Located in the center of Shenandoah, the J.W. Cooper Community Center’s mission is to save and restore the former J.W. Cooper High School to its original condition while simultaneously providing needed benefits to the Shenandoah community and surrounding areas by providing a food bank (Beverly Mattson Memorial Food Bank), clothing, books and toys for those in need. Future plans for a theater, youth center, business incubator, pool and storage space is ongoing thanks to local volunteer efforts.
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Schuylkill County, now serving as Real Options is life-affirming resource for individuals faced with an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. We offer tangible assistance to our clients in a compassionate and Christ-centered environment.
Big Impact Group is a mentoring program helping Schuylkill County youth for over 35 years. Through the dedication of our volunteers and strong community support we are able to make this program successful. Thank you to all who continue to support us and let’s continue to grow together as a community.
Servants to All is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is Schuylkill County’s only homeless program with the exception of Schuylkill Women in Crisis serves female domestic violence victims. Servants to All serves both men and women and provides homeless outreach, employment/transportation assistance, food assistance, clothing and other material goods. When funds are available. Our day center in Pottsville operates as the main hub of the program, and an overnight facility at the United Presbyterian Church provides 13 beds for men and women.
The Motto of Lions Club International and the Bethlehem Township Lions is “we serve”. We empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. Our Club is dedicated to servicing the blind, visually handicapped, deaf and the less fortunate in our community.
The Avenues Foundation was created to ensure that needed funds would be available for Avenues, a multifaceted human service organization providing programs and support for people with disabilities and their families in Schuylkill and surrounding counties, to meet its mission today and in the future.
We are a non-profit thrift store in downtown Pottsville, Pa. designed to financially help other Schuylkill County charities. We sell clean and gently used fashion items for women, men and children at a great value. Everything in our store has been donated to us from our community.
Child Development, Inc. provides a high quality, comprehensive preschool education for 600 children in Schuylkill County. As a Head Start, PA PreK Counts, and Keystone STAR 4 child care program, we engage families and provide supportive services to prepare each child for success in school and a lifetime of learning.
Located two blocks from the Schuylkill River, the Walk In Art Center is housed in the former Walkin Shoe Factory, an historic three story factory built in 1887. Though a successful company for decades, the Walkin Shoe Company closed shortly after 2000.
In 2002, the empty factory became the property of Evans' Transportation when Mr. Bert Evans purchased the space. His plan was to convert the building to serve as the company's national headquarters, municipal police station and a non-profit food pantry.
In 2008, the ground work was laid for the Walk In Art Center, which was to occupy the remaining space in the building. In 2011 the Walk In Art Center obtained 501 (C)(3) Non Profit Status, and began to inspire, equip and celebrate the cultural and creative talent of Schuylkill County.
The Arts Barn Gallery is a unique Schuylkill County, PA art and craft gallery featuring original artworks made exclusively by Pennsylvania artists. The Arts Barn is a great place to find a unique gift for anyone on your Holiday gift list. On display is baskets, candles, soaps, stained glass, leather, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, chainsaw carvings, forged metal, paintings, ceramics, wildlife art, photography, textiles, silk scarves, handcrafted wooden furniture, wooden utensils, fused glass, wine jelly, and MORE!!!
Back In Black Dog Rescue, Inc. is a licensed 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue founded in 2016, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned dogs across the United States. Among our volunteers, fosters, and veterinarians, we provide a safe and loving haven for these dogs until they find their forever homes.
The primary purpose of the Schuylkill Choral Society is to operate a non-profit, volunteer Community organization to learn, rehearse, promote and perform Choral music. Central to our mission is to provide affordable and accessible entertainment to our Community thereby enhancing the cultural life of the Community and creating a deeper appreciation of vocal and instrumental music.