A special thanks to the Youth Philanthropy Internship Program of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County!
The WCF received an $8000 grant to support the "Beds for Kids program". This program provides beds and bedding in emergency situations to children throughout Westmoreland County.
Fantastic news: We're accepted into the Rite Aid’s KidCents program!
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"Children are the messages we send to a world we will not see." - John Whitehead
In accordance with state regulations, every children and youth agency must have an elected appointed advisory board The Westmoreland Children First (WCF) serves as an advisory board to the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau, offering review of the bureau's operations and budget. The board is also a non-profit fund-raising and support organization that supplements the restricted funding provided by the government to provide care to county children in need. In its second role, the WCF is very active and seeks to raise funds and assist in ancillary ways to make a difference in the lives of Westmoreland children
Some of our Activities
Wine & Chocolate Gala
Each year in mid-October, the WCF hosts a one-of-a-kind event for the community to enjoy wine tasting and gourmet chocolate. This event helps raise funds for holiday gifts, coats, and much more.
Free Literacy Library
The WCF has made a commitment to help provide quality reading opportunities for children in the care of the bureau. Families and children who come to the bureau are encouraged to freely "take a book" or exchange a book and enjoy the excitement of literature!
Child Abuse Awareness
As an ongoing goal of the WCF, child abuse prevention is an important community awareness incentive. Each year, the WCF strives to support the Children's Bureau's efforts in bringing awareness to this often overlooked societal concern.