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Lower Makefield girl raises funds for computers for Bucks County shelter

For second-grader Teddy Tendler’s end of the year Hebrew school project at Congregation Kol Emet, she was assigned to complete a good deed, also known as a mitzvah.

While other students in her class chose to help their siblings, pick up trash, or visit animal shelters for their projects, Teddy, 8, a rising third-grader at Quarry Hill Elementary School in Lower Makefield, had a different idea in mind.

She wanted to raise money to purchase computers to donate to a homeless shelter.

“I want to share my education with the other kids because I have a great education at school,” she said.

Having spent a lot of her time on her Chromebook for school due to online learning during the pandemic, Teddy said the reason she started her project was because she loves technology and helping people.

Teddy said she began by reaching out to different shelters in the area and upon hearing back from Family Service Association of Bucks County, a social service nonprofit organization that provides mental health and treatment services and operates the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, she started her project.

Volunteer and Development Coordinator for Family Services, Anne Marie Richards, said she’s worked with a lot of people wanting to donate to Family Services, but they typically aren’t kids.

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