Category: Fundraisers

2021 unGala Auction

We are excited about our upcoming virtual event, the 2021 Melton Center unGala: An Evening of Gratitude. A main fundraising component for the evening will be our virtual auction.

We are asking friends of The Center to help us secure items for our auction. With your help, we know we can make this an exciting and successful auction! We have created this list to help and support you in your search! It is not all-encompassing, but it does include tips, ideas, and examples from past years to get you started.

You do not have to start from scratch! Think about places that you frequent, your favorite restaurant or store, or clubs or places where you currently have a membership. Please let us know what item you’d like to secure for our auction. Thank you very much for your support.

Wishlist

  • Hotel Stays
  • Vacation Home Stays 
  • Sporting Event Tickets
  • Private Golf Club Round
  • Tour of a Fire House
  • Shadow someone with an interesting Job
  • Zoo Tickets
  • Dutch Wonderland Tickets
  • Aquarium Tickets
  • Museum Tickets
  • Theater Tickets
  • Visit to a Farm
  • Night Out in West Chester Packages
  • Night Out in Philadelphia Packages
  • Wine Tasting
  • Date Night Packages
  • Salon Services
  • Spa Services
  • Health and Fitness Memberships
  • Fitness Classes
  • Restaurant Experiences
  • Local Gourmet
  • Food Tours
  • Massages Packages
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Gymnastics Lessons
  • Camps
  • Sports Lessons
  • Sports Camp
  • Dance Lessons
  • Music Lessons
  • Martial Arts Lessons
  • Manicures and Pedicures

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Build a Foundation for Our Future

Help Us Build an Educational Academy

Started in 2010, New Directions is an afterschool academic and social-emotional skill-building K-8 students from low-income backgrounds in West Chester, PA.

Prior to summer 2021, the New Directions program didn’t have a designated space. They used the theater and gym as makeshift classrooms for programming, reading time, mentoring, and social activities. 

  • Neither room provided the privacy needed for conversations between 30 students and 30 coaches. Would you want to confide that you’re having trouble in school with your best friends right next to you?
  • The program’s supplies had to be constantly shifted when the room was rented out or used by other groups. 

We Need You​

This summer, we began using the downstairs space for our Summer STEAM camp, reading coaching, mentoring, and more. The private offices make for natural private tutoring spaces. Our volunteers have cultivated a beautiful, diverse library. There is an arts and crafts corner, a college connection area, as well as a classroom. 

We see this space as the foundation of our future. Having an enriching, educational space will allow us to grow our current programming and add more down the line. 

In order to keep this space, we need to raise $50,000 by October 1st. 

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The Melton Center’s 2021 unGala

Join us for a virtual celebration with entertainment, speakers, community awards, and more!

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Thank You West Chester Moms

A few months ago, we put out a call for donors to sponsor our new swing set. The playground materials were delayed due to COVID, and we hope to have our new playground and swings up and running soon. Luckily, we’ve had so many wonderful community members willing to support some summer fun. We would […]

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Support the Center with AmazonSmile

You can support the Center with your everyday shopping habits!

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A Night for CommUnity Raises 18K!

Please join us for this inspiring virtual event that will bring our community together to celebrate the past, present, and future of the Melton Center! 

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Help Us Swing Into Summer

This warm weather has us thinking of summer fun and playing outside.

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“A Night of CommUnity”

Please join us to learn about the past, present, and future of the Melton Center through conversations with East End residents, program participants, and community leaders.

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MLK Day of Service

We are so grateful for the community!

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8th Annual Limoncello Toys for Tot Drive

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