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GVCO Caring Hands Donation Drive

Dates: October 14th - November 18th
Drop-off Location: GVBL Center

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Your donations will support Cradles to Crayons' efforts to provide children living in homeless or low-income situations with the essentials they need to thrive. Cradles to Crayons supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

   GVCO Awards $1000.00 Tuition Grant

 The Great Valley Community Organization’s Caring Hands Foundation has awarded a 
 $1000.00 tuition grant to Cassidy Mitchell. Cassidy is a 2019 graduate of Great Valley High School and will be attending West Virginia University in the fall. GVCO awarded its annual Ally
 Perkins Scholarship to Cassidy for her outstanding leadership and exemplary community
 service through the past several years. Cassidy was part of the student leadership group of
 the Caring Hands foundation, whose mission is to support those in need in the community.

 Pictured are Cassidy Mitchell, receiving the award from, Sandy Louderback, GVCO Caring
 Hands Foundation Advisory Board member and, Keith Walsh, GVCO Executive Director.

  Caring Hands Food Drive

 After an official count we are happy to announce that our Caring Hands Foundation was
 able to donate 150 pounds of food, paper products as well as an additional $499.28 that 
 were collected during our Food Drive at Acme on May 18th!    

   Caring Hands at Green Meadows Rehabilitation

Student volunteers from Caring Hands planted flowers in pots and made cards for the residents at Green Meadows Rehabilitation to celebrate spring and Earth Week.         

   Caring Hands at the Saint-Gobain Garden

Thank you to Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed for welcoming GVCO's & Great Valley School District's Caring Hands student volunteers to their Earth Day Garden Get Down event. The students learned about healthy eating, food insecurity, and engaged in actual garden planting. The food from the Saint-Gobain Community Garden is donated to pantries across our area to benefit those in need in our communities.          

   Caring Hands Shoe Drive

Student volunteers from Caring Hands collected gently used shoes in February to donate to a local Goodwill. Shoes were collected at GVMS, GVHS & GVBL. Thank you to everyone who donated!           

   Caring Hands at The Phoenixville Senior Center

     Student volunteers from Caring Hands donated, wrapped and delivered 70 holiday gifts   
     to the Phoenixville Senior Center for their Holiday Party on December 19th! Santa's visit
     with presents is always one of the highlights of the holiday season at the center!

   Caring Hands Needy Families Campaign at GVBL

     Student volunteers from Caring Hands were at GVBL on December 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th
     to collect donations for the Caring Hands Needy Families Campaign. Every donor
     received a holiday gift. Monies collected were used to purchase gift cards for families in
     need. Thank you for supporting our community!

   Caring Hands Holiday Sale

     Caring Hands sold donated holiday gifts, decorations and ornaments outside of Haly
     Home Comfort on November 30th - December 7th. Proceeds from the holiday sale will be
     used to purchase gift cards to benefit local families in need.

   Caring Hands & GVHS Annual Senior Citizen   

     GVHS hosted its annual Senior Center Luncheon on December 5th, which is organized by
     students in The Desmond Project in partnership with The Desmond of Malvern. The
     luncheon welcomed the community for an afternoon of entertainment and a holiday meal.
     Caring Hands provided special holiday gifts to all of the seniors to celebrate the season.

   Good Neighbors Initiative & Holiday Gifts

     Caring Hands students from GVMS & GVHS volunteered to wrap donated gifts for senior
     citizens in the area as part of GVCO's Good Neighbor Initiative.

   Caring Hands & Thanksgiving Wishes

     Caring Hands made a special Thanksgiving delivery to the West Chester Area Senior
     Center. The students wanted to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with seniors, so they
     brought 100+ handmade holiday cards and a basket of chocolate to share.

   Caring Hands Bake Sale at GVBL Picture Day!

     Student volunteers from Caring Hands baked treats & sold goodies at GVBL Picture Day
     on November 3, 2018!

   Caring Hands at the 5th Annual Steps4Hope 5k!

     On October 7, 2018 student volunteers from Caring Hands helped set-up/clean-up at the
     event, provided assistance with registration, passed out water to participants during the
     race, directed race participants on the course and cheered for everyone!

   Caring Hands at the GVFL Fall Festival!

     Student volunteers from Caring Hands ran the face painting booth at the GVFL Festival!

   Welcome aboard new leadership group!

     GVCO would like to welcome our new leadership group for this years Caring Hands

     Joining us will be:

     President: Thea Howard
     Co Vice President: Emma Bannister
     Co Vice President: Marley Alleva

     Glad to have these three take the reins! 

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