Pottstown Check Presentation

Attached Picture Identification: (left to right) Dave Kraybill, President, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation; Cynthia Moore, Resident Board Member, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills; Felicity Jeans, Executive Director/Community Coordinator, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills; Mary Ellen Dice, President, PAHWF East Auxiliary; Kelli Murphy, Development Associate/Outreach Coordinator, Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center; Dr. Laurie Betts, Program Officer, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation.


Feb. 8, 2016, Pottstown, PA – Two local nonprofit organizations will benefit from fundraising efforts of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation East Auxiliary. The Auxiliary operates the “Just For You” gift shop that is located in the lobby of the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (PMMC). The gift shop is open to the public.

Mary Ellen Dice, President of the East Auxiliary, presented a $20,000 check to Dave Kraybill, President of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. According to Kraybill, these funds have been distributed as part of the Foundation’s fall 2015 grant round and were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Camphill Village Kimberton Hills – Aging in Community Program: Camphill Village provides personalized and preventative care to aging residents with developmental disabilities and struggles with independent living.
  • Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County – Mission Kids: Fostering the resilient child through family advocacy and forensic interviews. Mission Kids is a collaborative effort to stop the cycle of abuse and improve the outcomes for abused children and their families.

The Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts included proceeds from sales of the “Just For You” gift shop, in addition to their annual holiday bazaar. New members are always welcome.

For more information on how to become a member and how to get involved in the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts, call the PMMC Gift Shop at 610-327-7044.

About the East Auxiliary: The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation East Auxiliary, formerly PMMC East Auxiliary, conducts fundraising efforts to assist the Foundation in achieving its mission of enhancing the health and wellness of residents in the Pottstown community.


About the Foundation: The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s (PAHWF) mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. Visit www.pottstownfoundation.org for more information about the Foundation. Discover Pottstown area’s online community, Mission Healthy Living, an initiative of PAHWF, to learn and share great information on how to lead a healthier life. You can also follow Mission Healthy Living on Facebook and Twitter and follow The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation on LinkedIn and Pinterest.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Rose Walters, Communications Assoc.

Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation


610-323-2006 ext. 21

Published by

Michelle Mockus

16 Feb 2016