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Torresdale: Nazareth Academy Gears Up For Annual Dance Marathon

Torresdale: Nazareth Academy Gears Up For Annual Dance Marathon

Room 25 at Nazareth Academy High School in Torresdale is the center of activity for the school’s biggest event of the year: the annual Naz-A-Thon. On Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. students will dance in an effort to raise money “For The Kids,” where all the money raised will go to The […]

 

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

On the Morning of 9/11, Robert Herzog was on his way to work. His office building was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center One (North Tower). That morning, he did things he didn’t usually do. He hit the snooze button twice. He usually took an express train but took a different one […]

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East Oak Lane: Raise of Hope, Inc. Provides Affordable Housing for Homeless Families

East Oak Lane: Raise of Hope, Inc. Provides Affordable Housing for Homeless Families

Homelessness is nothing new and for Raise of Hope, Inc. founder Habeebah Ali the issue resonates on a personal level. As a survivor of domestic violence and someone who was once homeless, Ali knows how challenging life can be for a family with no place to call its own. Having lived twice at the Women Against Abuse […]

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Infrastructure: A Look at Engineers Without Borders.

Infrastructure: A Look at Engineers Without Borders.

Whether it’s constructing highways, revitalizing communities or designing new methods for the treatment of water, engineers have a crucial role in the ongoing task that is the much-needed improvement of Philadelphia’s infrastructure. While most of their professional needs are met by organizations such as the National Society of Professional Engineers, many engineers devote their time to local nonprofit groups in the […]

 

Germantown: Pastor David Fitzgerald Compels People to Christ

Germantown: Pastor David Fitzgerald Compels People to Christ

Whether it’s through feeding the homeless or counseling community members, Pastor David Fitzgerald stands out in the Germantown region. In an area facing a plethora of societal issues, namely poverty, the pastor actively seeks to make change day and night. He and his wife, Jocelyn, co-founded Compelling People to Christ two years ago. It is only the […]

 

Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Jodi Cianci is serious about her workouts. She trains as if her life depended on it – because it does. “I treat my exercise like a doctor’s appointment,” Cianci said. Cianci was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 when she was just 49, but has been dealing with early onset symptoms of the chronic illness since […]

 

Passyunk: City’s Immigrant Population Receives Practical Language Skills with Help from Iron Chef

Passyunk: City’s Immigrant Population Receives Practical Language Skills with Help from Iron Chef

With nine restaurants in Philadelphia alone, Iron Chef Jose Garces is synonymous with the city’s culinary culture. A second generation immigrant, Garces uses his success to support the Garces Foundation, his nonprofit that works to create practical opportunities for the city’s immigrant population. Started by Jose Garces and his wife, Beatriz Mirabal Garces, the Foundation […]

 

Spruce Hill: Artist Applies Henna Skills to Raise Money for Charities

Spruce Hill: Artist Applies Henna Skills to Raise Money for Charities

Spruce Hill resident Christina Madeha has been using her steady hand and passion for henna to help raise money for different charities. Since starting her business Alhuda Henna Fashions in 2009, Madeha has donated her time to help raise money for several well-known and local charity organizations. “I had initially heard about henna when I saw […]

 

Mayfair: Putting Used Goods To Good Use

Mayfair: Putting Used Goods To Good Use

At first glance, the interior of The Camouflage Rhino looks and feels just like any other thrift store you may have visited. Racks of clothing, second-hand furniture and various used appliances fill the sales floor. However, after learning about the store’s mission, these items suddenly have a noble purpose. The Camouflage Rhino employs area vets […]

 By Kayla Devon and Liz Steinmetz

Northeast Philly: Holy Reedemer Food Cupboard Reaches Beyond Hunger Action Month

Northeast Philly: Holy Reedemer Food Cupboard Reaches Beyond Hunger Action Month

Holy Reedemer’s Food Cupboard is feeding local families and the elderly community throughout September, which is Hunger Action Month. With weekly donations from Philabundance, Holy Redeemer Health System, Giant and Trader Joe’s, Holy Reedemer’s Food Cupboard reaches out to its Northeast Philadelphia community to supply healthy food such as bread, milk, juice, frozen food, and […]