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During this unprecedented time, many of our community nonprofits are being hit very hard. Events and fundraisers have been canceled and operating revenue has come to almost a complete stop. This is all while our neighbors are most in need of the services provided by these organizations.

Several of our members have offered a narrative of their situation with a request for your support. Please help if you can.
We are continuing to serve during this pandemic and are serving more than ever before. We are in need of general operating funds to help us continue to support our 25+ food pantries, community meals, weekend backpack, senior centers, low-income housing and Meals on Wheels with healthy safe food for people with dietary restrictions, healthy snacks for kids lunch bags, fresh produce for all, seeds, plants and other items for our farm where everything grown is donated out to our hungry community members. Everyone deserves to be able to find safe healthy food in a time of need!
We were scheduled for our spring event on March 14th, which was cancelled. We then packaged up some of the projects into 100 take home kits and included instruction sheets and service learning education sheets for a small $5 donation, with the reasoning that this was the cost to come to the event.  We can use gift cards to food stores as that is where we get a good portion of our products for our projects which help individuals experiencing homelessness, low income families, Meals on Wheels recipients, and children in need of weekend food bags.
Integrate for Good is committed to continuing to build inclusive communities through volunteerism. We need each other more than ever. Your monetary support will empower us to continue paying our incredibly talented young IT consultant who lives with autism. He has great ideas and an exceptional ability to help us pivot our community-building to a digital format. Your gift card donations will be valuable gifts we can use as prizes for our online fundraising. Thank you for strengthening us as we work to strengthen opportunities for people of all abilities in Montgomery County.
The critical needs of food, shelter, income security and emotional stability are the basis for how we are supporting the families we serve as the crisis unfolds. In the midst of rising needs, our organization had to cancel its signature fundraiser (scheduled for March 12th) and forego net income in the range of $45,000. Additional community-based fundraisers scheduled this Spring have also been cancelled, costing us another $15,000 in anticipated revenue. Please consider making a tax deductible donation.
We have gone into emergency response mode at Keystone through changes to our operations.The most vulnerable population will turn to Keystone Opportunity Center, so we must turn to you and ask for your partnership in this difficult time. Rest assured, your financial contribution will be far more effective than food or gift cards at this point in time. Instead of shopping for us, you can stay safe at home; PLUS every dollar you donate will go further than if you made purchases because of our ability to buy from wholesalers.
Laurel House continues to support the people in our community who need our help. Because of the generosity of our 2019 Holiday donors, we have been able to provide “no contact” totes filled with needed supplies, food and gift cards to help our community and transitional housing clients during this challenging time. We have now exhausted our supply of grocery and pharmacy gift cards and would be most grateful for donations of grocery cards so that we can continue to provide as much support as possible to our families who are in need.
Child abuse will not stop during this pandemic. Unfortunately, home is not always the safest place for all children. Especially during a crisis like this, caregivers may be forced to make tough decisions about childcare and may not have the time, knowledge, or finances to be vigilant in protecting their children, leaving them vulnerable to other children or adults. We had to indefinitely postpone our biggest fundraiser leaving us in need of general operating support. Financial support of any kind is greatly appreciated. We can postpone an event, but we can’t postpone helping children.

The North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club would appreciate grocery store gift cards for our low-income families. All students participating in our after school homework program are on free/reduced lunch and their families are struggling financially.
The YMCA is working with Jefferson Health to provide child care for essential emergency staff and with the Montgomery County Anti-Hunger Network to set up a food shelter at Upper Merion High School. This is a test with the hope of setting up additional sites in the county. We are calling every senior Y member to see if they need anything. Food, medicines, transportation to appointments.  We have also set up a staff emergency fund to help our PT staff hurt the most by this crisis. Gi ft cards would be used for helping senior members or staff in hardship situations
This has been a very trying time with the cancellation of 3 fundraisers including our biggest, The Taste of Montgomery County. There will be a funding gap as we continue to offer services remotely to the North Penn Community.   
Sebastian Riding Associates provides equine assisted learning and therapies for individuals living with varied diagnoses. The farm has gone silent and our students are missing their time with their equine friends, teachers and therapists. The needs of our these amazing animals continues while we all anxiously await the return of the students. in 2019, the average annual cost per horse was $4,565. With 18 equine partners, the average monthly cost is staggering, more than $6,800, without the income of our ridership and largest fundraising event.  Financial support for our local feed store, Collegeville Do It Best and hay supplier would be incredibly helpful at this time.
Variety the Children’s Charity (Variety Club) has experienced loss of revenue due to programs being suspended, three major fundraising events being postponed, and private sector economic challenges affecting donations. We also have lost hundreds of volunteers and in-kind supplies to prepare our 77-acre campus for our busy summer season. Variety is in need of donations to continue operations and resume as quickly as possible our services that will allow our families of children with disabilities who already experience significant additional financial expenses to return to work.
Wissahickon Trails (formerly Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association)
Wissahickon Trails (formerly known as Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association) maintains 24 miles of trails in Montgomery County that continue to be open to the public during the pandemic. During these challenging times, we encourage people to get outside while maintaining a safe distance from each other. While we are unable to connect with our friends and supporters in person, your donation will ensure this open space stays available for all to enjoy.
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