Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SOSNA Newsletter

SOSNA's Back to School Challenge

Friends & Neighbors, 
September is almost upon us, that means it's back to school for our neighborhood kids! Let's make sure the kids have everything they need for another great school year. We've asked our schools what they really need, and it's good old fashioned paper and pencils- so, we're challenging you (the neighborhood) to help us collect 20,000 pencils and 2,000 reams of paper for E.M. Stanton and Chester Arthur Elementary Schools! We're collecting donations at the Triangles Plaza during the special Kids' Edition of the Summer Music Series on August 30th from 5-7PM. You can also drop off or ship donations to the SOSNA office up until September 8th, and you can always order through the schools Amazon wish lists. Click here for more info on how you can help!
Thanks to all who came out and celebrated National Night Out with us at Julian Abele Park on August 4th! We had a great time talking about safety with the Philadelphia Police, the Fire Department and representatives from our local schools. For pictures and a full list of participants, click here!
More Neighborhood News:
The following parking lane closures will be taking place over the next 1-2 weeks in relation to CHOP construction. Closing the parking lanes will be necessary to allow large vehicle deliveries to take place without endangering cars and property of near neighbors. The affected intersections are:
-       Schuylkill Ave. / Christian St.
-       Grays Ferry Ave. / 25th St. / Christian St.
-       24th St. / Christian St.
-       24th St. / Grays Ferry Ave.
The Economic Development group meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian Street.  Come join neighbors to discuss our economic development planning efforts. The August meeeting has been changed to August 25th at 7:00 PM at the SOSNA office. 
The Economic Development team works to stimulate appropriate economic growth in our neighborhood, including marketing of the neighborhood, activating vacant commercial spaces, and more.
Stroll over to St Charles on Saturday, August 29th for their annual sidewalk sale / craft show! Buy, sell or swap crafts, jewlery, new or used household items and more! Contact the organizers if you'd like to sell at a table. Bring the whole family for a bake sale, hot dogs,  water ice, a magic show and tours of the historic church!
From our friends at Rita's South Street West... We will be doing a school supply fundraiser for all our local schools through the first week of school in September. Please come support the kids and your local school!
The summer is coming to a close, that means it's time for back to school! Help us collect the items our schools really need this year- pencils and paper! We're challenging the neighborhood to help us collect 20,000 pencils and 2,000 reams of paper for Stanton and Chester Arthur Elementary Schools!
On Sunday, August 30th we'll have a special kid's edition of the Triangles Summer Music Series! Bring the kids from 5-7pm for Music With Gina and Tacos Dom Memo! SOSNA will also be collecting donations for the Back to School Challenge with Stanton Community Partners and the Friends of Chester Arthur! We're collecting copy paper and pencils for our neighborhood schools and have a goal of collecting 20,000 pencils and 2,000 reams of paper! Bring donations to the Triangles Plaza and chat with representatives from the schools during the concert. You can always drop donations at the SOSNA office, too! For more info on how to donate, click here!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 5th Annual Light Up the Night event to celebrate National Night Out on August 4th at Julian Abele Park! A special thank you to the following organizations who participated at the event:
Do you have a cool garden, backyard space, beautiful flower boxes or share a plot growing some ripe tomatoes in a community garden space? Then you can help support the South Philly Food Co-op’s 5th Annual Garden Tour!
What better way to farewell to the fading days of summer than a Sunday morning walk/run through a beautiful, part of our city?  Join Penn’s 5K for IOA and Memory Walk on Sunday, September 20th, at 8am at Shoemaker Green!
Stay informed with the latest news about the World Meeting of Families, scheduled for the weekend of September 26th and 27th, by signing up for alerts through the Papal Visit Playbook. This site will be continuously updated with new information as the event approaches.

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