Partnering with Police Athletic League for new PAL center in Grays Ferry

14448925_10154366500424473_1610934144230132279_nThe Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is proud to welcome The Philadelphia Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL) to Grays Ferry! PAL recently opened its 18th community center in the city. This one is being operated out of The Salvation Army’s Central Corps Community Center at 3225 Reed Street in Grays Ferry. It also marks the Police Athletic League’s return to the community after a two-year absence. Continue reading “Partnering with Police Athletic League for new PAL center in Grays Ferry”

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She’s My Sister 5K to support anti-human trafficking efforts

14559978_10154367415729473_5555204431346173591_oSome 200 runners and walkers hit the road on Saturday October 1 for the second annual She’s My Sister Human Trafficking Awareness 5K. The event, organized by Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, aimed to raise awareness and to support The Salvation Army’s local anti-human trafficking efforts.

Representatives from Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, The Salvation Army, local law

enforcement as well as other key members of the community participated in the race in

Fairmount Park. Fundraising by Enon’s anti-human trafficking ministry, along with all proceeds from the event, directly support The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s New Day to Stop Trafficking program.

Continue reading “She’s My Sister 5K to support anti-human trafficking efforts”

Philadelphia Celebrates Hope with The Salvation Army

dsc_3871September 22 was a day to Celebrate Hope. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia welcomed hundreds of friends, local leaders and community partners to the annual Celebrate Hope luncheon at the Crystal Tea Room.  It was a time to recognize more than 150 years of global service to those in need, raise awareness of The Salvation Army’s local programs and services, and to honor two local leaders for their commitment to the betterment of the City of Philadelphia.   Continue reading “Philadelphia Celebrates Hope with The Salvation Army”

500 Roll-Up Sleeves for a Day of Service

img_7013Despite a deluge of rain to kick off the morning – an army of volunteers descended on The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia on September 19. 500 employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) put their regular office jobs to the side, rolled up their sleeves and volunteered their time and talents for a Day of Service. PwC volunteers worked on projects at six Salvation Army building across the city – including painting the iconic Salvation Army red kettles, landscaping and grounds clean-up, building maintenance, warehouse cleaning and sorting of holiday toys, as well as fun and interactive activities with older adults living at Salvation Army senior housing complexes. Continue reading “500 Roll-Up Sleeves for a Day of Service”

Celebrating Hope in the City of Brotherly Love

celebrate-hope-logoAnnual Celebrate Hope Luncheon Honors Two Local Leaders for Commitment to Betterment of Philadelphia

On Thursday, September 22, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia will gather with hundreds of members of the community to celebrate more than 150 years of global service to those in need, raise awareness of its local programs and services and to honor two local leaders for their commitment to the betterment of the City of Philadelphia.

Each year, The Salvation Army honors individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional altruism. Continue reading “Celebrating Hope in the City of Brotherly Love”

Heading Back to School with Supplies and Smiles

img_6590Youth living at The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Red Shield Family Residence got quite a special party this week. The room was packed with new book bags, notebooks, markers, crayons, pencils and much more. Our friends at Philadelphia Gas Works conducted a collection drive over the summer. Employees generously donated back to school supplies for dozens of children living at Red Shield, a transitional housing program for approximately 41 families who are working towards self-sufficiency. Continue reading “Heading Back to School with Supplies and Smiles”