GRANTEE HIGHLIGHTS

Lifetime Wells International www.lifetimewellsinternational.org

For the fifth consecutive year, Quest for the Best  is partnering with Lifetime Wells International, to improve the quality of life for those without access to clean drinking water. Since 2006, LWI has drilled over 2,537 wells for the people of Ghana and Tanzania. Once again, Quest for the Best has provided a grant for…

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Williamson College of the Trades

Founded in 1988, Williamson College of the Trades, in Media, Pennsylvania, offers a rigorous, three-year, values-based education program providing academic, trade, technical, moral and religious education to young men. Each year, approximately 100 students are offered admission to Williamson College of the Trades. Admission is open to all qualifying young men, but special consideration is…

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the concept school

The Concept School

Founded in 1972, The Concept School in Westtown, Pa is a co-educational independent school for students grades 6 -12. The Concept School provides hands-on and individualized educational programs to students that learn differently and benefit from a smaller, more relaxed and personalized environment. To assist in the presentation of hands-on learning opportunities, Quest for the…

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KenCrest

KenCrest

Founded in 1905, KenCrest is a nonprofit organization that provides services to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut. Quest for the Best provided a grant to KenCrest to assist the organization in the purchase of a Ford Transit T150 handicapped accessible van which can transport up to two wheelchair-dependent…

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Garage Community and Youth Center

The Garage Community & Youth Centers

The Garage Community & Youth Centers are open during the Covid-19 pandemic and are offering safe in-person educational support for Middle and High School Students in Kennett Square and West Grove, Pennsylvania.  As part of an improvement initiative to their facilities, they completed kitchen renovations and installed commercial dishwashers at both locations.  Quest for the…

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Phoenixville Women’s Outreach

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach, provides transitional housing and affordable housing in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania to help women break the cycle of dependence and poverty.  Since 2014, the organization has provided these services at The House which is a place where women can take time to heal, obtain assistance in finding employment, restore financial stability, and receive help in…

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food bank support

Food Bank Support

Food Bank Support:   Quest for the Best is proud to support local food banks operated by Phoenixville Area Community Services, (www.pacs.org);  Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, (https://www.pottstowncluster.org/);  Manna on Main Street (https://mannaonmain.org/)  and Family & Community Services of Delaware County (https://www.fcsdc.org/)  during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when so many people are…

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Allegheny County Policy Training Academy Graduation

Allegheny County Police Training Academy Graduation

Allegheny County Police Training Academy Graduation Quest for the Best is proud to once again sponsor two scholarship awards to cadets chosen by the staff of the Allegheny County Police Training Academy!  The graduation ceremony of the BRC20-1 class of the Academy was held on August 7, 2020.  Cadets Cory Rezak and Maurqel Watts were…

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2020 Financial Grant Focus

Each year, the Board of Directors of Quest for the Best identifies issues facing our society and decides upon areas of concentration for financial grants.  In 2020, we will focus on improving water resources in impoverished areas in Africa, providing assistance to police cadets enrolled in municipal training programs to ensure safety in our local…

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Community Warehouse Project

Quest for the Best is pleased to announce its recent grant to Community Warehouse Project.  Community Warehouse Project is a local nonprofit that accepts donated furniture and other household items. The items are then redistributed to local families who are financially unable to afford them. The grant from Quest for the Best will be used…

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Delaware County Police Academy Graduation

On December 12, 2019, Quest for the Best’s President Terry Wochok attended the graduation of 59 police cadets from Delaware County College’s Municipal Police Academy.  He was there to present two scholarships which are funded by Quest for the Best.  The recipients, Kerri Ann Christie and Michael Palmer were chosen by William Davis, director of the…

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Dean’s Leadership Program of St. Joseph’s University

For the second year, Quest for the Best was honored to support the Dean’s Leadership Program of St. Joseph’s University (www.sju.edu) with a grant to sponsor the Out of Darkness walk held on November 10, 2019. The students of the Dean’s Leadership program originally organized this event in 2013 following the tragic loss of a…

