Category Archives: ImpactLIVE

education programs for all ages

A Summer of Wishes

IN a perfect world, teachers wouldn’t have to think twice about the tools they need in their classroom.  They would be provided with those items, healthy snacks, art supplies and more… the items they need to educate our children in a fun, safe and creative way. In reality, that perfect world does not exist. School budgets are constantly slashed […]

Be Prepared… The Famous Girl Scout Motto put to the test!

Collection Drive Scheduled? Check. Flyers distributed? Check. Donations packed? Check. Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts purchased for breakfast? Check. Even with their i’s dotted and their t’s crossed,  Girl Scout Troops #2270, #21339 and #2508 from Chalfont woke up on Saturday, March 29th to find that their collection drive would be, well, a bit damp.   Not […]

Plant a Giving Tree

The Giving Tree started with a simple wish… “I wanted my children to know that not every child lives in the same reality and not every adult has a support system at their fingertips.” says The Giving Tree Founder, Bridget Leary. With that wish, The Giving Tree was planted. The Giving Tree, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization […]

Liberated to Lead… a Passion to Serve

~by Tamika Miller Question…What does a senior from Wissahickon High School, a freshman from Temple University Ambler, and a senior from Delaware Valley College all have in common? Answer… these 3 students stepped up to the plate, in extraordinary ways, to partner with Impact Thrift Stores to support families and children in need. By partnering with Impact […]

Teachers Rule!

We all remember that one unforgettable teacher……the teacher who taught not only from a book, but also from their heart. Some of our fondest memories growing up are of teachers, and coaches, and school counselors, who believed in us unconditionally… who championed us tirelessly… and inspired us immeasurably. Impact Thrift appreciates Teachers and School Support […]

From Donations… to Furry Friends… Pennypack Pays it Forward

If you are wondering if your younger children are old enough to participate in community service projects, all you have to do is take one look at a group of fourth graders from Pennypack Elementary, and there’s your answer… YES! These enthusiastic ten year olds are participating in the Impact LIVE Leadership Program, and are […]

Christopher Dock Rocks Their Community Service Day

On October 5th,Charlene Rauch, an English teacher at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School, and seven students spent the day volunteering at the Montgomeryville Impact Thrift Store as part of their school’s Service Day. Spending the day at Impact Thrift provided the students the opportunity to act as vital members of the community, to share their […]

Texas Roadhouse Makes Impact LIVE a Little Sweeter

It’s that time of year again, bummer. Kids have traded in their fun-filled frolicking summer days for cooler weather, pencils, paper and homework. And while they may not be ready to fully hit the books just yet, you can help make their transition a little sweeter. Texas Roadhouse is partnering with Impact Thrift Stores to […]

Through The Eyes Of An Intern

Summertime is almost over. College students are returning to school… some of them having just completed an internship in their fields of interest. One such student (and equestrian), a sophomore from Bryn Athyn College, named Ahmai Cole walked into my office with her mother, a bit shy, but full of enthusiasm to learn more of […]

2… 4… 6… 8… Who Do We Appreciate?!

Do you remember that teacher? The one who showed you just how much fun reading or math could be? The one that held you accountable? The one who put you on a life-path that has shaped who you are today? Few professionals touch as many people as teachers do or put so much of themselves […]