Norristown – The WIC Nutrition Program helps pregnant women, new mothers, and children up to age 5 learn about nutrition, make healthy food choices, and improve overall health. Participants receive education on infant and child feeding, child development information and assessments, and vouchers to purchase healthy foods at grocery stores and local farmers markets that help support proper growth and development. WIC is a free program for those who qualify.
Dignity’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty that confronts low-income families and individuals in the City of Philadelphia. We provide safe, quality affordable housing, promote self-sufficiency, and create opportunities beyond expectations.
CHOP Primary Care, Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia, PA
Our Reach Out and Read sites also accept donations of gently-used books for children and adolescents. At least 100,000 appropriate gently-used books are needed to distribute each year. Our greatest need is gently-used books for children ages birth to 10 years. Used books should be gently-used (covers and pages intact, clean and readable).
Books with sensitive issues and/or illustrations (such as abuse, death, divorce, holidays, religion, violence, weapons) cannot be distributed at these Reach Out and Read sites.
Manna on Main Street is committed to ending hunger in the North Penn region by providing food, fulfilling social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. Through a food pantry and soup kitchen, emergency financial aid, counseling and referrals, and education opportunities, we serve those in need with the hope “that everyone might be fed.”
The Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) is committed to social and economic equity for low-income women and their families. We develop housing; provide supportive services; advocate for policy change; and honor leadership, dignity, and justice in our communities.
When you start with women, you are at the core of communities and families. There is power in women working together to make change. WCRP has created a model that works for community development, putting that power to work for low-income women and their families.
The PHILADELPHIA READS Book Bank is a resource for educators who serve our city’s children and youth within daycare, preschool, public, private, charter, parochial, religious, and after-school classrooms. Educators are able to get up to 350 books per school year, as well as supplemental classroom supplies. In addition, we provide classroom visitations for local schools, service project opportunities for companies, organizations, and schools, as well vocational training for high school and college students, while exposing them to the importance of literacy and the power of “giving back.” To learn more on how to volunteer with the Book Bank, plan a class visit, or record “books on tape,” contact Tara Alexis McCoy, M.Ed., Program Director.
To facilitate the concept of “neighbors helping neighbors” without regard to race, creed or national origin, by:
– Coordinating the collection of money, food, clothing, furniture, and household items.
– Providing these items to people in need.
– Connecting people with programs and agencies that can help meet their needs.
– Developing and advocating for programs which strengthen families under stress.
We strive to keep families together by providing goods and services to them so they can become more self-sufficient over time.
Reading Recycled donated 33 new books to Jenkintown Day Nursery for their children (and those not quite ready) moving on to kindergarten.
Jenkintown Day Nursery is a non-profit child care center serving low income families. The children receive an outstanding start to their education in small, nurturing classes, which combine learning and play.
Their fees are on a sliding scale and preference is given to those who truly need help. Plus, they provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack for the children every day.