We are always thankful for everyone’s support – but we wanted to let you know that the families we help are thankful as well!  This is a note we received after we helped a family.  We get these types of notes all the time! They are meant for ALL OF YOU!!! CLICK HERE to see more.

I would like to take a moment and thank each and every one of you for your care and help at a time of struggle.  I felt that I needed to send this email to say Thank You  and if at all I can do anything I will surely try.  Once again thank-you for getting me through this tough time. Me and my children.  May, 2009

THANKS 2017

For more current year thank you’s – go to the bottom of our home page.

  • March 2017 – Berwyn United Methodist Church included T&E Care in their Christmas Alternative Gift program and sent us the amount raised this past holiday season. What a wonderful surprise.
  • March 2017 – At the Paoli Acme Markets’ Grand Re-opening after renovations, they donated $1,000 in gift cards to T&E Care.  Talk about a huge help – that was amazing!
  • March 2017 – Many of the Beaumont Elementary School kids participated in a Sock Fun Day fundraiser for T&E Care.  The kids had lots of fun playing all sorts of games in the gym after school. Thanks to Jen Bracco for organizing the event, to the staff for donating their time to run this event, and to all the families for participating. Over $1,300 was raised, which will go towards our Summer Camp Program.
  • February 2017 – Thanks to WSFS Bank in King of Prussia for sponsoring the recent T&E Care Board dinner. Every year the Board of Directors and Auxiliary Board members (and spouses) gather to socialize and review the past year’s activities. We were delighted to have the support of WSFS in helping to sponsor this event.
  • January 2017 – Thanks to The Baptist Church in the Great Valley and the United Church of Christ at Valley Forge for supporting us again with their Alternative Gift Market event in November. We received the donations from this event, and it was a major WOW.
  • January 2017 – Thanks to John’s Village Market for again offering coupons for hoagies. We were able to offer free hoagies to almost 35 families. What an amazing treat this was.
  • January 2017 – 30 Main in Berwyn donated $500 as the result of the band concert that was held there in late November. We are very appreciative of their continued support.
  • January 2017 – The Anexinet Corporation made an incredible donation to T&E Care in January and we are thrilled for this support.  When we receive these “out of the blue” donations we are especially grateful.
  • January 2017 – A number of laptop computers were donated by Tronox and BioTelemetry, Inc. to be used with our computer refurbishing program.  Thanks to these companies for their wonderful support.
  • January 2017 – We received a donation of a $250 gift card in honor of the Tredyffrin Police department.  A community member wanted to thank the local police for helping her out and the police directed the donation to T&E Care instead.  What a great bounce pass.
  • January 2017 – The Paoli Business and Professional Association – back in early December Santa arrived to the Paoli Shopping Center where he was greeted by the community and members of the PBA. Cookies and punch were served to those waiting, and donations were suggested for any who enjoyed the treats. T&E Care was the recipient of those donations. Thanks to the PBA for choosing our organization at this fun event.

THANKS 2016

  • December 2016 – The Hayden Hoopla – once again the Hayden family has an annual holiday party and collects gift cards for T&E Care and they came through again big time for us!  Thanks to all who attend this party for their generous support (and of course the the Hayden’s for hosting the party in the first place!)
  • December 2016 – Fox & Roach Charities – every year the local Fox & Roach Charity office decides which local charities to support, and again this year T&E Care was selected as one of their recipients.  Thanks again for this terrific support!
  • December 2016 – St. Luke Lutheran Church named T&E Care as one of their alternative gift options this past December, and various members of the church selected us, raising $360 for our organization!  Thanks to all!
  • December 2016  – Thanks to all those who attended the Weihnachtsmarkt, a German Christmas Market, in December.  The donations from this event were amazing.  Special thanks to Helena Malarkey for coordinating this event.
  • December 2016 – The Baptist Church in the Great Valley made a donation to T&E Care in December through the Board of Deacons – how wonderful to continue to have this continued partnership!
  • December 2016 – St. John’s Presbyterian Church made a donation to T&E Care in December through the 2016 Youth Fellowship Benevolence Gift program.  Combined with their amazing support earlier in the month as hosts of our Holiday Drive – this partnership continues to be amazing!
  • December 2016 – The Upper Main Line Rotary Charitable Fund choose T&E Care as the recipient of a donation in December.  Many thanks to this terrific group for recognizing our organization with this great donation.
  • December 2016 – The Mauro Family Dentistry made a donation to T&E Care in December – thanks for their continued support!
  • December 2016 – thanks to 4R Systems, Inc (Berwyn) for their amazing donation to our holiday drive.  They took up a collection and wow – what results.  We are excited to have this new local community partner!
  • December 2016 – thanks to the Sweet Pose Yoga class for making a donation to T&E Care in honor of their teacher, Anne Susas.  What a fun idea!
  • 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 – The Shandtract 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 – the Paoli 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!!!
  • May 2016 – Thanks to the Devon PTO for making a donation to T&E Care!  We love the PTO connections that we have!
  • May 2016 – Many thanks to Village Wellness (Berwyn) for running a fund raiser for us on Laugh Yoga Day!
  • April 2016 – Thanks again to Van Cleve Collections (Paoli) for hosting a shopping day for community residents in support of T&E Care.  It’s always nice to have local businesses trying to help our organization.
  • March 2016 – MANY thanks to Daisy Troop #41246 at NEES for creating birthday bags for some local families.  Each bag contains cake mix, frosting mix, and assorted other items needed to have a birthday party.  How fun and how valuable!
  • February 2016 – Berwyn United Methodist Church sent us a surprise donation.  The support of the local churches is very encouraging in our efforts.
  • February 2016 – The Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line recently surprised us with a wonderful donation. What a terrific assistance this will be for our efforts!
  • February 2016 – We get occasional corporate matching donations – thanks to all who sign us up for this assistance. The most recent match was from The Merck Foundation.  Thanks for this great donation!
  • February 2016 – Special thanks to CCRES (Chester County Regional Educational Services) for sending us the balance of the grant donation that was approved in 2015.  This grant is used to help cover some of the costs for our very important College Assistance Program.
  • January 2016 – Some VFMS teachers directed their donation for the Casual Friday Fund to T&E Care in January.  What a fun way to help out a local group!
  • January 2016 – St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church again included T&E Care in the Holiday “Gifts of Hope” program and donations were made to that effort.  Thanks so much to this church for once again being such a great partner to T&E Care.
  • January 2016 – St. John’s Presbyterian Church got a surprise donation from the Board of Deacons a few weeks ago.  We very much appreciate the continued help from this amazing church!’
  • January 2016 – We recently received some United Way funds from folks who designate T&E Care in that program.  Thanks to all those who help us in this way.  (For anyone else who might be interested, we are #49470.)
  • January 2016 – Before the holidays Allison and Michael Hayden hosted an annual holiday party and asked for donations to T&E Care in lieu of hostess gifts.  Afte the party they handed us many many many gift cards as the result of this party – which are fantastic for us to have through the winter months when requests come in. Thanks to all attendees who made these donations possible!  The Hayden Hoopla is one of our favorite parties!
  • January 2016 – Thanks to Jessica Mintz, our local Pampered Chef, for running a party in December and donating a percent of the proceeds to T&E Care.  We appreciate this support.  Happy cooking!
  • January 2016 – What a great way to start the year!  Ava Novelli, a local 9-yr old, asked for donations to T&E Care instead of birthday gifts.  Her friends (all part of TEYSA soceer teams) donated the money to cover a tuition to TEYSA’s summer camp – which is perfect for our camp program! Happy Birthday Ava!

