Running an event or fundraiser for T&E Care

Over the years a number of families, organizations or businesses have offered to run events or fundraisers that involve T&E Care. Stores have done shopping days for T&E Care. Families have held parties with donations to T&E Care instead of hostess gifts. 5K’s have been run for T&E Care. There may be a special event where T&E Care representatives will be in attendance.  There are lots of options; be creative and help us out while having a great time! Check below to see if there are any special events or fundraisers currently being offered. In the meantime, contact us at information@tecare.org to talk with us about hosting an event or fundraiser.

Upcoming/Current Special Events

MOJO TURKEY BURN – Burn it OFF and Give Back!

The 9th annual Mojo Turkey Burn, will be held this year on Saturday, November 27th at 9:30am. The event will be held outside at Wilson Farm Park – so everyone get ready to do another dance to the weather gods!  This is a great opportunity to dance-off all those calories after the Thanksgiving goodies!  All ages and abilities are welcome!  A $10 donation to T&E Care is appreciated.

NOTE:  Due to the cooler weather the location has been changed to Main Line Sports in Berwyn.  (1340 Swedesford Rd, Berwyn – the old Sims building – across from West Lake Corporate Center)
 
Mojo Fitness has LIVE local indoor/outdoor class options as well as an international award-winning On Demand program, via Mojo Online. Using music as the “drill sargent” and HIIT (high intensity training techniques), participants are able to achieve uniquely effective cardio & strength building benefits in one workout safely – for all exercise levels and rhythms. The object of the “game” is to keep moving with intention and power…and have FUN with it.

Check out Mojo Fitness to confirm if the event if cancelled or the location is changed.  Thanks as always to Cindy Brauer for holding this event for T&E Care!!!  

Life’s Patina Barn Sale for T&E Care – a great success!

Life’s Patina is run by a local entrepreneur, Meg Veno, who has made a business out of gathering old items and refurbishing them, then sells them at a seasonal barn sale.  On their website they say: We believe in the power of making special memories by designing thoughtful and intentional celebrations and gatherings for both family and friends.  The barn is located at the Willowbrook Farm in Malvern, PA, 1750 N. Valley Rd.

They hosted a barn sale in November 2021 and a percentage of the proceeds for both raffle tickets and sales were donated to T&E Care’s Holiday Drive!!  Hooray! Thanks to all who went to this  special event!  The Life’s Patina website has lots more details.  Thanks to Meg and her crew for recognizing T&E Care’s efforts at the holidays!

The event dates were as follows:
  • Wednesday November 10, 2021 Preview Party Brunch 11:00-1:30 pm, Evening 6:00-8:30
  • Friday November 12, 2021 10:00 am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday November 13, 2021 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday November 14, 2021 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Special Fundraisers for T&E Care in 2020 (even with a pandemic going on!)

Pre-Turkey Burn for T&E Care with Mojo Fitness

The 8th annual Mojo Turkey Burn, on November 21, 2020 at 10am, was the most successful to date. The event was able to be held outside at Wilson Farm Park as the weather was gorgeous for a November morning.  Everyone came ready to dance-off the calories and over $800 was collected for T&E Care.  Check out Mojo Fitness to confirm location prior to the event.  You can also sign up for online classes on the website as well!  Thanks as always to Cindy Brauer for holding this event for T&E Care!!!  

Shop local … Eat at home …. Support T&E Care

Tasty Table Market and Catering in Berwyn hosted a fund raiser for T&E Care on Nov. 18, 2020.  It was a great opportunity to order dinner, then warm it up in the comfort and safety of your home, all while 20% of the proceeds went to T&E Care.   Those who ordered said that the food was DELICIOUS!!!!  Thanks so very much to Tasty Table for supporting our organization with this yummy treat!

