Today is 143 Day in PA, an homage to Mister Rogers. The number was his code for “I Love You.” Let’s all share acts of kindness and reflect on how grateful we are to have one another. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” ― Fred Rogers
The Chester Eastside – St. Paul’s Community Garden is now registered with the PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Harvest Program, a city-wide (and beyond) effort that supports community gardens and encourages distributing produce to food cupboards and local communities. Our harvest over the past month has been 14.9 pounds of produce, which was distributed to Chester Eastside families and the food program. Wait until the crops really start to come in! #PHS #harvest #communitygarden #foodpantry #foodinsecurity #chestereast For more info, visit https://phsonline.org/for-gardeners/harvest/start-growing.
Delaware County has made it even easier to get vaccinated. **Walk-in/drive-up at all county-operated, sponsored and partnered sites **Pop-up clinics throughout the county **At-home vaccinations For more information, visit the COVID-19 website or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (484-276-2100) the Call Center. https://www.delcopa.gov/covid/vaccination.html https://www.delcopa.gov/pop-ups/
Chester Eastside was among the 48 nonprofits to receive a 2021 Impact Grant Award from the The Foundation for Delaware County. The $10,000 grant will be used to help fund our Out of School Time (OST) program. Many thanks for your ongoing support. #foundationfordelawarecounty #grants #outofschooltime #manythanks #chestereastside
Chester Eastside recently received a two-year, $30,000 grant from the Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation for general operating expenses. The foundation awarded nearly $1.5 million to area non-profits for 19 general operating and 40 project grants.
Many thanks to the foundation for its ongoing support. #financialsupport #manythanks #chestereastside
Barbara and the children traveled to Machu Picchu during a recent yoga class, one of our many Out of School Time enrichment clubs. They walked across the desert, came to the edge of the Amazon and talked about all the animals they met along the way. #yoga #clubs #MachuPicchu #Amazon #animals #chestereastside
Kids – plan to attend Chester Eastside’s five-week, in-person Camp Phoenix. Enjoy swimming, field trips, reading, arts, math, technology and gardening with your friends. Camp will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 28-July 30. Ages 5-14. The cost is $375. For more info, call Mrs. Redd (610-990-1112).
The members of our Out of School Time garden club planted marigolds, painted pots and put it all together as a special treat. Happy Mother’s Day today and every day. #happymothersday #fromthegarden #marigolds #specialgift #justforyou #chestereastside
We are in the process of completing our annual assessment of Out of School Time (OST). Thanks to Elizabeth and Sarah for serving as co-leaders and Eddie, Midge, Mrs. Redd and Leslie (who served double duty as the photog) for contributing their input and perspective. The month-long process involves observing several classes, discussing the findings and identifying program goals. #assessment #outofschooltime #goals #input #perspective #chestereastside