June 19, 2014
The BLOCS mission is to assist any family who wishes to educate their child in a Catholic school regardless of race, religion, or financial means. This year, BLOCS has been able to award 7500 scholarship in upwards of $10 million dollars.
Much of the money raised for BLOCS Scholarships comes from 2 state sponsored programs; the Educational Improvement Tax Credit
and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit
programs. These programs allow Pennsylvania businesses to redirect the taxes they already pay to organizations like BLOCS that support education in the commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania legislature will be voting on the 2014/2015 budget. We are asking each of you to contact your local legislator and implore them to fully support the continuation of these programs. Please take a few moments and help us to help the thousands of families who need them. If you do not know who your local legislator is, go to
to get their address, phone number or email address.