All Hands Dispatch – May

May 2023

Summer will soon be upon us, and IH2 is gearing up for Kidz Equipped SummerFest 2023.  The program has grown in just three short years!  This year, we are adding a resource day to the program, hosting a day for the Butler Area School District students and a day for Freedom Area School Districts students.  In total, we expect to serve nearly 1000 students and their family members.

In addition to adding new locations, we will also expand the provisions.  Not only will students receive ample clothing at the event, they will also, with your help, receive a NEW pair of athletic shoes, a NEW winter coat, NEW packages of socks and undergarments, and a NEW backpack filled with school supplies and personal hygiene products.

How are we going to do all this?  We will be hosting a mix of in-kind and financial donation programs and fundraisers as detailed below.  We would appreciate your help and support.  Thank you for making IH2 what it is today, and thank you even more for what I know it will become as we work together to change the trajectory of poverty in our communities.

Much Love,
Executive Director
Inspired Hearts and Hands

Kidz Equipped SummerFest Details

Donate Clothing: We are seeking very gently used and new clothing sizes 5T to Adult, gently used / new athletic shoes, new packages of socks and undergarments, and gently used/new coats.  We ask that clothing be appropriate for students in grades K – 12th grade.  We are not accepting business suits, dress shoes, baby clothes, bathing suits, purses, used undergarments and socks, and furniture/household items at this time.

Purchase from Registries: We’ve created Target and Amazon registries with the items needed.  Upon checkout, you will have the option to select IH2 as the delivery address.

Financially Sponsor: You cover the cost of the item(s), and we’ll do the shopping!  There are options to sponsor shoes, coats, undergarments, and backpacks, or you may make a general donation that we’ll use to purchase anything not otherwise received.

Volunteer: We need a lot of help sorting and preparing clothing for these resource days.  Our volunteer management portal has the full schedule of opportunities!

Kidz Equipped SummerFest Details

Fundraising Activities


May 17, 2023

Farm to Table Event Tickets


June 1, 2023

Reserve Your Pizza Box

Join Corporate Chef Anthony from Don’s Appliances as he guides attendees through several courses, from appetizers to dessert.  There are only 20 tickets available for this exclusive event.  There will also be a silent auction.

Hosted by Armstrong and iHeart Radio, Pizza with a Purpose will showcase pizza from 10+ local pizza shops.  Attendees purchase a box for $25 and fill it with slices from the various pizzerias.  Votes will be collected to identify the best pizzeria. Following the pizza party, Armstrong is hosting an open skate night to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.  The only cost is a box of new, unopened cereal!  There will be raffle baskets and a celebrity appearance.  Phil Bourque will be on hand signing autographs!  There are limited spots available, so please reserve your pizza and skate night passes today!


The High School Boys and Girls Soccer teams from Mars and Pine Richland are hosting youth soccer camps in June as a fundraiser for IH2.

  • The PINE RICHLAND YOUTH CAMP takes place on June 13 – 15th at the PR Ramcage.

  • The MARS YOUTH CAMP takes place on June 19 – 21st at the LEFCON Auxiliary Field

Campers will build soccer skills while participating in drills, scrimmages, and fun activities with the high school soccer players.  All proceeds will be used to purchase athletic shoes for IH2’s Kidz Equipped SummerFest program!

Pine Richland Youth Soccer Clinic Sign-Up
Mars Youth Soccer Camp Sign-Up

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