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Holiday Toy Drive at Nesting House; other ways to help neighbors in need

Posted on 17 December 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

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This holiday season, some West Philly businesses and organizations are holding drives to support neighbors in need. Earlier this month, we announced the annual Holiday Basket Drive organized by Cedar Park neighbors. You can still donate or volunteer for this event. Please go here for more information.

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the Nesting House’s West Philly shop, located at 45th and Baltimore, is hosting a holiday toy drive for kids in a local Women Against Abuse shelter. Please bring an unwrapped toy or book to the store and enjoy a holiday music concert and play group. The event begins at 4 p.m. (see the flier for more information).  Continue Reading

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Support local non-profits on #GivingTuesday

Posted on 27 November 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

During this #GivingTuesday, the nationwide campaign encouraging charitable donations, we want to remind our readers about local not-for-profit organizations. Throughout the day, we’ll be posting messages from West Philly-based non-profits, encouraging folks to support them (see below). Please also check our “Civic Life” page for the list of local non-profits, including neighborhood community associations, arts and cultural organizations, libraries and educational organizations, animal rescues, historical venues, parks and public spaces, and more.  Continue Reading

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Cedar Park Neighbors’ Holiday Food Drive underway

Posted on 26 November 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

The annual Holiday Basket Drive organized by Cedar Park Neighbors is back. This year, CPN will be partnering again with local nonprofits and various places of worship to provide food baskets to neighbors in need during this holiday season.

Last year, the organization was able to reach over 150 local families – a great testament to the community’s willingness to help others.

Just like last year, a suggested donation for this year’s drive is $36. Support at this level will provide baskets to two families. Donations can be made on this page. For other ways to donate (including bulk items), please email Michelle Lewis (mlewis1071@gmail.com).  Continue Reading

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Mariposa Food Co-op accepting applications for ‘Round-up for Change’ community funding program

Posted on 23 July 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

Mariposa Food Co-op is planning to directly support local community groups and organizations through a new initiative – Round-up for Change. The Co-op is currently accepting applications from Philly-area groups and organizations to receive funding/donations from this initiative, which is expected to launch in early September.

Through the program, the Co-op will donate the extra change when shoppers choose to “round-up” their purchase to the nearest dollar, at the register at their store at 49th and Baltimore.  Continue Reading

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Brotherly love and sisterly affection: Holiday drives to help homeless, youth and seniors in need

Posted on 07 December 2017 by WestPhillyLocal.com

We’re continuing to post information on how to help those in need during the holidays. Several holiday drives are currently underway, including the Cedar Park Holiday Food Drive, which we wrote about last week.

There are more holiday drives going on in the area:

Socks for Homeless, Seniors, Students

State Rep. James Roebuck and community partners are collecting socks for seniors, homeless people and students in their annual “People for People” sock drive. New socks are being accepted through Dec. 16 at Roebuck’s office, 4712 Baltimore Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and at the Squirrel Hill Sub-Police Station, 4619 Chester Ave., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. If you have questions, please call Roebuck’s office at 215.724.2227.  Continue Reading

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#GivingTuesday in West Philly

Posted on 28 November 2017 by WestPhillyLocal.com

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday when people are encouraged to support not-for-profit organizations. There are so many great nonprofit organizations with many great causes in our area. We don’t want to point out any specific ones, but you can check out our Civic Life page and choose one or more organizations with a cause you’re most passionate about. Here are also Twitter messages from some local non-profits:  Continue Reading

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