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Quest Therapeutic Services

Since 1996, Quest Therapeutic Services, ( www.questtherapeutic.com),   located in West Chester, PA has provided exceptional pediatric therapy services including Equine-Assisted Therapy to enhance the lives of children with disabilities in the Delaware Valley. It also makes it fun!  Licensed physical, occupational and speech & language communication therapists, as well as special instructors, provide a full…

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Hopecam

Hopecam (www.hopecam.org) supplies tablet computers and other forms of technology to children undergoing cancer treatment.  When a child is treated for cancer, their immune system can be suppressed and the treatments can cause extreme fatigue making it impossible for the child to go to school or visit with friends.  Technology can allow these children to…

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IHM Center for Literacy

We were so pleased to surprise the IHM Literacy Foundation (https://www.ihmcenterforliteracy.com) with a grant to assist with the renovation of their computer lab.  The Center, located in Philadelphia,  is committed to facilitating the incorporation of immigrants into American society through the teaching of English language skills, computer skills, workforce skills and citizenship skills.

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The Sahasraa Foundation

We are pleased to announce that we have provided a legal grant to the Sahasraa Foundation, (www.sahasraafoundation.org)  located in Malvern, Pennsylvania.  They came to us with a desire to create a private foundation to promote the arts and to educate the general public about Carnatic Music by organizing and promoting concerts and festivals.  We assisted…

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Spring Break College Tour – The Garage Community and Youth Center

The Garage Community and Youth Center (www.garageyouthcenter.org), with locations in Kennett Square and West Grove, Pennsylvania, is an after school and summer youth development program.  The Garage offers free tutoring, mentoring, community service, employment opportunities and enrichment programs for students in sixth through twelfth grade.  Each year, the Garage sponsor a Spring Break College Tour…

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Buddy Program at Action Wellness

Action Wellness (www.actionwellness.org), is a Philadelphia based organization committed to helping people living with chronic disease.  Quest for the Best® was proud to provide a grant in support of the Action Wellness Volunteer Buddy Program which provides one-to-one compassionate and practical support to more than 400 vulnerable individuals and families living with or directly affected…

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St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter Family Room

Quest for the Best awarded a matching grant to St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter for Homeless Families  (https://stmarysfs.org) to update and renovate their family room.  The result is a beautiful room with a wonderful atmosphere that is being enjoyed by their community now, and will be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Taras Wochok and Daniel Czaplicki Present DCCC MCP Graduates with Scholarship

On December 12, 2018, Taras M. Wochok and Daniel Czaplicki were honored to represent Quest for the Best at the graduation of Classes 154 and 155 of the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy.  They presented a scholarship to Hazel Bundy (Class 154) and Collin Wright (Class 155) for their achievements in the Academy. …

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Elmwood Park Zoo April Education Takeover

In November 2018, Quest for the Best also provided its first installment of a three-year pledge to The Elmwood Park Zoo (www.elmwoodparkzoo.org).  The purpose of this funding is to support the April Education Takeover, during which time the Zoo will invite hundreds of third graders from the Norristown Area School District to attend a day…

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The Home of the Brave Foundation, Inc. Receives Grant

On November 28, 2018, Quest for the Best provided a grant to The Home of the Brave Foundation, Inc., Milford, DE, (http://homeofthebravefdn.org/) to assist them in fulfilling their mission of “Serving Those Who Served Us.”  The grant provided by Quest for the Best will be used to partially fund the position of Program Coordinator at…

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For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation

On October 11, 2018, a grant was provided to For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (https://takeabreakfromcancer.org/).  The organization is located in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania and works with oncology professionals at leading cancer centers to create respite vacations, providing the gift of time to address the trauma that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.  Patients (ages 22-55), their…

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Dean’s Leadership Program of St. Joseph’s University

