Special Projects / Wish List

Back-to-School Backpack and School Supplies Project

For our flyer and suggested supply list, please click here. Every child deserves to begin the school year with the supplies he or she needs!  Many children served by theVillage need your help to start school on the right foot.  Our goal is to provide the tools that will help our boys and girls succeed […]

Basic Necessities For Families

The Village helps at-risk children and families in the Greater Philadelphia Area throughout the year. Many of our families are in need of items that most of us take for granted. They are most appreciative. Our greatest needs include: (new items only, please) Set of Dishes Silverware Baking dishes Pots & Pans Toaster, coffee pot, […]

Car(e)ing Packages

theVillage Care(ing) Packages:  A variety of care packages are needed for children and teens entering foster care and for our neediest families.  In addition to the packages listed below, small appliances are needed such as toasters, microwave ovens, TVs, and DVD players, as well as twin bed linens, and other household items.  We  kindly request new/unused […]

Christmas and the Holidays at theVillage 2018

Our Christmas and the Holidays at theVillage flyer and wish list is available to download by clicking  here For more information, contact Betty at (610) 519-1615 or Christmas@village1877.org. Christmas and the Holidays is a special time at theVillage with many opportunities to help our children and families. Some ideas for ways that you can bring holiday […]

theVillage Amazon Wishlist

You can donate needed items to theVillage through our Amazon Wish List.  (http://bit.ly/theVillageWishList2018).  Don’t forget to go through www.smile.amazon.com).  Questions:  Betty Wu (610) 519-1615 or efwu@village1877.org

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to theVillage if you simply go to www.smile.amazon.com for your purchases.  Designate theVillage as your charity of choice and shop as you normally would.  You get the same great prices and we get a donation.  It’s a win-win for everyone.  Questions:  Betty Wu (610) 519-1615 or efwu@village1877.org.

Backpacks and School Supplies Needed

Every child deserves to begin the school year with the supplies he or she needs!  Many children served by theVillage need your help to start school on the right foot.  Our goal is to provide the tools that will help our boys and girls succeed again this year!  We will need 500 backpacks to do […]

Would Your Group Like To Help?

Let us know! Please provide the name, phone number and email address of the point person for your group as well as the name of the group. It will help us manage our requests and their fulfillment. For details, contact development@village1877.org or 610-519-1615.

Pick-A-Project: Ways to Help

Pick-A-Project offers a number of tangible ways to help children and families. Help your group become more aware of the serious child welfare issues in our own communities. Your project can be tailored to the interests, size, and resources of your group. By helping and learning more about the programs, you become an invaluable advocate for these vulnerable children. For details, […]

Pick-A-Project: STAR Bucks Store

When a girl is “caught” making small positive steps in personal behavior, social interactions, academic achievement, or other daily goals, she is rewarded with a STAR Buck. These STAR Bucks are recorded daily in a meeting with staff that serves not only to reinforce positive behavior, but to also strengthen math, goal setting, and communication […]

Pick-A-Project: Support A Runner

The young women in the Residential Treatment Program (ages 12-18) engage in the running program to address physical and mental health concerns and as part of their personal “safety plans”, which emphasize ways to manage emotions in times of stress. The opportunity to set and achieve personal goals is an important part of their overall […]

Pick-A-Project: Transitions/Relationships

Whether a child has been placed with a foster family or into residential treatment, or the family needs help strengthening its family structure, you can help make their transition smooth and let them know that someone cares. Here are few suggestions that you can do by yourself or as a group: Assemble gift baskets, Welcome […]

Pick-A-Project: When The Bough Breaks

A child removed from his/her home often arrives in foster care with no personal belongings. It is not possible to wait until funding begins to purchase items needed immediately. This need is especially acute for a baby who requires a safe place to sleep, a car seat, safety items for the new home, and start-up […]

Pick-A-Project: Yarn And More

Arts and crafts, whether knitting, drawing, painting, or another medium, offer the girls in the Residential Treatment Program (ages 12-18) a creative outlet for stabilizing their emotions along with a nonverbal means to express their feelings. The girls have an opportunity to participate in organized arts and crafts groups as part of their therapeutic activities, […]


Who needs this and how it helps Each girl entering one of theVillage residential programs can personalize her room by choosing her own brand new twin Bed-in-a-Bag.   This is a  comfy gift that says “We want you to feel safe and cared for here”.  Our Amazon wish list can be found at:  http://bit.ly/WishList-theVillage.   Costs […]