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GVCO Caring Hands and Surrey Services for Seniors - great partnership!

GVCO Caring Hands and Surrey Services for Seniors combined their resources to locate and provide  GIANT Food gift cards to seniors in need in our Great Valley Community. Through fund raising efforts, Caring Hands had the gift cards and Surrey Services network had the connections to the people in need. We look forward to continuing to work with Surrey to help seniors in our community.

Caring Hands leadership, Caroline Getz and Julia Dill, along with CH Advisory Board member, Sandy Louderback, delivered the gift cards to Mary Galligan at Surrey.

GVCO Caring Hands receives gift card donation from the GIANT Company

The GIANT Company donated $1,000 in gift cards in support of GVCO Caring Hands initiatives to support families in our community.

Regarding GIANT's sponsorship of GVCO, Christopher Brand, Director, Communications and Social Impact, stated "we are honored to support your organization and believe that the world is a better place when families come together and connect over a meal - whatever that may look like - because if families are strong, then communities are strong."

Thank you GIANT!

GVCO Caring Hands delivers holiday cheer for Seniors!

For Great Valley, Phoenixville and Surrey Services senior center programs, GVCO Caring Hands donated 800 wrapped gifts to be distributed to area seniors to brighten their holidays. Thanks to our donations, the senior centers were able to add a gift with their drive up holiday meals! 

We all can't wait until we can celebrate holidays together!!

GVCO Caring Hands making a difference!!

On Saturday November 21st,  GVCO Caring Hands high school volunteers teamed up to sort and tag all of your Cradles to Crayons donations and to wrap holiday gifts for local seniors as part of our "Good Neighbors" initiative.

The Cradles to Crayons team tagged and bagged clothes, shoes, school supplies and many boxes of diapers:

  1. Girls Clothes 0 - 24 Months - 5 Bags
  2. Girls Clothes 2T & Up - 19 Bags
  3. Boys Clothes 2T & Up - 4 Bags
  4. Winter Jackets - 4 Bags
  5. Shoes - 4 Bags
  6. Toys & Games - 2 Bags
  7. Books - 2 Bags
  8. School Supplies - 2 Bags
  9. Miscellaneous - 5 Bags
  10. Diapers

Thank you to all who donated and to all our volunteers who helped to make our 2nd Annual GVCO Caring Hands Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive a great success!!

If you missed the drive, we can still take cash donations at our click to pledge link: GVCO Caring Hands Donation Drive fundraising for Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia

On another side of the field, GVCO Caring Hands teams wrapped 800 gifts for local seniors to be distributed through our "Good Neighbors" initiative, collaborating with Surrey Services, as well as the Phoenixville and Great Valley Senior Centers.


GVCO Caring Hands Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive - Final Days!

 Time to clean out your closets and drawers! Have your children outgrown anything??
  Our 2nd Annual GVCO Caring Hands and Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive is winding down!
  Please support children and families with much needed items for their "KidPacks". We will
  be collecting your donations on site at the GVCO field parking lot.
  Gently used or new clothing for newborn-12 year olds, especially winter clothing and winter coats.

 If you prefer to purchase, C2C is also looking for diapers, pajamas, new underwear, socks and school supplies. More suggestions at   Cradles to Crayons Donation Items Needed

   For cash donations, our click to pledge link:

   Our donation drive will run through Sunday, Nov 22 with convenient drop-offs at the Phelps School       during basketball games or at the GVCO Field Trailer under the sign.

GVCO Caring Hands Tent Sale!


GVCO Caring Hands Tent Sale was a fantastic success! 

We surpassed our fundraising goal of $3,000 for supporting Local Families in Need!

THANKS to everyone who shopped our Tent Sale!!!

GVCO Caring Hands/Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive!


Our 2nd Annual GVCO Caring Hands and Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive starts at the end of October. Please support children and families with much needed items for their "KidPacks".

We will be collecting your donations on site at the GVCO field parking lot. Please review 
Cradles to Crayons Donation Items Needed

GVCO Caring Hands/Cradles to Crayons contactless local drop-off at GVCO Field,
51 N. Bacton Hill Rd under the sign! NOW through Sunday, November 22nd.

GVCO Caring Hands Pumpkin Giveaway

To help raise awareness for the GVCO Caring Hands Foundation and our 2nd Annual
Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive, Caring Hands volunteers gave away pumpkins to the GVCO K-1 Flag and Flag Cheer kids on a chilly Saturday morning!

Look for GVCO Caring Hands volunteers when you drop off your Cradles to Crayons donations or if you need help loading all of your goodies from the Tent Sale!

Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia
Cradles to Crayons COVID-19 Donation Guidelines

JOIN GVCO Caring Hands & Get Involved in our community!

The GVCO Caring Hands Foundation is perpetually looking for students who are interested in volunteering to help the community. Student volunteers are from the 7th through the 12th grades.

Whether you would like to donate an hour of your time or volunteer throughout the school year, please let us know. Additionally, if you are interested in committing to a more significant role with our Caring Hands organization, there are Leadership positions for high school aged students, please send an email to [email protected].

All new student volunteers must sign up

Examples of Community Volunteer Opportunities:
Cradles to Crayons
Families in Need
Senior Holiday Gifts
Grocery Gift Card & Food Pantry Drives

JOIN GV Caring Hands in making a difference in our community!

GVCO Caring Hands Teams Up with GVSD for Grocery Gift Cards for Local Families in need

Thank you to all who donated!!  
GVCO Caring Hands Food Fund has raised $4,700 in funds to buy grocery gift cards for families in the Great Valley School District who need help feeding their families. 

Caring Hands has been working with Krista Russell at the Great Valley School District for several years. As a result, we were glad we could help when she reached out during this pandemic.

Krista Russell, Social Worker, Great Valley School District: 
"For several years Caring Hands of GVCO has contributed generously to Great Valley students and families in need in a variety of ways. They donated thousands of dollars in gift cards for groceries and children’s holiday gifts and even helped families pay bills during especially difficult times. They have come through when it seemed all hope was lost. Caring Hands seems to always be there for the Great Valley community."

GV Caring Hands is making a difference in our community. Thank you for your support!

 Headbands for Healthcare Personnel!

 The GVCO Caring Hands Program has been looking for ways to support the wonderful health care workers on the front lines of this pandemic.  Recently we became aware that some of these brave people have experienced discomfort around their ears from wearing masks for long periods of time. 

Caring Hands has partnered with Strawberry Blonde Bands, a home business in Phoenixville, to provide colorful headbands, complete with two buttons, allowing medical staff to attach the mask straps away from their ears.  The demand for these special headbands has been tremendous from hospitals and medical facilities; to date Caring Hands has delivered over 200 headbands under this effort, with another 100 in production. 

Thank You to our health care personnel for their outstanding, caring service to the community! 
  If you would like to donate to this initiative, go to  GVCO Caring Hands Response Fund to help more
  of our first responders receive headbands to relieve stress on their ears and head.

  For more information, contact [email protected]

   Welcome aboard new leadership group!

   GVCO would like to welcome our 2020-21 leadership group for this years Caring Hands Foundation!

   Joining us will be:

     Caroline Getz - President
     Julia Dill - Vice President
     Ellie Fitzgerald

     Glad to have the new group join the team!

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