The Annual EITC Birthday Party

Thanks to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, more than 40,000 students each year are able to choose the school that best fits their needs. The annual birthday party is a way to thank legislators for their support of the program and to remind them of PA families impacted by the EITC.

Each year, in early May, the REACH Foundation celebrates the EITC’s birthday by gathering on the steps of the State Capitol. The party attracts thousands of parents, children, teachers and legislators who celebrate this landmark program and urge the General Assembly to expand it. We would love for you to join us next year!

WHO: All students, parents, EITC organizations, school choice supporters and legislators welcome

WHERE: The Harrisburg Capitol. Front steps, rain or shine

Buses are welcome. Free lunches and t-shirts will be provided.

T-Shirt Contest

Every year we invite every school to participate in our t-shirt design contest.   The winner will not only get their design printed on hundreds of t-shirts to be worn by everyone at the birthday rally, but will also win $500 for your school and an honorable mention at the rally.

Keep in mind: you are allowed to use the color black plus two colors of your choice. The design can only take up one side of a t-shirt.  The original design must be related to the EITC program and mention the 14th year anniversary of the program.

All submissions must be sent to by April 1st.

Please call us with any questions. Good luck!