Nothing Bundt Cake yummy event

Thanks again to Erin and Mike Shine, the owners of Nothing Bundt Cakes in the Gateway Shopping Center,  for partnering with T&E Care as they celebrated their 2nd anniversary of the store.  When they opened the store in 2018 they hosted a “give back” day for T&E Care – which was such fun for us!  They did this again on Friday, October 16, 2020, where 10% of any purchases went to T&E Care!  We thank all those who indulged in the yummy cakes to support this special event.  And thanks to the Shines for their continued generosity to this community!

Special Fundraisers for T&E Care in 2019

Thanks to these special groups who held fundraisers earlier this year for T&E Care.

7th Annual Mojo Fitness Turkey Burn – a success!

Thanks again to Cindy Brauer and her Mojo Fitness crew for an amazing hour of exercise, dance, and fun on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.  It was a great way to burn off the calories added due to the pumpkin pie and other yummy Thanksgiving food treats!  Over 50 folks went to the Main Line Sports Center from 9:30-1030 to dance away those calories, and made a donation to T&E Care at the same time.  Almost $800 was raised through this event!  Hooray! If you are interested in trying out Mojo Fitness – it is a boutique dance fitness regimen designed to tone muscle and torch fat simultaneously.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET 2019- the results

Thanks to all who went to the 7th annual Alternative Gift Market on November 9 and 10 at Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Devon. Proceeds from this event will be used to benefit T&E CareThis event was co-organized by the United Church of Christ at Valley Forge,  Baptist Church in the Great Valley, and Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Devon.  Thanks to all who work so hard on this special event!

New Eagle Fun Run – May 2019

The annual tradition of the NEES Fun Run has happened again and it was another very successful event!  The families and students at New Eagle Elementary School should be very proud of all they do to support groups like T&E Care. This Fun Run encourages the students to get some exercise all while supporting a great cause. Over $2,000 was raised with this effort.  CONGRATS to all those who participated!

Special Fundraisers for T&E Care in 2017 and 2018

Thanks to these special groups who held fundraisers earlier this year for T&E Care.

Weihnachtsmarkt 2018 – December 8 and 9

Saturday, December 8 and 9
Willowbrook Farm, 1750 N. Valley Rd., Malvern, PA

MANY thanks to all who experienced the magic of a German Christmas market (“Weihnachtsmarkt”) here on the Main Line! The beautifully decorated Barn at Life’s Patina at Willowbrook Farm served as the wonderful backdrop to this German Christmas tradition. Everyone enjoyed homemade German delicacies and a cup of mulled wine (“Gluhwein”) or hot apple cider while looking for that unique hand-crafted gift from one of their artistic local vendors or from Life’s Patina.  The results of this event were amazing!  

Band Show and Dinner at 30 Main – Thanks for supporting T&E Care

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Again this year 30 Main (Berwyn) and The Deck 5 Band joined forces to lend a hand for the TEC Holiday Drive.  20% of the cost for anyone who had dinner at 30 Main will come to T&E Care. The band played wonderful oldies from 7:00-10:00, entertaining all who were in attendance. Gift cards and donations for the holiday drive were the cover charge, and we appreciated all who participated!

Band members were all local: Deck 5 included Mike Roche (vocals & harmonica); Fred Lara (guitar & vocals);  Rusty Rahmer (guitar); Rich Cooper (bass & keyboards); and Ryan Pohlig (drums).   Thanks to all those who gave up their time to support our organization!

Bundt Cakes for T&E Care

Friday, November 9, 2018

Who doesn’t love cake???  Hopefully everyone who supported T&E Care on the special “Give Back Day” for the new Gateway Shopping Center store, Nothing Bundt Cake, is now a huge fan of those delicious bundt cakes.  T&E Care was honored to be named as the charity selected for this special day to kick-start the new store.  A new special (and yummy) business partner – it can’t get better! 

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET 2018

Buy a Present. Give a Future!

