Follow Our Progress

2021-22 Donations

Project SEED in the News:

We beat our goal 8 years in a row--help make it 9!

Our Goal for the 2021-22 school year is $20,000!

Watch our progress at Richard Perriello's Accounting & Tax Services on Leechburg Road in Lower Burrell. (Across from the Aldi Plaza)

Project SEED RECEIVES Community Recognition!

  • December 2019: Greater Allegheny-Kiski Area Board of Realtors recognizes Project SEED as their "Charity of the Year" for the third consecutive year.

  • December 2018: Greater Allegheny-Kiski Area Board of Realtors recognizes Project SEED as their "Charity of the Year" again.

  • June 2018: Rotary Club of New Kensington awards a Community Grant to Project SEED at their President's Gala celebrating 80 years of service to the New Kensington Community.

  • May 2018: Pucketos Garden Club of New Kensington recognizes Project SEED Co-founder, Joanne Cecchi by dedicating a tree (at City Hall) in honor of her contributions to the community and the youth of New Kensington.

  • December 2017: Greater Allegheny-Kiski Area Board of Realtors recognizes Project SEED as their "Charity of the Year" with a BIG check.

  • November 2017: The Muriel E. and Edward C. Wachter Charitable Foundation awards a grant to Project SEED.

  • October 2017: Ken Hi Class of '63 and Ken Hi Class of '67 make extremely generous donations to Project SEED at their respective class reunions. What a wonderful way to give back!

  • August 2016: Heritage Hospice conducts its Fifth Annual Charity Softball Tournament at Kotecki Park in Lower Burrell. ALL proceeds from the event were donated to Project SEED again this year. They raised $2,512.56 to feed hungry children in the A-K Valley.

  • March 2016: The Women's Board of Pittsburgh present Joanne Cecchi and Ruth Carson, Co-founders of Project SEED, with the entire proceeds from their annual fund raising event held recently at the Fox Chapel Golf Club. $65,500 will feed SO many!

  • March 2016: The Allegheny Township Lions Club hosts Joanne Cecchi, Co-Founder of Project SEED, as the keynote speaker for their annual Charter Night and presents her with a club donation.

  • December 2015: The Alle-Kiski Valley Chapter of the PA Association of School Retirees designated Project SEED as their Christmas Charity donating a truck-load of food and $471

  • December 2015: Greater Allegheny-Kiski Area Board of Realtors acknowledges Project SEED as their Charity of the Year with a donation of $1516.00

  • November 2015: The Muriel & Edward C.Wachter Charitable Foundation awards Project SEED $1000

  • August 2015: Heritage Hospice of New Kensington dedicated ALL proceeds from their annual Softball Tournament to Project SEED. They were able to raise $2100.44

  • June 2014: Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Awarded to Joanne Cecchi & Ruth Carson for Outstanding Community Service for Project SEED

  • August 2014: Lions Club International Foundation Melvin Jones Fellow Awarded to Joanne Cecchi for Outstanding Humanitarian Service for Project SEED

  • August 2014: Lions Club International Foundation Awarded Project SEED a $5,000 Grant

  • October 2014: Fraternal Order of Eagles State Auxiliary Grant $1,655 to Project SEED

  • October 2014: Project SEED is selected as the 2015 Charity by the Greater Alle-Kiski Valley Board of Realtors

  • October 2014: NAACP Allegheny-Kiski Valley John C. Lovelace Human Rights Award presented to Joanne Cecchi and Ruth Carson for initiating Project SEED

  • November 2014: Project SEED awarded a grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation through the generosity of Richard King Mellon/CFWC Impact Fund of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County for $3,000

  • December 2014: Project SEED awarded a grant from the Alcoa Foundation Employee Engagement Fund for $2,500

  • December 2014: Project SEED awarded a grant from the Wachter Foundation