The Adult Literacy Program at Kennett Library helps community members with English language skills through classes, tutoring and other programs. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used to purchase books, workbooks, and educational materials for adult students in the following classes: --English as a Second Language (ESL) --American citizenship --GED (preparation for high school equivalency diploma) Also, materials will be bought for tutors and students in the one-on-one tutoring program so that practice can be given in English language skills, in Civics, and in the four subject tests of the GED (Math, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts).
The ALS Association is at the forefront of public policy working to improve the lives of people living with ALS and their caregivers. The Mushroom Festival grant for the Howard I. Abrams In-Home Care Program will help to provide a home health aide for up to 9 hours a week of custodial care for patients in need.
Arts Holding Hands and Hearts, Inc (AHHAH) empowers youth, strenghens families, and mobilizes communities through literacy, mindfulness, and expressive arts for social and racial equity and justice. The Mushroom Festival grant will support the organization's Pop Up Lending Library (PULL) Station program, specifically those located in Kennett. The funds would be used to purchase additional books and building materials needed to update each of the Kennett Square area stations.
Avondale Fire Company is a predominantly volunteer organization providing fire and EMS services to the residents and businesses of Avondale Borough as well as New Garden, London Britain, Franklin, and West Marlborough Townships. The Mushroom Festival grant will help purchase equipment for the station.
Bournelyf Special Camp (pronounced “born-a-leaf”) operates as a summer day camp in West Chester, PA, with programs involving outdoor recreational activities with a focus on lifetime wellness, and community outreach, in conjunction with developing communication and social skills for individuals with mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Mushroom Festival grant will help offset costs for rental vans for summer camp transportation.
Camp Dreamcatcher fosters an environment of tolerance, compassion, respect and understanding of those whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used to sponsor two southern Chester County HIV/AIDS impacted children to attend Camp Dreamcatcher’s Therapeutic and Educational Camp Session, which will be held August 21-27, 2022 at Camp Saginaw.
Canine Partners for Life increases the independence and quality of life of individuals with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities or who are in other situations of need by providing and sustaining professionally trained service and companion dogs. The Mushroom Festival grant will help to cover the cost of technology equipment to be used for virtual events.
The Chester County Council is the local operation of the Boy Scouts of America, serving Chester County, Pennsylvania and the northwestern corner of Cecil County, Maryland. The Council serves nearly 5,000 youth annually through thousands of dedicated, talented volunteers and a small number of professional staff, and partnerships with over 110 community organizations to deliver quality Scouting programs. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to adapt to the special needs of campers for the Annual Special Needs Camporee at Camp John H. Ware.
It's our job here at Chester County Women's Services to empower and educate you with the information you need to make an informed choice. We have caring volunteers and staff that are here to help you learn about your options and support you as you make decisions. All of our services are provided free of charge, so you can focus on what really matters.
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County serves as an information and referral service for Chester County women, empowering survivors of domestic abuse through providing information and supporting them as they reclaim their lives. The Mushroom Festival grant will help provide outreach services in the Kennett Square office.
Family Promise of Southern Chester County helps families with children regain their self-sufficiency and stability by providing shelter, meals, and comprehensive case management, including job and housing searches. The Mushroom Festival grant will help support Family Support New Home Packages that include bed sheets, comforters, towels, dishes, glassware, paper products, cleaning supplies, and pots and pans.
Friends Home, a non-profit organization, is a leader in providing affordable, quality care for older adults. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used to replace the abraded and peeling vinyl tile floor covering in the main Friends Home Health Center, in constant use by staff and residents, with more durable material.
The Garage Community and Youth Center is home to services for middle and high school students. After 10 successful years of serving students in the Kennett community, The Garage opened a second center in West Grove in 2011. The Mushroom Festival grant will help to support hot, daily, nutritious meals and snacks for students, college tours for our high school population, supplies for programming including Girls and Boys enrichment programs.
Good Neighbors is a Christian ministry whose purpose is to serve and care for others through the provision of home repair. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used to make free, critical home repairs for a low-income homeowners in the Kennett Square area. Typical Good Neighbors’ projects are roof repairs/replacement, heater repair/replacement, window replacement, repairs to unsafe entryways or decks, installation of wheelchair ramps, siding replacement, and repairing water damage.
Kennett After the School Association provides a supervised after-school program of recreational, social, and academic skill-developing activities for Kennett Middle School students. The program is led by community volunteers and provided without charge. The Mushroom Festival grant will help to offset the cost of transportation to offsite activities.
