Bucks County Opportunity Council's e-newsletter, Community Connections , gives you the scoop on what's happening at the designated Community Action Agency for Bucks County!

In this edition:

  • Wheelz2Work
  • Bucks County Community College Student makes Sweet treats for BCOC clients!
  • Donations In Kind
  • Volunteer Openings for March
Jackie and Christopher have safe and reliable transportation now, thanks to Jay who donated his car to BCOC through Wheelz2Work in January!

Don't sell or trade-in your car- donate it instead, and place the keys in the hands of someone who is working hard to support their family!  

Sweet Treats for Those in Need
In honor of Valentine’s Day, a Bucks County Community College chef apprentice baked more than 130 cupcakes that were distributed by the Bucks County Opportunity Council in Bristol on Friday, February 15. Jackie Stein of Newtown, a chef apprenticeship-pastry emphasis student in her final semester of the program, baked and decorated the goodies under the direction of her instructor, Chef Linda Angeline, as part of an independent study project. The sweet treats were given out at the Opportunity Council’s Fresh Connect produce distribution at the college’s Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks, according to Heather Foor , the council’s food program manager.
“Many of those who are attending our Fresh Connect program each week are struggling in some aspect of their life,” Foor noted. “ So if we can brighten their day with a small treat for Valentine’s Day, it is a win-win for everyone involved.”

Stein is completing her apprenticeship at Nothing Bundt Cakes in Newtown and will receive her journeyman cooks papers from the U.S. Department of Labor upon graduation in May. The Chef Apprenticeship associate of arts degree is a 64-credit program that requires 6,000 hours of on-the-job training and educational courses that support and enhance the work experience. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu/business .
Donations In Kind
The mission at Second Baptist Church donated handmade quilts and stuffed animals, along with a handwritten note of inspiration, for children of families enrolled in our case management programs.
Thanks to the National Charity League- Central Bucks Chapter for making care packages for seniors at their Day of Philanthropy on February 23rd.
Volunteer Openings in March

  Fresh Connect- Corporate and Business Groups Wanted:

Fresh Connect welcomes businesses and organizations to volunteer with us. Select a date for your team in 2019! Please email Eileen Albillar at ealbillar@bcoc.org to select your date.