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Chefs of the Burbs Event!!

A fun, exciting event that supports the Boys & Girls Club and other community non-profits! Get your tickets now!

VNA grant awarded!

North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club has received a generous Inclusion Grant from the VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn.

The Club shares the VNA Foundation’s emphasis on increasing services for under-resourced people and for immigrants to our region. Their gift enables the Club to provide translation services into all member families’ primary languages, and benefits communication with children and their families.

Our staff will be able to better assist the children in the Club’s after-school homework program and to translate important forms and information for parents.

The 2-year grant is appreciated by everyone at the Club. Thank you to the VNA Foundation!

Water Tower Theater fundraiser!

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.