KACS strengthens the community in Southern Chester County through food, housing and crisis services. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used to purchase student materials for our Getting Ahead program. This program will expect to serve 40 low-income adults.
The Kennett Area Senior Center is a non-profit organization that serves older residents of southern Chester County. The Center provides daytime, evening and occasional week-end programs and services to help residents stay active, healthy, and involved, allowing them to remain independent. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used to develop a new, updated website
Kennett Collaborative builds strong collaborative relationships in the Kennett Square community. The Mushroom Festival grant will help in 2022 Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade planning.
Since 2001, the Kennett Education Foundation has partnered with the Kennett Consolidated School District to encourage innovative ideas, invest in programs that improve academic progress, promote family involvement and recognize the outstanding achievements of educators. As a non-profit 501(C)(3), our Foundation relies on donations to fund the many programs we support. These contributions originate from individuals, businesses (including matching gifts programs), foundations and other organizations (such as the United Way and the Chester County Community Foundation) that align with our mission and the success of our initiatives.
Kennett Fire Company No. 1 proudly serves the citizens of Kennett Square Borough, Kennett Township, and surrounding communities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. The Mushroom Festival grant will help to purchase equipment.
Kennett Heritage Center researches and documents and celebrates Kennett’s unique history, through tours, special events, and a permanent exhibit. The Center fosters a greater understanding and appreciation for the development of our community and its contributions to the history of Pennsylvania and the United States. The Mushroom Festival will help preparations for the Juneteenth Celebration in Kennett Square for 2022.
Proudly serving Kennett, East Marlborough, Pennsbury, and Pocopson Townships since 1921. The Mushroom Festival grant will help fund and install Technimount Brackets for Lifepak Monitors to be secured into the four ambulances.
Meals on Wheels of Chester County provides nutritious meals and personal interaction to homebound adults to help them live independently in their own homes. The Mushroom Festival grant used to pay for meals that are delivered to needy, homebound individuals that are served by our Kennett Square Chapter.
Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals and personal interaction to homebound adults to help them live independently in their own homes.
North Star of Chester County, formerly Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County, guides Chester County’s single working parents with dependent children, who are at risk of homelessness, toward stability and financial independence. We help our participant families remain in clean, safe, affordable housing as they work to secure their future through a structured program of financial assistance, mentoring and supportive services. Single parents who stay in our program for three full years emerge stable and proudly able to provide for their families.
Reins of Life is recognized as a successful therapeutic riding program for children and adults with special needs as well as life challenges. The program has helped children and adults with diverse needs make tremendous strides in improving the quality of their lives through therapeutic horseback riding. The Mushroom Festival grant will help in veterinary care for the Reins of Life therapeutic horses- vaccines, hooves trimming, and dental work.
SILO is a group of volunteers connecting with members of the Oxford, PA, community, providing meals, aid, and friendship. The Mushroom Festival grant will help to administer Delivering Hope--a twice a week program delivering food, prepared meals, and hygeniene items to people having trouble with daily expenses in the Oxford area. The program started at the beginning of pandemic.
SmartDrive provides Teen Safety Programs. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used to restart outreach with 10-12 pilot schools.
SCCEMS / MEDIC 94 provides high-quality advanced life support paramedic services to the residents and visitors of Southern Chester County Pennsylvania. The Mushroom Festival grant will be used towards the purchase of a new paramedic responder vehicle.
The Spanish Health Ministry responds to the medical needs of Spanish speaking high-risk pregnant women and families of disabled or medically fragile babies and children who live in the Southern Chester County area. The Mushroom Festival grant will help to pay for mileage reimbursement cost for the staff to provide translation and interpretation for medicial apppintments for parents of children with special needs.
Tick Tock Early Learning Center prepares children from working families for school and life in a loving environment at affordable rates. The Mushroom Festival grant will funds go towards its annual FunShine Express curriculum subscription expense, directly supporrting its third goal of preparing our students for Kindergarten.
Walk In Knowledge (WIN) Program provides assistance to students with classwork, transportation from program activities, access to computers and workspaces, opportunities for community service and academic summer camp programs, and internships, plus college preparatory activities and scholarships. The Mushroom Festival grant will help to provide snacks for the after school tutoring sessions, supplies for the students, and transportation for the after school programs and college field trips.