Quest for the Best was pleased to support the Dean’s Leadership Program of St. Joseph’s University (www.sju.edu) with a grant to support their annual Out of the Darkness Walk held on November 4, 2018. Organized by the students of the Dean’s Leadership Program and held on the University’s campus, the Out of Darkness Walk was…

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance

We were pleased to present a matching grant to Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, located in Ambler, Pennsylvania.  They provide opportunities for families to achieve self-sufficiency by offering community-based programs designed to bridge homelessness and independence. In 1995, Inter-Faith Housing Alliance (www.i-fha.org) opened an eight-unit transitional housing apartment building in Ambler, called Hope Gardens, where families can…

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LaSalle University Neighborhood Nursing Center

We are pleased to present a grant to LaSalle University for financial support to the La Salle University Neighborhood Nursing Center (LSNNC) for the 2018-2019 year.   The Neighborhood Nursing Center, located at the corner of Chew and Wisteria Avenues, Philadelphia, PA, contributes to caring for the needs of uninsured and underinsured individuals in the community. …

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JORDAN BAUMEISTER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Quest for the Best is pleased to provide support for the 2018 Jordan Baumeister Scholarship Foundation Golf Outing.  The Jordan Baumeister Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in memory of Jordan Baumeister, Haverford School Class of 2005, who passed away in 2012.   The scholarship foundation serves to commemorate Jordan’s vibrant life and his…

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DELAWARE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Quest for the Best is proud to support the Delaware Museum of Natural History, (www.delmnh.org), located at 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.  Quest for the Best provided a grant to support the Museum’s goal to provide a constantly changing, educational, and entertaining content for all visitors.  The Museum presents three special nature science exhibits…

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THE WETLANDS INSTITUTE

Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Program The Wetlands Institute (www.wetlandsinstitute.org), is a non-profit organization located in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, whose mission is to study, preserve and protect wetlands and coastal ecosystems.  One of their programs is the Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Program. Diamondback terrapins, (“turtles”), (Malaclemys terrapin) inhabit the brackish waters of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts…

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THE STARTING POINT, INC. OF NEW JERSEY

Grant to create a lecture series on opioid addiction in the older population The Starting Point, Inc. (www.startingpoint.org) is a non-profit educational and referral center located in Haddon Township, New Jersey serving individuals and families seeking support for mental wellness, recovery and personal growth.  They coordinate and facilitate many programs including referrals to counseling and…

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QUEST FOR THE BEST MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

On June 27, 2018, Taras Wochok and Daniel Czaplicki attended the Montgomery County Police Academy graduation ceremony to present two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to Conor Staples of Phoenixville and Austin Rose of Bryn Athyn. The Academy is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training…

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QUEST FOR THE BEST DELAWARE COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

We are excited to report that we have expanded our police academy scholarship program to the academy at Delaware County Community College.  The inaugural awards were presented to Rachel Keenen and Matthew O’Donnell on June 14, 2018.  Both are members of the first class of the academy who completed the new, more rigorous curriculum consisting…

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Founder’s Campership Fund

QFTB is pleased to announce the award of a grant, for the second consecutive year, to the Founder’s Campership Fund, www.founderscampershipfund.org, to assist 15 girls from four Girl Scouts troops in Bristol, Croydon and Levittown, to experience the Girl Scouts summer camping experience.  Founder’s Campership Fund provides camp fees for Girl Scouts who live in…

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Terry Wochok

Quest for the Best is pleased to announce that Terry Wochok has completed formal mediation training and is available to assist your nonprofit with any dispute resolution needs. In this role, his purpose would not be to take sides or make decisions. He will help all parties evaluate their goals and options and find a…

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Montgomery County Policy Academy

Representatives of Quest for the Best® attended the graduation ceremonies for the police academy cadets at Montgomery County Community College on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  SSgt. Layla Cruz and Sgt. Connor Kreston, recipients of the first Quest for the Best scholarships awarded to police academy candidates, were among the graduates.  Congratulations to SSgt. Cruz and…

