Your Donation Builds Positive Relationships

Because We Care Foundation is a non-profit organization backed by the Central PA Community Foundation. We rely on the generosity and support of our local community members to provide programs that foster positive relationships between children and our emergency service providers.

Your donation will supply BWC Teddy Bears to local emergency departments to distribute to children they encounter in emergency situations. Each bear costs between $5.50-$8.50 and are personalized with the department’s name on the t-shirt. It will also fund our Pizza With a Purpose program. This program provides a child who experiences fear of our emergency workers with the opportunity to share a pizza with department personnel and a gift from the emergency department. Donated funds will also be used for our scholarship program and our “CoCoa with the PoPo” event held annually.

Every day our brave men and women in uniform respond to calls that are traumatic, and many of them involve children. We wish to provide these men and women tools and programs to help lessen the fear and trauma these children may experience. Alleviating some of those negative reactions will help to build a healthier relationship between our emergency workers and the children.

We hope you will consider supporting us through a donation today. All donations are administered by the Central PA Community Foundation. You can mail a check to the address below or make a donation online by clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button.

We thank you in advance for your generosity and for supporting the Because We Care Foundation mission.

Mail In Donations:

Please send checks to:
Central PA Community Foundation
c/o Because We Care Foundation
1330 11th Avenue
Altoona PA 16601

Donate Online


Unless otherwise advised, CPCF will notify Because We Care Foundation of your donation and amount.