Total Donations to Local Philadelphia Organizations: $188,475
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia $14,700 May 2019
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia https://www.rebuildingphilly.org revitalizes communities by transforming vulnerable houses into safe, healthy and energy-efficient homes. RTP brings volunteers and communities together to repair homes and improve lives. Each year, RTP and more than 1,300 volunteers provide free safe and healthy home repairs for 75 to 100 homeowners. Our donation will allow RTP to address the issues in a number of homes.
The Young Caribbean Professional Network $14,200 February 2019
Young Caribbean Professional Network https://ycpn.org/ is dedicated to engaging Caribbean and Latino students and professionals (ages 18-45), for personal, professional and business growth in the Greater Northeast Region of the United States. Our donation will help pay for lodging, transportation and food for student athletes from the Caribbean to participate in the 2019 Penn Relays. Chikezie Wood, treasurer of the Board of YCPN, and Shaenah Lewis, secretary of the YCPN Board accepted the donation.
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund $12,600 November 2018
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund https://www.dolanfund.org/ helps to lighten the burden and lifts the spirits of families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries, while respecting the pride and dignity of families in need. They provide financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, Family Fun Day programs, non-cash items, and financial management education to families living or seeking treatment in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Women of Tomorrow $13,450 August 2018
Women of Tomorrow https://womenoftomorrow.org/about/our-mission/ inspires, motivates and empowers at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique groups mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities. Our donation will help with scholarship funding.
The Center for Grieving Children $13,000 May 2018
The Center for Grieving Children http://grievingchildren.org/ helps children grieving a death, heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities, and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs by providing free peer support groups for people age 5-23. Our donation will help provide meals for children in after school grief groups. Photo includes: Teresa Méndez-Quigley, Special Populations Coordinator, Crystal Wortham, Family Services Coordinator, Darcie Rudolf, Family Services Coordinator, Kevin Carter, Clinical Director, Darcy Walker-Krause, Executive Director, Elizabeth Zack, Founder of 100 Women Philadelphia, Sarah Sweda, School and Community Services Clinician and Jack Small, Development and Communications Associate
Time Out for Teens and Tots Program at Turning Points for Children - $13,200 February 2018
(http://www.turningpointsforchildren.org/programs), Time Our for Teens and Tots is a parenting education and support group for teen-aged mothers and fathers who are juggling the conflicting demands of adolescence with parenthood. The group meets for two hours every week for ten weeks and teaches child development, basic parenting, discipline and communication skills. Our donation will help to purchase “care kits” for new parents which include: diapers for a year, wipes for a year, formula for a year, feminine products, and hygiene kits full of toiletries.
Women in Natural Sciences $12,300 November 2017
(WINS -http://www.ansp.org/education/programs/wins/). WINS is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development. WINS provides young women with the information, encouragement, and confidence they need to shape their futures. The program’s mentoring and support has resulted in 100% of WINS students graduating high school and over 96% attending college. In addition to a strong emphasis on academics and science, WINS also provides a uniquely nurturing environment, a community of like-minded friends, and experiences not typically found in school. Our donation will allow three girls to participate in the WINS program.
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy - $12,275 August 2017
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy http://hmsschool.org is located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia serving school-age children and young adults through age 21 who have complex, multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairment. Renowned for their success in empowering students, HMS’s day and residential programs maximize achievement and promote independence. Our donation will help HMS with their “Independence Room,” a dorm room set up like an adult facility to help older students prepare for an independent adulthood.
HIAS PA (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Pennsylvania) - $12,350 May 2017
HIAS PA http://hiaspa.org. works to create a welcoming and secure environment for immigrants and their families from any ethnic, cultural, or religious background. Our donation will help them with either their Emergency Housing Fund, go towards their Technology Sponsor Program which helps refugees obtain Chromebooks and internet access, help with the creation of a social/mental health program for new refugees or help with an education program for new immigrants and refugees.
Welcoming Center For New Pennsylvanians - $13,000 February 2017
The Welcoming Center. http://welcomingcenter.org/ connects newly arrived individuals from around the world with the economic opportunities that they need to succeed in our region. Since 2003, they have assisted more than 15,000 people from over 140 countries. Our donation will help the Welcoming Center strengthen the capacity of their Immigrant Professionals Program, which addresses hurdles immigrant professionals face in obtaining gainful employment in their chosen career fields.
Broad Street Ministries - $12,250 November 2016
http://www.broadstreethospitality.org/ Broad Street Ministries is a 501(c)3 that practices “radical hospitality” by offering many services to those experiences homelessness in our city. They serve 80,000 hot meals a week along with comprehensive services that are critical to stabilizing men and women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Prepared by a professional chef and served table side, meals offer an entry point for guests to build trust and access to stabilizing services that lead toward self sufficiency. Services offered by BSM include legal and medical services, clothing, mending, personal care items, therapeutic art services, and mail service. Over 3000 individuals use BSM’s address as their own. This address provides homeless Philadelphians to access benefits, communicate with hospitals and banks, and even obtain something as simple as a government-issued identification card, which one needs to access food stamps, welfare checks and social security. Our donation would help to cover the costs for people to receive their Pennsylvania State identification cards, an important first step for getting people back on the path toward stability.
