The children at the Horsham Montessori Children’s House gathered together to sing songs to celebrate International Peace Day. Click on the video below to listen to one of the many beautiful songs.
The Kindergarten children at Montessori Children’s House in Blue Bell sponsored a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler. The Community Cupboard was founded by Mattie N. Dixon, a longtime resident of Ambler and a true visionary. In response to learning that people in her community were going hungry, she started serving families out of her basement in 1973. Today, the Cupboard is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been meeting the needs of local individuals and families whose incomes fall at or below the Federal Government Poverty Guidelines for over 40 years.
The families of Montessori Children’s House in Blue Bell contributed a total of 139 pounds of non-perishable Thanksgiving food items to the Cupboard. “Some people don’t have enough money to buy food. “ a Kindergarten child explains, “They can’t have a warm dinner so we’re going to give them a warm dinner.” The Kindergarten children packed the donated food and loaded it for delivery to the Community Cupboard.
Wells Fargo’s Community Connections Giving Program is an annual program where each of its retail banking stores explores the needs of their local communities and selects a nonprofit organization or school to receive a $1,000 grant. This year, Wells Fargo will award close to $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Pennsylvania.
Montessori Children’s House in Horsham was fortunate to be chosen to receive a $1,000 grant from the Community Connections Giving Program. Cassandra Hollaway, Assistant Manager of the Wells Fargo in Horsham and a Montessori Children’s House parent, deserves credit for recommending Montessori Children’s House for the program. The support of parents like her and the local Horsham community is what allows Montessori Children’s House to continue to provide a quality education and program.
On November 10th, Wells Fargo hosted a breakfast to present the checks to the organizations and schools chosen to receive the grants. Preston Ferguson, Bank Manager of the Wells Fargo in Horsham, presented a check for $1,000 to Nona Melnick, Principal of Montessori Children’s House in Horsham. Upon receiving the check, Mrs. Melnick commented how thankful she was to be chosen to be part of this great program and how grateful she is to have the support of parents like Mrs. Hollaway.
The grants are part of the company’s broader support of its communities. In 2014, Wells Fargo invested more than $13.4 million in nonprofit organizations and schools and team members volunteered more than 57,000 hours across Pennsylvania.