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8-year-old from Yardley fundraises for homeless

Teddy Tendler secured six laptops and other devices for Family Service Association of Bucks County’s Emergency Homeless Shelter through a social media fundraiser

Digital donation: Eight-year-old Yardley resident Teddy Tendler hosted a technology fundraiser for Emergency Homeless Shelter. Source: Family Service Association of Bucks County

Teddy Tendler recently took her love of technology to the next level.

The 8-year-old resident of Yardley ran a social media fundraiser to increase access to devices at Family Service Association of Bucks County’s Emergency Homeless Shelter. Residents can now enjoy six laptops, six sets of headphones, a printer, paper and ink thanks to Tendler’s efforts.

“I chose this project because I love technology and I love helping others. It just makes my heart warm,” she shared. “I wanted kids who didn’t have computers to be able to play the same online educational games that I get to at school.

During the last week of April, Tendler launched a campaign on Facebook as a service project for her Hebrew School. Tendler, along with her parents Jared and Corey, presented the items to grateful shelter staff members at the Levittown facility.

“It takes a lot of work and dedication for an adult to run a successful fundraising campaign. The fact that Teddy was able to do such a beautiful thing for our shelter residents, completely on her own initiative, speaks volumes about her, as well as her amazing family,” praised Julie Dees, Family Service chief executive officer. “At the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter, we strive to make the experience for our residents as pleasant as possible during their stay.

“A large part of this is providing some comforts of home, like technology. This is especially important to the children, who often rely on computers for everything from education to de-stressing. We are truly grateful to Teddy for providing them with these wonderful and empowering gifts.”

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