Welfare

The Welfare Committee, originally named the Organized Charity Committee, was established in 1897 to serve those in need in the community.

The committee receives referrals from area social service agencies and provides financial assistance for food, clothing, baby supplies, prescription medicines, car repairs, rent, and utilities. 

 

Annual winter gift-card giving assists financially challenged families of students enrolled in the Central Bucks School District.

 

Members of the committee are available seven days a week to receive referrals. 

 

Welfare is funded by earnings from trusts, donations from VIA members and the community at large, and proceeds from VIA’s largest fundraiser – the Bucks County Designer House & Gardens.  

Past Organizations Supported

2018Doylestown Food Pantry
Lenape Valley Foundation
Meals on Wheels
A Women’s Place
Doylestown FISH
Bucks County Intermediate Unit Homeless Education
Valley Youth House/Synergy Project
$3,600
$3,000
$2,500
$2,500
$4,000
$2,000
$2,000
2017Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic
A Women’s Place
Bucks County Intermediate Unit Education Program
Doylestown Food Pantry
Doylestown FISH
Lenape Valley Foundation
Meals on Wheels
$2,500
$2,500
$2,000
$3,000
$4,000
$3,000
$2,500
Prior Years Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic
Child, Home & Community
Doylestown Food Pantry
Doylestown Hospital Case Manager Fund
FISH, Friends in Service to Humanity
Lenape Valley Foundation
Meals on Wheels
A Woman’s Place
Bucks County Intermediate Unit Homeless Education
Valley Youth House/Synergy Project