The Crèche, Inc.
Crèche is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of dedicated and energetic women devoted to providing basic needs of newborns through children 18 years of age residing in the greater Jamestown area. One hundred percent of all monies raised is used to provide many needed services including baby clothing sewn by the members of Crèche, children's clothing, cribs, beds, camperships and other children's necessities. During the Christmas season we deliver food, clothing and gifts to families who need assistance. Creche also provides annual support to the UPMC/WCA pediatric unit and adolescent mental health center.
To achieve its mission, Crèche collaborates with many local agencies including Family and Social Services, the Salvation Army, faith-based charities, and school nurses and staff to obtain referrals of families who need assistance.
Income is generated from several fundraisers held during the year. Monies also come from member dues, personal donations from Creche members and donations from generous people and businesses in the community. All funds are raised locally and spent locally.