Charity Spotlight: Back to School


Impact Thrift Stores is a great place to shop for back to school clothing for children of every age.September signals back to school – a great time to put the spotlight on two of Impact Thrift Stores’ supported charities dedicated to providing opportunities for quality education to diverse populations.

Lakeside Educational Network logoImpact Thrift has been supporting Lakeside Educational Network since our founding in 2001. Lakeside Educational Network exists to empower youth and families to overcome difficulties and achieve success through quality educational and treatment services. The organization serves more than 2,000 students throughout southeastern Pennsylvania every year with a range of therapeutic educational programs.

  • The Lakeside School makes academic success a priority for students in need of a small, structured and nurturing therapeutic environment.
  • Lakeside Girls Academy accepts regular and special education girls in grades 7-12 who need a structured environment and girls who may be pregnant or parenting and in need of pregnancy and parenting education, services and support while completing required coursework towards graduation.
  • Lakeside’s Vantage Academies in partnership with local school districts incorporate educational, therapeutic, and behavior management services.
  • Lakeside’s Institute for Family Professionals offers more than 30 different professional development courses to graduate and undergraduate family services providers.
  • Lakeside also offers e-learning, summer school, in-school counselors, mobile support and GED programs.

Click here to learn more about Lakeside Educational Network.


Children's Jubilee Fund logoFounded in 1992, the Children’s Jubilee Fund raises and distributes funds which provide K-12 educational scholarships to a network of more than 20 schools where low-income urban students in the Philadelphia region receive a quality education driven by Christ’s love and academic rigor. Impact Thrift Stores has helped to financially support Children’s Jubilee Fund since 2005.

  • In 2015, the Jubilee Fund awarded 400 partial scholarships.
  • Ninety-five percent of ninth-grade Jubilee scholarship recipients have graduated from high school.
  • More than 90 percent of Jubilee scholars are accepted into college.

On Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m., Children’s Jubilee Fund will be holding their Jubilee Fund Scholarship Program. The program will feature students from The Christian Academy, Jubilee Scholarship Alumnus and a Retirement Presentation to Jubilee Fund founder, Dr. Jim Petty.

Click here to learn more about Children’s Jubilee Fund.

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