YWCA Bucks County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Young donor dedicates her birthday to helping others
She may be only 10, but already Allison, a fourth-grade student who resides in Montgomery County, has a very mature view of what is truly important in this life. Recently, she decided to designate a charity for her birthday, and we are very pleased that she chose YWCA Bucks County to be the beneficiary of her kindness.
“A couple of years ago I began collecting things for charity on my birthday instead of gifts for me. This year for my birthday I asked people to give me things that I can donate to the YWCA.” says Allison. “I had two birthday celebrations, one with my friends and another with my family, and people donated lots of good things like diapers, canned foods, wipes and other cleaning supplies. It was fun, and it also felt good to know that I was helping people. And now a friend of mine wants to do the same thing, too.”
The YWCA will distribute these much-appreciated items among our four YWCA Family Centers, which offer a wide variety of programs and services such as Food Pantries and our Healthy Living Program that help women and girls learn howto eat nutritious foods, exercise and take care of themselves, and learn skills so that they can live healthier, more self-sufficient lives.
Adds Allison, “I know I want to keep helping people in the future, but I’m just not sure how yet.”
YWCA Bucks County is sure she will find a way. Thank you, Allison, for your generosity and concern for the needs of others.
A Picture Perfect Holiday Celebration
Local company shares their holiday spirit
Nearly 30 employees from the Levittown-based company 1SEO volunteered their time and talents by hosting a Pretty in Paint Holiday Party for the children in our afterschool Homework Zone in Bensalem. Specials thanks to 1SEO for their community support!