Be a Part of the Revitalization!

$10,710 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 179 people in 51 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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The kids say we have the BEST SNACKS! Fresh chilled watermelon, fig bars and cheese stix!!!
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Thank you to everyone who supported this year, we are feeding the children at two locations, F and Allegheny and 1800 East Schiller Street. We have a new storefront we hope to keep open year-round at Kensington and Schiller.

In June, we served 590 meals FREE and healthy lunches as well as an equal number of snacks.

Your support has helped us feed and employ the community. Free meals will be available up until the start of the school year at the end of August.

Thank you for making a difference!
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Jill D Toomer
21 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
21 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
21 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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$10,710 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 179 people in 51 months
Created May 19, 2014
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Danielle Marie
1 month ago
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Great job Monica! You are an angel.

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3 months ago
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Debroah Frye
5 months ago
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I hope all is well with this beautiful project.

Jill D Toomer
21 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
21 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
21 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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