represented PIHN on the winner’s podium this year!
We’d like to give a shout-out to Tickets for Kids Charities and their donation of tickets for two of our families to attend the Philadelphia Phillies game about two weeks ago at Citizens Bank Park. We’ve heard wonderful things from those who attended!
In the past 12 months, Tickets for Kids has provided over 200,000 tickets to charities across the U.S. Thank you so much for supporting our families and children everywhere!
PIHN children, teens and college kids are looking great and getting off to an awesome start for the new school year. Students received uniform gift cards and bookbags stuffed with school supplies for the upcoming school year at three PIHN Back to School gatherings held in our Northwest office last week.
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Finally, a special thanks to Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia for providing their efforts in making sure that the big kids and thousands of other Philly children, had all they needed too. Together, you have provided us with over 250 bookbags for our children this school year!
We’ve just received a large shipment of brand new bedsheets! PIHN would like to share a super warm thank you to Sheraton Suites, Philadelphia who so generously donated over 20 HUGE trash bags stuffed with brand new, clean blankets for the families we serve!
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford shelter that is suitable during the Winter months and exposure-related conditions can be unavoidable. Thank you so much for helping us warm up those who are vulnerable in our community.
We are particularly looking for you! However, this is room for any interested community member who is willing to serve.
We seek members who share our values and reflect the diversity of our congregations and constituencies to help further PIHN’s mission. If this is you, please email LaVerne M. Jones at email@example.com or call Rachel Falkove at (215) 247-4663 ext. 136
Visit www.pihn5k.greatfeats.com to receive your own fundraising page upon registration for $25. This is a fundraising effort, and we ask that all registrants try their best to raise a minimum of $200 to support PIHN’s Homelessness Prevention program. Every $500 raised prevents an eviction!
All 5k participants will receive a t-shirt upon registration and a finishing medal upon completion. If you wish to compete without the commitment of fundraising, please contact Bob Byrne at (215) 247-4663 ext. 137 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
Make a donation. Gifts large and small will be used to support PIHN’s Homelessness Prevention program, which offers targeted financial assistance and support, stops eviction and helps families stay housed.
If you desire, any donation of $1,000 or more can be used as match money to help motivate other runners. Please contact Rachel Falkove at (215) 247-4663 ext. 136 or email@example.com
However you decide to participate, let your friends and family know about this event through conversation and by sharing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
“There’s No Place Like Home” 5k is open to all ages and athletic abilities. Come out on October 6th (in your best Oz costume) and join our 5k team. Whether you’re a walker, runner, or roller, we invite our community of all ages to join us for this exciting and fun event
After meeting with members of the Family Service Provider Network (Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, HELP USA, Darlene Morris, and PEC) the Councilperson pledged to find new resources for families.┬á She convinced City Council the following week to add the $800,000 for prevention services, each year for the next 5 years.
The Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services, which will manage the new funds, had only been able to provide such assistance to 28 percent of those who sought to help.
The Interfaith Service Project is a College Program on Islam including a one-week road trip that engages 25 ShiÔÇÖa, Ismaili Muslims between the ages of 18-25, who come from across the country. The program aims to experimentally teach students more about their faith, heritage, culture, and identity, as well as how they fit among other faith communities. As a part of this experience, students learn more about living their faith through service to other faith communities.┬á Together, these students painted 3 rooms at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Lawncrest, cleaned the Social Hall and also cleaned the grounds around the church.
According to Helen Tobin, a member of Church Council, ÔÇ£These students were so remarkable. It was truly amazing to see all that got done in just 3 hours of work! ÔÇ£
When the students finished their projects, the students and church members went outside to take photos and celebrate their work.┬á They shared songs about love and peace in Arabic, Hebrew and English, and ended with ÔÇ£Let There Be Peace on EarthÔÇØ. Helen summed up the day saying ÔÇ£This is the way we should live. …WouldnÔÇÖt it be wonderful?ÔÇØ
Thank you to Stephanie Miller and Gary Brooks for recently donating their 2007 Dodge Nitro to PIHN. It’s bright red, very peppy and super dependable. When asked why they are donating their car, Stephanie remarked:
“Our old car would have much more value for a non-profit than what we would receive for it in resale. PIHN is such a good organization and does so many great things to help people. We were confident that you would put the car to good use, or could give it to a family in critical need of one.”
A car really does make a big difference! If you have an old car with a little life left in it and would like to share it with a family in need, please contact Bob Byrne, Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (215) 247-4663 ext. 137. PIHN will handle matching the car with a family in need and handle all tax paperwork.