Upcoming PCA Events
Below is a list of upcoming events either hosted by or sponsored by the Philadelphia Children's Alliance.
Dunkin' Donuts is throwing a Summer Slam and they want you to come!
Free Food --- Live Music --- Entertainment Galore!
Vendors --- Raffles --- Games --- Surprises!
Free Medical Screenings and Community Service Information!
It's Dunkin's way of Giving Back to the Community.
2011 Annual Community Back to School Fair
In this American Idol-like event, bands will compete for the chance to win professional studio recording time, free mastering, and will have the finished CD submitted to major Christian music publishers. Proceeds will benefit the Philadelphia Children's Alliance.
JR Rickert, sports agent
Doreen Taylor, award-winning singer-songwriter
Diane Zaiko - Junction Music CEO
Presented by Art Salvagno and FH Ministries
Purchase Advance Tickets at bocb.org
Getting Out the Give! Save the Date!
Have you heard of #GivingTuesday? (Yes, this is really how it is spelled!) If not, you are not alone. #GivingTuesday is still a fairly recent social phenomenon. For the 2014 Holiday Season, it will be in just its third year globally and second year locally here in Philadelphia. To put it simply:
We have a day for giving thanks --- Thanksgiving
We have two days for getting deals --- Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Now, there’s a day for giving back --- Giving Tuesday!
The idea started when a couple of foundations and other nonprofits got together and decided that the commercialism of the holiday season had begun to outweigh the charitable and giving nature of the holiday season. In an effort to help people change the way they think about, talk about, and participate in the holidays, they decided to create a day for people to give back. So, in a nutshell, #GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate giving! It is also a call to action to give more, give smarter and put personal philanthropy back into the giving season. It is celebrated on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, Giving Tuesday will be “getting out the give” on December 2, 2014.
What does that mean for you? The whole point is to do something that reminds you of the giving nature of the holidays. Even though the giving season is still months away, it will be here before we know it and PCA is actively planning for it in advance. How? We’re thinking of all the ways that you can connect with our work:
- Donating Grocery Cards to help us purchase juice and snacks for our children and their families while they are here at PCA
- Setting Up a Donor Page on our personal fundraising platform and personally fundraising for us
- Attending a GiveBack event as advertised on our website
- Registering us as your nonprofit on “Smile at Amazon” so that a portion of your Amazon Smile purchases come directly to us
- Making a gift and having your company match it
- Giving a gift that will give all year and becoming a monthly donor for #GivingTuesday
We would love to know how you will support us during the giving season. Contact us at 267-546-3811 or Katherine@philachildrensalliance.org to talk about your ideas for supporting the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance through #GivingTuesday and Holiday events and activities.
Save the Date! Giving Tuesday