Summer Volunteer Project

MAKE AN IMPACT AS A VOLUNTEER – We can make a difference in the community in lots of ways.

It can be harder for nonprofits to find volunteers in the summer when many people are on vacation. The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association has partnered with the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS) on two volunteer projects this summer. One project is to sort clothes for the JFCS Our Closet program and the other is to pack groceries for the JFCS Food Package Delivery program.

JFCS is one of the city’s largest human service agencies, which serves over 30,000 Philadelphians of all ages and backgrounds annually. JFCS provides services to a diverse range of clients, serving everyone from teen parents to adults with disabilities to Holocaust survivors.

GPHA members are invited to volunteer for either project by clicking on the link below.

Our Closet – Tuesday, August 9th from 10AM – 12PM

Warehouse Location: 400 S State Road, Springfield PA 19064 (shares an entrance with Planet Fitness & located on the second floor)

Our Closet provides access to the basic need of clothing to vulnerable families and individuals across Philadelphia. The goal is to meet a basic need for community members so that they can better focus on handling other stressors in their lives, such as securing a steady source of income or finding permanent housing solutions, with confidence. Volunteering to assist at the Warehouse helps to expedite the process of getting high quality clothing items into the hands of individuals in need. Each item sorted adds onto the selection the program can offer to the clients. We can accommodate up to 20 volunteers to help sort clothes.

Food Package Delivery Program – Wednesday, August 17th from 11:30AM – 1:30PM

Bala Cynwyd Location: Brodsky Enrichment Center – 345 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004 (enter through Parson’s Avenue and the parking lot will be on your left)

The Food Package Delivery program provides fresh produce and pantry items to vulnerable clients throughout Philadelphia. Groceries are packed on-site and hand delivered with care by JFCS volunteers to client’s doorsteps, tackling food insecurity one bag at a time. Volunteering to pack groceries is a crucial part in the operation of the program as having more hands gives staff the opportunity to diversify the produce that can be delivered. More caring hands means more fresh produce going into the homes of our most vulnerable and often isolated clients. We can accommodate up to 10 volunteers to help pack groceries.

GPHA believes strongly in giving back and being good community citizens. Social responsibility is how we do business. We strive to be a model business and contribute positively toward improving the communities we inhabit—the association and nonprofit community as well as the greater Philadelphia, community.

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