is hosting its annual Holiday Turkey and Vegetarian Basket Giveaway in
partnership with PennMedicine and ShopRite on Friday, December 11. Each
year, we give away over holiday 400 turkeys and 50 vegetarian baskets to
families in our area. This year, we’re including personal protective
equipment (PPE) with each box including cloth face masks and hand
We are fundraising $2,000 to help us cover the cost of the PPE for 470 households. If you’d like to donate, please visit our website
and write “PPE donation” in the comments. You can also make checks
payable to “SOSNA” and mailed to 1901 Washington Avenue, Unit B,
Philadelphia PA 19146.
portion, or all, of your contribution may be tax-deductible according
to regulations enacted by the Internal Revenue Code. SOSNA is a
registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue
Service, and a charitable organization as certified by the Pennsylvania
Department of State’s Bureau of Charitable Organizations. Please retain
this letter for your tax records and consult your tax advisor as to the
deductibility of your donation. No goods or services were provided in
consideration, in whole or in part, for your charitable contribution. On
behalf of the entire SOSNA Board of Directors and staff, thank you once
again for your generosity.
will be hosting a holiday toy drive for families from local nonprofits.
We’re looking for toy donations off of our Amazon Wishlist (to keep it
socially distant and COVID cautious). Those who donate a toy or two will
receive a small discount to select local businesses in our neighborhood
as a thank you.
Stay tuned for more information!
...TO SMALL BUSINESSES
small businesses and their employees are some of the hardest hit by
this pandemic. There are tons of ways of supporting our local businesses
and in effect, their employees and families.
Check out our monthly promotions to see what businesses are up to each month
our Economic Development Committee as they develop a team of neighbors
to act as liaison between local businesses on their block and our
Committee. Email Dan Corey for more information (email@example.com)
If you have the means, do take out from restaurants in our area whenever possible! Find local restaurants here.
Friday, December 11, we’ll be distributing frozen turkeys and
vegetarian baskets to local church groups and community organizations to
share with their communities. Due to COVID restrictions, we will NOT be
doing individual pick-ups so if you’d like to be put on a list for a
turkey or vegetarian basket, please reach out to any of the following
groups to find out how to receive a turkey or vegetarian basket:
Shiloh Baptist Church - 2040 Christian Street, (215) 735-2089
St. Charles Church - 902 S 20th Street, (215) 735-0600
Mt. Hebron Baptist Church - 1419 Wharton Street, (215) 467-7202
Gospel Temple - 1327 S 19th Street, (215) 465-8603
Union Baptist Church - 1910 Fizwater Street, (215) 735-7273
customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have a
past-due bill may be eligible for up to $800 through LIHEAP’s (Low
Income Home Energy Assistance Program) Recovery Crisis Program. Visit www.pgworks.com/crisis.
is suspending fees for delays in payments and suspending service
shut-offs until further notice. Please call 1-800-494-4000 for more
Most homeowners and renters are protected from eviction or foreclosure until Dec. 31.
For legal help with housing, contact Anna Brickman at Face to Face: (215) 438-7939.
INTERNET / FREE WIFI
XFINITY WiFi hotspots are currently free: www.xfinity.com/wifi. For help with affordable internet, go here: https://tinyurl.com/yaezufzn. K-12 families can get reliable internet through PHLConnectED. For more information, dial 211, option 1.
will connect up to 35,000 K-12 student households with internet service
in Philadelphia. The program will offer eligible student households up
to two years of high-speed internet. Participants will not pay any
out-of-pocket expenses or installation fees. For more information, go
COVID-19 testing is now free for uninsured Pennsylvania residents.
those who do test positive, Pennsylvania’s Federally Qualified Health
Centers are providing care for free and/or on a sliding-scale. For more
information, call: 1-877-724-3258. Philadelphians can also be tested at:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Citizens Bank Park, Jefferson
Health Northeast, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Rite
Aid: 7401 Ogontz Ave. Also available at Health Annex, every Wednesday,
8:30 am-3:30 pm, 6120 Woodland Ave, 267-356-0362.
you need to self quarantine, here are guidelines from the CDC on how to
do it safely without infecting other members of your household: https://tinyurl.com/y8u2b8mf
Our office will be closed until further notice. If you have any concerns or questions, you can reach our Executive Director, Nicole via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP US CREATE THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN.
thoughtful donation is an impactful investment in our neighborhood, and
it helps SOSNA and our volunteers continue to be a resource for you and
engage more of our neighbors.
is only able to do our work with the support of our neighbors, our
neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We depend on the
countless hours our neighbors volunteer with us and we rely on generous
donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses to carry out our
mission of improving our community.
SOSNA is only able to do the work that we do with the support of our
neighbors, our neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We
depend on the countless hours our residents volunteer with SOSNA, and we
rely on generous donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses
to carry out our mission of improving our community.
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