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Urban Affairs Coalition, c/o Farrah Samuels
1207 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
WANT TO VOLUNTEER???
Contact Demetra Crockett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-851-1902.
- Each year volunteers stuff Thanksgiving Baskets at Brown's Family Shoprite, 24th & Oregon.
- Volunteers also help by distributing the baskets at Brown's Family Shoprite, 24th & Oregon. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. overhead.
For the past 28 years, UAC has acted upon the spirit of giving at this time of year and reached out to the City’s most challenged communities by distributing Thanksgiving Baskets to 1,000 needy families throughout Philadelphia. UAC works with more than 80 community groups, churches, and elected officials in all neighborhoods to identify those who are most in need and distribute Thanksgiving Baskets to them. The Baskets are distributed to community leaders at Brown’s Shoprite, 24th & Oregon. Over the last 8 years since we partnered with Brown’s, they and along with their vendors have provided all of the Thanksgiving fixings valued at $25,000 annually. You can join UAC and Brown’s Family Shoprite to ensure we are able to continue in our efforts to fight hunger by helping us feed 6,000 individuals in need!
In the past, the cost of the matching funds for the Thanksgiving Basket Program have largely been supported by funding from the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED); however, these funds are no longer available. UAC must raise $20,000 to cover the additional costs. You can become a partnering sponsor by making a $500 donation to feed 20 families (120 individuals) or a $1,000 donation to feed 40 families (240 individuals)!
The Thanksgiving Basket giveaway is a high-visibility event. In the past, media such as KYW, NBC10, and Fox29 News have provided coverage on the day that volunteers stuff baskets and on the distribution day. Partnering sponsors will also receive continued name recognition of your organization/congregation’s effort through UAC’s various communication vehicles.
To learn about sponsorships and volunteer opportunities, you can also contact Farrah Samuels-Alexander, Program Manager, at email@example.com or Demetra Crockett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-851-1902.