The Barn at Springbrook Farm

At The Barn we serve children of varying abilities. We focus on recognizing their strengths and maximizing their potential.   Our programs help children set and achieve goals that complement their learning at school, in outside therapies and in their home life by providing animal-assisted activities to establish new, nurturing and fun experiences for the children.

The CHOP Healthy Weight Program

The Healthy Weight Program advances the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity by integrating excellence in clinical care, research, quality education and community advocacy.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia gathered 48 internal experts and advisors, from disciplines and divisions Hospital-wide, to develop a multidisciplinary, comprehensive and innovative program targeting pediatric obesity. The Healthy Weight Initiative launched in August 2005, renamed the Healthy Weight Program (HWP) in 2006.


The PSPCA’s mission is to protect animals, prevent cruelty and to improve the health and quality of life throughout Pennsylvania. We do this through our four physical locations – North Philadelphia, Danville, Fishtown and Lancaster, as well as through our Humane Law Enforcement Department which covers 23 counties throughout the state. The PSPCA has boots on the ground 365 days a year throughout Pennsylvania. When you support the PSPCA, your donation directly goes toward helping animals suffering from cruelty and neglect in your own community.

Community Partnership School

Community Partnership School was founded in 2006 by a partnership between Germantown Academy and Project H.O.M.E. to attend to the educational needs of children from an underserved North Central Philadelphia neighborhood characterized by high rates of poverty and low rates of graduation.

Community Partnership School is an independently operating PAIS accredited school that provides a well-rounded, affordable education, while fostering a supportive network among students, school, family and community. This partnership prepares our graduates to flourish in some of the highest performing middle schools and high schools in the region — academically, socially and emotionally.

Past Beneficiaries (1957 – 2018)

1957-1976 Rehabilitative Musical Therapy at Pennsylvania Veterans Hospital
1977 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
1978 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
1979 Lankenau Hospital
1980 Home of the Merciful Savior for Crippled Children
1981 Crozer-Chester Burn Center , St. Agnes Burn Center
1982 St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
1983 University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Peripheral Vascular Research Fund
1984 Hahnemann University Hospital, Likoff Cardiovascular Institute
1985 Children’s Aid Society of PA
1986 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, William H. Bodine, Jr. Center for Radiation Therapy
1987 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
1988 The Wistar Institute, AIDS Research Fellowship
1989 Fox Chase Cancer Center
1990 HMS School for Children w/Cerebral Palsy
1991 National Adoption Center of the Delaware Valley
1992 St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
1993 St. Edmunds Home for Crippled Children
1994 Children’s Seashore House
1995 Wills Eye Hospital
1996 Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding
1997 Overbrook School for the Blind, Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic
1998 Pennsylvania Home of the Sparrow, Kardon Institute of the Arts
1999 Church of the Advocate
2000 Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
2001 Need In Deed Southwest Community Enrichment Center  
2002 Women’s Resource Center  
2003 Comprehensive Breast Center / Bryn Mawr Hospital
2004 Peter’s Place The Wellness Community
2005 Children’s Hospital
2006 HMS School
2007 Family Support Services, Children’s Aid Society
2008 Overbrook School for the Blind
2009 Dragonfly Forest
2010 Puppies Behind Bars
2011 Need in Deed, Children’s Hospital, Sickle Cell Project, Puppies Behind Bars
2012 New Directions for Woman, Frederick Douglas School / Young Scholars, Puppies Behind Bars
2013 Clarke Schools for Hearing Impaired, Puppies Behind Bars
2014 Acting Without Boundaries, Chester County Family Academy, Baker Industries, Mighty Writers
2015 People’s Emergency Center, Chester County Family Academy, St. James School
2016 Chester County Family Academy, St. James School, Community Partnership School, PSPCA
2017 Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, St. James School, Educating Communities For Parenting
2018 Community Volunteers In Medicine, Chester County Family Academy, Orion Communities, The Barn at Springbrook Farm, Philabundance