Children’s group focuses on outreach

Some children relax over the summer break, some learn new things, and others are hard at work serving their community.

Our Children Making Change

Our Children Making Change spend the summer raising funds to help local nonprofits, such as Family Promise of Southern Chester County.

Family Promise of Southern Chester County said it was honored recently to be the beneficiary of the latter option as one of the 2016 recipients of a donation from Our Children Making Change in Southern Chester County.

Our Children Making Change is a community service program in Southern Chester County where children, ages 5 to 16, perform age-appropriate chores and hold fundraising events such as bake sales, lemonade stands, bingo, and movie nights to raise money for local charities. The children nominate and select four charities to support each summer. The program currently has about 100 children, according to a Family Promise press release.

The Southern Chester County team is part of a growing organization involving more than 2,000 children, who have helped their communities by contributing over $300,000 to local charities, according to its website.

“Family Promise of Southern Chester County is honored to have been supported by this wonderful organization,” Susan Minarchi, executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County, said in the release. “Our Children Making Change is a great opportunity for children who are too young to volunteer to become active in their community.”

Family Promise of Southern Chester County is committed to helping children and their families experiencing homelessness in the Avondale, Kennett Consolidated, Oxford, and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts. Its goal is to help families achieve lasting self-sufficiency and stability by providing shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services through a network of congregations and volunteers until they find sustainable housing.

The local organization is part of a national, nonprofit initiative founded in 1986 with over 200 affiliates across the U.S. To volunteer, make a donation, or provide services, please contact Family Promise of Southern Chester County at www.familypromisescc.org or sminarchi@familypromisescc.org.

 

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

About CFLive Staff

See Contributors Page http://chaddsfordlive.com/writers/

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.