Teddy Tendler, eight, from Yardley, raises money for a family services shelter
Yardley’s Teddy Tendler led a social media campaign that brought residents of the Family Service Homeless Shelter six laptops, six headphones, a printer, paper and ink.
She launched her Facebook campaign in the last week of April as a service project for her Hebrew school, and recently Tendler, along with her parents, Jared and Corey, presented the elements of her success to staff members. from the Levittown Institution shelter.
“I chose this project because I love technology and I love helping others, it warms my heart,” Tendler said. “I wanted kids who didn’t have computers to be able to play the same online educational games I did at school.
Julie Dees, Executive Director of Family Service, said: “It takes hard work and dedication for an adult to run a successful fundraising campaign. The fact that Teddy was able to do such a great thing for our Shelter residents, on her own initiative, speaks volumes about her and her amazing family. She continued, “At Bucks County Homeless Emergency Shelter, we strive to make our residents’ experience as pleasant as possible during their stay. A big part of that is providing certain comforts of home, like technology. This is especially important for children, who often rely on computers for everything from education to relaxation. We are so grateful to Teddy for giving them these wonderful and uplifting gifts.
Family Service Association of Bucks County is a not-for-profit social service organization located throughout Bucks County.