Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five People Making a Difference

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five People Making a Difference

There are many nonprofits, charities and other organizations in the Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill neighborhoods. These organizations often provide something that the neighborhood itself is lacking: education about crucial topics, an outlet that can scarcely be found elsewhere, or aid for people who are too often overlooked. Here are five people who work in […]

 

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Places You Should Know

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Places You Should Know

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill are home to a variety of interesting sites and a community with a wealth of diversity. It is great for both locals exploring the neighborhood on their days off and visitors looking for somewhere to spend those coveted hours between Friday and Monday. Here are five significant landmarks in the […]

 By Randi Fair and Joseph Poteracki

Cedar Park: Local Nonprofit Provides Reading Material for Inmates

Cedar Park: Local Nonprofit Provides Reading Material for Inmates

Tucked away on the 4700 block of Baltimore Avenue is Books Through Bars, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to distribute new and used books to the incarcerated throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states. Tommy Hansen has been volunteering for two years and is currently a member of the collective, which is a democratically-run body, […]

 By Candice Monhollan

West Philadelphia: Local Organization Provides Reading Material for Inmates

West Philadelphia: Local Organization Provides Reading Material for Inmates

Being able to pry open a book and getting lost in another world or learning a new skill or craft is a privilege not everyone can indulge in, including people living inside prison walls. People in prisons have the opportunity to change this with the help of Books Through Bars, a non-profit organization based in […]