Giving Tuesday 2018

Help us do great things!

Join with your generous neighbors in Phoenixville and around the world on #GivingTuesday!

A donation of $20 will:

  • Feed three hungry students and families over the weekend
  • Provide 3 or 4 books for a young reader
  • Help support a teacher mini-grant that brings new ideas into the classroom
  • Provide incentives for students in the PAMS after-school tutoring program

Through the donations made by you and your friends, PCEF is able to continue its mission of supporting excellent education in our public schools.

After you make your gift, please invite your friends to join you in this #GivingTuesday movement. Share this moment on social media with #PCEFonline.

Thank you for being part of the success of our community!

Joan Cadigan
Executive Director

2018-11-23T20:17:42+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Featured|

School Supply Drive 2017

It’s Back to School Time!
Wait, didn’t summer just start?!  Many people don’t start thinking of back-to-school until August, but our PCEF volunteers are gearing up for our Pack-a-Backpack Program.  Our program provides grade-appropriate school supplies and backpacks to students in need (more…)

2017-10-25T18:42:22+00:00July 11th, 2017|Featured, Program News|

Giving Tuesday

Today is the day when many of us give back to our community. We encourage all of you to consider making a donation to help support education right here in Phoenixville.

I’d like to share a story of how your gift can make a difference:

Every Friday a first-grade student at Barkley Elementary named Julia* takes home a special blue backpack. In that backpack she has a weekend’s worth of easy-to-prepare food for her and her family.

foodpacksJulia and 62 other PASD students used to go home for the weekend to insufficient sources of good nutrition, returning to school undernourished and not physically ready to learn.

PCEF sponsors the Phantom Foodpacks program, which provides these backpacks of food for Julia and other food-insecure PASD students, ensuring that ALL of our young pupils return to class on Monday ready to learn.

As part of #Giving Tuesday, you can make a donation to help provide these crucial supplies of food. You can also make a general donation to PCEF in support of all our work.

*Not her real name

Click Here to Make a Difference

 

You can provide our children with the gift of education and open up the world to them

Thank you for your generous support of PCEF!

Joan Cadigan
Executive Director
jcadigan@pcefonline.com

2016-11-29T12:05:27+00:00November 29th, 2016|Featured, General|

Text 243725 to Donate to Pack a Backpack

Every August the Ed Foundation donates over 500 backpacks (fully stocked with school supplies) to students who can’t afford the tools needed to learn.  Click here to learn more about our Pack a Backpack program.

Right now YOU can help us with a simple text from your phone!

By texting the word Backpack to 243725 right now, you can donate the amount you choose to this special “fill the backpacks” campaign.

Click here for more information.

2015-05-18T14:44:19+00:00May 18th, 2015|Featured, Program News|