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Powerful Acts

of Community Kindness 

Peace & Shake is a non-profit based in Upper Dublin, PA. Our mission is to foster a sense of community by providing opportunities and resources for children, students and families to succeed. Peace & Shake is about genuine connections, personal gratitude, respect, and lifelong friendships. 


Peace & Shake has been actively working with families in our community since 2012. We started as a small group of community members who wanted to connect with families in need during the holidays. Since our founding, we have helped hundreds of children and families needing support throughout the year. We strive to add a sense of joy and belonging to the lives of everyone we work with through Peace & Shake. Maintaining the strictest of confidentiality with the families we work with is the foundation on which we can develop authentic relationships and share peace. Our mission is to offer strength, love and support to our communtiy. 

Children, Students and Families:

  • School Supplies

  • Eye Glasses

  • Resources for Camps

  • Resources for School/Township Clubs and Activities

  • Club and Sport Fees

  • Prom Fees

  • Test and College Fees

  • Holiday Gifts

  • Clothing and Coats

  • Meals

  • Household Items 

  • Home Supplies

  • Meals

  • Resource Referral

  • Assist with bills due to acute emergencies


  • Thanksgiving Food Collection

  • Winter Wishes (Holiday Gift Collection)

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Projects

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster a sense of community by providing opportunities and resources for students and families to succeed.

Why the name Peace & Shake?

The name Peace & Shake comes from a special place. The name is based on a childhood handshake one of our members and her siblings shared with their dad. Peace (they would put two fingers out to make a peace sign and would tap their peace signs together) always wishing his kids peace and happiness in their lives followed by a firm handshake. Their dad always told them that when saying hello, you reach out your hand, always look that person in the eye and give them a firm handshake.  He saw this as a sign of respect and connecting with others. The meaning behind this unique childhood handshake embodies our core values of respect, connections, gratitude, and love.

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