Club receives VNA Grant!

North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club Makes Technology Improvements via Grant from
The VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn
Lansdale, PA: The North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club, at 16 Susquehanna Avenue in Lansdale, PA, received $8,750 from the VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn to make technology improvements.
The grant provided support to the Club’s three locations: the North Penn Clubhouse in Lansdale, the Indian Valley Clubhouse in Souderton, and the Wissahickon Valley Clubhouse in Ambler, PA. The grant will help the Club upgrade its email system, networks, and donor management systems.
Robert K. Kreamer, Chief Executive Officer of the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club, expressed gratitude for the VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn’s generous support.
“The VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn’s grants will enable us to offer important opportunities for learning and recreation to children and teens, and help us upgrade the technology at our Clubs,” Kreamer said.
The North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club was started in 1966 by a small group of local families who wanted recreational opportunities for their young sons. Today, the Club hosts 3,000 children annually in some 50 programs, including opportunities in athletics, the arts, and community service. For more information about the Club, please visit
Photo of Nick Fischer of TN Techs Consulting works on computers at Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club in Ambler.

Ms. Chidera Brings S.T.E.AM. to WV

Our Wissahickon High School senior, Ms. Chidera, was able to bring her Wissahickon Valley Public Library S.T.E.AM. program to our organization. In this club our kids were able to extract DNA from a strawberry, learn about the viscosity of slime and understand how density can effect certain liquids!

Ms. Chidera and her S.T.E.A.Mers.

Not only were the kids able to put their left and right side of their brains to use but they were also able to have fun! Next year we will miss her but we wish her the best of luck during her college career at the University of Pittsburgh! Thanks Ms. Chidera!

A student extracting DNA.

Visit the Giant Food Store, Knapp Road in North Wales!

It Truly Takes a Village

As the African proverb goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” With the ups and downs that come with 21st century living, this saying holds true today more than ever before.

As many of you know, our Wissahickon Valley site is located in the heart of West Ambler. Here, we serve 72 children from the Wissahickon School District. Monday through Friday, 72 children come to us for homework assistance. 72 children come to us to talk about their day. 72 children come to us to eat a yummy snack or learn how to cook with Ms. Robyn. 72 children come to us to feel more confident in their math fact fluency and reading fluency. 72 children come to us to be a part of a community; to be a part of something greater than themselves, their school lives and their home lives. 72 children come to us because our Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club is a big family where all feel comfortable.

With this in mind, we cannot provide the safe, welcoming and conductive learning environment that we do without our community. Just this week, we were reminded how vital the Ambler community is to this site.

Owner of Ambler’s Privé Salon, Kathryn Picarux and employee Eric Robinson, raise money annually for local charities of choice. This year, we were lucky enough to be a beneficiary of a large monetary donation! The donation made by the Salon will support our efforts in sustaining a positive learning environment for our members. Next school year, we will have 82 children attending our site and in anticipation, this donation is SO greatly appreciated!

We are thrilled that Privé Salon and their clients have chosen to support the community in which they work and live. In turn, we are able to also support our community – “It takes a village to raise a child.”


Kathryn and Eric visit the Club and meet our members

Thank you Brittany Pointe Estates residents!

Residents from Brittany Pointe Estates presented North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club director Amy Shipp with a $2,500 contribution! Each year the residents raise funds to support various nonprofits in the area. Brittany Pointe residents have been supporting the Boys & Girls Club for several years! Pictured with Amy and members of the North Penn Valley Club are Brittany Pointe residents: (l to r) Shirley Lister, Maureen Berger, Warren Johnson, Larry O’Malley, Sylvia Bingham and Harry Bingham. Thank you to everyone at Brittany Pointe for their continued support and generosity!