November 10 and 11 • 9am-3pm

 Saint Luke Lutheran Church – 203 North Valley Forge Road, Devon PA

If you were looking for special holiday gifts this year, AND you wanted your gifts to make a difference in the world – then I’m sure you enjoyed the 6th annual Alternative Gift Market.  Proceeds from the Alternative Gift Market will be used to benefit T&E CareThis 6th Alternative Gift Market was co-organized by three churches — United Church of Christ at Valley Forge,  Baptist Church in the Great Valley, and Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Devon.Check out the website for the Alternative Gift Market and follow them on Facebook for the latest updates!

MOJO Fitness 6th Annual Turkey Burn for T&E Care  

Saturday, November 24, 2018
9:30am-10:30am – Delaware Valley Friends School 

Cindy Brauer, the head of Mojo Fitness, once again offered the opportunity to burn off the extra calories from your Thanksgiving dinner at that annual Turkey Burn.  After the event Cindy said, “Our 6th annual T & E Turkey Burn brought mothers, daughters, sons, aunts, and grandmothers from miles around. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $550 for T & E Care.  In one sweaty exhilarating hour, we received a heart-happy cardiovascular workout AND we helped bring an extra smile to a lot of young families this holiday season – multitasking at its very best.”  A very special thanks to Cindy and all those who attended this energetic event.  

TENNIS CLINIC FOR T&E CARE 2018

We were fortunate to have in our midst an international tennis star who ran a one-day clinic for area youth and adults.  The clinic was run on June 25, 2018 at his facility – Level 7 Tennis Academy in Malvern.  Participants paid $50 each, all of which went to T&E Care. Many many thanks again to Fazal for donating his time and talent for T&E Care!
Just for background,  Fazal Syed is from India and was the national grass court champion of India in 2000!  He moved to the USA to attend Temple U and played there as #1 singles and doubles champ.  Other awards include:  US 30s Doubles National Grass court champion 2010; US 35’s Singles National Grass court champion 2011; Represented India in the Davis Cup 1998-2001; Coached US Open 2005 mixed doubles champion Mahesh Bhupathi, as well as doubles players Mahesh and Martin Dam (top 10 doubles team); and most recently the USTA Middle States Pro of the year in 2017.  He is one serious tennis player!!!  Plus he’s a really nice guy!

Jennifer on the Avenue – Special Shopping Day for T&E Care

Thanks again to the folks at Jennifer on the Avenue for hosting this special day for us.  $350 was raised in this endeavor – that’s a lot of shopping!  We very much appreciate this ongoing support!

Monday, May 7, 2018 3:00-8:00
722 West Lancaster Ave, Berwyn
Come shop and and a % of the sale will go to help T&E Care.

New Eagle Fun Run – May 2018

Again this year the families and students at New Eagle Elementary School held a special event to support T&E Care. This Fun Run encourages the students to get some exercise all while supporting a great cause. Over $2,000 was raised again with this effort.  New Eagle – you ROCK!

 

You Pay We Play fun at Beaumont Elementary School – April 2018

Beaumont ES students recently participated in a You Pay We Play program with donations going to our camp program.  This is a great program that helps cover the costs for students going to local fun summer camps.  We really appreciate the BES students and families helping to make our summer camp program even more special for others in the community.

Weihnachtsmarkt 2017 – December 3

Once again many many folks experienced the magic of a German Christmas market (“Weihnachtsmarkt”) here on the Main Line! The beautifully decorated Barn at Willowbrook Farm served as the romantic backdrop to this German Christmas tradition. Soothing traditional Christmas music and the smell of mouth-watering treats helped everyone forget the pace of modern, hectic life for a while and helped them remember what this festive time of year should really be all about.  We thank the organizers of Weihnachtsmarkt for donating all proceeds to T&E Care.  Over $1000 was raised at this special event – with a match from SAP as well.  THANKS to all!

Please email Helena Malarkey at 5malarkeys@gmail.com for any questions.

