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We’re In This…Together!

TOGETHER we are doing great things! Thanks to your generous support during the pandemic, we’ve fed families and delivered books and school supplies to families in need throughout PASD.

But additional needs remain this fall. Our students started school on Monday virtually, using personal or PASD-supplied laptops. We all quickly realized how crucial internet access is.

But many families have never had internet service because they cannot afford it.

So in partnership with PASD, we’ve arranged for deeply discounted internet access for our families most in need.

Click here to be part of Together We Can!

Can you help?

Your donation of $250 will pay for one household’s internet connection this school year. A $100 gift will provide a full semester of service.

We anticipate that there are 200-300 PASD families who currently have NO internet. They have relied on cell phone coverage to access email but their children cannot attend Zoom classes or upload assignments.

We were overwhelmed by the donations we received in April this year; that support will continue to help many families this fall. However, the current need exceeds the funds left in our Together We Can fund – that is where you come in!

These kids are OUR KIDS – your help ensures that they can continue learning in this virtual school environment. Please give to the Together We Can fund because TOGETHER WE ARE PHOENIXVILLE!

We have seen the best of our community during this crisis, and PCEF is proud to be the steward of your generosity.

Regards,

Joan Cadigan
Executive Director

Yes, I Can Help!
2020-08-27T10:46:24-04:00August 27th, 2020|Featured, General|

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

2018-11-23T20:17:42-05:00November 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…)

2017-10-25T18:42:22-04:00July 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

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