A MESSAGE FROM SOUTH OF SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
With summer winding down, it’s time for SOSNA’s annual back-to-school supplies drive! The drive will kick-off on August 20th, at the Triangle Kids Summer Music Series (Grays Ferry Triangle, between 5pm to 7pm).
Donations can be dropped off on the 20th, or at the SOSNA office (1901
Christian) until 1pm on Thursday, August 31. Other drop-off locations
are The Igloo (2223 Grays Ferry) and Rita's on South Street (2124 South
Most needed items include:
single subject notebooks
sizes 5-10 undergarments
post it notes
dry erase markers
packages of socks and underwear
ziploc plastic bags
In partnership with Union Baptist Church (UBC), local artist/urban farmer Meei Ling Ng is creating the UBC Garden of Eden
with an Art installation that would provide fresh vegetables, flowers
and fruits to the soup kitchen and guests, attracting
volunteers/neighbors/visitors to visit the church and garden. This
project has the potential for community building and creating
educational program for growing, cooking/healthy eating and lifestyle
classes, art instruction and more.
Meei Ling and the Trustees of UBC have invited the SOSNA Soup Groupers over for a tour of the Garden of Eden and the Church
(it's gorgeous inside, and it's where Marian Anderson went to church).
We'll also have the chance to talk with Church trustees and the women
who have been running their long-standing soup kitchen about ideas to
use food to bring our community together.
WHEN: Saturday, September 9 at 2:00p WHERE: Union Baptist Church, 19th and Fitzwater Streets
(Use side entrance on Martin Street)