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St. Mary’s 30th Anniversary Gala

St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a charity gala and fund-raising auction at Riverside Country Club on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Quest for the Best proudly served as one of the sponsors of the event and wishes the Shelter every success in its venture to provide transitional housing as an additional benefit…

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St. Mary’s Shelter

For the past 5 years, Quest for the Best has supported the St. Mary’s Shelter (www.stmarysfs.org) Thanksgiving Program, benefiting its residents.  St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter has provided shelter for homeless families in Southeastern Pennsylvania since 1987.

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Scholarships awarded to Cadets of Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy

On October 9, 2017, the Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, announced the first recipients of a scholarship fund created by Quest for the Best.  Four scholarship of $2500.00 each will be awarded per year for cadets who demonstrate leadership and excellence.  We congratulate the inaugural recipients, Layla Cruz from Macungie, Pennsylvania and…

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Elmwood Park Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

On July 13, 2017, Quest for the Best® toured the giraffe exhibit at the Elmwood Park Zoo, (www.elmwoodparkzoo.org), and we were amazed at the size and grace of these beautiful animals.   While there,  we evaluated a recent grant request from the Zoo, requesting funding to transform the current bare walls of the waiting queue for…

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Founder’s Campership Fund

We were pleased to provide a grant to The Founder’s Campership Fund, www.founderscampershipfund.org, which provides financial assistance awards to registered Girl Scouts who want to attend Girl Scout Summer Camp, by paying a portion of the girl’s camp fees.  The organization assists Girl Scout Troops in economically stressed areas of lower Bucks County.  Also, Quest…

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A New Grant to Elmwood Zoo

The Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA, (www.elmwoodparkzoo.org) was established in 1924 when a local farmer transferred 16 acres of land, and a small menagerie to the Borough of Norristown.  Today, its mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation.  Quest for the…

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Annual Autism Conference – May, 5 2017

Because of a grant from QUEST FOR THE BEST® , the attendees of La Salle University’s (www.lasalle.edu) annual Autism Conference on May 5, 2017, were privileged to listen to an inspirational speech from Kerry Magro, age 28.  Kerry is an award-winning disability advocate, best-selling author, movie consultant, non-profit founder, and full-time employee at a nonprofit…

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St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter – August 2016 – Bathroom renovations

St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter, (http://www.stmarysfs.org/) a refuge for homeless families of the Chester County area, meets the basic needs of these families by providing a facility that has warm beds to sleep in, nutritious family meals and hot showers in a safe and drug free environment.   However, after having served families continuously since 1987, the…

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WELLS FOR RELIEF – Purchase of 200 Afridev Hand Pumps

The new drilling equipment, supported by a grant from Quest for the Best® , arrived in the Northern Region of Ghana and has been placed into operation.  After the drilling of the well in these small villages in rural Ghana, each well is equipped with a hand pump installed to pump the water from the…

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Delaware Museum of Natural History

The Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Wilmington, DE (http://www.delmnh.org/) opened to the public in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery.  Its research collections have a strong emphasis on birds and mollusks (shells), reflecting the original collection interests of the founder, John E. du…

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ST. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter – Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Since 1987, St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter, (http://www.stmarysfs.org/), has provided emergency shelter for homeless families in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Over its lifetime, the Shelter, which is located in Phoenixville, PA, has housed more than 580 families and provided more than 50,000 nights of lodging and 150,000 meals.   For the past four years, Quest for the Best® has…

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Well Drilling Truck Purchased – Wells For Relief International

Through Quest for the Best’s Matching Grant Program,  Wells For Relief International (www.WellsForRelief.org) purchased a truck and drilling equipment which was recently shipped to Ghana, Africa to be used for well drilling.   Wells For Relief’s mission is providing safe drinking water throughout the world, believing that safe ground water is a major foundation for peace…

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