Philadelphia Charities to Benefit from PennMOVES Collections; Pick Ups Scheduled June 5-6

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 4, 2008

WHAT: PennMOVES, a coordinated collection of items recycled during move out by University of Pennsylvania students that will go to several city charities.

WHERE: 1923 Ice Rink, 31st and Walnut streets, Philadelphia.

WHEN: Representatives of these organizations plan to pick up items

Thursday, June 5:

9-11 a.m. – AchieveAbility, providing education, support services, community and economic development, and housing and accountability to single-parent, low-income formerly homeless families.

Noon – 1 p.m. -- Bebashi, the first minority HIV/AIDS organization in the nation and the largest in Pennsylvania providing HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services to the urban community.

1–2 p.m. -- Immaculate Heart of Mary Literacy Center, providing general education, computer literacy and language skills courses to adult immigrants

2-3 p.m. -- Funeral Consumer’s Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

3-4 p.m. -- Philly Food Not Bombs

4-5 p.m. -- University City Hospitality Coalition, providing direct support services to low-income and homeless individuals, including hot meals, medical, dental, and legal clinics staffed by Penn students and referral services for shelter, housing, food, and clothing.

Friday, June 6:

9-10 a.m. -- The Lighthouse, providing educational, recreational and economic improvement programs to families and individuals and Friends of Walnut Street Library

10-11 a.m. -- Books Through Bars, providing good quality reading material to prisoners.

11 a.m. – noon -- Carroll Park Community Council, an emergency food cupboard, housing counseling and neighborhood energy center.

Noon – 1 p.m. -- People’s Emergency Center, helping homeless families achieve stability and independence by providing shelter, case management, education, counseling and career services.



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