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Celebrate the end of school, beginning of summer, and a chance to help your neighbors at our Community/Opportunity Day! Join us on Saturday, June 1, from 1-3 pm for an afternoon of neighborhood connection, community service, & fun for all ages!

Guests will enjoy live music, food and drinks, activities for kids (led by Opera Philadelphia, Skilladelphia, and Soccer Shots), and meaningful volunteer projects. You will be able to get involved and make an impact at the event in a several ways:

DONATE TO COLLECTION DRIVES
Old Pine Community Center (nonperishable food)
Cradles to Crayons (new and gently used children's clothes)
McCall & Meredith schools (school supplies)
Philly PAWS (pet food and supplies)
Puentes de Salud (diapers and hygiene supplies)
Treehouse Books (new and gently used children's books)
The Wardrobe (men's and women's professional clothing)

PREPARE MEALS & PACK GROCERIES
You will have the opportunity to make sandwiches and assemble grocery bags for our neighbors at Courtyard Apartments, Puentes de Salud, South Philly Community Fridge. These volunteer activities are designed for all ages, so the whole family can participate!

Sign up for your volunteer activity today! On the spot volunteer projects will also be available for those who do not register.

CommOpp Day 2024
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We're excited to announce the return of our summer happy hour series, Cheese & Wine at Old Pine, in the historic Old Pine Street Church graveyard!

These events will be held on Thursday, June 27, July 25, and August 22 from 5:30-7:30 pm. You can register for individual events by clicking on the date.

Tickets are $35 per person per event, which includes two glasses of wine and a personal cheese board; childcare will be provided.

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March 23, 2024

Our Quizzo fundraiser was a huge success! Congratulations to the winning teams, "The Magical Manatees" for Family Quizzo, and "Quiz Pro Quo" for Friends Quizzo! Thanks to everyone who competed, helping us raise important funds to support scholarships for our upcoming Summer in the City camp program.

A special thank you to our generous prize donors; Milk Jawn, Moon + Arrow, O'Neals Pub, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and Puyero Venezuelan Flavor.

P.S. Congratulations to Priscilla for winning the Phillies tickets for the weekend home opener!

March 15, 2024

We welcomed more than 40 staff and volunteers from both our organization and from Puentes de Salud to celebrate the four year anniversary of our partnership. Guests connected with each other, shared their important roles in the work, and reflected on the what it has meant to be involved. Together, we have provided over 14,000 bags of groceries, enough to fill a basketball court six times over and more than 14 tons of food!

We would also thank the Philadelphia Inquirer for their thoughtful coverage of this event and our partnership, which can be read here.

February 2, 2024

We welcomed more than two dozen friends, neighbors, and collaborators for our first Partnership Breakfast. The event was not only a chance for us to share our mission and goals with a diverse group of supporters, but also an opportunity for many of our partners to meet and find new connections between themselves.

December 10, 2023

Our Jingle Jawn holiday market attracted shoppers to support over thirty local small businesses. The full list can be found by clicking here. The Afterschool program hosted an ornament making craft, and our friend Liz Lutz of PhillyLiving Real Estate collected over 300 pounds of grocery donations for our grocery care package program!

October 18, 2023

Thank you to everyone who came to our Books and Bao event with Kat Zhang (and for supporting our autumn food drive!) We had great time reading from Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao, then we learned how to make a vegetarian version of the steamed treats. Special thanks to our friends Asian Food Collective and A Novel Idea Bookstore for their help making it such a great day!

September 24, 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended our 46th anniversary celebration, and supported our auction and raffle!

Our programs are only possible with your generous support!