THANKS 2015

  • December 2015 – thanks to Costco for another donation to T&E Care December to be used for our holiday drive.  We again appreciate this support!
  •  December 2015 – St. John’s Presbyterian Church surprised us with an amazing donation that comes as the result of funds they raised through parking for the Devon Horse Show.  Thanks sooooo much to the church for this wonderful offer!
  • December 2015 – thanks again to Jennifer on the Avenue (Berwyn) for doing a shopping day for T&E Care!  We really appreciate their continued support!
  • December 2015 – We received a check from the folks in the Shand Tract Community after the annual Tyler Hedges 5K event held this past fall.  These funds go into our ever-growing summer camp program and will be very much appreciated when we start to help cover camp tutions next spring!
  • December 2015 – We received a check supporting T&E Care from Trinity Presbyterian Church (Berwyn) – so great again to receive support from the local churches!
  • December 2015 – WOW – we got the results today of the 1/2 Collection Plate for theMain Line Unitarian Church – done during the month of October.  We have received over $2000 in this endeavor.  What a fantastic partnership!!
  • October 2015 – Thanks to SEI for donating 3 laptops and 10 mice to our refurbishing program!  These will be well used soon!
  • October 2015 – Thanks to Community Backstop for partnering with us to help with the purchase of a special computer for a local young lady who has significant vision issues.  Great partnership for sure!
  • September 2015 – A huge thanks to Blank Rome LLP for donating 20 computers to us for our refurbishing program.  We’ve already started to hand some out – and the smiles … are well worth the effort!
  • September 2015 – Thanks to Surrey for hosting our 10th Anniversary Celebration – the location was perfect for the event.  Thanks to Wegmans, Whole Foods, Wawa, Panera, and Acme for all the delicious food.  And we loved the balloon decorations from the Party Store of Berwyn.
  • September 2015 – Thanks to Wawa for their recent foundation donation towards our school lunch program.
  • August 2015 – Thanks to the Glen Valley Garden Club for their wonderful donation to our general fund!
  • August 2015 – Thanks to those local businesses and organizations that helped out with donations and support of our School Supply Drive:  Johnson Matthey, Mom’s Club of T/E, RE/MAX Main Line Charitable Foundation, FLITE, USLI-Care2Fund, Doctor’s Best (Berwyn), 30 Main, Panera Bread (Wayne), Wegman’s (KofP and Malvern), Tredyffrin Library, Play It Again Sports, Long & Foser Real Estate, and the New Eagle PTO.  And hats off to the amazing committee for this drive: Eileen Ryle, Charu Gandhi, Barbara McConnell, Rita Gosnear and Amy Ard. And thanks to Conestoga High School and the district custodians who help with our sorting/delivery plans.
  • July 2015 – Thanks to all the camps that offered scholarships to local kids through the T&E Care camp assistance program.  Those camps were run by:  TEYSA, Tredyffrin Township, Sky High Basketball, Center on Central, Great Valley Nature Center, Herb McGee Basketball Camp, and Future Stars.  Discounts were also offered from HomeCooked and 1st & Goal.  With 86 local students receiving camp assistance, and over $16,000 spent on the program, these scholarships (valued at over $2700) were really important to our ability to help more kids.  Thanks to Charu Gandhi, Story Picard, Allyson Hotz and Kristin Becket for a job well done coordinating all these folks and camps.  Thanks to Cindy Gilroy for coordinating the drivers, and to Lisa McNichol, Fred Stevens, and Toni Linder for doing the driving as needed.  A real community effort!
  • July 2015 – Thanks to Our Lady Of Assumption for making a very generous donation to T&E Care.  We are excited to partner with this church!
  • June 2015 – Through a generous grant from PNC Bank, we have been helping a number of local families cover medical bills this past year.  Included have been some significant dental bills.  The kids can go to the T/E Children’s Dental Clinic, but the adults often have no dental insurance and just put off this work.  Bernie Logan, an Auxiliary Board member, is a local dentist.  She has been a HUGE help in organizing many of these visits. Many of the local dentists have bent over backward to help out these folks.  These dentists included:  Dr. Samia Hardan, Dr. Cathy Mauro, Dr. James Godorecci, Dr. Ericka Klein, Dr. Greta Richter and Dr. Gary Riggs, Dr. Lorran Tokpa, Dr. Anna Rossis, and the Family Dental Group in West Chester.  Thanks to all!
  • As the result of the great Wellness Festival held in May, the Berwyn Devon Business & Professional Association donated $2000 to T&E Care at the recent annual dinner.  We are so proud to get this recognition from this important local business association.
  • June 2015 – The Re/Max Main Line Charitable Foundation made a terrific donation through the Chester County Community Foundation that will be used to purchase gift cards for our upcoming School Supply Drive.  Thanks for this continued partnership!
  • May 2015 – Thanks to the local family that asked for a match from their business – the GE Foundation.  We LOVE matching donations!
  • May 2015 – the Foundation for Learning in T/E has awarded us with another grant for our Computers for Kids program.  It’s a great partnership to have with FLITE!
  • May 2015 – thanks to Valley Forge Elementary School for their recent donation related to the reading challenge!
  • May 2015 – We are very sad that Shire is leaving the community, but we thank them for thinking of us with their recent donation of office supplies – we got some great stuff for our college kids and some of the families we support with budgeting needs.
  • May 2015 – A special surprise donation came from St. Luke Church recently – what a nice treat!
  • May 2015 – Thanks to Community Backstop for partnering with us to help a local adult who needed a “new” car.  We couldn’t have helped her without their help!
  • April 2015 – Thanks to New Eagle Elementary School for including T&E Care in their annual Fun Run.  We appreciate this partnership and support!  (See pictures below.)
  • April 2015 – Thanks to St. Matthews United Methodist Church for hosting the annual Grab Bag! Special thanks as well to all the TESD schools, Play It Again Sports, Doctor’s Best Immediate Care, Club La Maison, and the Tredyffrin Library for hosting collections.  Donations were offered to us from Whole Foods, Starbucks, Paoli Hardware, Wayne Sporting Goods, Plato’s Closet, and the Valley Forge Running Company.  The Saturday Club and TEMPO loaned us their clothing racks. Many other groups and individuals offered support as well – it’s truly a group effort!
  • April 2015 – A special thanks to St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Devon for sending us a donation.  These church partnerships are very important to the mission of T&E Care.
  • April 2015 – Thanks again to Whole Foods in Devon for selecting T&E Care for their Nickles for Nonprofits campaign this past winter.  We have received a check for almost $1000 through this program.  It’s amazing how those nickles can add up!!!
  • March 2015 – Many many thanks to the Baptist Church of the Great Valley and  the United Church of Christ at Valley Forge for running the Alternative Gift Market before the holidays with donations coming to T&E Care.  It was amazing!
  • February 2015 – Much thanks to Berwyn United Methodist Church for their recent donation!
  • January 2015 – a special thanks to St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church for adding our name to their Gift of Hope list last December.  We really appreciate all the support by members of the congregation.
  • January 2015 – the United Church of Christ at Valley Forge recently made a wonderful donation to T&E Care!  Thanks so much!

THANKS 2014

  • December 2014 – Fox & Roach Charities once again selected T&E Care for support in its annual donation pool.  We are honored to be part of their yearly tradition!
  • December 2014 – thanks to the Amana Foundation, to the students in Mrs. Lund’s class at Valley Forge Elementary School, and to the Hillside Elementary School 3rd grade Girl Scout Troop (#42060) for their amazing support of our Holiday Dinner effort on Dec. 22.  Special thanks to Melanie Bradish, Tammy Small, and Laura Pratt for their efforts putting this event together, as well as to all those families who made individual donations.  The eight local families receiving the food were overwhelmed!
  • December 2014 – we are thrilled to have the support again this year of the PNC Foundation, in our efforts to offer medical support to local families in need.
  • December 2014 – special thanks to the following businesses or groups who helped make the Holiday Drive extra special for so many local families:
    • Tredyffrin-Easttown MS Student Council – ran a toiletries drive
    • Tredyffrin-Easttown MS – collected paper goods
    • Beaumont ES – ran a food and toiletries drive
    • Beaumont ES staff – sponsored 2 families
    • St. Monica Church – collected cleaning supplies and bedding requests
    • Devon PTO – sponsored a family
    • Hillside ES – ran a cleaning supplies drive
    • New Eagle ES – ran a book drive
    • Valley Forge ES – ran a food drive
    • First Baptist Church – sponsored a family
    • Valley Forge MS – ran a hats, gloves, socks and scarf drive
    • Chesterbrook Quarters – ran a food drive
    • Girl Scout Troop 456 – made over 100 dozen cookies
    • Daisy Troop 4131 – put together some food baskets
    • MoJo Fitness – collected donations
    • Carol Verhake – hosted a gift card party
    • Blue Sky Band – hosted a performance on Dec. 5 at 30 Main, and collected gift cards
    • 30 Main – donated 10% of food from the Dec. 5 dinner
    • Coldwell Banker Preferred/Sarah Forti – they collected gift cards and cookie tins
    • CrossFit in Christ Youth Group – they collected assorted gifts on our wish list
    • Shire Pharmaceuticals – they sponsored some families
    • T&E Kids Care (CHS club) – they got items for kids needing help
    • Whole Foods Market Devon  – they donated 300 reuseable bags for our drive and 200 pounds of fresh produce
    • Four Counties Garden Club – decorated 30-40 wreaths for families
    • Tredyffrin-Easttown Administrative Offices – they sponsored a family
    • Pam Badolato – coordinated a PJ drive for a number of the kids in our program
    • The Saturday Club – provided food and other supplies
  • December 2014 – we thank Trinity Presbyterian Church, The Baptist Church in the Great Valley, and St. Monica Church for three totally different donations made in this December.  How wonderful to be partners with these wonderful organizations!
  • November 2014 – Thanks to St. Luke Lutheran Church (Devon) for agreeing to host our special Thanksgiving Dinner cooking event, and to Cindy Gilroy, Danyll Lockett and Laura Pratt for coordinating the event.  Special thanks to the Hayden family and the Amana Foundation for all their efforts with this amazing event.  The nine local families receiving this support were thrilled!
  • November 2014 – We are excited to announce the receipt of a grant from The Nelson Foundation in support of our College Assistance Program.  As this program continues to grow, and a number of students are close to graduating in the spring, we are very thankful for this recognition and support.
  • November 2014 – Thanks to the Shand Tract Civic Association for once atain supporting T&E Care’s summer camp program.  We always appreciate a portion of the proceeds from their annual Tyler Hedges Race and Fair.  It’s a great partnership.
  • October 2014 – T&E Care was invited to attend the Paoli Malvern Berwyn Rotary dinner and was recognized with the Paul Harris Fellow award, for service to the community.  Thanks so much to the rotary for this special recognition!
  • October 2014 – Over the past few weeks a whole group of local businesses gathered together to help a local family do some improvements to their home.  The before and after pictures are AMAZING!  We can’t say thanks enough to Stacey Ballard of Eadeh Enterprises for coordinating this project.  Also helping out were J&L Building Supply, Arader Landscaping, Sherwin William Paints, O’Rourke Steel, Keith Martin Electric and J. Buccarelli Concrete Contractors.  Everyone donated their time to do the work and many materials were donated or available at cost.  It’s likely that over $10,000 worth of work was done to this house, including all new windows, much tree work, painting, some electric work, and new steps.   A project of this type is done annually through Eadeh Enterprises’ “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Build Better Warmer and Safer”, in memory of Ernest Eadeh who loved his community and took pride in making it better and safer.  T&E Care was proud to be part of this amazing project and thanks those companies who made such a difference for a local family. (see pix below)
  • October 2014 – T&E Care recently hosted the Upper Mainline Ministerium luncheon – a monthly event that takes turns around the area.  Thanks to Barbara McConnell, Kris Graham, Cathy Arpa, and Anne Sprissler for helping out with this event.
  • September 2014 – Many thanks to the folks at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach Realtors in Devon for helping us collate and stuff our invitations for the Fall Fest on their Community Service Day.  We really appreciate their support and it was a great way to get an important step in the process accomplished.  Those helping included Kim Cunningham Marren, Debi Sugarman, Kathie Bushey, Maureen Mahoney, Marijjo Gallagher, Bob Davis, Audrey Willson, and Gabriella Peracchia.
  • September 2014 – Much appreciation to the Society of Professional Women and Eileen Connolly-Robbins for allowing us to be the recognized charity at a recent luncheon.  A special thanks to Wells Fargo Bank for their $1000 donation as the result of this event.
  • T&E Care was proud to be part of the September 27, 2014  birthday party at Wilson Farm Park.   Special thanks to Hal Ward and Theresa Augustine for organizing our volunteers, to Debbie Weger and Nancy Higgins for helping out, and to Hailey, Kathryn, and Rachel from the T&E Kids Care Club at CHS for coming and doing a bake sale at our table.
  • June 2014 – A big thanks to CCRES (Chester County Regional Educational Services) for the award of a $5000 grant toward our College Assistance Program.  We very much appreciate their support (for two consecutive years) 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.
  • June 2014 – Two shout-outs to community partners!  Dr. Jonathan Voiner (Main Line Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, Paoli) recently did some dental work for a community member and gave a significant discount due to her financial situation.   And Diantonio’s Auto Repair (Paoli) did some work on a car for a local family and also gave a significant discount.  It’s so great to have local businesses offering assistance to families in need!
  • June 2014 – Huge thanks to the Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association for their recent donation of $1500 as the result of the recent Wellness Festival.  We are proud to receive this donation along with Daemion Counseling Center, The TESD Dental Clinic, and the local Berwyn Vets.
  • June 2014 – Last month the Girl Scout Troop 4161 from VFES put together 16 birthday bags that we were able to hand out to local families.  These bags are filled with the supplies needed to hold a birthday party – cake mix, candles, plates, napkins, and all sorts of other goodies!  Many thanks to the girls and leader Jenni DiMaio for their efforts!!
  • June 2014 – The VFMS PTO ran a fund raiser earlier this year and Trish McFillin, chair of the event, used some of the funds to get extra tickets to Hershey Park.  We handed these out to 10 local families who were all thrilled to have this special event available this summer! ‘
  • May 2014 – Thanks to the Valley Forge Middle School PTO for their recent support of T&E Care.  We also thank the parents in the Conestoga Class of 2014 for making a donation in honor of the class chair, Cammy Wagner.  We always appreciate the partnerships with the PTOs and school groups.
  • April 2014 – Many thanks to Jennifer on the Avenue (Berwyn) for running a fund raiser for T&E Care – donating a portion of the sales on a particular day to our efforts!
  • April 2014 – Thanks to St. Luke Lutheran Church for a wonderful donation through their Social Ministry outreach mission.  We are thankful for this wonderful partnership!
  • March 2014 – The Grab Bag is over and many folks deserve our thanks for helping out.  But a HUGE shout out again goes to St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church for hosting the event again this year.  The church is the most amazing host site – we just can’t say enough thanks!
  • February 2014 – Thanks again to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop in Paoli for hosting a soup cooking class, with 100% of the proceeds coming to T&E Care.  Great job Art!
  • February 2014 – Many thanks to St. John’s Presbyterian Church for offering a donation to us through their Deacon Program.  It’s always helpful to have these relationships!
  • January 2014 – Back in December the United Church of Christ Valley Forge ran an Alternative Gift Market with the proceeds going to T&E Care.  We were thrilled to receive the check from UCCVF and appreciate them thinking of us with this event.
  • January 2014 – Many thanks to Brandywine Realty Trust for their donation of 15 laptops that will soon be refurbished and ready to be handed out.  These can truly make a difference in the lives of others!
  • January 2014 – A million thanks to the local Ministerium for recognizing T&E Care with the collection plate at the Thanksgiving service held at Main Line Unitarian Church.  In addition, T&E Care was on the alternative gift list for both Berwyn United Methodist Church and St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church this past holiday season.  We really appreciate this support!
  • January 2014  – MUCH appreciation for being selected again to receive support for our camp program from the Shand Tract Tyler Hedges Day and 5K Race. This is the 4th year we’ve received a donation from this group and it’s always a welcome gift for our campers!
  • January 2014 – Many thanks to two great foundations that have selected us to receive grants – the Nelson Foundation and the PNC Foundation.  The funds from the Nelson Foundation will be used for our important College Assistance Program, and the PNC funds will be used for medical related requests.
  • January 2014 – Special thanks to some amazing local companies and groups for recently giving us donations:  ViroPharma Inc., Perspective Financial Group, the BFF Friendship Foundation, Good Sports, and Fox & Roach Charities.  What great partners!December 2013 – The Holiday dinners were gathered and delivered to 9 local families thanks to the efforts of Melanie Bradish and Tammy Small, with Laura Pratt helping to coordinate the families.  Special thanks to the Amana Foundation once again for all the fresh produce, and to the Hillside Daisy Troop #4323 and the Valley Forge Cadette Troop #479 for their extra help.  And of course to all of you who donated hams or other types of food – THANKS!

