Help a Child, Change a Life® Student Development Initiative
The Pelham Civic Association’s Help a Child, Change a Life Initiative is specifically designed to provide worthy students in financial need the learning tools, skill enrichment experiences, and social support services to help them excel. This is in keeping with the Civics’ longstanding commitment to provide short -term support focused on improving the quality of life for those families in our community dealing with life altering challenges brought about by health, employment, marital or financial difficulties.
We firmly believe that every child deserves the chance to follow their dreams regardless of background or their family’s financial state. Every Pelham boy and girl deserves access the learning tools as well as the opportunity to develop the skills and habits of mind deemed necessary so they may live their life to its fullest potential. This initiative is already working. But there is so much more to do. Please join and make a donation to our Help a Child, Change a Life initiative!
PELHAM WOMEN’S CLUB
DONATES $1000 TO PELHAM CIVICS’
“HELP A CHILD/CHANGE A LIFE” PROGRAM
(PELHAM – MAY 12, 2016) When Joy Dechiario, President of the Pelham Women’s Club heard and read about the success of the Pelham Civic Association’s Help a Child/Change a Life student initiative, she and her organization knew that this is a program that merited support, and donated $1000 at the Pelham Civics Membership Meeting on May 11th. “For years, the Pelham Civics have been assisting individuals and families in need throughout our community. Their Help a Child/Change a Life program gives students who cannot afford the extra tutoring and supplies the kind of help that really makes a difference. This is something that the Pelham Women’s Club stands behind and supports, and we urge others to support them as well.” Ken Shirreffs, President of the Pelham Civics, added “We are extremely grateful for the continued support the Pelham Women’s Club has been providing the Civics. They are an organization that helps make Pelham a very special community.” Founded in 1950, the Pelham Women’s Club is a volunteer social and charitable organization that holds meetings every third Thursday of the month at the Daronco Town House. They provide its over 60 members with educational and entertaining events, workshops and seminars; annually presents three significant scholarship awards to PMHS senior students; and supports charitable causes throughout Pelham.
For more information about the Pelham Women’s Club, please contact Co-Presidents Joy Dechiario (914-803-0057) or Lynn Nardone (914-738-2103).
The Civics exercises the utmost discretion in helping those in need. For more information about these efforts, please call Richard Davidian at 914-738-5860. Considering making a tax free charitable contribution to “Friends of The Pelham Civic Association, Inc.” ? Do so here. The Pelham Civic Association is a Tax Exempt Organization, EIN# 13-3211121 Special thanks to Joe Longobardi, Nancy Fisher and Joe Benefico for their support of the program.