Thank you for making this year’s Pack-A-Backpack program a success for the 8th year in a row!  Due to the generosity of local community members, churches, and businesses, PCEF was able to provide 360 backpacks and over $5000.00 in school supplies to students in need in the Phoenixville area.  Your donations ensured that these children arrived at school the first day with the necessary tools to succeed in the classroom.

A big thank you goes out to Erin Groshon MacArthur, PCEF Board Secretary, for chairing this program and to all her SEI, Inc. co-workers, family and friends who helped fill backpacks.  Thank you also to Mick & Cecilia Bauer for helping Erin with the delivery of the supplies the week before school started!  We truly appreciate the time given in support of the foundation’s efforts.

In-Kind Donations:

SEI, Inc. Company-wide supplies drive

Costco Wholesale King of Prussia 350 backpacks filled with folders, rulers, scissors, eraser, pencil case

St. James Lutheran Church, Limerick – 120 backpacks, various school supplies

Staples Phoenixville Store – personal shopping service and numerous discounts

The Ferrante Family – school supplies

The Hussin Family – school supplies

The Mardis Family – school supplies

The Nilson Family – school supplies

The Klotzbach Family – school supplies

Community Members – school supplies donated through drop boxes at Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust locations


Monetary Donors:

Phoenixville Community Health Foundation 

Barkley Home & School Association

The Bullotta Family

The Reese Family

Suzanne Reisser – Bala Financial 

The Tague Family

Marilyn Kemp Weidner 

The Weiss Family


Total Number of Backpacks Distributed to date:  2,645