THANKS 2013

  • December 2013 – MANY thanks to the Connelly Foundation for their recent 2-year grant in support of our efforts to help local families.  We REALLY appreciate the support of this important foundation!
  • November 2013 – Complete Thanksgiving dinners were again provided to 9 local families on Wednesday, Nov. 27.  A million thanks to Cindy Gilroy for coordinating the donations and volunteers, and to Laura Pratt for confirming the family needs.  SPECIAL thanks once again to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop in Paoli for providing the space and food needed to propare the dinners.  What a treasure he is for our community!!  A round of applause again to the students and families of the Amana Foundation for providing the fresh produce for the event, and to the Hayden family for baking all the pies needed to feed ALL the families.  MANY others donated food and/or time to help with this important event.
  • November 2013 – Special thanks to Trinty Presbyterian Church for their recent surprise donation to T&E Care!  What a nice treat to receive in the mail!
  • September 2013 – Super thanks to the Kistler-Tiffany Foundation for their recent grant in support of our Home & Hearth Program.  This is terrific help!
  • September 2013 – The Yang family offered us the funds from the restitution check for the incident that occurred involving Mr. Yang in January 2012.  What an amazing gesture!
  • September 2013 – Many thanks to Pete’s Auto (Malvern) for donating the inspection for a recently donated car to T&E Care.  Because of that savings, we were able to do some repairs to the car and found a family that needed the car!
  • August 2013 – Many thanks for another donation from the Tredyffrin Township Police Association!  Their continued support of our organization is always appreciated!
  • August 2013 – Thanks to all those groups and individuals that gave special assistance for the School Supply Drive:  Panera Bread for donating delicious bagels and coffee for the volunteers, to Johnson Matthey for their continued support of our drive with a ton of gift cards, supplies, and general donations, and to Re/Max Main Line Charitable Foundations for their generous gift card donations.  A grant from the Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE) helped us purchase good qualify backpacks for the older kids.  And extra inventory supplies were provided by Stuart Clark (cases of binders) and Dave Hyett’s 4th grade class at DES were much appreciated!  Our sincere appreciation also to Conestoga High School for once again opening their cafeteria to our volunteers for sorting, and to the custodians who will help move the items around to the various schools.  And of course – we can’t give enough thanks to all those adults and students who came to CHS on August 1 to help sort – what a big group.  The sorting took only about 3 hours!
  • July 2013 – During the summer these 6 wonderful folks helped drive some kids to/from summer camps, because the kids’ parents could not.  This is among the most genersous acts of kindness offered to T&E Care families.  Special thanks to Toni Linder, Barb Zonino, Fred Stevens, Anne Miller, Pat Clark, and Lori Whiteman for sharing their summer with the kids of T&E Care.
  • July 2013 – In June Barbara McConnell and Sandi Gorman of T&E Care were part of a big event at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Devon, called the Neighborhood Fun Fest.  As the result of our participation in the event, a donation to T&E Care was made.  We very much appreciate St. Luke’s donation and enjoyed the chance to be part of this program.
  • June 2013 – Late in the Spring NEES students did a Fun Run to raise money for T&E Care and FLITE.  We recently received the results of this event, and are so thrilled!  Many thanks to all NEES students, staff and parents for their continued support!
  • June 2013 – It’s easy to have faith in our countries future when we get notice of donations such as this.  Leo Guillen, a NEES student, decided to hold a bake sale for T&E Care, and sent us a donation of $120!  He said he more than doubled his goal! Wow – how great is that! Congrats Leo for your efforts!
  • June 2013 –The Devon ES 4th graders (Dave Hyett – leader) – in May they ran a mini-collection drive for us to jump-start our summer efforts.  Great job DES students and families!
  • June 2013 – Birthdays are special times, but for two local boys – the special times were for T&E Care – more than for the boys!  Instead of asking for gifts, they asked for donations to T&E Care!  Extra special thanks to Conner Sullivan and William Delaney for being so generous on their special days!
  • May 2013 – Polka Dots ran a shopping day for T&E Care earlier this month – and we’ve received our payment.  Thanks so much to Polka Dots for all their support and to all those who shopped that day!  What a wonderful idea!
  • May 2013 – the Newcomers of Great Valley recently did a charity event for T&E Care which resulted in a nice donation to our organization.  What a great surprise this was.  Special thanks to Karen Bossan for her efforts in organizing this!
  • April 2013 – Thanks to Stuart Clark – he donated cases of binders that we can use for the upcoming school supply drive.
  • April 2013 – Many thanks to the WW Smith Charitable Trust for offering a grant to T&E Care!  The funds will certainly be put to good use!!
  • April 2013 – The  2nd annual T&E Care Kids Clothing Grab Bag was a huge success again.  A list of all those to be thanked can be found on our grab bag wrap-up page, but special hats off to St. Matthews United Methodist Church of Valley Forge for hosting this event for us.  The staff there was incredible!  Such hospitality we’ve never felt before!  Special recognitions as well to Panera Bread (Gateway), Starbucks (Wayne) and Pizza Land (Chesterbrook) for providing food to feed the volunteers!  Also thanks to Paoli Hardware Center for providing the large trash bags needed for left overs (which went to Cradles to Crayons!).  Special groups including NHS and Key Club of CHS, the CHS girls softball and field hockey teams, HES first graders, and Brownie Troops 42062 (HES) and 41242 (BES) were also fantastic in helping out!  The list is longer – check HERE for more names!
  • April 2013 – Much appreciation from two area churches for recent donations to T&E Care – Berwyn United Methodist Church and the Church of the Good Samaritan. It’s always wonderful to have partnerships with these groups!
  • April, 2013 – Thanks to the local Staples (Gateway) for giving us a great deal on our recent computer purchase for a number of CHS seniors heading off to college.  We bought 15 laptops, printers, and assorted accessories for these kids and were able to get a much needed discount from Staples.  It’s wonderful to partner with a local merchant on something this important!
  • March 2013 – Thanks to FLITE (The Foundation for Learning in TE) for awarding us a grant to be used to purchase some of the backpacks and flash drives needed for our upcoming School Supply Drive.
  • March 2013 – Brownie Troop 4161 has done it again – 10 more birthday bags showed up recently.  We’ve been handing out the first group – and everyone is so excited to receive them!
  • February 2013 – thanks to McKenzie’s Brew House in Devon for donating some gift cards to T&E Care that we can offer to a family that needs a special night out.  We really appreciate this gesture by them and know some family will be thrilled!
  • January 2013 – The 8 members of Brownie Troop 4161 recently donated 10 birthday bags to T&E Care – to help a struggling family enjoy a special event.  What a great project!
  • Jan 2013 – We were honored again to be part of the St. Luke Lutheran Church alternative gift program this past December, and recently received a wonderful check from this program! Thanks to St. Luke for this special gift.
  • January 2013 – Special thanks to the Fox & Roach Charities for their unsolicited gift to T&E Care.  We appreciate this recognition of our efforts.

