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Thank you Bergey’s Ford in Ambler

 Just in time for Winter! Dan Marlin and Sonja Desimone of Bergey’s Ford of Ambler brought new winter coats to the members of the Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. The foundation is distributing a record 51,696 brand-new winter coats to area children in need this month. The effort is part of the eleventh annual Driving Away the Cold program, which involves approximately180 local auto dealers teaming up for the greater good. One in six children in the Greater Philadelphia region lives in poverty and a warm winter coat is one of the essential items they often live without. This program aims to change that. For more information on the program visit: MoreThanAutoDealers.com for details.

Save the Date!!!

Thursday, October 11th: 13th Annual Chefs of the Burbs, PineCrest Country Club, 6-9pm

Please join the Rotary Club of Blue Bell for a festive evening of food, drink, and entertainment while helping to support local and international causes! This year’s event features over 20 of the area’s very best Chefs on site, creating delicious dishes and desserts. Enjoy beer, wine, and live music while bidding on restaurant raffles and silent and live auction items. The club’s theme this year is ‘Building a Brighter Future for Our Kids‘. Proceeds from our auctions will benefit the Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club and the Interfaith Housing Alliance.

Purchase tickets at www.bluebellrotary.org

Wissahickon Valley received a grant from the North Penn VNA

 

The Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club received a Spring grant award of $10,000 from the North Penn VNA to furnish their new kitchen.  The new Boys & Girls Club includes a large kitchen space that was in need of renovations, appliances, furniture and  kitchen accessories.  Thanks to the VNA, the space was used for our Kids in the Kitchen program throughout the school year. During the summer our campers used the space to whip up recipes during activity time! We appreciate the continued support of the North Penn VNA!

Gap is Great!

Thank you to Gap for helping our kids start the school year off right! Visit Gap in the Willow Grove Park Mall (2500 W. Moreland Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090) now through August 5th to show your support for Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club. Make a monetary donation or drop off a backpack and or school supplies to get an additional 10% off your purchase. THANK YOU

 

Growing With Our Garden

This summer, our gardening skills were put to the test! We learned a lot along the way and some of us even discovered a newfound love of fruits and veggies! 

Over the course of the summer, we harvested arugula, cherry tomatoes, endless amounts of spinach, zucchini and green beans. Our beets were delicious and so was the corn! We created yummy recipes using these fresh veggies and our campers learned to love foods that they were once afraid of! With such an abundance of freshness, we were able to sell bunches of arugula, spinach, beets and snap peas for 25 cents in front of our building!

We cannot wait to see what tasty treats our fall crops bring. Stay tuned!