The Western Pennsylvania chapter of Twilight Wish recently hosted their third annual fundraiser “Night of 100 Stars & Twilight Wishes” at Sing Sing Dueling Piano Bar in Homestead. Over 100 people attended, raising almost $4,000 which will go towards granting wishes in the five county area served by the Western Pennsylvania chapter. Guests were encouraged to dress as their favorite star of the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s at this always-fun happy hour fundraiser! Thanks to all who attended and made this fundraiser a success.
Bucks Business Professionals, a local business networking organization, recently presented the first annual Family Fall Fest & Moonlight Movie to benefit local nonprofit, Twilight Wish Foundation. Held at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works Museum on Saturday, September 22, 2012, this family-friendly event featured pony rides, face painting, moon bounces, a photo booth, sand & spin art, food, live music, a car show and vendors. The fun-filled day concluded with a showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, under the stars in the Tile Works courtyard.
According to Bucks Business Professionals’ board member, Bill Flax, the event was well-attended and successful; raising funds to benefit Twilight Wish foundation and the low-income seniors it serves. Thanks to all the local vendors who participated in the event and to top sponsors Mission Pharmacal, Alamo Pharma Services, BioComp Pharma and Central Bucks Rotary. Thanks also to the many volunteers, especially the National Honor Society students from Central Bucks East and West, who donated their time and energy to make the day such a success. Thanks again to Steve Brown of Looking Glass Photography for taking photos of the event.
Lisa Mach is a partner and bookkeeper for Adult Assisted Living Referral and Placement Service, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona. Mach has 25 years of bookkeeping experience and recently completed board member training from the United Way Inclusion Council in Arizona. She also started the Tucson, Arizona chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation in 2006 with her mother, Rose Muzzy. She resides in Tucson with her daughter, Gabriella. Welcome to the board, Lisa, and thank you for your service!
Thank you to all who participated in Macy’s Shop for a Cause on Saturday, August 25th. Thanks also to our volunteers who staffed the Twilight Wish table at the Macy’s in Oxford Valley Mall. All proceeds from the sale of Macy’s shopping passes directly benefit Twilight Wish.
Five residents of Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA had their simple wish for a shopping trip to Walmart granted recently. During the past school year, Avon Grove High School National Honor Society students raised funds to grant the simple needs wishes of eight residents of the nursing home. The students raised $1,000 by selling cake pops after school and hosting a 5K run. The students visited the school in May 2012 and visited with the residents and gave them their gifts, including Walmart gift cards for these five women. According to Tami Bennett, Ware Presbyterian Village Activity Director, they had a wonderful day and were able to purchase things they would not have been able to purchase without the students’ generosity.
Congratulations to Josefina (Fina), our oldest volunteer, who just turned 100 on August 12, 2012. Although she is almost completely blind from macular degeneration, Fina still knits and crochets lap blankets and scarves for elderly recipients. Fina is known for her sense of humor and strong faith and is an inspiration to all who know her. She lives with her son-in-law and does the cleaning, cooking and laundry for the household. When asked what the secret to her longevity is, she replied “I guess it’s the one Corona I have every weekend!” Happy birthday to Fina!
Bucks Business Professionals, a local business networking organization, and Twilight Wish are hosting the first annual Family Fall Fest & Moonlight Movie at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works Museum in Doylestown on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, September 23rd. This family-friendly event will feature pony rides, face painting, moon bounces, a photo booth, sand & spin art, food, live music and vendors. The fun-filled day will culminate with the showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, under the stars in the Tile Works’ courtyard.
If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring this event or being a vendor, please contact Jan Stumpf at 215-230-8777 ext. 102.
If you can’t attend but would like to donate to our event, click here.
We are excited to announce that Jan Stumpf has joined our Doylestown staff as part-time Director of Volunteer Management and Special Events. Jan has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and most recently was Assistant Volunteer Coordinator at the Family Service Association of Bucks County in Langhorne. In addition, Stumpf is also active in the community and volunteers with Contact Philadelphia, Habitat for Humanity and the Delaware Valley Philharmonic. Welcome, Jan!
Please Note: Twilight Wish Foundation is registered in Pennsylvania as a nonprofit corporation and is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations made to grant open wishes are tax deductible. Twilight Wish Foundation will make every effort to ensure that donated funds go to the wish of your choice. If this is not possible, we will apply the funds to the most urgent and similar wish open at the time. Twilight Wish Foundation has final decision-making authority over the use of all donations.