As the Marketing Manager for Scott Honda, over the last 4 years I have had the honor and privilege of donating and delivering over 600 winter jackets for preschool and elementary aged children. The amazing women who run the MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CONSORTIUM are the best. They are polite, organized and always very grateful for our donations and we know they are making sure the coats are going to children that really need them. Keep up the great work!
It's been over 15 years since I first encountered the Maternal and Child Health Consortium when Pam Bryer launched the organization and brought the "promotoras" model to Chester County - an affluent community with significant pockets of poverty, particularly for women of color. As the leader of another non-profit health provider and now a funder, I've watched Pam and her expanding crew of volunteers and staff tackle some of the most significant health and social problems facing poor women in our country - poor access to prenatal care, language barriers in health care, often missed postpartum depression, and the lack of health insurance. They stay with the tough old issues, but also are always on top of emerging issues in the field. As a funder, I value that they regularly keep us informed, that they never rest on their laurels, and that they exhibit compassion with the businesslike savvy that has kept them alive and growing for 20 years - despite the tough economy. They are one of the top quality, most effective non-profit organizations in the tri-state region around and including Philadelphia - and definitely one of the best women's organizations!
I have been involved with MCHC for many years and have conducted several site visits, speaking with staff about their work. I have been most impressed by their passion and commitment to their work. They assist pregnant women and young familities to get the services and help they need to raise healthy infants and children. What could be more meaningful than that? Helping these young children early in life provides a strong foundation for their future lives and productivity. Strong and healthy families result in strong and healthy communities.
MCHC provides top-quality services to the most vulnerable members of our community, mothers and babies. The care they provide yields life-time benefits for the health of the children served. This non-profit provides significant care to our community, staffed by capable and compassionate people.
MCHC helps women at an extremely vulnerable time, learn and prepare for their child. It provides a wonderful community service and is staffed with amazing individuals!