Band Show and Dinner at 30 Main – GREAT results

Thanks to all who joined T&E Care folks and some great bands on December 2, 2017 at 30 Main in Berwyn.  For the cover charge everyone was asked to bring a gift card to be used at the T&E Care Holiday Drive.  From 6 to 10 both the Deck 5 Band and the Blue Sky Band played wonderful music for all those in attendance.  Band members are all local: Deck 5 included Mike Roche (vocals & harmonica); Fred Lara (guitar & vocals);  Rusty Rahmer (guitar); Steve Chiles (bass); and Ryan Pohlig (drums). Blue Sky included Dave Long (vocals, harmonica, & guitar); John Spangenberg (guitar & vocals); John Bergh (guitar & vocals); Dave Glarner (vocals & keys); Dan Wheeler (bass & vocals);  Joe Cafarcio (sax); and Todd Pohlig (drums). Special guest was Matt Funchion!  Over $1400 in gift cards were raised at this event!  What a GREAT partnership!

 

We also greatly thank 30 Main for offering the Dine and Donate option from October 26 through December 6, 2017.   20% of the cost of your dinner went to T&E Care.  What a delicious way to support T&E Care!

MOJO Fitness Annual Turkey Burn for T&E Care – a huge success 

Saturday, November 25, 2017
9am-10am
Delaware Valley Friends School (DVFS)
What another huge success for T&E Care!  This from Cindy Brauer, the head of Mojo: “Yay! So pumped to announce that in one short hour, our lil’ Mojo Turkey Burn raised $600 for T&E Care. Our thanks to DVFS for the use of their gym and to our Mojo community (once again!) for your generous support.”

 Mojo is a FUN dance-based (pop-hiphop music) workout infused with circuit training. Instead of complicated “steps”, the focus is on form and intensity … both low and high impact. All exercise levels and rhythms welcome. The classes are family friendly.

Jennifer on the Avenue supports T&E Care

Thanks again to Jennifer on the Avenue for hosting a shopping day for T&E Care this past November.  This New York Style Boutique in Berwyn is a great place to do some holiday shopping!  We are thankful once again for their support.

Daphne’s Details – Shopping Day for T&E Care

October 25, 2017

We were excited to have a new shopping partner supporting T&E Care this past fall.  Daphne’s Details in Berwyn offered 15% of all proceeds sold on the 25th to T&E Care.  Daphne’s Details is your monogramming and personalization station!  All products bought at Daphne’s are monogrammed for FREE!  The event was just in time for your early holiday shopping.  Thanks again to Daphne’s for offering this fun support!

New Eagle Fun Run – May 2017

Once again the families and students at New Eagle Elementary School held a special event to support T&E Care. This Fun Run encourages the students to get some exercise all while supporting a great cause. Over $2,000 was raised with this effort.  It’s a major WOW.

Talbots Shopping Day for T&E Care – April 2017

Thanks to the local Talbots in Paoli for hosting a shopping day for T&E Care on Tuesday, April 25. We really appreciate this offer and were so glad to see so many shoppers at the store. In addition to the 10% of sales donation to T&E Care, we received a $100 gift card from Talbots that we’ll use as a raffle prize at the Fall Fest. That is a great start to that event and we thank Talbots.

To see summaries of past fundraisers, see Archived Special Fundraisers.

The 2018 School Supply Drive …. We Are Live!

⇒CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT DONATIONS ARE NEEDED.  THANKS!⇐

 

Once again T&E Care is organizing a School Supply Drive to help area kids whose families struggle to buy the required supplies. Just like last year, we expect to be supporting over 200 local kids.That’s a lot of pencils and notebooks! We will be looking for help with the supplies and gift cards for each of the students we have on our lists. For the gift cards – if we offer a minimum of $25/child that means over $5000 in gift cards.  These cards are used to help kids get some extra things like new shoes, new underclothes or socks, new shirts or jeans, etc.  Sometimes it’s all about making sure they have money for healthy recess snacks.  This program allows the community to help our local kids feel good about the start of the new school year.  Again this year FLITE will be helping us to fund the book bags needed for the students, so those will not be on the lists.  We’ll be looking for specific supplies as requested by the TESD staff.

