Friday, August 5, 2016

SOSNA Newsletter

Discovering South of South

Friends & Neighbors, 
Would you like to know more about your neighbors and all of the amazing people that live in our community? In an effort to showcase all of the talented, hardworking, and often fascinating residents of our neighborhood a team of volunteers on the Community Outreach & Partnerships Committee created the Discovering South of South project. You never know who may live right around the corner! 

This is Dee.
She says. I'm ready. I'm always ready. With these words she lights up. And a grin eats up her entire face. She just graduated. Says the future is unknown. Says she is looking forward to it. Says she doesn't know many people in the neighborhood. Claims she is simple and keeps to herself. She is surprised by her relationship to the Y. Surprised at how quickly she connects. Comments on how good it feels to have people enjoy her as a person. And enjoy her class. She uses words like fun and family.... Read more about Dee on

Recycling Bins are in at the SOSNA office! Stop by to grab one or call to make an appointment. Hurry, they won't last long. You can always pick up a recycling bin from one of the City's Sanitation Convenience Centers
Help to prepare our schools with everything they'll need for the school year! We're now collecting first aid supplies for our local public schools, please consider donating band aids, alcohol swabs, hand sanitizer, gauze, ice packs, combs, etc. (for the complete list, click here). Drop off donations at the Igloo, Rita's, the Quick Fixx or the SOSNA office. You can even order items through amazon and have them delivered to SOSNA (1901 Christian Street). Check out Santon's Wishlist and Arthur's Wishlist
SOSNA is hiring! Yes, that mean our current Executive Director, Abby Rambo will be leaving SOSNA by the end of August. Take a look at the Program Manager position description- It's a great opportunity to work on some transformative community projects. And stop by the SOSNA office and to say goodbye to Abby before August 26th! 
Want to meet some new friends and make some professional connections in the neighborhood? Join us at Tria Fitler Square for a Networking Happy Hour on August 9th! Bring your business cards and we'll set you up with a name tag at the door. Tria will be extending their Savor the Summer 6 promo to SOSNA attendees, That is: 3 wines, 1 cheese and 2 beers for $6 each.
Our friends at Tria are generously donating a portion of the proceeds to Carpenter Green! Stop by, have a glass of wine, make some connections and support a community park!
Tindley Temple United Methodist Church is having a Community Day on Saturday, August 27, 2016! You're invited to join the festivities from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm!  Tindley Temple UMC is located at 750 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Community Day is a free event for the community that includes food, games/activities, a moon bounce, face painting, DJ/music, health screenings, information tables and giveaways.  Free book bags filled with school supplies will also be distributed.  The event will take place in the parking lot of the church with some activities placed in the street (i.e., moon bounce!).  
Thursdays and Sundays throughout the summer we're bringing food, fun and MUSIC to the Triangles Plaza as part of our Triangles Summer Music Series. Thanks to our friends at FoCA for co-sponsoring the Kids' Summer Concerts on Sunday nights! For the full list of dates, bands and food trucks, click here

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