THANKS 2012

  • Dec 2012 – Many thanks to St. John’s Presbyterian Church for once again helping us out with a nice donation.  We really appreciate our relationships with the local churches.
  • Dec 2012 – We send a very special thanks to the families of NEES for their incredible support of our recent holiday drive.  Not only did the kids collect and wrap tons of books for local kids, but a fiancial collection was also taken.  Many thanks for helping to make the drive such a success.
  • 12/31/12 – A great year end finish when we received a donation from the Good Sports of Wayne.  These great guys have been supporters of ours in the past – and we can’t thank them enough!
  • 12/26/12 – Many thanks for the continued partnership of the Tredyffrin Township Police Association for their generous donation to our organization.  We are so lucky to live in a community with such a great police force!
  • 12/22/12 – Wow – “thanks” is hardly enough for the crew that helped with the holiday dinners this year.  Eight local families were treated with all the fixings and more for some very special meals.  Special thanks to Aimee Ducasse and Jim Battista, Jen and Erica Battista, Ibrahim Souadda and the Amana Foumdation, and St. Luke Church.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  More information and other helpers can be found here.
  • 12/18/12 – Many blessings to ViroPharma, Incorporated (Exton) for it’s wonderful donation to T&E Care – how special to have a business supporting our efforts!
  • 12/16/12 – A special recognition to TEI Salon in Paoli for collecting donations for T&E Care during the holiday season – we recently received their donation of $500.  WOW!!!
  • 12/15/12 – Many thanks to the Paoli Fire Company for offering us a donation to be used for our general support of local families.  Another wonderful partnership in the community!
  • 12/120/12 – The holiday drive is over now and what a wonderful time had by all.  The families receiving the gifts were more than appreciative, and our fantastic chairs, Lisa Christy, Pat Clark, and Melody Ticknor, are still smiling!  Lisa’s house was totally taken over in setting up this event – but hopefully the mess is cleaned and the house back to normal.  Lots of pictures and words of thanks can be found here.
  • 12/4/12 – Special recognition to Alexandra and Maggie Stetson and Sammi Stephans for giving up a few hours of their Sunday to represent T&E Care at the recent Berwyn Tree Lighting ceremony.
  • 12/3/12 A heartfelt thanks to the Vogt family and friends, Joe Barks and Bruce Broser for lending their trucks, and to members of the CHS crew team for lending their muscles, as we recently moved a bunch of furniture for a couple of families.  To help a family have a “new” bed or couch when they have nothing at all is most gratifying.
  • 11/30/12 – Many many thanks from Mainline Coastal Development (Berwyn) for their great donation to T&E Care!  Another wonderful community partner.
  • 11/26/12 – Thanksgiving will never be the same for the 9 local families receiving special treats from T&E Care.  There was so much food – each family will enjoy Thanksgiving over and over!  Special kudos to Cindy Gilroy and Danyll Lockett for overseeing the event, Art Roman at The Kitchen Workshop for sharing the space and arranging for the cooking of the dinners, and to the Hayden family and the Amana Foundation for their incredible donations.  Please check here for more information and a complete list of donors.
  • 11/14/12 – A HUGE hug to TD Bank for again letting us be part of their Affinity Program!  the 2012 numbers are in (our calendar year is 9/30/11-9/30/12) and we recently received a check for over $14,000!  This is such a SIMPLE fund raiser, and the results are amazing.  If you have a TD Bank account and can hook up with this program – please read the info and sign up soon!  These funds are used to help area kids with college-related expenses.
  • 11/6/12 – For yet another year we send a thanks to George Shoffner and Kristin Thies at Lewis, Shoffner & Co (King of Prussia) for preparing a review of our financial statements at no cost to us.  This generous offer of assistance saves us much money that we can instead use to help families.  George and Kristin are very special partners to our organization!
  • 11/6/12 – The Fall Fest is now history, and what a success it was.  Special thanks to Karin Maynard, the chair, and her right-hand volunteers:  Jeanne Dechiario, Anne Ferola, Cathy Duffy, Colleen Blejwas, Heather Greenberg, Carla Ojha, and Debbie Weger.  Please click here for pictures and a lot more information about this special event.
  • 11/5/12 – Many thanks to the Beaumont ES PTO for authorizing a donation to T&E Care.  We very much appreciate the support of our local PTOs.
  • 10/22/12 – Many thanks to the Tredyffrin Easttown Education Association for making a fantastic donation to T&E Care.  We truly appreciate the support of the staff of the TESD both for this donation as well as for always being there for our local kids.  We are very lucky to have such a caring and capable group of people working with our kids!
  • September and October, 2012 – we thank both Berwyn United Methodist Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church for their general donations in support of the efforts of T&E Care!  We love partnering with the local churches!
  • 9/26/12 – Thanks to Conestoga Collision (Berwyn) for making a donation to T&E Care after we required their assistance in helping a family!
  • 9/2/12 – Big hugs to 2nd grader Zachary Serinsky who raised money last year and donated this money to “help kids in need”.  How wonderful when local kids work hard to help local kids.
  • 7/7/12 – Thanks to Matt Holtzer and the Tredyffrin Library (especially Laurie Doan) for coordinating the dance fund raiser for T&E Care School Supply Drive for 2012.  This was truly an example of students helping their peers to be successful!
  • 7/1/12 – Hats off to NextDocs, a company in Conshohocken that recently donated more than 20 laptops to T&E Care!  We’ll be refurbishing them over the summer to have them ready to hand out for the next school year.
  • 6/13/12 – Many thanks to the 4th graders at BES for agreeing to donate the funds raised during fund raisers this year to T&E Care.  The MASH (Many Active Student Helpers) activities are wonderful and the kids are even better!
  • 6/12/12 – It is really humbling when a 6 year old forfeits his birthday gifts in lieu of donating to T&E Care.  That’s what Kieran Howell of Paoli recently did.  What a generous act!  Can you imagine what a wonderful adult he’ll be !!!
  •  6/6/12 – Great job to the students, staff and families of New Eagle ES for a very successful Fun Run held in May.  They raised a bunch of money and donated the proceeds to T&E Care and FLITE.  We really appreciate the efforts of this group!!!
  • 5/20/12 – Thanks to a local community member for donating 9 sets of tickets to the Devon Horse Show.  We were able to hand them out to 9 different local families who will now be able to enjoy this Main Line tradition!
  • 5/1/12 – Recently St. John’s Presbyterian Church (Devon) gave a donation to T&E Care in honor of Barbara McConnell – the outgoing head of their board of Deacons, and a member of T&E Care.  What a great tribute to Barbara’s hard work over the years.
  • 4/25/12  – Many thanks as always to St. Luke Lutheran Church of Devon for a recent donation in support of our efforts to help local families.  We always appreciate the assistance of the local churches and other groups of faith.
  • 4/11/12 – A shout out to Dana Sarcinello, a junior at Downingtown West HS and a member of the travel soccer team (U17 TEYSA FC Europa Wildkickers).  Dana recently ran a fund raiser for T&E Care and donated the proceeds from the sale of friendship bracelets!
  • 3/15/12 – Thanks to the Tigers, a baseball team in the Berwyn Paoli Little League organization, for covering the sponsorship of their team shirts to say “Friends of T&E Care”!  What a fun idea!!!
  • 3/5/12 – Special thanks to the Tredyffrin Township Police Association for their generous donation on behalf of the efforts of T&E Care.  We are very proud to know that we have such a wonderful police staff here in T/E!!!
  • 2/20/12 – Thanks again to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop (Paoli) for hosting a Soup Dinner to benefit T&E Care’s efforts to support local families.
  • 2/18/12 – As part of their Martin Luther Service Day project the students and families of New Eagle ES ran a fund raiser for T&E Care’s summer camp program.  A check was delivered to help with that program, PLUS 40 water bottles!  What a treat it will be to not only send a bunch of kids to camp as a result of this generous gift, but also to give them a new water bottle.  Thanks NEES!!
  • 2/3/12 – A huge WOW to the Rossi’s for donating their SECOND car to T&E Care.  What a huge difference this makes to families in our community.  We are very thankful for generous people like this.
  • 1/15/12 – Thanks for the continued generosity of Fox & Roach Charities in our ongoing efforts to help local families with housing assistance.  This annual grant is an important source of funding for us.
  • 1/10/12 – Thanks to St. Luke Lutheran Church (Devon) for again including us on their Gift of Hope list for alternative gifts.  T&E Care is honored to be part of this special list and appreciate the support from those in the church

