Be a Part of the Revitalization!
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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NOTICE to all the families on Reach Street, thank you for all your support, the Catholic Archdiocese has agreed to supply the meals to Reach Street. Because of issues with the city, the meals can no longer be served INSIDE, but due to the gracious generosity of Mr. Julio (Jay) we have a tent and a lot on which the children can be fed outdoors at 3120 Reach Street.
3125 will be available for parents and children this summer for classes in baking, entrepreneurship, introduction to homeschooling, arts and crafts and education enrichment classes for grades K-6
WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS!!! Would you like a FREE copy of your Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Check? I can order it for you TODAY call me at 267-242-6304 or email me at Phillychildcare@aol.com YOU DO NOT HAVE TO VOLUNTEER TO GET YOUR CLEARANCES FREE HOWEVER WHOM EVER DOES VOLUNTEER MUST HAVE THEIR CLEARANCES...SO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO GET NEW FREE COPIES OF THESE IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS MUST BE AVAILABLE
We will have a training meeting on Tuesday, June 6th at the
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, 222 North 17th Street from 9:00 A.M. until 2:30 P.M.
Any questions please call Monica Wright, 3125 Reach Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134 267-242-6304 or email email@example.com
Your donations helped us to continue with an after-school program during the winter that included craft making and science. We could have never dreamed of the generosity and support and how far it would take us.
We also tried some strategic and innovative actions to make positive change on our very blighted street and attack economic issues that many of the residents on Reach Street face. In a poll two years ago every household on Reach Street, no matter the size, was surviving on $1,000 a month or less. Our street also had over a dozen abandoned properties.
With $500 of the available donations we paid a deposit on access to an area commercial kitchen so that community members could try their hand at food entrepreneurship AND make fresh cooked meals for the USDA summer lunch program.
With $1,000 of the donations we tracked down the owner of one of the abandoned properties, found a socially conscious investor willing to rehab and house a low income family. Our organization signed a year long option to buy and transferred that deal to the buyer who reimbursed us $2,000.
The residents and children appreciate all the support, donations, hope and love we have received and a much ignored, poverty stricken area has HOPE because of YOU!
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