Turning Points for Children - $13,000 August 2016
http://www.turningpointsforchildren.org Turning Points is the largest foster care and adoption services organization in Philadelphia. Our funds will go to support their Family Finding program which enables children in out-of-home-care to reconnect with family members or other significant people from their past with whom they have lost contact. A large portion of a Family Finding case manager’s day is spent locating and engaging potential family members. Each case manager needs data-linking technology to search for potential family members. It costs $125/month per user. 100 Women’s donations will go to help cover the costs of the locate and research tool.
The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation's Read by 4th initiative -
$11,550 May 2016
http://libwww.freelibrary.org/readby4th Read by 4th is a citywide effort of over 80 organizations, public and private, large and small, convened and managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia, aiming to majorly increase the number of students in Philadelphia entering the 4th grade at reading level by 2020. This is the largest effort of its kind in the city of Philadelphia. This initiative attempts to tackle the literacy crisis in our city—over half of all Philadelphia public school students (and about 65 percent of public school students nationwide) cannot read at grade level by 4th grade. On-track literacy is an important indicator of a child’s future academic and professional success, and the inability to read at grade level by the fourth grade is correlated to higher rates of dropping out of school, risky behavior, and incarceration later in life. Our donation went toward teacher training and books that Philadelphia summer camp counselors and campers will use to increase literacy skills and reading fluency.
Interim House - $8800 February 2016
Interim House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides a continuum of comprehensive services to women with substance abuse and mental health issues. Interim House serves approximately 100 clients each year through its 60 licensed outpatient service slots and 25-bed residential program. As the first specialized treatment program for women in Pennsylvania and one of the first in the nation, Interim House has been a model for innovative treatment for approximately 40 years. Our donation went toward the organization’s job training program.
Nationalities Service Center - $6300 November 2015
Nationalities Service Center https://nscphila.org/. It is a 501c3 on 12th and Arch that helps new immigrants to Philadelphia with housing, English as a second language training, health care, and legal services. Our donation helped provide these things to immigrant families coming to Philadelphia.
The CB Community School - $5300 August 2015
The CB Community School, formerly known as the Arise Academy was a Charter School but is no longer affiliated with the school district and is now a nonprofit 501(c)3. The CB Community School strives to provide a high-quality academic program combined with high quality on-site support services for foster care youth ages fourteen to twenty-one, who are moving toward emancipation. Staff and administration focus on assisting students in reaching their full potential. The CB Community School students learn and grow in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation for individual talent. Its students will realize the intrinsic value of education and family, and will become part of a community of life-long learners. The CB Community School prepares students to take their places in society as responsible workers or students of higher education. The school is putting in a kitchen in order to provide its students with healthy lunches. Our donation helped purchase appliances for The CB Community School’s kitchen.
Other Nominated Organizations:
Access Sports Experiences
AIDS Law Project
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
The Anderson Monarchs
Anti-Defamation League - Philly Regional Office
Art Through Youth
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South Eastern PA
Breathing Room Foundation
Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia
Center for Literacy
Center for Public Health Initiatives
Centering Pregnancy Jefferson
Chew & Belfield Neighbors Club
Coded by Kids
The Common Market
Common Wealth Youth Choirs
Community Legal Services
Covenant House Philadelphia
Delaware County ASPCA
Education Law Center
Emily’s Entourage - fight to cure cystic fibrosis
Equal Access Legal Services
Faith in the Future
Family Lives on Foundation
Find Your Instrument
Fuentes de Salud
Girl Develop It
Girls on the Run, Philadelphia
Healthy in All
Healthy Library Initiative - Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives
Herb It Forward Foundation
Helping Hands Rescue Mission
HIAS - Pennsylvania - Refugee Resettlement
HIs Breast Cancer Awareness
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsey
Hope Partnership for Education
Host for Hospitals
Inglis Adapted Tech Program
Jewish Federation of SNJ
Jill Melmed-Buzzeo Award
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
MacGuffin Theater and Film
Masterman Home and School Association
Maternity Care Coalition
The Maurice Rush Foundation
Medical Students for Choice
Moms Demand Action
Neighborhood Bike Works
New Leash on Life
Pathways to Housing, PA
Pennsylvania Arts in Education Partnership
Philadelphia Horticultural Society
Philadelphia Women’s Center
Philadelphia Women’s Theater Festival
The Philly Goat Project
Planned Parenthood SE Pennsylvania
Portside Arts Center
Prevention Point Philadelphia
Providence Animal Rescue
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
Raja Yoga and Meditation
Ready, Willing and Able
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
Ronald McDonald House
Sankofa Healing Studio
St. James School Summer Camp
St. James School Philadelphia
Shambhala Meditation Center
Sister Cities Choir
Smith Memorial Playhouse and Playground
Student Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP)
Summer Search Philadelphia
The Sunday Love Project
Support Center for Child Advocates
Training for Change
Tree House Books
Turning Points for Children
Unite for Her
University City Arts League
Valley Youth House
WePAC (West Philadelphia Alliance for Children)
West Philadelphia Alliance for Children
Women of Tomorrow
Women’s Community Revitalization Project
Women's Law Project
Women’s Medical Fund
Yoga Program at Abramson Cancer Center