THANKS 2011

  • 12/31/11 – Many many thanks to all those who helped with this year’s Holiday Drive.  Lisa Christy is a fantastic chair – special thanks to her family for putting up with all the “stuff” that is in her house for a few weeks in preparation for the event!  Thanks to Pat Clark and Melody Ticknor for their assistance, and to all those who helped sort and wrap, make deliveries, host drop-off locations, and make donations!  Special recognition to the following groups that helped out.  It was a true team effort!Long and Foster Realtors (ran a food drive)
    Coldwell Banker Preferred (did a food/cleaning supply/toiletry drive)
    CHS Girls Lacrosse Team (collected toys)
    T&E Kids Care Club (collected toys)
    4 Counties Garden Club (provided holiday centerpieces for some local families)
    VFES 4th grade classes adopted a family
    TESD central office staff adopted a family
    DES, BES, and HES PTOs each adopted a family
    NEES did a book collection for the families
    CHS National Honors Society (collected toys)
    Hayden Hoopla – neighborhood party – collected gift cards for T&E Care
    The Murphy neighborhood party – collected gift cards for T&E Care
    The Quarters holiday party – collected food for T&E Care
    CHS Boy’s Lacrosse team (ran a fund raiser for the holiday drive)
    The Garden Shoppe LTD, Wayne (donated Christmas trees for a few local families)
    CHS Ice Hockey Team (collected toys)
    Paoli Wildcat U12 boys team (did a food/cleaning supplies drive)
    VFES Junior Girl Scout Troop 456 (baked over 800 cookies and made up 60 bags of snowman soup mix)
    A number of Wisteria Lane families (made over 20 tins of cookies)
    A number of families from Fernfield Circle (collected gift cards)
  • 12/26/11 – Another 13 families received delicious Christmas dinners through the efforts of many local groups.  Thanks to Art Roman (Kitchen Workshop, in Paoli), AMG (Wayne), the Amana Foundation, and many other individual volunteers for making this happen.  Special thanks to Amy Ard, the Bird family and the Hay family for their extra efforts on behalf of these families.
  • 12/1/11 – Thanks to those who ran the Berwyn Tree Lighting for including T&E Care in the program.  It was a great chance to gather extra supplies for our holiday drive.
  • 12/15/11 – Once again we applaud John Toates of Peter Zimmeran Architects (Berwyn) and the Mark and Wenzinger families who donated 28 vouchers good for admission to the Pennsylvania Ballet performances of the Nutcracker.  What a VERY special treat for many of our local families.
  • 11/28/11 – Another great Thanksgiving dinner was had by many through the generosity of Art Roman (The Kitchen Workshop, Paoli) and many other local volunteers.  Dinners and extra food were collected and delivered to 8 families.  Those groups helping out included:  Our Lady of Assumption, Johnson Matthey, the kids in the Amana Foundation.  The Haydens baked 8 pies as well – what a special treat!  Special thanks to Cindy Gilroy for coordinating this event.
  • 11/14/11 – many thanks for being selected by the Elite Foundation as a recipient of their fall 2011 grant.  We really appreciate the support of this very special foundation!
  • 11/6/11 – incredible thanks to TD Bank for presenting out first annual check related to our Affinity Program membership.  Jeff Salvo, manager of the Devon Branch was at the Fall Fest and presented a check to us for $11,177!   These funds will be put toward our College Assistance Program – to help local kids have the funds to continue to stay in college even with limited funding from home.  This is the easiest fund raiser ever – so if you want to help our 2012 check be even bigger – please call Jeff and sign up!  More details can be found at the TD Bank Affinity Program description.
  • 11/9/11 –  Another huge thanks to George Shoffner and Kristin Thies at Lewis, Shoffner & Co (King of Prussia) for again this year preparing a review of our financial statements at no cost to us.  This generous offer of assistance saves us much money that we can instead use to help families.  George and Kristin are really terrific people!
  • 11/5/11 – Special thanks to Karin Maynard and Brian Pierce for creating the incredible story cards we used for decoration at the Fall Fest.  Special thanks also for their help upgrading our T&E Care brochure!
  • 10/24/11 – Thanks to Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting (King of Prussia) for donating a gift card to a family who lost their sewing machine.  We were able to get a donated machine from a community member, but this gift card will help replace some of the supplies needed.
  • 9/26/11 – Hats off to the Devon Elementary School PTO for their recent donation to T&E Care.  How wonderful when the PTOs can support our many efforts!
  • 9/18/11 – Many thanks to the families from the Trinity Presbyterian Vacation Bible School for taking up a collection this summer for T&E Care.  We received the donation at the church service on the 18th, and really appreciate their support of our efforts!
  • 8/3/11 – Thanks to Comcast Spectacor Foundation for their recent donation to T&E Care.  In talking with the foundation about our programs, especially our summer camp program, they felt that this fit into their mission of fun for the local kids.  We greatly appreciate their support.
  • 7/12/11 – Hats off to the many families who participated in the Wayne Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School collection called “Across the street and Around the world”.  Monies were collected during the week of camp to be divided between T&E Care and an orphanage in Ethiopia. We were thrilled to be included in this special drive and thank all those who made donations.
  • 7/11/11 – Much appreciation to Citizens Bank Foundation for giving us a grant to be used to help with rent and utility assistance to local families.  It’s great to know that the local banks are willing to support this important initiative!
  • 7/5/11 – Thanks to the Elizabeth Robinson for her efforts in writing a grant to the Connelly Foundation, and to that foundation for awarding us with some assistance in our various efforts to help local families!  A terrific partnership!
  • 6/25/11 – We learned that T&E Kids Care (at CHS club) did fundraisers during the year, and have sent us $500 to help with our various projects.  How great is that!  Many thanks to the whole CHS student body and staff for supporting the many club fundraisers – and to the T&E Kids Care participants for their ongoing efforts on behalf of so many local families!
  • 6/21/11 – WOW – the local T/E teachers did it again!  Today was the TEEA walk for T&E Care and FLITE.  The teachers who participated in the walk were one very enthusiastic group!  Those teachers and many others made donations which will be divided for both T&E Care and FLITE – and this extra support will certainly be put to good use!  Many thanks to the TEEA!
  • 6/19/11 – A “regular” supporter of T&E Care – Play It Again Sports in Berwyn – has been wonderful again!  One of the kids taking advantage of our Camp Assistance Program needed a tennis racquet, and the family was able to get one from Play It Again for free.  Thanks so much for their continued help to local families!
  • 5/3/11 – 2 of our great volunteers are the guys who help us with our computers.  Joe Bolmarcich does the refurbishing for all our donated computers.  Bruce Gibbard helps set up the new laptops we give to seniors going to college.  We are so very thankful to these 2 community members for sharing their incredible talents to help out so many people.
  • 4/1/11 – Hats off to Pete at Pete’s Auto Service in Malvern for helping with a recent car repair for a local family.  Pete offered a great discount in making a significant repair for this car – enabling the family to get the car fixed and get back to their jobs.   Thanks to Pete for being part of our T&E Care Car group!’
  • 1/25/11 – Members of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (Devon) have again blessed our organization by choosing T&E Care in the Alternative Gift Program last December.  Thanks to all those at St. Luke’s!
  • The weekend of January 22/23  a large group of community members came together to help out some local families in need.  We had 3 different people offering furniture (one was a significant amount!), and 9 different families needing furniture.  We were able to find 8 different folks with trucks wiling to help move the furniture, and a number of the members and the coach of the CHS Ice Hockey Team plus a few other CHS students offered their muscles – and we were able to make the move much quicker than anyone thought.  Many many thanks to all those who helped out – the families receiving the furniture were THRILLED and very thankful for our help.    Three notes that we received stated:
    • THANK YOU T & E cares!  I cannot thank you enough for the perpetual kindness that you show towards my family and me.  My entire experience w/ T & E cares has been both humbling and amazing.  Not only are you responsive to my concerns, but proactive as well.
    • In response to today, my children said “TE cares and these guys ‘Rock’!”   Although my husband was at work when the gentlemen came to our home, I know we both concur with our children’s sentiment.  Please again thank your “moving gentlemen” for their helpfulness and pleasant attitude.  Not only did they remove our broken floor model TV, but a couple of the younger gentlemen complimented my children on their bunkbeds (they have a homemade tent over their bed for fun).  That made my children smile, and feel good. Again, we sincerely thank you.  Please consider how we can be helpful…now or later.  I continue to pray Gods fullest blessings on you, and yours.  Have a great night, and a wonderful week!
    • I really appreciate your help and generosity by giving us a bookcase and the dresser, in cold day you delivering to the community what they need… IT IS ACT OF LOVE AND BLESSING FROM GOD – THANK YOU VERY MUCH – WITH ALL MY RESPECTS

