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The DiMedio Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunity for exceptionally challenged or disadvantaged children. We will support these children by shining a "bright light" of opportunity, fun and laughter in their lives. Email chris@dimedio.com for more information on how you can contribute! Thanks!

May 9 Children's Book Drive

 
The DiMedio Foundation's Children's Book Drive
 
Saturday, May 9
 
9 AM-1 PM
 
3 Spring Oak Drive Newtown, PA
(Sycamore Farms)
 
We need good quality children's book from baby through 8th grade!
 
Needed:
  1. Science books (K-8) for Jenks Elementary
  2. New/good condition Baby Books/picture books for a Philadelphia Physician to distribute
  3. K-4 Primary and younger readers for classroom libraries in Phila.
  4. 4-8th grade books for classroom libraries in Phila. 
There are more schools in Philadelphia in need of your help!  Way too many inner city schools do not have libraries for their students!  It is up to the teachers in many of these schools to use their own personal funds to provide inspirational reading material for their students. 
 
Jenks Elementary, Jenks, J. S. - The School District of Philadelphia ,  a K through 8 school, just received a grant to become a science based school.  They are in need of science related books of all types (including engineering, architecture, space, nature & animals studies and any science related theme!)  Our contact at Jenks is a retired librarian volunteering her time to bring needed books to students.  She has also asked for all types of children’s books which Jenks will use or distribute to other Philadelphia schools in need.  So, we can’t possibly give too much.  It will all go to a place that can use it!
 
Finally, She has contacts with a doctor which provides services to low income families.  This physician hands out lightly used baby and picture books to children at their clinic to inspire young minds to read!
 
Our drive is the same day as the Sol Feinstone Elementary Clothing Drive.  Drop your clothes there and swing by to drop your books to us!  Make Saturday a productive and charitable day of Spring Cleaning! 
 
 
 
 
 

St. Nicholas Project

Every year, the YWCA Princeton  “St. Nicholas Project” provides holiday presents to help local less fortunate families create the magic of Christmas in their own homes. Gifts are donated by community members – individuals, families and businesses alike.  Help put a smile on a child's face this holiday season.

If you would like to help make a family's holiday brighter, please contact Jill Jachera at 609-577-5123 or jill.jachera@gmail.com.

www.ywcaprinceton.org

Drew's Hope Foundation

Drew's Hope Research Foundation was established in 2007 after the Ferrandino's received the devastating news that their five year old son, Drew, had Batten Disease.  Drew, who turned 12 in February, has gone from a child who once ran, jumped, and played to a child needing constant care.  Every day is a struggle, but Drew continues to smile regardless.

www.drewshope.com

 

"Shave For A Cure"

Over $400,000 was raised to help fund research for pediatric cancer on October 22nd, 2014  at the NYSE.  Thank you for all of your support and generous donations. 

Since 2010, the funds raised at “Shave for A Cure” have funded numerous clinical trials and the foundation continues to make a difference each and every day through partnerships with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NYC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Michigan and The Ronald McDonald House NYC.

www.awoccf.org  or www.Shave4aCure.org

Bike Exchange/Drive

The mission of the Bike Exchange is to help low income families purchase bikes and to raise money for the Trenton Boys & Girls Club After School Programs. More information about the Bike Exchange is at www.BikeExchangeNJ.org.

Seeds to Sew International

Seeds to Sew International, Inc is a New Jersey 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to developing educational and economic opportunities for women and girls in disadvantaged communities through education and job skills training.  Their programs not only train participants in a basic skill, they also provide training in the basics of business management such as cash management, opening/balancing/reconciling a bank account, accessing loans to grow a business, and record keeping. We also educate participants about local laws and their basic rights, as well as the rights of their children, so that they can advocate for themselves and find support when needed as their income and stature in their community grows.

www.seedstosew.org

HomeFront

On January 27th, 15 kids from HomeFront were treated to the 76ers vs. Knicks game at the Wells Fargo Center.  Thank you to all the families that help make this event possible. To read the Thank You letter from the kids at HomeFront click on the HomeFront tab on the left.

HomeFront's mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. They lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient. HomeFront gives people skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes and to increase the availability of adequate affordable housing.

www.homefrontnj.org

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
  • 25
Bike Donation Drive to Benefit Boys and Girls Club of Trenton
  • 10:00am-3:00pm EDT Ical_event_icon
  • 3 Spring Oak Drive, Newtown, PA
  • Have bikes in your garage that you no longer use.  Why not donate them to the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton.  Bikes can be dropped at 3 Spring Oak Drive, Newton on July 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..  All bikes accepted no matter what the condition.

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  • Dec
  • 25
DiMedio Foundation Celebrates Christmas!
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  • Happy Holidays!
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Previous Events

  • Jun
  • 20
BBQ with HomeFront Kids
  • 10:00am-2:00pm EDT Ical_event_icon
  • DiMedio's House
  • We are hosting a fun day of basketball, volleyball, swimming, food and new friendships for fifteen HomeFront kids aged 8 to 15.  

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  • May
  • 9
Children's Book Drive
  • 9:00am-1:00pm EDT Ical_event_icon
  • 3 Spring Oak Drive, Newtown, PA (Sycamore Farms)
  • Thank you to everyone who donated books.  We collected over 1,500 new or slightly used children's books for ages baby to 8th grade.  The books will be delivered to Philadelphia schools who lack the funding for books and libraries.  As many of you know, it is up to the teachers to use their personal funds to provide inspirational reading material for their students.   Please look through your bookshelves and donate the books your  children have outgrown.

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  • Apr
  • 11
HomeFront Donation Drive
  • 9:00am-4:00pm EDT Ical_event_icon
  • We will pick up at your house
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  • Feb
  • 22
ArtJam to Benefit HomeFront Artspace - February 20 - March 15
  • All Day Event Ical_event_icon
  • Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ
  • Artists from HomeFront ArtSpace as well as local artists will be selling their craft with proceeds benefitting HomeFront.  Please stop in to see some of the unique and beautiful artwork for sale and support ArtSpace.   Opening reception is Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6 p.m.  19 Hulfish St, Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ

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  • Feb
  • 9
Newtown Middle School Snack Bag Drive for HomeFront After School Program
  • 11:45am-12:45pm EST Ical_event_icon
  • Newtown Middle School, Newtown, PA
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