Join us at PUCK in Doylestown Sunday Nov.24. Music starts at 6pm and benefits area food pantries! Bring a can to donate! Have fun and make sure your neighbor in need has food!
Our gala fundraiser, Home Is Where the Heart Is, was fun and successful! Thanks to our gracious hosts, Ed & Lynn Breen, over 200 adults and 50 children shared a great evening at Jericho Farm. Hayrides & carnival games for the kids- cocktails and appetizers for the adults, made for lots of conversation, sharing and caring. Guests donated over $32,000 in our Action Auction- funding various projects at different sites and more. We were able to recognize three very important partnerships with Ohev Shalom of Bucks County, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Doylestown and Central Bucks Family YMCA. Each group received a Golden Heart Award for their long-time service to the families served by BCHG. Check out the pictures in our gallery above. We are already looking forward to next year!
- at BCHG we are gearing up for the loss of funding for those receiving SNAP (foodstamp) benefits. Our three food pantries are already so busy; but we need to be ready to serve more families if necessary. And that means we need to count on our donors and advocates to help us keep enough food on the shelves. Please be sure to check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BCHG.NOW for up-t0-date needs at the pantries. And share with your friends…many hands makes light work!
- And yes, the Winter Holidays are right around the corner (deep breath). Check both Facebook and our website for info about how you can help your neighbors in need at this time of year; we will have detailed info up very soon.
- Don’t forget Christmas in Doylestown House Tour this year…December 7 & 8. Tickets go on sale November 1.
Thanks for helping your neighbors in need. Together we can make a difference.
A beautiful bucks county farm,
an early autumn evening
and a country carnival
~Home is Where the Heart Is 2013~
Ed and Lynn Breen invite you to join them on September 21, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 8:30 pm at their newly restored Bucks County farm located at 465 Pineville Road in Newtown PA for a Country Carnival Event to benefit Bucks County Housing Group.
Guests will enjoy carnival themed appetizers and cocktails and dinner. Guests will also have the opportunity to play classic carnival games like skeeball. Raffles, a silent auction and a LIVE call to action auction round out the evening. Children are welcome and enjoy their own program. Dress is casual; khakis and polos for the gentlemen, late summer/early autumn finery for the ladies. (Warning- the event is held under tents in grass so heels may be a challenge!)
Tickets are $150 per person and $250 per couple; there is no cost for children to attend.
To purchase tickets online please click here: TICKETS
To fill out a form and mail in a check, please click here: RSVP FORM
For questions please contact Melissa: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-598-3566 x130
Bucks County Housing Group ~2324 Second Street Pike, Suite 17~ Newtown, PA 18940
It’s the middle of summer. Who wants to think about school?! Maybe some parents with bored kids?
Here at BCHG, we are thinking ahead because we need community support to get the kids in our programs all set for school- yep, it’s BACK TO SCHOOL 2013! Our annual backpack drive is underway. Information on drop off times will be posted soon! But back packs are due by August 23, 2013!
Backpacks will be given to children in our housing programs and children whose families access our food pantries. We are hoping to help more than 500 children! So the more backpacks the better! It’s true what they say- kids are the future- let’s make sure area children start school wit the supplies they need for a successful year!
If you wish to help you can download this
FLYER which has all the info to help a neighbor child in need.
Questions? Email email@example.com and we will be happy to direct your donation to the shelter/food pantry nearest you! Thanks!
It’s not always the grandest gestures that make the biggest impact.
I read that in a daily blog I receive. It made me think of Mother Teresa: “We can not all do great things but we can all do small things with great love.”
Isn’t it the small gestures that add up? At my local Wawa, (in fact any Wawa I have ever gone into) someone ALWAYS holds the door open for you. And then you return the favor. That’s the Wawa ripple effect. Small gesture but one I think about often.
I was out of sorts this morning and mentioned the fact to a colleague. She just called me back to check on me. Good news is that I got back on the right track. Better news is that my colleague cared enough to reach out. I, in turn, texted a friend who has been having back trouble- just checking in to find out she is improving. Again, those ripples of kindness.
How do you do small things with great love? Folks from the PONY National Softball Championships which were held at 41 fields throughout Lower Bucks County on the weekend of July 21, donated food to our Penndel Food Pantry. Some of the 3,250 softball players, ranging in age from 8 to 14, from 250 teams donated canned goods. Those individual donations added up to 1000 pounds of food for our very busy Penndel Food Pantry. Shannon Hopkin called us to tell us about the donation and explained that they had collected food last year but had not intended to do so this year but everyone had liked doing it so much it just happened! 1000 pounds of food just happened! That ripple of kindness will make sure hungry folks in Bucks County have food to eat.
And then there are the kind folks from the The Jake Revere Foundation. The foundation was founded with the mission to keep the memory, good deeds and positive energy of Jake Revere alive. Funds are used to assist local community groups, organizations and individuals in need here in Central Bucks County, PA, primarily children in the community who otherwise couldn’t participate in positive social and educational activities. Seven children from two of our families received grants; four youth received funds for summer camp and three youth received funds so they can participate in youth football. To those families, struggling to pay bills, this donation is a huge gift. Jake’s kindness and energy lives on. The ripple effect again.
It makes an impact alright; those smiles, open doors, caring words, a can of chili, the memory of a special young man. All of it ripples outward spreading love and kindness. And that’s pretty grand.