Resources for Children’s Health presents Strengthen a Child’s Tomorrow Today

PHILADELPHIA-(November 3, 2010). Resources for Children’s Health (RCH) will hold its annual gala Strengthen a Child’s Tomorrow Today on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Oaks Cloister, 5829 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. The evening will include a wine tasting, generous hors d’oeuvres, house tours, a silent auction, live music and more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit RCH programs that promote positive parenting, healthy pregnancies and the health and well-being of children and families. Tickets are available for $75 and $100 by visiting The $100 VIP ticket includes a champagne reception and private tour of the mansion. Please join RCH to gather at the beautifully-restored, turn-of-the-century Oaks Cloister mansion to celebrate the organization’s past work and prepare for its future.

RCH was founded in 1985 in response to the high rate of infant mortality in Philadelphia, and it began providing community outreach to educate young parents about pregnancy, perinatal and well-baby care. Over time, the agency expanded its mission to focus on parenting by providing parents with the information, skills and resources they need to raise healthy and happy children. In support of its mission, RCH provides collaborative, community-based services to support parents in their efforts to develop and sustain an active and positive parenting role.

“Our annual gala is a time to celebrate our past accomplishments and raise funds for future programs,” said Jeanne Ciocca, executive director of Resources for Children’s Health. “The funds raised from the annual gala help maintain services that provide parents with the support, education and resources they need to raise their children. We are pleased that the Oaks Cloister is the host location this year which makes this event even more special.”

The Oaks Cloister is one of the most magnificent and historic private residences in Philadelphia. Designed in 1900 by Joseph Miller Huston, the architect of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, this elegant Tudor estate stands on a hill overlooking the greenery of Fairmount Park. Superbly restored under its current owners, Dr. Russell Harris and Mr. John Casavecchia, the Oaks Cloister has the distinction of achieving historical certification as one of Pennsylvania’s treasured landmarks. Please join Resources for Children’s Health for a unique evening as this home is open only by special invitation.


About RCH

Resources for Children’s Health (RCH) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting positive parenting, healthy pregnancies and the health and well-being of children and families. Our unique programs support parents of children with special health care needs, parents of young children ages birth to five, and fathers and other male caretakers.

About PHMC

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and other community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the health of the community by providing outreach, health promotion, education, research, planning, technical assistance and direct services. PHMC has served the Greater Philadelphia region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit