We believe strongly in the value of our services within our community and want to ensure that everyone has access to our resources. That is why we established the Everyone Belongs Financial Assistance Program back in 2014. Your contribution helps support our mission of never turning a
person away from a program due to financial instability.
In 2018, we distributed over $35,000 to fund programs for families facing hard times. In 2019 we saw a significant surge in requests, which resulted in over $55,000 in aid, a 36% increase over 2018. In 2020, we intended to increase funding to meet our community’s growing needs, then the pandemic hit, and the best we could do was honor the funding commitments already promised.
The pandemic has affected many household finances. Even families that were on solid ground now find their financial resources uncomfortably stretched. Our assistance is greater now, especially in our youth programs and childcare services. We remain committed to supporting Hempfield families during these difficult times, and we are asking for your help.
—With your aid, struggling parents can send their children to our state-certified Before- and
After-School Programs, where they receive a hearty breakfast, healthy snacks, outdoor play, and homework help in a supportive environment.
—With your aid, families in need can send their children to our Summer Day Camp, where they will spend the day playing outdoors, socializing with peers, swimming, and enjoying enrichment programs in the arts and sciences.
—With your aid, more children can take part in our Summer Playground Program, which provides a connected social outlet for children who play freely in our neighborhood parks under the supervision of our engaging staff.
Please consider your tax-deductible gift and give generously—because, at Hempfield recCenter, everyone belongs!