Get Involved

How You Can Get Involved!

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.


There are volunteer opportunities available for teacher assistants that want to be actively involved with children and also positions for general office assistants that prefer an office setting.

Event Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities

Coming Soon for 2020

In-kind donations

Books – CSC is always grateful for age-appropriate (0-5) new or very gently used books to support children’s literacy development. The preference is for books that are not commercially syndicated (movie or television shows,) that are non-denominational in nature, and that do not include violence. There always a high demand for multi-lingual books. Infants and toddlers enjoy books that have bright colors and big pictures. Preschoolers actively construct literacy knowledge through picture books and quickly begin to see that the print holds meaning.

Need ideas for books titles? The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) suggests looking to national award winners such as the Caldecott Medal.

Gift Cards – Our children and families have various needs year-round that range from diapers and formula to shoes, gasoline, breakfast cereal, and more. The CSC staff work with caregivers and seek to empower them to be active providers for their families, develop goals and strategies for success. Your gas, grocery, or department store gift card donation to CSC enables us to best meet the individual needs of each family.

Group Drives

Do you have a group or company that wants to hold a drive to support children and families? Contact Teri Haddad at [email protected].

Monetary donors

Do children have a special place in your heart? Let Community Services for Children be your charity of choice! Contact us today for a tour or information on how we prepare children and their families to succeed. Click below to donate or contact Teri Haddad at [email protected].

Stock Donations

CSC is able to receive gifts of stock. Contact Teri Haddad at [email protected] or 610-437-6000 x2121 for more information.

Donation Line, LLC – looking to get rid of an old vehicle? Let Donation Line help you find a buyer and 90 percent of proceeds will be donated to CSC. For further information and guidelines please visit their website.

Looking to fulfill an internship?

Contact us for opportunities in Development, Early Education, Finance and Office Administration.

Educational Investment Tax Credit (EITC)

EITC has accomplished what many in Pennsylvania have been advocating for years — a way for the business community to be directly involved in improving education. EITC enables companies to support local nonprofit charities such as Community Services for Children at minimal cost to your business.

The program is administered by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development and is a way for businesses to enrich educational opportunities for students while earning tax credits. Through EITC, eligible businesses can receive tax credits equal to 75 percent of their contribution, up to $750,000 per taxable year. The tax credit may be increased to 90 percent of the contribution if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.

Organizations able to accept EITC donations are designated in one of three categories:

    • Pre-K Scholarship Organizations (PKSO)
    • Educational Innovation Organizations (EIO)
    • K-12 Scholarship Organizations (SO)

Community Services for Children (CSC) offers both a Pre-K Scholarship Organization (PKSO) that funds scholarships for low-income children and an Educational Innovation Organization (EIO) program, which funds CSC’s Innovation Labs, unique, specialized classrooms designed to enhance the development of 21st-century skills including executive functioning, problem solving, creativity and teamwork, with a special emphasis on STEM, language and literacy and the arts.

Why support CSC through EITC?

Education is the single most important investment we can make to ensure successful participation in today’s economy. It starts with making sure all children have access to high-quality early childhood education so they have a chance to build a solid foundation from which to learn and grow throughout their lives. Children who participate in high-quality early learning programs are 35 percent more likely to graduate from high school, four times more likely to graduate from college and 42 percent more likely to be employed consistently as adults. Your investment today helps build a strong community for tomorrow.

Business Application Timeline

  • May 15 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their two-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 19/20 to renew their two-year commitment
  • May 15 –Businesses who are in the middle of a two-year commitment
  • July 1 – All other businesses, including initial applicants and those applicants wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted two-year commitment.

To learn more about EITC, contact Teri Haddad at 610-437-6000, ext. 2121, or [email protected].