This holiday season Kimberton Whole Foods is giving back to our local communities by donating 10% of all gift card sales from December 1 through December 24 to a charitable organization, unique to each of our store locations. Check out the descriptions and links below to find out which non-profit will benefit from your local store’s donation. Share your values this season by joining us in our mission to support these community organizations.
Safe Berks, formerly Berks Women in Crisis, provides a safe haven and ongoing support system for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Trained advocates answer their 24 hour hotline, available in English and Spanish. Services include emergency shelter, counseling, legal support and advocacy, and in some cases, legal representation. Educators offer programs to raise awareness, and to prevent domestic and sexual violence.
The foundation partners children from Chester with volunteers from Henderson High School students and the West Chester area, to bring safe opportunities to the youth from this underserved community. Their programs include Open Events, Warrior Guides, RISE and Launch. These build one upon another, beginning with Open Events which provides safe opportunities for elementary age Chester children, and culminating with Launch which offers very specific, individualized programming for Chester students getting ready to graduate from high school.
Phoenixville Area Community Services strives to end poverty in our community by connecting people in need with resources for food security, financial stability, and better health. PACS gives out 3/4 ton of food each week, with an average of 193 households receiving food assistance each month. PACS provided $90,747 in food last year, 84% of which was donated by the community. Organizations like PACS are more efficient and economical than services provided by the government at taxpayer expense.
Finding a job is extremely difficult for adults with disabilities, a criminal record, substance abuse issues, and the homeless. Baker Industries works with these hard-to-employ adults in their nonprofit work program. Participants build their self-esteem and work skills in a warm and caring environment until they are ready to move into the regular workforce, if they are able.
As the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, PA, A Woman’s Place (AWP) provides comprehensive free, private, and confidential service, support, education, outreach, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, their children, and the community. The Prevention Project of AWP aims to help the community break the cycle of violence by understanding the issue of domestic violence and become part of the solution.