Be a Part of the Revitalization!

$10,626 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 175 people in 48 months


Taking our city back one building at a time. Be a part of the building of our new 24  hour daycare home and the revitalization of the 3100 blk of Reach Street in Kensington.  Taking two buildings on the verge of destruction and tranforming them into a viable Community Asset.

Since 2002 the Association of Child Daycare Providers, Inc. has operated 24 hour childcare facilities in Kensington-North, South and NE Philadelphia.  In 2009 the economy dealt us a crushing blow, Pennsylvania had a state budget crisis and daycares that accepted low income clients were not paid from July 2009 to October 2009. After the crisis resolved itself all of our parents lost their jobs, except two families.  We closed four location by 2011.

Our very first childcare location, opened 12 years ago at 3125 Reach Street, the property has changed hands many times and fell into disrepair. The adjoining property which was not available to us 12 years ago are now available and the owner wishes to donate the property to our cause. The street on which these properties are located have fallen into a depressed state. With three houses on the block demolished and one other slated for demolition, we want to save these two properties as well as many others and make them viable and vibrant again.

We were recently approved for a $20,000 loan by Entrepreneur Works to purchase 3125 Reach as a pre-forclosure sale at $5,000 and $15,000 to be used to fix the facade, electrical updates, drywall and flooring and add a new kitchen and bath. We would like to raise an additional $20,000 to rehab the property next door. These properties are of sound construction with both roofs and plumbing intact, $20,000 could provide the cosmetic repairs needed in order to create 3,000 sq feet of childcare space.

Your contribution could help revitalize the Kensington and Allegheny area. Childcare available during nontraditional hours is in great demand for the whole city.

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We are approved for summer 2018 USDA free lunch for the children. We will be operating out of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church at F and Allegheny and we have a donated location at Kensington and Schiller.

We have to buy a tent, make some repairs to the church parking lot and just update some of our equipment. We would appreciate any donations that you can make and know that we are hiring both volunteers and paid workers to work between June 28th and August 18, 2018.
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Praise the Lord the summer lunch program will happen 2018! I promised myself that I would not feed the kids another year in a dirty rat infested junkie frequented lot and I met with a wonderful church group that's within walking distance of Reach Street and that's where we'll be serving lunch.

This church is uniquely situated in that the children in the three block square bordered by Allegheny, F Street, G Street and Clearfield can access the meals without having to cross a major street. We will be using their yard to feed the children under a tent and expect a daily attendance of anywhere from 30 to 90 children.

Thank you everyone for your continued support!
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Order a meal through this portal to be delivered anytime in Philadelphia between 5pm this evening and Friday at 9pm and received two Herb Nerd fresh Artisan juices with your $15 meal purchase https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mango-bahia-supporting-healthy-summer-lunch-tickets-43999739405
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Jill D Toomer
18 months ago
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Hello I am willing to get all of the kids coats etc for christmas and food for a party . I have called the news station several times for your number Here is mine Jill 267 342 5327 please call

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Chantel Price
18 months ago
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Hello I can offer the dance lessons Please call me 267-945-7242

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Tonya Mincer
18 months ago

Hello - if an organization wants to make a supply donation (food, toys, supplies); how would prefer they get the items to you?

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Raised by 175 people in 48 months
Created May 19, 2014
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Debroah Frye
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I hope all is well with this beautiful project.

Jill D Toomer
18 months ago
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Hello I am willing to get all of the kids coats etc for christmas and food for a party . I have called the news station several times for your number Here is mine Jill 267 342 5327 please call

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Chantel Price
18 months ago
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Hello I can offer the dance lessons Please call me 267-945-7242

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Tonya Mincer
18 months ago

Hello - if an organization wants to make a supply donation (food, toys, supplies); how would prefer they get the items to you?

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