- Our Funded Initiatives
- How You Can Help
The Cocalico Family Fund was started in 2009 as a way to provide families with financial assistance for items that are often not covered by other systems. Since then, the Cocalico Family Fund has helped families by funding numerous items like the following: Eyeglasses, prescription medication, psychological evaluations, rental assistance, food, uniforms for the CTC, supplies for school graduation, funeral assistance, educational trips, summer school, medical supplies and dental services.
Since the funds inception we have spent over $80,900 to support families.
Recognizing the need to provide support for Cocalico families who have children ages Birth-5, the role of an Early Learning Mentor was established. The CEF Family Fund, REAL Life, Ephrata National Bank, Community Action Partnership, United Way of Lancaster, Cocalico Community Church, and several individuals were involved in funding the Early Learning Mentor. Community Action Partnership, REAL Life, and Cocalico School District are providing resources and supports to the individual who is providing the services to the families. The Early Learning Mentor provides resources and supports to children and their caregivers before they begin school by promoteing language, literacy, and numeracy skill development. In turn, this will decrease the children’s need for intensive remediation and support after entering Kindergarten; it will also increase the quality of their eventual contributions to the local community.
Donations made to CEF can be designated for the Cocalico Family Fund as well as for the Early Learning Mentor.
Want a closer look at the events and students we help to fund? Head over to our gallery and take a look!
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2nd Thursday of the Month
CEF Meetings are held at Cocalico School District Central Office. In case of a delay due to weather, the meeting will be postponed to the following week.