Community Food Drive

Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) will be hosting a no-contact Community Food “Drive” Saturday, May 30th, 12-3 p.m.

Simply drive up to the PACS loading zone at 257 Church Street at the corner of Gay Street in Phoenixville with your nonperishable donations in the trunk or back of your car. Our staff and volunteers will unload the donations following social distancing guidelines. 

Please no foods past the expiration date or previously opened. This is a rain or shine event.

Visit www.pacsphx.org  for a list of urgently needed items. 

Contact Melissa at melissa.threadgill@pacsphx.org if you have any questions.

Kids’ Update: Get Ready to Code!

Calling all coders! Here are some great websites you can use to learn coding or brush up your skills. So, whether you’re a beginner or not, get ready for coding fun!

Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D.

Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.

Using Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch will help you learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Tynker is the fun way to learn programming and develop problem solving & critical thinking skills! For ages 5+ and now available for free during school closures.