***WEATHER ALERT (Fri 3/10 2:15 PM) We have MOVED this event to the***  CALN TOWNSHIP BUILDING so your fingers and toes won’t freeze in the windy 20 degree weather tomorrow! CALN TOWNSHIP BLDG 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, PA 19372 ***SPONSORSHIP OPEN until March 11, 2017*** STOCK the BOX!!! For our March sponsorship we are undertaking a community project!! Eric and Jess Lupacckino along with Rosaria Hawkins and Annawyn & Nathan Laing of Habitat Studios have all collaborated to bring us the IT TAKES A VILLAGE COMMUNITY FOOD BOX PROJECT!!!!! Similar to ‘blessing boxes’ these open access containers will be installed along the business Rt. 30Read More →

The lovely ladies with St. Anthony’s Women’s Auxiliary (SAWA) have voted to make It Takes A Village a yearly beneficiary of their support!!! We are so humbled and touched to have been granted this generous show of support for our programs and mission!   The ladies of SAWA meet monthly and sponsor many community events. Their 2014-2015 sponsorships include The Michael Bartone Memorial Fund, Teri’s Run, Bats for Matt, Strikeouts for Katie and the St. Joseph Parish Festival.  Donations were given to The Lord’s Pantry, St. Joseph Giving Tree, Helping Hands of Beaver Creek Elementary School, CMMD, the STA Banquet Hall and Bridge of Hope of LancasterRead More →

I take the train to my day job on occasion and the other day on a very crowded commuter train home, a young lady with an infant strapped to her chest sat down a few rows ahead of me. I remember thinking, ‘Wow, that’s a little baby, I bet she’s just back from maternity leave and decided to put the baby in childcare close to her work. Good for her, that must be so hard, I’m not sure I could have traveled with either of my infants like that, they would have cried…I would have stressed out…I’d have been so uncomfortable…”. As my inner thoughtsRead More →

*SPONSORSHIP IS NOW CLOSED – This sponsorship concluded in January 2017. To see our current sponsorship or project, head over to the home page!* OUR FIRST INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP!!!! Read below…this is EXACTLY what I hoped this Village could be here for…to support our sisters, our neighbors, our friends through the extremely difficult experience of parenting during hardship! Read below for Chelsea’s story, and see if you can help with her wish list!! Chelsea is a hardworking single mother to a beautiful 6 month old daughter, living and working in West Chester. Chelsea successfully raised her first daughter by focusing all her energies on being theRead More →

For some #throwbackthursday fun, I wanted to reflect on our very first Village event….when a group of us met to assemble gift baskets for the mothers residing in the CYWA shelter in coatesville. It was our first real Village event! Putting together gift baskets weren’t a part of our original wish list, but that’s really why we love the power of social media! A very sweet and generous member posted posted ‘I was going to make some gift baskets for the mothers in the shelter, because I’m sure the children are all getting things they could use, anyone want to help?’ – and boom! SheRead More →