THANKS 2010

  • 12/18/10 – Fox & Roach Charities came through again with another incredible donation to T&E Care.  Our many thanks for their continued generosity and support!
  • 12/1/10 – A giant thanks to Peter Zimmerman Architects (Berwyn) and The Wenzinger Family (Wynnewood) for offering tickets to the Pennyslvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker to 3 local families.  It was a dream come true for these families – what a special holiday surprise for them!
  • 11/28/10 – Special thanks again to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop (Paoli) for hosting the preparation of the holiday dinners for local families.  A lot or people volunteered their time and resources to help Art.  Special recognition to the families and students in the Amana Foundation for providing a ton of extra produce for these families.
  • 11/15/10 – A big shout-out to George Shoffner and Kristin Thies at Lewis, Shoffner & Co (King of Prussia) for again this year preparing a review of our financial statements at no cost to us.  This generous offer of assistance saves us much money that we can instead use to help families.  George and Kristin are really terrific people!
  • 11/13/10 – Special thanks to Johnson Matthey for their donation to be used to help cover the cost of some of the food purchased for the Thanksgiving dinners T&E Care will be preparing (in conjunction with The Kitchen Workshop) for eight local families.  Johnson Matthey has proven over and over what it takes to be a great community contributor!
  • 11/10/10 – Once again the 5K run in memory of Tyler Hedges proved to be a huge success.  Many thanks to the organizers of that program for again choosing T&E Care to receive a portion of the funds raised at the event.  These funds will be put toward the summer camp program organized by T&E Care.
  • 11/9/10 – The Saturday Club awarded T&E Care a grant to be used to help fund their School Meal Assistance Program.  MANY thanks to this great community organization for this important support!
  • 10/25/10 – Blank Rome LLP made an incredible donation of 25 computers to T&E Care – we are in the process of getting them ready to be sent out to area homes – this should really make a dent in the problem some families have related to computer access!  (Now if we could just solve that internet problem as well!)  Thanks to Larry Liss for organizing this fantastic donation!
  • 10/16/10 – The Good Sports of Wayne came through again.  Even though they didn’t hold a party this year, they gathered donations and gave a surprise gift to T&E Care!  What a huge help this donation will be as we continue to work to assist local families!
  • 9/30/10 – Many many thanks to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop, and a crew of community members for helping to make some goodies to be sold at the Tyler Hedges Event on Oct. 2 and 3.  Delicious cookies were made by all – and hopefully were sold to help make money for T&E Care.  Special thanks to the members of T&E Kids Care (a CHS Club) who were part of the group of bakers.
  • 9/30/10 – Many many thanks to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop, and a crew of community members for helping to make some goodies to be sold at the Tyler Hedges Event on Oct. 2 and 3.  Delicious cookies were made by all – and hopefully were sold to help make money for T&E Care.  Special thanks to the members of T&E Kids Care (a CHS Club) who were part of the group of bakers.
  • 8/20/10 – Huge thanks to all community members who made donations to our School Supply drive – giving over 170 kids a great start to the school year.  Special thanks to those local businesses and organizations who also lended a hand:  Johnson Matthey, Wegmans, Trinity Presbyterian Church, RE/MAX Main Line Charitable Foundation, St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Play It Again Sports, Becker’s School Supplies, and Vertex.
  • 8/15/10 – Thanks a million to all those who helped drive kids for the local summer camp program, as well as to those camps that donated scholarships for local kids – we couldn’t have run the program without their incredible assistance:  Sky High Basketball Camp, Herb Magee Basketball Camp. The Kitchen Workshop Cooking Camp, Picket Post Tennis Camp, TEYSA Soccer Camp, The Center on Central Art Camp, Tredyffrin Township Day and Basketball Camps, & United Methodist Church of Paoli – Innabah Program Center
  • 8/11/10 – Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Chesterbrook for their recent donation to T&E Care.  The Rotary does so many wonderful things for our community – we are honored that they included us by making this donation.
  • 6/27/10 – Hats off to the Community Outreach Committee of NEES and the students at NEES who did a service project for a Martin Luther King recognition.  This project included a fund raiser that was then donated to T&E Care.
  • 6/26/10 – A shout out to the VFMS 8th grade gifted leadership students, who raised money through various fund raisers this year, and donated the funds to T&E Care.  It’s programs like this that make it possible for us to help out local families in need!
  • 6/25/10 – a very special thanks to the 2010 CHS Parent Organization for making a donation to T&E Care in honor on their Class Chair, Martha Thomson.  The Thomson’s have been big supporters of T&E Care, and the parents wanted to thank her for her efforts with them by making this donation to our organization.
  • 6/11/10 – thanks to T&E Kids Care – the local CHS club that also helps support local families in need.  They recently made a $500 donation to our organization that will be used to support a local family.  Great job!
  • 6/9/10 – The 4th-6th grade youth group at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church recently did some fund raising and turned the funds over to T&E Care.  The funds will be helpful in our efforts to fund summer camps for local kids who can’t afford to go on their own.  Many thanks to this terrific effort by these kids and their leaders.
  • 6/7/10 – Kudos to a local dentist for doing a free root canal on a local mom who was really in pain.  Dr. Ron Garinger (Paoli) went above and beyond in helping out this mom!  THANKS!
  • 5/21/10 – On May 20 the TEEA (TESD teacher union) ran the 2nd annual TEEA Trek for FLITE and T&E Care – a fund raiser that the TESD staff run for our two organizations.  Just like last year – the TEEA matched the donations raised during this event.  It was a gorgeous day and those who participated in the walk at Wilson Park enjoyed the exercise – all for a good cause.  Many many thanks to the staff for stepping up (pun intended) and helping out!  No wonder this district is so fantastic – the teachers are incredible!
  • 5/11/10 – Thanks to Whole Foods (Devon) for the donation of a $100 gift card to be used for a local family in need.  There are always people we know who can use some help getting food!
  • 5/10/10 – Incredible thanks to Greg and Ali Dahms and Ali’s parents Dan and Candy Kane for hosting a party on behalf of T&E Care.  The proceeds raised at the event will go a long way to helping some local families.  Many thanks to all those who attended and made the donations!
  • 4/21/10 – A shout out to the students, staff, and parents of New Eagle Elementary School for their efforts at a recent one mile FUN RUN!  They raised money in this event for charities, and T&E Care was one of the recipients.  We were overwhelmed at the amount of money raised – thanks so much for thinking to include us in this event!
  • 4/20/10 – Special thanks to the Conestoga High School Student Council for their recent donation to T&E Care.  We received the nicest note from them (written by the President of the Student Council) along with this donation.  One part of the letter read:  “The other executive officers and I are extremely impressed with your contributions to the community.  Because the Main Line is considered a wealthy area, I think many people look past the fact that individuals and families struggle.  Your efforts are the answers to their wishes.  We truly commend you for everything you do.”  This letter was written to all of you!!!!
  • 3/15/10 – Thanks again to St. Luke Lutheran Church for donating a car to a local family.  This family is so excited to have this new means of transportation!
  • February/March 2010 – Many thanks for the huge efforts of many groups in helping the families effected by the recent Strafford Station Apartment Fires.  With the risk of leaving names off this list – a special shout out to the lead churches: St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Main Line Unitarian Church, Valley Friends Meeting, United Methodist Church of Paoli, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Our Lady of the Assumption Church,  Trinity Presbyterian Church,  and St. David’s Episcopal Church.  Other groups who helped include:  Community Backstop, Lori Liberatore at the Strafford Station Apartments, Christopher’s Restaurant, Hillside Girl Scout Troop #4038, Jenkins Arboretum, St. Norbert’s Catholic Church, the Conestoga Boys Basketball Team, Knights of Columbus, and Mattress Giant and Bed Bath and Beyond.  What a great community effort in helping with this terrible situation!
  • 2/22/10 – Thanks to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop in Paoli for hosting an evening of soups and other great recipes, with the proceeds going to T&E Care.  Art continues to be a great supporter of T&E Care.  Many many thanks!
  • January 2010 – Many thanks to 4 members of the Conestoga HS Ice Hockey Team who recently gave up a few hours to help move the T&E Care computers from our old location at the ESC to our new location by TEMS.  We had 6 carloads of things to move – computers, monitors,keyboards, mice, cords, tables, chairs, etc. that needed to be moved.  We couldn’t have done it without the assistance of these boys.  Thanks to Brody Shea, Cal Bailey, Tim Lopez, and Chris Kupp. (And thanks to the school district for finding us a corner in the basement of the Network Operations Center where we can do the refurbishing work that is needed for our computer program.)

