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Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation

The Boys & Girls Club received coats from Bergey’s Ford in Springhouse and Lansdale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. The Foundation’s New Coat Program will hit a major milestone this fall—the distribution of its 500,000th brand-new winter coat to an area child in need.
“Our program has grown to more than we ever imagined,” said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. “We started this effort 14 years ago when we learned about the need for this everyday item. The thought of a child being cold on their way to school or shivering at recess struck us. During our first year, our fundraising efforts allowed us to distribute about 18,000 brand-new coats. This month, we will distribute more than 42,000, which will bring our grand total of new coats given to 516,444. That’s equivalent to about $8 million in coats.”
A new winter coat is one of the most requested items via area social services agencies. All of the new coats generated through this effort are distributed through a network of more than 250 local social services agencies, YMCAs, homeless shelters, school districts and more.


“Our fantastic coat distribution partners ensure that the new coats land exactly where they need to,” said Mary Lynn Alvarino, director of operations for the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. “This has turned into a full-blown community initiative. We have 177 area dealers fundraising for something so essential to kids in our communities and our community partners doing their very best to get them into the hands of those who need them most. It’s really a concerted team effort and awe inspiring.”


The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation has remained committed to this cause for the last 14 years because sadly, 175,000 children in the five-county area of Philadelphia are living in poverty. Coats were distributed at our North Penn Valley, Indian Valley and Wissahickon Valley Clubs this month. Thank you to the auto dealers for keeping our members warm!

Connelly Foundation Grant Award!

The North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce that the Connelly Foundation has provided generous funding of $60,000 over three years to support Project Learn, the Club’s free after-school homework program. Project Learn returns to in-person programming this month. Thank you very much to the Connelly Foundation for this exceptional gift.

Lowe Family Foundation

Thank you to the Lowe Family Foundation for continually supporting our Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club!

VNA Foundation Announces $ 1 Million + in new grants!

The North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club is honored to be included in the VNA Foundation’s latest grant awards. We have been approved to receive $20,000 for two years (for a total of $40,000) towards our general operations! Thank you to the VNA Foundation and their Board of Directors for their continued support of the Boys & Girls Club and the communities we serve!

North Penn Receives Contribution from Omni Health Services

Omni Health Services owner Michael Thevar makes a $5,000.00 contribution to the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club. Also pictured is Bob Kreamer from the Boys & Girls Club with Manish Ingle from the Indian Community. The Club is grateful for this support.