Archive for the ‘Causes’ Category

Pierre’s Coat Drive for Project H.O.M.E.

January 28, 2009

Mark your calendars today.

WMMR and Acme Markets are again teaming up to support “Pierre’s Coat Drive for Project H.O.M.E.“.

Project H.O.M.E. (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.”  Project H.O.M.E. is headquarteredProject H.O.M.E. Philadelphia PA at 1515 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130 just eight blocks north of city hall.  It’s revitalization efforts are focused in the North Central Philadelphia community known as the “St. Elizabeth’s/Diamond Street” neighborhood, and Ridge Avenue commercial corridor, but the project has multiple locations centered around north central Philadelphia.

Earlier today I had the opportunity to visit with Lindsay Giblin at Fairmount Ave who coordinates Project H.O.M.E.’s in-kind donations.  Within the week they will also be opening the Women’s Winter Emergency Respite which will offer shelter, a drop-in location, warm meals, and social services.  To prepare for the opening, they are still looking for blankets, towels, breakfast foods, coffee, tea, sugar, and new socks/underwear (preferably in larger sizes). Please contact her anytime at 215-232-7272 ext:3058 or by email @ lindseygiblin@projecthome.org for more details.  

Over the course of the next three weeks, Pierre Robert and the WMMRmy will be accepting donations locally at three Acme Market Locations:

Sat 12-2 Jan 31: ACME Markets Bala Shopping Center 121 East City Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Sat 12-2 Feb 7: ACME Markets 920 Red Lion Rd. (Red Lion & Bustleton) Northeast Philadelphia, PA
Sat 12-2 Feb 14: ACME Markets 175 Route 70 Medford, NJ

They are looking for and will be collecting new or gently used coats, blankets, hats, scarves or gloves that will go directly to the homeless in our hometown.  Please give generously – all items are a great help.  It’s a rough time of year and this is a great way to give back to the community and help those most in need. 

WMMR Rocks!  Thank you Acme & Support Project H.O.M.E. today!

(If you may be interested in volunteering contact Erin O”Brien at erinobrien@projecthome.org for more information.)

Revitalization Resources Now Available in PA

January 23, 2009

Are you concerned about development in Suburban Philadelphia?  Worried about revitalization of a commercial area?  Looking at the impacts on the surrounding residential areas? Are you thinking of starting a business?  Considering a move into the state and need to know what resources are available?

Last night, State Rep Greg Vitali hosted a free public Business District Revitalization Workshop at theManoa Elementary School Havertown PA New Manoa Elementary School in Havertown for anyone interested in improving and revitalizing the local business districts.  In addition to brief introductions by various elected officials, the presentations included five representatives from various organizations which covered the spectrum of resources available for communities and individuals for both private and public improvements.

In order of the speakers, we heard:
Toni Crawford-Major Regional Director Commonwealth of PA
NewPA – State of Innovation – www.newpa.com/index.aspx
Julie FitzpatrickSpcl Projects Coordinator – PA Downtown Ctr
Pennsylvania Downtown Center – www.padowntown.org/
Laura Goodrich Director of Marketing – DE County Commerce Ctr
Delaware County Commerce Center – www.delcopa.org/
John Fleming Lead Business Development Specialist – SBA
SBA – Phl- www.sba.gov/localresources/district/pa/phil/index.html
Glenn McAllister Director – Widener Small Bus Development Ctr
Widener University Small Bus Dev Center – www.widenersbdc.org/

The above individuals highlighted the wide variety of sources of help and funding for many business, residential, and commercial enterprises.  The organizations demonstrated the importance and wealth of support provided by the State of Pennsylvania to its citizens to improve both the business and residential environment in the state.  The above can be used throughout Delaware County and Chester County.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, I would encourage you to check out the above web sites and contact them with additional questions and to identify the appropriate contacts for your projects. 

As always, if you need any additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Do It Now! WMMR Camp Out For Hunger

December 1, 2008

Mark your calendars!  You need to donate TODAY!

Today is the first day of the annual WMMR Preston & Steve’s Show “Camp Out For Hunger” to support PhilAbundance.  PhilAbundance is “the Philadelphia region’s largest hunger relief organization.  Their mission is to end hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley by acquiring food and distributing it through organizations serving people in need.  They’ve been around since 1984 and have provided food for over 60 million meals!”  The Preston & Steve show has been supporting PhilAbundance for years.  Steve says it best:

The camp out is being held from December 1st through the 5th at the Metroplex in Plymouth Meeting, just west of Philadelphia.  Donations will be accepted everyday from about 6AM until approximately 9PM.  Preston & Steve will be broadcasting every morning from the Metroplex and there will be various other broadcasts from the location during the week.

It is a great cause and PhilAbundance can really use the support in this challenging year. They truly need it now more than ever.   Come by, drop off your donation, and maybe even enter some contests or win a prize.

They thank you for your support! 

Gadzooks –  WMMR Rocks!   Support PhilAbundance Today!

For more information on items needed, times, locations, etc, you can get all the details on the WMMR site.
For more information on PhilAbundance, you can click here.