Our festival was a huge success. More than the money we raised, was the happiness and joy on the faces of all who attended.
Here are links to photos that Sean Capuano took:
His Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeanCapuanoPhoto/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1376128805794283
His website where you can purchase copies of the ones you like – http://www.seancapuano.net/Events/Share-the-Love-Fest-II-21117/n-K58ths/
Check out the videos to the right.
Celebrating our differences by building community through music
Our festival took place on February 11, 2017, at
Princeton Presbyterian Church
933 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064
The music festival benefited New Avenue Foundation
And their project to start a business in which to employ people with different abilities. 75-85% of individuals with disabilities are unemployed even though they have unique skills which can be used to help in the community. Learn more here.
Donations may be made by check to:
New Avenue Foundation
953 Rocklynn Road
Springfield, PA 19064
Or by credit card:
We stand in solidarity with everyone and are a welcoming place for all
Our Community Cup is a welcoming place for all people. We are here first and foremost for those with disabilities and their families, but all are welcome. We believe that each person has value. We embrace differences of mental and physical ability, race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, age and religion. Whoever you are, you are welcome here!
We #Resist and will always stand with those who are different. We are proud of their differences and the value that each one has.
The Share the Love Fest is a celebration of the 2nd anniversary of Our Community Cup Coffeehouse. Our coffeehouse has been a joint project of Princeton Presbyterian Church, Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church and New Avenue Foundation. We started this project as a way to help make the lives of people with disabilities more meaningful. However, it is open to everyone especially families. By bringing us all together, we will build a better community. And we will learn to respect each other’s differences.
There are many people with disabilities in PA who lack waiver funding to provide services for them. 85% of people with disabilities do not have a job. This can mean that these people with disabilities sit at home most of the time. Our idea is to provide a venue for people with disabilities to attend that they would otherwise not have. We are building community and a ministry through music.
Our coffeehouse had been located at Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2 E. Sylvan Ave., Rutledge, PA 19070, for the past year and a half. It started back in February 2015 and has been open every Friday since, except for the month of August. We appreciate the support of the local music community in helping us with our mission. In 2017, our coffeehouse will be located at Princeton Presbyterian Church, 933 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064. We look forward to our new home.
Our Community Cup’s inclusive atmosphere is good news for people with disabilities in the Delaware County community.
The Share the Love Fest is a celebration of music and fun for the whole family and a fundraiser to benefit community-related programs run by New Avenue Foundation. As we have done since we started our coffeehouse, a donation is requested at entry. We have run our venue in the gifting economy, knowing that not everyone can afford what most of us take for granted.
Jim Wurster, organizer of the Share the Love Fest said, “The success of Our Community Cup Coffeehouse has truly been amazing. We have been blessed with the support of many local, and not so local, musicians who come to play at our coffeehouse for free. We will continue to be a venue in which young musicians and old can come to share their gifts to those who wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to hear them play.”