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Children's Book Drive-May 14 from 10 AM - 2 PM



Raising Hope Foundation's Children's Book Drive
Saturday, May 14
10 AM-2 PM
3 Spring Oak Drive Newtown, PA
(DiMedio Residence-Sycamore Farms)
We need quality children's books appropriate for Toddlers through 8th grade!
There are more schools in Philadelphia in need of your help.  Way too many inner city schools do not have libraries for their students.  Our contact is a retired librarian volunteering her time to bring needed books to students, and she will be cataloging the books we donate for Rhodes Elementary School at 29th & Clearfield in Philadelphia. 
Any baby books donated will be shared with a doctor which provides services to low income families.  This Philadelphia physician hands out lightly used baby and picture books to children at the clinic.
So start clearing off those shelves and inspire some young minds to read! Contact  with concerns or questions, or simply see you on Saturday, May 14!
Thank you so much for your support over the years and your continued donations!
Tiffany & Chris DiMedio, Jen & Abdallah El-Habr, Smitha & Anand Shukla, Dawn & Richard Wyatt, Katie & Tony Ferrandino
The Raising Hope Foundation


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 for more information on how you can contribute! Thanks!

Mei Mei's Wishes

Mei Mei's Wishes

Goat Milk Soaps Fundraiser Continues!

Cost is $6 for the full size soap bar (+ cost of shipping unless we can arrange in person delivery).  Each comes in its own small drawstring bag.  

Packaged in a cotton drawstring bag, this full bar weighs 4.5 - 5.5 oz.

TO BUY SOAPS...Contact Tiffany at or 215-805-3791

To simply DONATE to Mei Mei's Wishes contact OR log onto your PayPal account (donate button above) 

Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap Bar     $6

This lemongrass oil scented yellow bar has a strong, sweet scent.

Oatmeal Milk & Honey Goat Milk Soap Bar     $6

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey is warm and comforting with the clean scent of honey.

Purity Goat Milk Soap Bar     $6

There are no added fragrances or colors. Great for those with sensitive skin, eczema, and babies!

Almond Goat Milk Soap Bar     $6

This soap is scented with almond essential oil and smells of cherries. There is a sprinkling of cocoa powder along the top of this slightly orange bar to add to its appearance.

Ocean Goat Milk Soap   $6

This blue and white bar has a strong clean scent.


     About 4 ½ years ago Anna Mei Qing DiMedio, Qing Qing (pronounced Ching Ching by the nannies in Anna’s orphanage), became a permanent member of our family.  Anna Mei spent her first two years in the “infant room” in Baoding SWI, an orphanage serving about 80 children in a major industrial city just south of Beijing.  The orphanage was clean, but the walls were white, the cribs many, and the toys few and far between.  At age 2, Anna spent most of her day in her crib or in a baby walker.  She had not yet learned to crawl or walk, and her favorite toy was her own hand.  She could not stand the feel of a stuffed toy, preferring hard plastic toys for months. She learned to crawl and walk quickly, and with time and effort learned to enjoy solid food for the first time here at home, and with that her health improved.

It is our wish to help bring about some change for the children still living in Baoding’s orphanage.   We sought the help of Love Without Boundaries, an organization that works within China to bring aid from people like us to China’s orphans. LWB will coordinate with Baoding SWI, and we hope to supply age appropriate chairs, baby swings, music mobiles, and developmental toys among other things.  With effort hopefully the children there can progress more easily through the stages so important to infant development.

Mei Mei has several meanings in the Chinese language one being “little sister”. Mei Mei also means beautiful flower.  May Anna Mei continue to spread her beauty and joy well beyond our family.  Today is only the beginning for this little girl and her ability to change the world…


Our first image of Anna Mei fro Baoding SWI orphanage in Hebei, China

Our first image of Anna Mei from Baoding's orphanage

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!
  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

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.


"Shave For A Cure"

Our first Shave For A Cure - Bucks County was a huge success.  We had over 150 guests and raised over $40,000, with additional donations still coming in.  Thank you to everyone who sponsored the event, sponsored a shavee or attended the event.  Your kindness and generosity will  bring us one step closer to finding a cure for pediatric cancer and enable us to help more families dealing with the disease.  

Last year over $400,000 was raised to help fund research for pediatric cancer on October 22nd, 2014  at the NYSE.  

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.  or

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

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.


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.

Bucks County Shave for a Cure

The DiMedio Foundation for Children in conjunction with

Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation Hosted

"Shave For A Cure"

October 8, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
Rose Bank Winery, Newtown, PA

It was a huge success.


You can still sponsor or donate for the cause, click on the link below:


Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation’s mission is to promote and advance the science and art of medicine related to the study of pediatric cancer cells and related structures, to support and enhance education in pediatric oncology fields, to support and enhance pediatric oncology research and in allied fields, to facilitate, improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting pediatric cancer cells and related structures and doing and engaging in any and all activities that may be necessary or incidental to any or all of the foregoing purposes.

Their mission is to (1) provide funds to medical and/or scientific personnel and/or institutions to participate in local, regional and/or national research programs for the study of pediatric cancer diseases and allied fields in effort to treat and/or cure such diseases, (2) to provide educational materials and/or medical equipment to medical and/or scientific personnel and/or institutions for the study of pediatric cancer and related diseases in effort to treat and/or cure such diseases, (3) to provide literary information, support and education concerning pediatric cancer and related diseases to medical and/or scientific personnel as well as the general public at no cost in an effort to raise public awareness of such diseases so as to promote early detection and treatment. For more information visit their website at

Bike Drive July 25th

The Bike Drive held on July 25th was once again a huge success.  Thank you to everyone who donated bikes and scooters.  We collected 91 bikes this year.  Thank you!

If you have a bike and were not able to drop it off on the 25th e-mail us at or