The Pledging Tree Foundation (TPTF) was selected to host financial education workshops for the United Way of Chester County (UWCC) and the Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD).
The UWCC partnership results from the FINRA grant that was awarded in December 2009. TPTF is partnered with the West Chester Area Daycare, and Interfaith Housing Council, to provide financial stability to low income families. The grant provides funding to partner childcare facilities with financial stability providers to offer financial education and tax preparation services to their families and employees. Last year, TPTF conducted 3 workshops, and will be conducting 3 more in 2011.
The DCD held a summer workshop series in 2010 to provide financial stability resources based in Coatesville, PA. The series was hosted by the Minister’s Alliance of Coatesville & vicinity, highlighting a variety of financial solutions and information for the community. TPTF presented 2 workshops with some other non-profit partners on topics such as credit counseling.
For 2011, TPTF plans to partner with other non-profit organizations to conduct more financial workshops.
For more information, please visit TPTF’s website, www.thepledgingtree.org.