Behind the Scenes of Diamonds & Denim: An Intern’s Perspective

Posted: August 12, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: Diamonds and Denim, Events

We are two weeks away from Diamonds & Denim, and The Hamels Foundation staff is beginning to finalize event preparations. The foundation's 5th year anniversary of Diamonds & Denims will be held at Vie on Thursday, August 21, 2014. The event brings together more than 500 pro-athletes, celebrities, corporate sponsors, businesses, and generous individuals. All of the proceeds raised will benefit The Hamels Foundation's mission of supporting quality education. The night will include an evening of cocktails, hor d'oeurves, dinner and a private concert featuring Lady Antebellum! This summer, I am an intern with The Hamels Foundation. I never expected to ...

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Recycle Your Shoes on SoleMate Saturday

Posted: July 9, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: donations, Events, Fun Stuff, Retail Store

The Hamels Foundation will open its doors on Saturday, July 19 from 11AM-4PM to host the first ever SoleMate Saturday Shoe Drive. Make sure you stop by the retail store for a chance to win prizes, play games, and more! The foundation has partnered with Community Recycling to collect your gently used shoes. For every pound of shoes donated, The Hamels Foundation will receive a donation that will allow us to continue our mission of improving education. The shoes collected from Solemate Saturday will be given to Community Recycling and distributed for reuse around the world. Those who recycle their shoes ...

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The Hamels Foundation supports Philadelphia Education

Posted: June 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: Events, School's we've helped

A special thanks to West Philadelphia High School for welcoming The Hamels Foundation on May 30th, 2014 for our School Media Day with our co-founders Cole and Heidi Hamels, and our Board of Directors. This year, The Hamels Foundation was excited to present checks to six schools in the Philadelphia-area. The grant checks totaling over $51,000 will allow these schools to update technology, develop new curriculum and programs, and provide students with physical education equipment. Congratulations to this year's grant recipients, which includes West Philadelphia High School ($8,700), Overbrook Elementary School ($13,000), Highland Park Elementary ($4,000), Tilden Middle School, ($3,700), Kensington ...

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Teacher of the Month Winner!

Posted: June 11, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: Fun Stuff

17-year-old Samantha Galing submitted her essay for Teacher of the Month about Mr. David Greenockle of Council Rock High School North. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Greenockle was the winner of our Teacher of the Month contest and we congratulate Samantha on her well written and inspirational essay! We would like to congratulate Mr. Greenockle on being our Teacher of the Month and for his amazing work! You are inspiring many students and we greatly appreciate your dedication.      My name is Samantha Galing and I am a senior at Council Rock High School North. My high school has ...

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Teacher Appreciation Month

Posted: May 9, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: Events, Fun Stuff, Phillies, Retail Store


Stop by The Hamels Foundation Bryn Mawr, PA Retail Store all long month and celebrate!

For the entire month, all teachers will enjoy 10% off their entire purchase. As well as a complimentary t-shirt!

We are also encouraging all teachers to participate in our "Phan Photo Contest" this month! Teachers send us our Phillies, teacher themed spirit and you could win a Cole Hamels autographed baseball! Visit for more details.

The Hamels Foundation appreciates the impact that teachers make everyday and we hope each

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Are You More Generous Than a 5th Grader?

Posted: May 5, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: Donation Requests, donations, fundraising

As September quickly approaches, so does the official opening of our school in Malawi.  As interns at The Hamels Foundation this semester it is our goal to do all that we can to make this beginning for these students as successful as possible.  Collectively we decided to come together to create a campaign that would lead to the donation of a total of 220 desks. After a good deal of brainstorming we decided that a captivating approach to the campaign would be to model it after the popular game show, “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”  Our plan was to ...

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Hop Into Our Retail Store

Posted: April 17, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: Events, Fun Stuff, Retail Store

Friday April 18th from 9am-5pm be sure to hop into our retail store and find yourself a baseball egg hidden throughout the store! If you find an egg, the prize inside is yours to keep! Prizes vary from a percentage off your purchase to free items! This is an egg hunt for all ages! Limit one egg per purchase. In store promotion only. Limited quantity, while supplies last.

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The Hamels Foundation Internship Opportunity

Posted: April 10, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: Retail Store

The Hamels Foundation Retail Store in Bryn Mawr, PA is looking for two retail assistant/design students to fill our summer semester internship opportunity! It is the perfect internship for the summer and will give you a lot of knowledge and experience in the non-profit field. The following is a description of the available internship. The Hamels Foundation is looking for a retail assistant/product design intern for summer 2014 (May-September). Internship includes, but not limited to:

  • customer service
  • product design for t-shirts and other merchandise
  • enhancing visual display of the retail store
  • creativity for promotions and events
  • day to day tasks of running a retail store
This intern will ...
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Phillies Home Opener Event April 7th 2014

Posted: April 4, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: donations, Events, Fun Stuff, fundraising, Phillies, Retail Store

As all Phillies fans know the Home Opener is fast approaching. The Hamels Foundation Retail store in Bryn Mawr, will be celebrating Phillies Home Opener on Monday, April 7th from 9:00am-5:00 pm. Come out in your best Phillies apparel and show support! There will be tons of give aways and deals that no one could turn down.  These deals include $35 off a purchase of $150 or more and ALL $25 T-Shirts are 2 for $40. There will also be snacks provided that will make you feel as though your are at the game! Not only will this event be ...

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“Things stay the same, until something makes them change”

Posted: March 20, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments Off
Category: Events, Fun Stuff, fundraising, Girl Rising

On Saturday March 8th, The Hamels Foundation hosted a screening of the inspirational film ‘Girl Rising’ in honor of International Women’s Day. This film follows young girls from around the world, documenting their journey as they pursue an education.  Never having seen the movie before this event, I was not sure what to expect, but this film was incredibly eye opening to the various hardships girls go through on a daily basis to become educated. Growing up in the United States, getting an education is severely taken for granted; we tend to perceive it as a right instead of a privilege. ...

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