the cost of the dinner to T&E Care. Just mention the organization! Plus T&E Care will receive 10% of the cost of any purchases made upstairs during the band performances. It's a win-win night for everyone! Hope to see you there!
EXCITING PARTNERSHIP WITH JOHN'S VILLAGE MARKET
John’s Village Market (676 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn) has partnered with T&E Care in an effort to provide food for local neighbors. Whenever there, customers are encouraged to purchase "coupons for 6" hoagies" which can be redeemed by community members when needs arise. $5/hoagie coupon. Stop by John’s Village Market anytime this fall and order coupons to be offered to local families.
Note- as of November 1, 2016 we've handed out coupons for 26 free hoagies! Wow!!!!
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!
A number of folks have asked for tall dressers. Please let us know if you know of any that migth be available. 11/22/16
We REALLY NEED laptops!!!! If you have a laptop that you think will still work well but you need to upgrade - let us know and we'll look at the old laptop! It needs to run Windows 10 or newer. We are also only licensed to take PCs. Thanks!
We also need computer mice - for desktops or laptops. We prefer the type that are plugged in with USB ports as opposed to wireless mice that need continual battery replacements! If you have any extra mice - let us know!
If you can help out with anything requested in the section above - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!
Thanks for joining us at the Weihnachtsmarkt
Thanks to those who joined us to celebrate a German Christmas Market, a German tradition, on December 4 here on the Main Line. Donations from the event will go to T&E Care. Special thanks to Helena Malarkey for coordinating this shopping event.
Turkey Burn for T&E Care - a huge success!
The 4th annual Mojo Annual Turkey Burn, held on November 26, 2016, was another huge success! The gym at DVFS was packed with folks who enjoyed an hour of fun and dance withCindy Brauer leading the way.It was a wonderful way to remove those extra pounds from Thanksgiving and support T&E Care at the same time. $740 was raised with this fun fundraiser! Thanks to all who participated and to Mojo for helping out with this fun event! (Check out Mojo Fitnessfor other classes all year long.)
FALL FEST 2016 - OH MY!
This year's Fall Fest, Round Up for T&E Care (sponsored by Zeke Capital Advisors) was held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at St. Davids Golf Club. The sold out crowd enjoyed an amazing evening of dancing to Wheelhouse (an amazing band), line dancing with Cindy Brauer from Mojo Fitness, great food, wonderful raffle and auction prizes, and fun cowboy and cowgirl outfits! We will be loading pictures soon on our website - so check back to see them. A complete list of donors will also be included. Thanks to ALL who supported the event - be it sponsors, donors, or those who attended. It was a HUGE SUCCESS!
Thanks again to the Baptist Church in the Great Valley and the United Church of Christ for co-hosting the 5th annual Alternative Gift Market on November 12 and 13, 2016. This was a great opportunity to find some unique and fun holiday gifts for family and friends and do “holiday shopping that helps others”. Once all tabulated, proceeds from the event will be donated T&E Care. We VERY much appreciate this support!
Jennifer On The Avenue Open House
Thanks again to Jennifer on the Avenue for hosting a special event for T&E Care on Monday, October 24, 2016. We appreciate their continued support of our mission!
Paoli Village Shoppes Partners with T&E Care - 2016
As part of the community celebrations this year - Paoli Village Shoppes celebrated its 50th anniversary this fall. They hosted assorted events throughout the fall, culminating with the Paoli Blues Fest on October 1. All the money raised during this time was presented to T&E Care in early October. Additionally the PVS collected 50 bags of assorted supplies to be given to local families, including $25 coupons to many of the stores within the PVS. Thanks thanks thanks to PVS for considering this partnership and helping in our efforts to lend assistance to local families.
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 2016 - A shout out to Cindy Brauer from Mojo Fitness for hosting the 4th annual Turkey Burn that raised $740 for T&E Care. Thanks also to all those who danced and exercised for this special event!
November 2016 - We thank the Chaneil Foundation for honoring us with a $2500 designated grant. This amazing recognition was a wonderful surprise and we will certainly find a good use to help our neighbors when needed.
November 2016 - Thanks to Jennifer on the Avenue for hosting a shopping day for T&E Care in October. We really appreciate their continued support of our organization!
