Trolley Car Diner kicks off two weeks of fundraising for schools in need

A grant from the Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Teacher's Fund last year went toward purchasing new books at C.W. Henry. (Jana Shea/for NewsWorks

A grant from the Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Teacher's Fund last year went toward purchasing new books at C.W. Henry. (Jana Shea/for NewsWorks

Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy will be holding a two-week fundraiser, from now until Oct. 26, to help local schools. 

When patrons go to the diner and use a special fundraiser coupon, 20 percent of their bill will be donated to the Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Teacher’s Fund — a nonprofit founded by developer and Trolley Car Diner owner, Ken Weinstein, that offers grants to teachers in local schools to fund special projects, trips or supplies.

According to the fund, it has provided grants totalling more than $75,000 over the past seven years, including $17,000 in the last school year. Grants generally range between $150 and $500 and can go towards anything from special field trips to the purchase of new books.

“Now there is something every one in the community can do to support our public schools,” says Weinstein. “It’s a fun and easy way to come to the aid of our students and teachers, who need us now more than ever.”

The fundraising coupon is also valid at the diner’s sister location in East Falls, Trolley Car Cafe. 

 

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