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Pack a Back Pack Delivers Again – 2013

During the middle of August, PCEF volunteers were hard at work putting together and delivering over 500 fully stocked backpacks to Phoenixville schools for children who cannot afford to buy proper school supplies.  PCEF distributed over $10,000 in backpacks and supplies! This year marks the 10th year that PCEF has been running this very important program.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!!!

  • Nancy Batzel
  • Zoe Bullotta
  • Paige Conway
  • Maddie Davis
  • Mike Harth
  • Carlee Horgan
  • Taylor Horgan
  • Jack Hussin
  • Elizabeth Hussin
  • Christie Molenaar
  • Sandie Nalley
  • Becky Williams
  • Nicole Riegl
  • Ed Riegl
  • Damon Ross
  • Fallon Szarko
  • Caroline Turner

Also, special thanks to our donors and supporters, including Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust, Costco Wholesale – King of Prussia, West Pharmaceutical Services, SEI Investments and Chris and Embry Hussin who spearheaded the program.

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2016-11-13T14:04:03-05:00August 22nd, 2013|Program News|

It’s Pack a Backpack Time – We Need Your Help!

With the beginning of August comes the beginning of the back to school season! For most families, this means a trip to the store to stock up on backpacks and school supplies so that their children will start the school year off with all the necessary tools.

For some families, providing their children with the required school supplies is a financial hardship. As one of the PCEF flagship programs, Pack-A-Backpack assists these families in need, so that their children arrive at school on the first day with all the tools they need to be successful in the classroom.

Over the past 9 years, the Pack-A-Backpack program has been providing backpacks and school supplies to pre-school through high school students in the Phoenixville area. Through the generosity of local businesses, churches, and community members, PCEF has distributed over 3,100 backpacks and thousands of dollars in school supplies to these families in need.

PCEF is currently accepting donations of school supplies. Items we can use are:

  • #2 pencils
  • 2-pocket folders with or without fasteners
  • 1-subject spiral notebooks
  • Pens – red, black or blue
  • 8 count, 16 count or 24 count crayons
  • 12 count colored pencils
  • Large glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Notebook paper packs
  • Composition books
  • 1″, 2″ or 3″ 3-ring binders
  • Children’s scissors
  • Pencil boxes
  • Backpacks

Drop boxes have been placed in the lobbies of the Phoenixville Federal Bank buildings located at 120 Main Street in Phoenixville and at 533 Kimberton Road in East Pikeland. Supplies may also be dropped off at the PCEF office located on the second floor of the Phoenixville Federal Bank building on Main Street.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation and let us do the shopping, you may mail a check to:

PCEF
PO Box 348
Phoenixville, PA 19460

or make an online donation through our website.

Please call our office at 610-933-5911 or email Sharon Bauer if you would like to help with Pack-a-Backpack!

Help us get the school year off to a great start for ALL Phoenixville students!

2016-11-13T14:04:03-05:00July 30th, 2013|Program News|

Destinations with Direction News

The Destinations With Direction program recently held its year end banquet. Participants were awarded “Destination Dollars” for their work in the weekly program.  PCEF supports DWD with funding for an annual trip to tour college campuses. Participants also meet weekly to learn about college essay writing, study skills, and college-readiness preparations.

All of the seniors are bound for college this fall!  The Senior Scholarship Recipients who are graduating from DWD this year are:

  • Corissa Brown (Montgomery County Community College)
  • Xavier Knight (Morgan State University)
  • Alissa Manion (Harcum College)
  • Richard Martin (Philadelphia Institute of Art-Culinary)
  • Joey Riccardo (Bloomsburg University)
  • Mary Sinnott (Kutztown)
  • Casey Williams (Slippery Rock University)

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2016-11-13T14:04:03-05:00June 13th, 2013|Program News|

Congrats to our Scholarship Recipients

Phoenixville Community Education Foundation is pleased to congratulate the recipients of several local scholarships that were awarded recently.

At the Academic Awards assembly at Phoenixville Area High School, PCEF awarded three scholarships to graduating seniors as part of our annual scholarship program. Congratulations to:

  • Gianna Bliss (Philadelphia University)
  • Chad Komar (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Alexandra Schmidt (Delaware Valley College)

Also, Tyler Timmins (Duke University) was awarded the Principal’s Service Leadership Award. All of these awards come with a $2,000 scholarship towards the student’s future education.

We are happy to support such bright and community-minded young people. Good luck to them all!

2016-11-13T14:04:03-05:00June 13th, 2013|Program News|

It’s Pack A Backpack Time Again and PCEF Needs Your Help!

With the beginning of August comes the beginning of the back to school season! For most families, this means a trip to the store to stock up on backpacks and school supplies so that their children will start the school year off with all the necessary tools.

For some families, providing their children with the required school supplies is a financial hardship. As one of the PCEF flagship programs, Pack A Backpack assists these families in need, so that their children arrive at school on the first day with all the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. (more…)

2016-11-13T14:04:04-05:00August 3rd, 2012|Featured, Program News|

PCEF Announces 2011-2012 Scholarship Award Recipients

Phoenixville Community Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards and scholarships.  Each year PCEF awards four college-bound graduating seniors a $2,000 scholarship upon graduation from high school.  This year’s winners include three seniors from PAHS, Marlaina Farbstein, Ryan Vogen and Alec Thompson, and one senior from Cat-Pickering, Corinne Poloway.  Congratulations to all of our winners!

Phoenixville Area High School scholarship recipients pictured from left to right: Marlaina Farbstein, Ryan Vogen and Alec Thompson

 

Cat-Pickering scholarship recipient Corinne Poloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-11-13T14:04:04-05:00June 22nd, 2012|Program News|
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