Children's Charities Awards PHILLIPS

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families joins over 200 Washington DC area charities since 1994 to receive funding from the Children’s Charities Foundation (CCF). Founded by Peter Teeley, former US Ambassador, and a group of Washington-area business and professional leaders, CCF has distributed nearly $9 million to support area children by strengthening their health and welfare, supporting strong and cohesive families, and assistingeducational and recreational programs.  The Children’s Charities Foundation raises most of its funds from the BB&T Classic, an annual basketball tournament held in early December featuring college and university teams; the BasketBALL, its annual gala dinner held before the tournament; and a Golf Tournament held each spring. BB&T is CCF’s corporate partner in fundraising.  Visit www.ccfdc.org for more information.

PHILLIPS Programs will use its CCF funding to support our Food for Thought program. Food for Thought is a health and wellness program that provides nutritious meals to PHILLIPS students each school day. In January 2013 we expanded the program and began serving breakfast to all students daily. Adding breakfast to the Food for Thought program has helped our students start the day with a healthy meal, providing valuable nutrients to keep them focused and ready to learn in the classroom. This program expansion has produced remarkable benefits for our students and thanks to the support of CCF in 2014, it will be continued in the coming year.

We are grateful to CCF for believing in our mission as we work to serve children, youth and families in Washington, DC metropolitan area.

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