November 2016 - A HUGE shout out to the 2016 Fall Fest sponsors! Please offer them our thanks and your support: Presenting Sponsor:Zeke Capital Advisors; Platinum Sponsors: Amy & Michael George, Sandi & Kirk Gorman, Nudy's Cafes; Gold Sponsors:Kate Beachell, Brandywine Realty Trust, Cathy & Seamus Duffy, Main Line Health, Managed Care Consultants, Penn Medicine; Silver Sponsors: Melissa & Paul Acton, Cindy & Jump Dautrich, Eadeh Enterprises, Evolve, IP, Anne & Peter Ferola, Bonnie & Pete Motel, Claudia & Denny Willson, WSFS Bank, Nina & Steve Zodtner; Bronze Sponsors: The Anti-aging and Aesthetics Center, Bryn Mawr Trust, Marie-Pierre & Gary Crowe, Jeanne & Michael Dechiario, Devon Dental Services, Sandra Grzybicki, DMD, Harvest Financial Partners, Patient First (Devon), Ricoh USA, RSM US Wealth Management LLC, SV Dental, TD Bank, and United States Liability Insurance
November 2016 - TheShandtract Civic Association recently donated a portion of the proceeds from their Tyler Hedges Day event held earlier in October. This event is held in memory of a young neighbor who lost his battle with leukemia, for the purpose of bringing the neighborhood together and raising money for local charities in his name. The funds received from this amazing event are used to support our camp assistance program. Last year over 80 local kids went to camp, in part with the assistance of this program - so they are really touching a lot of lives! THANKS!
October 2016 - thePaoli Village Shoppes was so thrilled with the response of the first 50 gift cards, they donated another 150 of them! 100 were given to the local food banks to spice up those distributions, and 50 more will be used with our upcoming holiday drive. What an amazing donation!
October 2016 - this year the Paoli Village Shoppes turned 50 yrs old. In celebrating this special anniversary they collected 50 bags of supplies for T&E Care to be handed out at our holiday drive They also sold raffle tickets at the Paoli Blues Fest, with proceeds coming to T&E Care. AND they donated 50 $25 gift cards to some of the stores in the shopping center - to be donated to some of the families we support. Thanks to Nudy's Cafe, HomeCooked, Plato's Closet, TJ's, Primo Hoagies, Studio H, and Concord Pet Food for supporting this program.
October 2016 - Thanks to Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn for a donation from their mission program. We continue to be very thankful for the support of the many local churches.
The CHS Class of 2005 made a donation at its 10th reunion to T&E Care in memory of classmate Mark Abdullah, a classmate who suddenly passed away shortly after graduating from Virginia Tech. The donation will go into our College Assistance Program fund to help a deserving college student. Mark's memory lives on with this special tribute!
September 2016 - Thanks to Cammy Wagner and Debbie Weger for helping out at the Tredyffrin "Party in the Park" event. And how fun to have had so many wonderful folks stop by the T&E Care table to say hi!
July 2016 - Much gratitude to the following camps that offered scholarships to help with our summer camp program: Sky High Baskeball, Tredyffrin Township, Center on Central, TEYSA, Future Stars, Pro Martial Arts, and Home Cooked (discount).
July 2016 - A huge thanks to those groups and businesses who supported our recent school supply drive: Wegmans (King of Prussia and Frazer), USLI Care2Fund, RE/MAX Main Line Charitable Foundation, Johnson Matthey, BUMS (Berwyn United Methodist Church Preschool), the Tredyffrin Library, Play It Again Sports, and Conestoga HS.
July 2016 - A round of applause to CCRES, (Chester County Regional Educational Services) for the award of a $6000 grant toward our College Assistance Program. We very much appreciate their continued support for this very important part of T&E Care's mission to help local families get into better situations. The mission of CCRES is to ensure quality educational and human service programs for children, families, and schools. For more information on CCRES, go to www.ccres.org.
July 2016 - A special thanks for the Bewyn Devon Business and Professional Organization for recognizing T&E Care with a $1000 donation at their annual dinner. These funds are the result of the May Fest.
June 2016 - Once again a huge thanks to The Nelson Foundation for offering us a $6000 grant to be used towards our College Assistance Program. The budget for this program continues to grow, so this support is MUCH appreciated.
June 2016 - A HUGE shout out to the NEES PTO for hosting the Fun Run in late May and donating some of the funds received to T&E Care. Over $4700 were offered to us for our various programs. WOW!
June 2016 - Thanks to the anonymous donor to T&E Care. We received your amazing donation and want to thank you VERY MUCH!!!
2016 - T&E Care Board member Charu Gandhi accepts the check from Shandtract Civic Association neighbors Kim Farrand and Janeen Jonak
Kirk helps out, too!
Cammy and Sandi work at Tredyffrin's Party In The Park, Sept 2016.
Debbie greets visitors to the table.
2016 New Eagle Fun Run participants
More fun at the NEES Fun Run 2016
NEES volunteers at the Fun Run.
April 2015 New Eagle Fun Run
NEES mascot congratulates a student.
Eadeh Enterprises volunteers help a local family.
T&E Care accepts a check from the SPW.
T&E Care volunteers at the Wilson Park Birthday Party.
T&E Kids Care help out at Wilson Park.
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