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Project SEED in the News:
Project keeping kids fed on weekends growing in New Kensington-Arnold School District | Pittsburgh Tribune Review 9-23-21
Thanks for Helping Alle-Kiski Kids | Pittsburgh Tribune Review 6-24-21
Project SEED Still Feeding Hungry Kids | Pittsburgh Tribune Review 12-25-20
Proceeds from sale of shirts featuring Allegheny Ludlum stainless steel cars to fight child hunger | Pittsburgh Tribune Review 6-24-20
Project SEED feeds hungry kids | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 8-11-19
WTAE TV News Feature: Project Hunger: Seniors plant a 'SEED' to help children in need | 10-19-18
Some Backpacks are Carrying More than Books to Feed the Brain | The Catholic Accent 4-5-18 (pg. 3)
Longtime New Ken-Arnold educator who co-founded Project SEED remembered for her compassion | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 8-7-16
Women's Board of Pittsburgh raises $65K for charity at Fox Chapel event | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 3-7-16
Project SEED event raises funds to feed needy children | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2-1-16
Women's Board Fox Chapel fundraiser to benefit project to feed children | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 1-13-16
Project SEED Hits Its Goal | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 3-6-15
Project SEED Expands to New Kensington-Arnold District | Valley News Dispatch 9-21-14
"Donations...Help Kids Get Through the Weekend" | Valley News Dispatch 3-2-14
"Project SEED Moving Forward" | Valley News Dispatch 11-25-13
"Retired Educators Reach Out..." | Valley News Dispatch 8-26-13
"Hungry Children & Project SEED" | Valley News Dispatch 6-25-13
We beat our goal 9 years in a row--help make it 10!
Our Goal for the 2022-23 school year is $45,000!
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