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2021 Program News

Fresh Start Closet

Officer Melissa Robison, an MCF board member, and Intern Nick spent some time building our first set of Fresh Start Closets at the Albert Schweitzer/Carl Sandburg campus recently. We still have some filling up to do, but wanted to share our progress. We quickly realized that we will need more space than this and will likely double the set up where we can.

We even had our first customer. This guy was wearing his father’s clothes to school – which is apparently a near daily occurrence. We got him a brand new t-shirt and zip up hoodie and some socks to go on his bare feet. It was awesome to see how excited he was to have some new clothes to wear home.

Please help spread around the sign up genius and the Amazon wish list we’ve created. The principals were really excited to see what we were able to give them, even in these preliminary stages. If you want to be a collection spot at your business – lets figure out how to make it work!



Middletown Community Foundation Supports New Police Dog

Thanks to the support of the community, the Middletown Community Foundation (Bucks County) has been able to provide a grant for the Middletown Township Police Department to purchase, train, and equip a new K-9 dog.

Officer Kevin Eckenrode and K-9 Jax will start training in the fall. Jax will be trained as an explosive detection dog.

Officer Eckenrode’s current longtime K-9 partner Nyxx will be retiring as Jax completes training.

Middletown Community Foundation President Jim Merrill, a township resident and CEO of Inspire Federal Credit Union, presented the police department with the $10,000 grant to purchase, train, and provide gear for Jax at Monday evening’s Middletown Township Board of Supervisors meeting.

Police and township officials celebrated the nonprofit organization’s grant and welcomed the new patrol dog.

“The things that the foundation does in this community doesn’t go unnoticed by this board,” Supervisors Chairperson Tom Tosti said, adding the Middletown Community Foundation has supported a number of programs for the community, including the popular Shop With A Cop program, a scholarship, and other community service work.

“We are made up of a volunteer board of directors who fulfill the task and the mission of the foundation. Our goal is very simple: Improve the quality of life in Middletown Township, the community we’re proud to call home,” Merrill said.

K-9 Jax is the fourth police dog the Middletown Community Foundation has helped fund.

Officer Mary Alice Felt’s K-9 Fitz, Officer Troy Clawson’s K-9 Kratos, and Officer Steve Andrew’s K-9 Jester came to the township with support from the foundation.

Media Contact: Middletown Community Foundation Executive Director Paula Kearns,

The Middletown
Community Foundation
2021 Scholarship Program


Applications are now being accepted for the Middletown Community Foundation Scholarship Program. Since 2002, the Middletown Community Foundation has awarded 172 scholarships totaling $176,000 to Middletown Township High School Seniors in recognition of their service to improve our communities.

Eligible students must reside in Middletown Township, have participated in community service throughout their high school careers and be attending a college, university or trade/vocational school to further their education.

Applications must be submitted and postmarked by May 7, 2021 and must include the application form (click on links below for form) and a 250-500 word essay detailing the student’s community service. More submission details are on the form.

Completed applications and essays should be mailed by May 7, 2021 to:

Middletown Community Foundation
PO Box 1128
Langhorne, PA 19047

Application forms are available here as PDF or DOC files.

Online Donations

Donations to any of our programs are gratefully accepted. Along with checking, the Middletown Community Foundation has a secure credit card account, as well as PayPal and Venmo. Use any one of these for your donations to our programs. Please go to our Donations Page for online links and mailing information.


Our 20th annual outing will take place on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Spring Mill Country Club.

Middletown Community Foundation is helping our community recover from the effects of COVID-19.

Our board is working closely with various groups throughout our community to help families recover from the effects of COVID-19. We are working with school counselors to identify families in need of a boost to help their recovery. In some cases, this is providing sporting equipment to get children outside for exercise. The Middletown Township Parks and Recreation Department and the Middletown Police Department are developing various programs for implementation.

Bucks Country Redevelopment Authority Grant –

To help us achieve our goals outlined above, the BCRDA awarded our organization an $8,000 grant to help families with children in Middletown Township recover from the effects of COVID-19.

Grants Funded

All requests for grants from the Foundation must meet the criteria established in the by-laws. Grants can only be provided for programs that enhance the quality of life and benefit the community of Middletown Township.

Since its inception in July 2000, the Foundation is proud to have provided full or partial funding for the following programs:

Community Service Programs

Alice McGrath Gift of Hope
American Legion Memorial Day Parade
American Red Cross Homeless Shelter and Disaster Relief
Beautify America Perennial Plant Program
Challenge Day
Chris Jones Memorial Fund
Clothe the Children Grant
Community Beautification/Clean-Up
Four for the Future Run through the Gates
Garden of Reflection
Gateways to Middletown
Graffiti Information Reward Program
Heritage Society of Penndel
Hulmeville Soccer
Middletown Township 4th of July Parade
Parental Duty Drug Testing Program
Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade
Run through the Gates
Scholarships for Community Service
Suicide Prevention Week Speaker
Wood Services Secret Santa

Educational Programs

Bucks County Technical HS Summer Exploratory Program Tuition Aid
Challenge Day at Neshaminy High School
Neshaminy STEP Program
Neshaminy Summer PASS Program
S.O.A.R. (Summer Opportunities Are Real)

Fire Safety

File of Life
Langhorne Middletown Fire Company Mobile Data Terminal
Smoke Detector Education

Public Safety

Automated Emergency Defibrillators (AED)
CPR Assistance Cards
Child Safety Seats
Gun Safety Locks
Middletown Township K-9 Police Dog Purchase
Stop Sticks

Recreation Programs

Arts Weekend
Earth Day
Family Movie Nights
Holiday Open House
Middletown Athletic Association Babe Ruth tournament sponsorship
Middletown sports associations registration fee assistance
Recreation Fee Assistance
YMCA Skate Board Camp

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