The Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) Microfinance Club has traditionally provided small loans to people in the developing world — empowering the recipients to start their own businesses, finance their educations and improve their standard of living.
However, recently, the PWHS Microfinance Club made a donation closer to home, with a $500 gift to the Colonial Neighborhood Council (CNC).
"PW's club works to fundraise and make loans throughout the year to individuals in other nations, but as we graduate, we wanted to make a difference in our own community," said the officers of the club in a letter to the CNC.
The club acknowledged the CNC's efforts in the area during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed by club officers/members of the PWHS Class of 2020: Ana Cwietniewicz, Will Pludo, Aaron Goldstein and Tom Craft, as well as Faculty Sponsor Jill Ajemian.
The CNC offers a thrift shop, Meals on Wheels, a food cupboard and emergency aid to families in need throughout Conshohocken, Plymouth, Bridgeport, Whitemarsh and Lafayette Hill.