THANKS 2009

  • December 2009 – Much appreciation to the members of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church for their support of T&E Care in the recent alternative gift program run in December.  We really appreciate being included on that list, and were overwhelmed when the results of this program were sent to us.
  • C&J Auto Repair in Berwyn helped a local family with much needed car repairs in December.  They reduced the cost of their service, and then asked patrons to help with donations.  Many thanks for their efforts and to those who made these donations.
  • Wonderful news – we received a grant from Fox Roach Charities to help with some of our support programs.  Many thanks to those involved in making that grant happen.
  • November 2009 – Many many thanks to the Main Line Unitarian Church members for giving 1/2 their November collections to T&E Care.  These funds will be used to help with upcoming utility bill payments – something we know will be hard for families during the cold winter months.
  • A special shout-out to the employees of the corporate office of Jefferson Health System in Radnor for their generous donations to our Educational Fund – which supports kids needing help with educational expenses (college tuition, books, SAT prep classes, etc). This was a wonderful holiday gesture.
  • Many thanks to Play It Again Sports in Berwyn for making a nice donation to T&E Care.  It’s great to have the local companies helping out like that!
  • Thanks to Chang’s School of Martial Arts in King of Prussia for donating the tuition for one local student to attend the program.  This is a huge help for the family and we appreciate the support of Chang’s!
  • 11/6/09 – Thanks to the local company Johnson Matthey for donating $200 that will be used to buy food for the Thanksgiving dinners being prepared by Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop for 8 local families.
  • 11/4/09 – Thanks to John at D’Avico’s Auto Repair in Wayne for helping a local family with a free oil change!!
  • 10/27/09 – Thanks once again to Joe Tucker from Allstate (Chesterbrook) for applying to the Allstate Foundation for a grant for T&E Care.  For the 3rd year in a row Joe has secured $500 for our organization.  Many thanks for his continued support!!!
  • 8/14/09 – Special thanks to George Shoffner of Lewis, Shoffner & Co (King of Prussia) for his willingness to prepare a review of our financial statements at no cost to us.  This saved our organization hundreds of dollars in fees – money that we can use to help families instead!  We can’t thank George and Kristin Thies enough for their willingness to help like this.  They are terrific people!
  • 8/8/09 – Special thanks to all who made donations, helped to sort, or contributed in any way to the School Supply Drive.  110+ students in the area will have a great start to the school year because of your generosity.
  • 8/8/09 – Special thanks to the folks at Johnson Matthey for going above and beyond in collecting donations for the recent School Supply Drive.  They had agreed to sponsor 11 students, but ended up filling bags for 27!
  • 7/31/09 – Special appreciation to Staples, 5-Below and BJs for donating gift cards for our current School Supply Drive.  These cards are a great way to supplement our needs for the drive!  We appreciate the response by our local businesses!
  • 7/13/09 – Many many thanks to members of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Devon for donating food to fill about 100 bags of groceries (especially lunch items) to the local REACT pantry.  This gesture was done in response to the fact that (during the school year) so many kids get free lunch through the federal free/reduced lunch program but during the summer that program is not in existence.  With families needing to buy additional lunch items – their food bills significantly increase.  Thanks to Sean Moir and Carol Reilly for spearheading this effort.
  • 7/12/09 – We recently asked for a number of furniture and clothing items for numerous families needing assistance.  On July 11 – about 8 people gave up their Saturday morning and drove around to dozens of families who offered a couch here, a chair there…. and then delivered the items to the families.  What a great example of coming together to get something positive done!    One mom that received our help sent this email of thanks that is truly from her heart: Please pass this along to all that have helped and donated their time and items to us. We are extremely appreciative for all that everyone has done for us. You are truly God’s angels. You make me us better people. I find myself trying to pass along the kindness to others by doing simple acts of kindness. It is becoming so natural now. I see it in how I act towards my neighbors and co workers I only hope one day I can be as giving of myself to others, as you have been to us. My family truly thanks you. It is a blessing to have you all in our lives. God bless you all.
  • 7/12/09 – In that same email we also asked for financial assistance – and wow – we’ve had such a great response.  We hope we’re in great shape now to meet our upcoming requests for the next few months or beyond.  Thanks to sooooo many of you!
  • 7/1/09 – Thanks to Katie Sainsbury – another young resident in our community that asked for donations to T&E Care instead of presents for her 5th birthday.  She received over $700 in donations – wow!  Many thanks Katie!!!!  These kids are amazing!
  • 8/10/09 – Many thanks to Bob Lopes and AON Corporation of Philadelphia for donating 30 laptops FLITE, who in turn donated them to our computer program.  We have been working over the summer to get them ready for distribution – and most are now just waiting for a new home!  What a huge impact this will be – having a smaller unit will make a big difference for so many families who have limited space for those big old desktop units.
  • 6/30/09 – Many thanks to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop in Paoli for hosting a cooking class dinner and donating the entire proceeds from that dinner to T&E Care – over $750.  We will be in turn donating these funds to REACT for the local food pantry.
  • 6/26/09 – Thanks to Cooper Mueller, a young resident in the community, who asked for grocery gift cards instead of presents for his recent 5 year birthday.   Cooper received over $200 in gift cards that will be shared with families needing extra help in these tough times.  Many thanks Cooper!!!!!
  • 6/23/08 – Many St. Lukes Church members (Devon) recently donated funds to T&E Care in lieu of end of year presents to staff members.  $700 in funds were collected!  Thank you SO much – what a tremendous help this will be in our efforts to help other families!
  • 6/21/09 – Thanks to Acme for a $1000 donation for the local REACT food pantry.  Instead of giving us permission to run a food drive outside the local stores this summer, they made this donation.  This will be a huge help to avoid the frequent summer slow-down in food donations at the food pantry.
  • 5/16/09 – Many thanks to the TESD staff members who gave up a few hours of their time on May 14 to walk 3 miles at Wilson Park to raise money for FLITE and T&E Care.  Special thanks to Deb Ciamacca (TEEA president) for helping to arrange the event!
  • 5/15/09 – Many thanks to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop for offering 3 area children free tuition in his Young Adults & Kids Cooking Camps this summer.  More information about his great camps can be found on his website.
  • 4/10/09 – An incredible Easter was had by some local families thanks to members of the Main Line Unitarian Church (led by Judy Wilson and Julie Chippendale) who made over 20 gorgeous Easter baskets, and to the many families who donated hams and other food items for Easter dinners for 8 local families.  These 8 families were all incredibly thankful for our offers of support, and their kids LOVED their baskets!  Thanks again to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop (Paoli) for also providing some of the food for the dinners.  Art is a true supporter of T&E Care.
  • 3/31/09 – Special thanks to those community members who offered to help some local families with their taxes. This was a great savings for families who know that every dollar matters!
  • 3/22/09 – Many thanks to the Conestoga Girls Lacrosse Team and Booster Club for collecting over 2 carloads of food for the local REACT food pantry.  Special thanks to Pathmark (Berwyn) for letting us host the event at their store, and to Joanne Priem for coordinating the event.  VERY special thanks to all those shoppers who bought the extra items for the food pantry.   (Thanks also to Trader Joes in Gateway Shopping Center for donating $35 in food to the food pantry.)
  • 3/10/09 – Many thanks to Paoli Auto Repairs, Inc on Spring Street in Paoli for offering to do a free oil change and basic maintenance check for a local family.  They recognize that people are struggling through the hard times, and wanted to help out.  What a terrific community member!
  • 2/20/09 – Many thanks to Dave Dobbins of Dream Finishers – a local contractor who did some work for a local family – transforming a bathroom with some much-needed renovations.  He did a terrific job and donated much of his time for this project.  Thanks Dave!
  • 1/31/09 – Special thanks to Art Roman of The Kitchen Workshop (Paoli) and Shawn Maloney of Panera Bread (Gateway Shopping Center) for making our event today a success.  Art provided the ingredients for delicious soup, and Shawn brought over bread bowls for the soup.  Additionally Shawn brought a check for T&E Care for over $2500, collected at the restaurant since it opened in 2008.  Thanks to all those community members who joined us on this special day.
  • 1/9/09 – Special thanks to St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Devon for including T&E Care in their list of options for their Christmas 2008 “Gifts of Hope” program.  People were able to make donations directly to various organizations listed in the church’s program in lieu of normal holiday gifts, we we really appreciated the support of those who made donations to T&E Care!  What a wonderful gesture at these special times.
  •  1/5/09 – Thanks to two local dentists who recently offered their services to a family needing help.  Hats off to Dr. Rob Raymond (Gateway Shopping Center) and Dr. Joel Funari (Devon) for their generous offers of help.

