Click for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Forecast



What Penn's Way Gifts Can Provide

  • $4 buys a one-day canoe field trip for a school child.
  • $10 would retrieve 20 tires from a roadside dump.
  • $15 buys a compact fluorescent light bulb for a low-income family.
  • $50 buys a programmable thermostat for a low-income family.
  • $50 would plant 50 4' seedlings on public land.
  • $50 provides set of literacy brochures to help 50 people learn to read.
  • $100 provides six hours of home health aide services.
  • $100 provides a week's supply of lifesaving medication.
  • $100 provides art supplies for two seniors for one year.
  • $150 provides a day of activities for 15 seniors.
  • $200 would give an inner city youth or an individual with a physical disability a week-long wilderness experience.
  • $500 would organize a volunteer cleanup that removes 10 tons of trash.
  • $500 provides 35 hours of individual prevention case management for high-risk youth.
  • $500 provides a six-week bereavement support group for 6-8 partners, parents, or friends surviving the loss of a loved one from AIDS.

Penn's Way 2003 Frequently Asked Questions

Below are two of the questions and answers listed on the Penn's Way web site. For more questions and answers see

Q: I don't see my favorite charity listed in the booklet. How can I donate to them through Penn's Way?

A: Under each of the umbrella partners, there are many individual organizations to which you can give. Please review the materials closely. If you do not see a charity of your choice listed, first contact the Donor Choice Hotline at (215) 665-2598. If they are not able to help you, contact either UWSEPA (Ray Smith at 215-665-2965) or CRF (Carol Boughter at 215-925-6140) to determine if your favorite charity is an eligible organization.

Q: What payment options are available?

A: There are five payment methods available to those participating in Penn's Way:

* Payroll Deduction: Only employees who are part of the University's payroll system can choose this method. You must select whether you would like an equal deduction from each pay, or one deduction from a single pay. If you choose this payment method we ask that you fill in the last four digits of your Social Security number in the space provided on the Pledge Card to ensure the proper processing of your donation by the Payroll department. Our privacy officers have assured us that this does not compromise your personal security. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

* Check: Make your check payable to Penn's Way Campaign.

* Cash: We encourage you to utilize other forms of payment, but if you must use cash, please hand deliver to the Payroll Department, 310 Franklin Building.

* Credit Card: This is a one-time lump sum charge to your credit card. Due to administrative costs, we suggest a minimum credit card donation of $25. You may use either your Visa or MasterCard. If you choose to pay by Credit Card, you must fill out your address.

* Stock: You may designate stock to the charitable organization of your choice. This will require some follow up by one of the managing organizations (UWSEPA or CRF) depending on your selected charity(ies).

(Click here for list of next week's Penn's Way raffle prizes)


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 13, November 19, 2002