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Pitch in for Baseball

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball 1565 Gehman Rd., Harleysville, PA 19438 Contact: Meredith Kim, meredithk@pifbs.org In 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (PIFBS) was created with the purpose of collecting new and gently used equipment to redistribute to children around the globe enabling them to play ball.  Over the past decade, PIFBS has expanded programming and partners to help more than 800,000 boys and girls get on the field in every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries internationally. Pitch In For Baseball & Softball has had great success working with Bar and Bat Mitzvah students for their […]

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 Contact: Lisa Bailey, (215) 872-5846, lisa.bailey@fccc.edu Fox Chase Cancer Center’s mission is to prevail over cancer, marshaling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention, and compassionate care. We are looking for student ambassadors to start fundraising teams for the 19th Annual Paws for the Cause. Fundraising efforts may include bake sales, craft sales, garage sales, email campaigns to build a team or more. On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Fox Chase Cancer Center will host the event – a one-mile walk around the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus. In addition to […]

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer 111 Presidential Blvd. Suite 203, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Contact: Ellie Paparone, Fundraising Specialist, e.paparone@alexslemonade.org (866) 333-1213 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. Since our inception in 2005, ALSF has raised over $140 million to fund more than 690 cutting-edge childhood cancer research projects at 120 top hospital locations in the US and Canada. Volunteer Opportunity: There are lots of ways to volunteer for your community service or mitzvah project and raise money […]

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Jewish Parenting 101 Borrows Lessons from this Rite of Passage

Parents beware! Your ‘baby’ is turning 13 in the next year; He or she will soon be participating in the Jewish community’s coming of age ritual. What’s an overly-involved parent to do? Well, The Mitzvah Bowl co-founders, Valerie Franklin & Cheryl Friedenberg, want you to know this is the perfect opportunity to take a step back. A Mitzvah project allows your child to help find their voice, learn more about their likes and dislikes, and, yes ….give them greater independence! It starts with having your child choose a mitzvah project, which will keep them energized, excited and interested. They can […]

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Gift of Life Family House

Gift of Life Family House 401 Callowhill Street Phila, PA 19123 Contact: Sara Cohen, Development Coordinator, scohen@giftoflifefamilyhouse.org 267-546-9800 Gift of Life Family House serves as a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families by providing temporary, affordable lodging, meals and supportive services to those who travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for transplant-related care. Gift of Life Family House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Here’s what you can do for a mitzvah project or high school service project: Have a Staff/Student Dress Down Day: Everyone loves an excuse to wear jeans or hats! Have staff, faculty or students […]

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Rodney Street Tennis

Rodney Street Tennis 1101 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801 Contact: Tina Tharp, Managing Director 302 256-0235 tinatharp@comcast.net Founded in 1979, the Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization operating in Wilmington and New Castle County, DE, builds lives through tennis and education for at-risk inner-city boys and girls opportunities for children in the Great Wilmington Region to reach their full potential on and off the tennis court.  The lessons learned from this program go far beyond tennis.  RSTTA combines academics, athletics, nutrition, and civic responsibility to encourage the development of a child from a […]

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PeacePlayers International

PeacePlayers International 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 875 Washington, D.C. 20036 Contact: Adam Hirsch ahirsch@peaceplayersintl.org 202-408-5111 PeacePlayers International uses the game of basketball to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities, based on the premise that children who play together can learn how to live together. (PPI’s affiliate in Israel and the West Bank, PeacePlayers International- Middle East, promotes peaceful coexistence among Arab and Jewish young people in the region and provides positive extracurricular outlets for those from disadvantaged communities.) Children who play together can learn to live together. That’s the idea behind PeacePlayers International, a nonprofit organization that uses basketball […]

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Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation

Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation 3601 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19148 Contact: Maria Leonetti, Finance & Development Manager mleonetti@esyhf.org 215 952-4196 The mission of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (ESYHF) is to use the sport of hockey to help educate young people to succeed in the game of life. Snider Hockey is a cutting edge program that uses the sport of hockey coupled with a rigorous off-ice life skills curriculum and supplemental educational services to build character and academic skills for high-risk inner-city boys and girls from Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. The foundation provides full equipment, ice time […]

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center 4842 Ridge Ave., Phila., PA 19129 Contact: Ben Hirsh, Coordinator of Youth Leadership and Volunteer engagement, 215 487-9555, bhirsh@ashetennis.org The mission of the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center, inspired by the life of Arthur Ashe, is to create meaningful opportunities for a diverse cross-section of young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, to achieve success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens. We attain this mission through innovative tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming in neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia area and at our state-of-the-art Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center. There is a wide […]

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Woods Services

Woods Services Rts. 413 & 213 Langhorne, PA 19047 Contact: Debra Marker, dmarker@woods.org 215 750-4214 Woods Services supports children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential and independence through innovative and individualized approaches that promote learning and personal fulfillment. The Volunteer Program at Woods Services for community service and mitzvah projects aims to provide a mutually beneficial experience for both the client and the volunteer. In other words, the purpose is to create an experience that is worthwhile and advantageous to all parties involved. Volunteers are essential to Woods Services. Those who spend time with our clients […]

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