CONSUMERS’ CORNER # 5

STOP CIRCULATING FAKE NEWS      Help curb web misinformation By Jim Murphy Are you guilty of forwarding inaccurate, unchecked or baseless emails to friends and neighbors? Here’s a better idea. Stop. Think. And before you forward that email, go to snopes.com to see if the information is accurate. Spread

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CONSUMERS’ CORNER # 4

Proceed with caution … Beware of “phishing” emails that can steal your identity By Jim Murphy Be smart when you are online. If you see an email from a company or a stranger asking you to click on a link or provide personal or financial information, be suspicious. Then stop.

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CONSUMERS’ CORNER # 3

ONLINE SAFETY TIP …   How to find out if your identity has been hacked By Jim Murphy If you have a Target, Home Depot or LinkedIn account, chances are good that your identity has been stolen. These are just a few of the major companies reporting thefts of customer

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CONSUMERS’ CORNER

Unclaimed cash … flickr photo by 401(K) 2013   Does Harrisburg have any of your money?   By Jim Murphy  Believe it or not, one in ten Pennsylvania residents has property just waiting in the state treasury to be claimed. The total amount: $2.3 billion, and counting. Across the country,

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OPCC’s Fight To End Hunger

A large majority of Philadelphia residents live in poverty.. one of the highest rates in the nation. Poverty means making tough choices on where to spend money, the Old Pine Community Center helps to alleviate some of the stress by providing bagged lunches, food pantry items, and partnership with community organizations. November

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Chili Bowl 2016

“Imagine how you feel when you miss a meal. Now imagine how you would feel missing multiple meals, often in a row. Hunger is a constant issue in the Philadelphia community and a daily struggle for many people. The fundraiser, titled “THE CHILI BOWL,” is an empty bowls event along

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Letter from April Thomas-Jones, Executive Director

I started my journey here at the Old Pine Community Center back in 2008. It seems like yesterday when I first walked through the doors. I was filled with hope and passion to change the lives of others for the better!  Since 2008 the Center has morphed into the non-profit

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Outreach & Mission

The month of October will focus on Mission. The OPCC focuses on Mission and outreach in a variety of ways including education, direct service, and fundraising. These include: providing a food pantry to those in need, hosting youth groups, sharing our space with local community organizations, supporting low-income schools. For

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Your Credit ABCs – Part 2

flickr photo by Tax Credits https://flickr.com/photos/76657755@N04/6881501238 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license   How to get free credit scores … and help with credit problems By Jim Murphy In Part 1, we talked about the fact that a poor credit score can cost you tons of money. Not only

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