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Cradles to Crayons

The GVCO Caring Hands Foundation is holding a donation drive in partnership with Cradles to Crayons. Their mission is to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.

We are collecting donations to provide items for their customized “KidPacks” which are packaged for a child’s specific needs and wants. All of our donations are going to kids who are less privileged, so we encourage everyone to bring new or very slightly used items. Your donations go to support local children and funnel resources directly to the children who need it the most. The drive will be held from October 23rd to November 6th, 2021 at GVCO, 51 N. Bacton Hill Rd., Malvern.

Things to donate:

  • Clothing and coats (infant to youth sizes 18/20 and adult sizes small & medium)
  • New socks and underwear
  • New or gently used pajamas
  • Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and adult sizes 1–10)
  • Books (ages 0-12)
  • New arts, crafts, and school supplies
  • New hygiene items - shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes
  • New baby supplies - diapers, pull-ups, wipes, baby clippers, baby wash, baby bath soap, diaper creme, thermometer, aspirator

Join Us

We're looking for volunteers in grades 7-12.
With multiple events, volunteers can give an hour or give more.
All new student volunteers must sign up.

Home of the Sparrow Winter White Out Event - November

NEW event this year! We will be partnering with Home of the Sparrow to assist women facing homelessness to secure housing and achieve long-term stability.

"Good Neighbors" initiative - holiday gift wrapping

For many years, we have been wrapping hundreds of gifts and delivering them to several local senior centers during the hoildays.

Additionally, we expect to repeat events like decorating the food boxes for CCFB and the holiday gift sale as well as adding several new community service opportunities throughout the fall and into the new year.

Whether you would like to donate an hour of your time or volunteer throughout the school year, please let us know. All new student volunteers must sign up

Great Valley Caring Hands

Student Leadership Co-Presidents

2021-22 School Year

Mia & Lauren

GVCO Caring Hands Receives Huge Donation of Kid's Hand Sanitizer, Lip Balm & Masks

Our GVCO Caring Hands Foundation received a $6000 donation...a truck load of kids hand sanitizer, lip balm and masks. The generous donation was courtesy of PALM Sellers, a local liquidator. GVCO Caring Hands will work with some local charities to distribute these to families in need in the region.

Great Valley Caring Hands

We had a Busy 2020-2021 School Year

Here's a partial list of what Caring Hands did

  • GVCO donated $1000 per month locally to individuals and organizations in our community.
  • Teamed up the Chester County Food Bank to creatively decorate food boxes for Senior Citizens.
  • Donated $1000 to the Home of the Sparrow toward their mission to provide housing, education and support for homeless women and children in Chester County.
  • Purchased lunches during the month of May for the vaccine clinic volunteers of The Clinic, PA, providers free medical care for those in need in the area.
  • Planted and delivered 150 pots of flowers to the residents of Green Meadows Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.
  • Awarded the annual GVCO Caring Hands Scholarship to a high school senior who most exemplifies the values of the GVCO Caring Hands through volunteerism, leadership and community. The 2021 winner is Mac Sullivan.
  • At our annual fundraiser, GVCO friends and family enjoyed a great selection of craft beers and pizza courtesy of Locust Lane and Mezzaluna Wood Fired Pizza. A portion of the proceeds were donated to GVCO raising nearly $1000 from this event.
  • And continued to support local GVSD families who are currently struggling to make ends meet.

GVCO Caring Hands Donation

During the pandemic, GVCO Caring Hands has committed $1,000 per month
to individuals and organizations in the community.

Will you help us?

Donate to GVCO Caring Hands

 

GVCO Caring Hands Teams Up with GVSD

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 worked 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. Said 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." Thank you for your support!

Caring Hands/Community Programs Newsletters

2021 Newsletters:
1/13/21, 2/24/21, 4/5/21, 4/23/21, 5/19/21, 6/8/21, 7/26/21, 7/26/21, 8/20/21, 9/5/21, 9/13/21, 9/28/21 10/8/21

 

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