THANKS 2008

  • 12/29/08 – Many thanks to Main Line Tire in Paoli for giving us a great deal on 3 new tires for a family in need.
  • 12/28/08 – Thanks to Carole Rubley and Duane Milne (local state representatives for Tredyffrin and Easttown townships) for sponsoring T&E Care as we applied for a grant through the PA Dept of Community and Economic Development.  We recently learned that we were awarded a $5000 grant that we will apply to our school meal assistance program.  This is terrific news – we are so excited to be able to know that we will have the required funding to run this program for the balance of this school year.   A number of families have been able to take advantage of this program and their kids are able to have a good lunch!   For more information about this program, go to the School Meal Assistance tab.
  • 12/28/08 – Thanks to Art Roman, Rita Seltzer, and all those who volunteered to make Christmas dinners for 8 local families this past Christmas eve.  What an incredible treat for these families.
  • 12/22/08 – What a great time 20 of the local kids had at The Kitchen Workshop in Paoli on Sunday, 12/21/08 – when Art Roman helped them make cookies for their parents for a holiday gift.  Thanks to Art for hosting this really fun event, to Julia Fisher for organizing the drivers and arranging for the kids to come, and to those who helped drive the kids (we wanted the parents to stay home and be surprised at the presents!)
  • 12/17/08 – Special thanks to Jim Wright and John Fattibene for their help with budgeting assistance for some families.  They are with Harvest Financial Partners in Paoli if you’d like to look them up!  They have been terrific to work with!
  • 12/14/08 – Many thanks to all those who helped wrap gifts and books at the December 13, 2008 Barnes and Noble Day.  We raised over $400 at this event, and met a lot of really nice people!  Special thanks to Julia Fisher for organizing this event!
  • 12/6/08 – Many thanks to Alan Epps of Epps Plumbing and Heating in Wayne.  We learned of a family with a plumbing issue and Alan was at the house within a day, made the repair, and never charged the family a dime.  The leak caused the family’s water bill to skyrocket beyond their ability to pay – so this repair is a HUGE help to this family.  Alan’s generosity can not be thanked enough! (Get a direct link to his business on our Grants/Supporters page)
  • 11/30/08 – Thanks AGAIN to Joe Tucker, Chesterbrook Allstate agent, for applying the the Allstate Foundation on our behalf and securing us a $500 grant.  As we find many people struggling this winter with heating bills, we will quickly find a use for these funds.  Thanks to Joe for his continued support of T&E Care.
  • 11/24/08 – Many thanks to Art Roman and The Kitchen Workshop in Paoli for preparing Thanksgiving dinner for 8 local families.  We’re talking the entire dinner – turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, pies, etc!!  And special thanks to the MANY volunteers who helped Art with the cooking and delivering of the food, all coordinated by Rita Seltzer.  The families who were offered this dinner were overwhelmed – for many this will be their BIGGEST meal of the year.
  • 11/24/08 – Many thanks to C&J Automotive in Berwyn for giving an incredible rate to fix the car of a family who was struggling with finances.  In order to get over the financial problems the mom is trying to get a better job.  To get to interviews she needed her car, and it suddenly made some horrible noises.  C&J Automotive jumped in and fixed it fast and reasonably.
  • 11/5/8 – Many thanks to those who attended the Scare Up Some Care party held on Oct. 25 – it was a huge success and a fun way to support upcoming T&E Care projects!  Special thanks to Rita Seltzer and her committee of incredible volunteers for organizing the event! The committee included Susan Arnold, Jeanne Braun, Sage Bronzino, Chris Caine, Jane Creamer, Kim Destefano, Nicole Destefano, Mary Diller, Kathy Doto, Jennifer Kolmer, Tanya Lanzilotti, Amy Lord, Jeanne May, Kate McCanney, Anne Morris, Kathy Polites, Tracey Prestipino, Christine Reiss, Bettyann Silvius, Caroline Sweeny, and Margie Winters.  They all did a terrific job with decorations, invitations, food selection, and all those fantastic auction prizes.  Special thanks to all those who made donations for the auction.  A complete list of supporters can be found on our Grants/Supporters page.
  • 9/27/08 – Many thanks to the Sovereign Bank Foundation and to the Foundation for Learning In T/E (FLITE) for supporting us with recent donations.  The Sovereign Bank Foundation grant of $1000 went into our general treasury for support as we need it for families.  FLITE has offered financial support for our on-going desire to help get computers to families in this community.
  • 8/3/08 – A huge thank you to a local family that spent yesterday at the Paoli Acme running a bake sale to support T&E Care. Many thanks to all those who bought the yummy goods!
  • 8/3/08 – Many many thanks to the incredible response we had for the 2008 School Supply Drive. Not only did we get all the required supplies needed for 32 local kids, but additional cash and gift cards were donated that will help the families get clothing for those first days of school, and food so the kids can start the day with healthy breakfasts. What a terrific community we live in! Thanks so much!
  • 7/30/08 – Additional thanks to the families that supplied bed frames and air conditioners to the families needing these items.
  • 7/7/08 – Many thanks to those families who recently donated patio furniture/grill, kitchen chairs, and air conditioners, as well as clothes for a girl going to summer camp – the families were THRILLED!!!!!! They are enjoying the chance to sit outside when they can, or cool inside when it’s hot out! And the smiles on the face of the girl getting those clothes – priceless! She can now go to camp (mom got a free scholarship!) and actually not stand out because all she had were old junky clothes.
  • 6/16/08 – Many thanks to another family that donated a car to a local family. The family receiving the car had an older car that required many many repairs, and the costs were prohibitive for this family. They are thrilled with their “new” car!
  • 6/5/08 – Thanks to Prudential Life Insurance for offering a grant to T&E Care to be used in the support of local families. Nan Turanski was the recipient of this grant in thanks for her many hours of work with T&E Care. Congrats Nan and thanks Prudential!
  • 6/1/08 – Thanks to all those who donated sporting good items to us to be used by Play It Again Sports during the recent drive. The event was a success and the new Paoli store will be open soon for the community’s use!
  • 5/20/08 – Many thanks to Susan Randels and the staff of Polka Dots, a specialty clothing store in the Paoli Shopping Center, for organizing the recent week-long event to support T&E Care. It was a great way to get the word out about T&E Care and raise some extra money to help local families. Thanks to all those who stopped by the store during this week.
  • 5/1/08 – Many thanks to a local community member who donated a used car to one of our families. This family did have a car but it was truly on its last leg and was swallowing money faster than you could imagine. This family had no idea how they would afford a replacement, but the mom’s job required a car for transportation. The day the car broke down we got the call offering a “new” car to us – another one of our community angels for sure!
  • 4/12/08 – Wow – the community really stepped up and the stores in Paoli were awesome. Many thanks to The Blue Tulip, Polka Dots, Chico’s, Julie’s Gold Ribbon, Terra Culture, Van Cleve Collection, Robinson’s Luggage, Paoli Hardware, Talbots, Paoli Nails, and Gentlemen’s Choice for participating in this event, and to all those community members who went shopping that day! A very special thanks to the TE North MOMS club for organizing this event on behalf of T&E Care!
  • 4/9/08 – An incredible thank you to the staff at Panera Bread in Gateway Shopping Center for hosting our “thank you to the community” dinner on April 5. This event was totally free for us – Panera Bread covered all costs related to this dinner as their way to give their staff practice before their official opening on April 7. The staff was so nice, and the food was delicious. Thanks to the over 200 people who attended as well. AND special thanks to those in attendance for their very generous donations (over $1200) that will be given to families effected by the recent apartment fire in Malvern. (Please note that Panera will have a donation box at their counter for T&E Care for the entire year – and they will match all donations with 25¢ for each $1. What a great way to increase your donations!)
  • 3/18/08 – A huge thanks to all those who attended the Good Sports benefit on March 15 (and thanks to those who could not attend but sent in donations anyway!). It was a great night out! Special thanks to the Good Sports committee who selected T&E Care to receive this special recognition!
  • 2/28/08 – in less than 24 hours after sending out the email we had multiple offers of washers for the one family in need. We also got our needed dryer and 2 chairs. Incredible response. Thanks to all! We still need a few other items – keep checking the website for other requests!
  • 2/20/08 – Many thanks to a few moms in the TE North MOMS Club for offering clothes to the twin girls in a local family needing support. The response was quick and thoughtful, and the girls are thrilled!
  • 2/12/08 – Without even sending out a blast email the community was able to provide furniture for 2 additional families that were refered to us in the past few weeks. What an incredible response to our website postings of needs. THANKS so much for so quickly helping these families gain comfort in their homes as they struggle to adjust to their new surroundings.
  • 1/21/08 – Many thanks to all those who helped a mom with 3 young kids and had almost no furniture! They now have a set of bunk beds, a double bed, lots of bedding, a desk and chair, a crib and high chair for the baby, a kitchen table and chairs, dishes and glasses, lamps, and all sorts of other items! Thanks to those who helped drive and deliver items as well. What a difference a day makes!
  • 1/2/08 – Thanks to those who helped out with last minute donations to the holiday drive, and to those who offered twin mattresses to help out families in need!

THANKS 2007

  • 12/19/07 – Many thanks to the many elves that came to Barnes and Noble to help wrap presents there, and to help spread the word about T&E Care. We received over $400 in donations during our day there, and handed out tons of brochures. We really appreciate all the help offered by those in the community!
  • 12/15/07 – Thanks to all who have responded to the recent holiday request drive. The response from the local community was overwhelming. Twenty-two local families will have much brighter holidays because of YOU. Thanks for your support!!!!!
  • 12/3/07 – Thanks to those who have recently donated some computers. We still have some families who could use a computer, but our list if getting shorter! Thanks also to some CHS students and some local community members who are helping to strip the computers and get them ready for the new families.
  • 11/25/07 – Thanks to those who offered a washer and small refrigerator for some local families. These are VERY important items for the families. Thanks so much!
  • 11/11/07 – Thanks to all who helped provide items for the family moving here from a shelter. You should see the house – it looks fantastic! Furniture and household goods came from all over the community – but it blended together and turned this small house into a warm home. We got a computer as well to help the kids with school work. With this strong start, the family has hopes for a good future.
  • 10/17/07 – Thanks to those community members who were able to step up quickly to offer a crib and playpen to a local family in need. We were given just a fews days notice of this need due to an illness on the part of the child – and you responded (with multiple offers!) Super job!
  • 9/10/07 – Thanks to TEYSA for offering scholarships to some local kids who needed assistance in order to participate in soccer this fall. While soccer may seem like a luxury – being part of a team can be very important to a child whose family is struggling in other ways. TEYSA continues to be a wonderful organization for this community.
  • 9/4/07 – Thanks to TV Guide for donating a dozen computers that were distributed to local families with kids in the schools. These are critical to helping the kids complete required homework assignments.
  • 8/21/07 – MANY thanks to all those who donated school supplies, clothing, cash, and gift cards to the school supply/1st day outfit drive. We were able to totally fill the school supply list for all 31 local kids, and all those who requested new outfits either got a donation of clothes or gift cards. Some got both! We had over $1000 worth of gift cards for all sorts of local stores to distribute to about 25 kids (about $40/student). Imagine how much better they will feel heading off that first day with all their supplies and a new shirt and/or outfit! It could make a difference for their whole school year! Never think a donation of a $25 gift card is too small – they ALL add up!
  • 8/21/07 – Special thanks to Famous Footwear for donating a $50 gift card to one of our families. What a treat for one family to be able to get a new pair of shoes to start the school year!
  • 8/15/07 – Thanks also for the gas dryer for one of our families – we were glad to be able to help out that family!
  • 8/11/07 – Many thanks to Heather and her friends and family for baking all the yummy treats, and selling them at the Paoli Acme to raise money for T&E Care! The bake sale was very successful! The money will be used to help fill in holes on “needs list” for the School Supply/1st Day Outfit Drive. And the sale itself was a great way to get the word out to more of our neighbors about T&E Care.
  • 8/2/07 – Thanks to Allstate for the generous grant to T&E Care, and to Joe Tucker, Chesterbrook Allstate agent, for facilitating the grant. The money will be put to good use in the days ahead!
  • 7/19/07 – Thanks for the generous donations of food and gift cards recently received to help a family in need. What a difference a day makes when you have food to eat!
  • 6/28/07 – Thanks for the 5 air conditioners, a fan, and bedroom furniture and bedding , some food, and some general donations that were recently given to T&E Care, as a result of the recent email. The local families you supported are incredibly thankful, and a lot more comfortable!
  • 6/1/07 – Thanks so much for the recent donations to help out local families – especially some computers and a large TV – the families REALLY appreciate your support!
  • 1/07 – Many thanks to those who have generously made donations to T&E Care. In the past few months we have used funds to provide support in the form of a few rent subsidies, we bought grocery gift cards for a family needing food, we paid for a parenting class for a mom, we paid for the carpet and some of the renovations in the “new” home for the family of 8 (discussed below) and we provided the funds needed for one mom to start a business from home so she could be with her kids. We could not offer this help without your support! YOUR neighbors are very grateful!!!!
  • 5/1/07 – An item here, an item there…. a refrigerator was donated to a family, a computer to another family, a couch and chairs to another family….. thanks for answering the calls for help when we get them!
  • 4/20/07 – Many thanks to the Saturday Club and the Tiffany-Kistler Foundation for awarding us a grants that we used in helping some local families. These grants were incredibly important sources of funding for some very needy situations. We are very thankful for them.
  • 4/15/07 – Many thanks to all those who offered items for the family of 8 moving to a “new” home in April. The move went exceptionally well – the home renovations were completed just in time for the furniture to be moved in. Thanks to those drivers who went around and collected items, and to those who made so many donations. Donations included a number of beds, a couch, living room chairs, 2 TVs, a dining room table and chairs and a hutch, appliances, end tables, night stands, a bookcase, TEN bedroom dressers, a desk, lamps, kitchen items, bedroom items, bathroom items, baby items, and much more. It continues to amaze us how well a house can come together with donations from so many different people. Needless to say, the family was overwhelmed and said thanks many many times!

The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township areas.

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T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.   The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

 

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