You can help out by sponsoring a student(s), getting bulk items, or donating cash or gift cards. Collections will run from July 5-22.  Our website will be listing the specific items needed.

  • SIGN-UP GENIUS: Again this year we are using Sign-up Genius to list the items needed, so you will not need to check with us before you go shopping!  We have posted the specific student sponsor lists and bulk needs, so your offers will be immediately reflected on that site.  You will be able to see what’s available in real time, decide what you want to offer, and head to the stores.
  • SPONSORING A STUDENT: On the Sign-Up Genius page there will be a list of students (grades/genders, not names) to be sponsored. Please note the Generic School Supply Lists provided on this page are different than those on the schools’ websites. Please buy only what is on our Generic School Supply List.  (You can just deliver your items in a reusable bag.  No backpacks needed.)
  • BULK SUPPLIES: There will also be a short list of bulk supplies on the Sign-Up Genius that you may donate to the drive. You can purchase all of one (or more) items, or just a small handful or anything in between.
  • GIFT CARDS: If you get gift cards (see below for more details on these) along with supplies – you can just include them with the supplies for drop-off.  Be sure to note this on the donation check-list so we know to dig them out of the bag (we give them separately to the parents).  And do put them IN the bag, as the drop-off locations are public places.  We just want to be sure they aren’t too obvious.
  • DONATION CHECK-LIST: Please fill out the T&E Care DONATION CHECK-LIST (download from this page) and include it with your donations to help us make record keeping and thank you notes easier.  We need one DONATION CHECK-LIST from each donor.
  • DROP OFF LOCATIONS: Public drop off sites are Play It Again Sports (Rte 30 in Berwyn) and the Tredyffrin Library. Please drop items off ONLY when these places are open. If neither of these locations work for you – let us know.
  • DEADLINE: The final day to drop off all items is Sunday, July 22. Sorting will be done at Conestoga High School on Thursday, July 26.
  • QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please contact us at schoolsupplies@tecare.org.

Hate To Shop?  Donations and Gift Cards Are VERY Helpful, Too!

Don’t forget that we always appreciate general donations to help supplement our school supply requests, and/or gift cards to general local stores so we can offer families the chance to get some clothes for their kids to start the year (how about new underwear or socks!), or so the kids can go to school having eaten a good breakfast. These should be mailed (along with the Donation Check List) to T&E Care, attn: School Supply Drive, PO Box 2111, Southeastern, PA 19399.  If you aren’t comfortable mailing the cards – then send us an email and we’ll give you info about making a delivery.

FOR GIFT CARDS:  If you plan to send in gift cards, or if you have any questions,  – please email schoolsupplies@tecare.org.  It’s helpful for us to know to keep an eye out for them. Popular stores for clothes and shoes include Walmart, Target, Famous Footwear, TJ Maxx, Primark, Old Navy, or any basic stores at the mall. Wegmans, Giant, Trader Joes, and Acme also work. No specialty stores, please.  With over 200 kids – we’ll need over $5000 in gift cards ($25 value best).

NOTE:  IF YOU GET GIFT CARDS WITHOUT AN AMOUNT CLEARLY MARKED ON THE CARD, PLEASE TAKE A SHARPIE AND WRITE THE AMOUNT SOMEWHERE ON THE CARD.  THAT SAVES US TONS OF TIME CALLING THE STORES TO FIGURE OUT THE AMOUNT.  THANKS.

IMPORTANT:  If you are buying gift cards from Wegmans or Walmart in King of Prussia – they will NOT accept credit cards for payment.  You must use cash or debit cards.  We were told that too much credit card fraud caused this change in these locations. 

For FINANCIAL DONATIONS: If you would like to help but don’t want to shop at all, cash donations can also be made. As a general guide, the approximate cost of school supplies for an elementary school student is $50, for a middle or high school student is $100. Of course, any amount will help us meet our goal. Donations can be made by check (made payable to T&E Care) or through PayPal (click the Donate button below).




REMEMBER:  We need ALL gift cards and donations prior to our sorting day on July 26th.

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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