November 21, 2023
Giving Tuesday 2023
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Today and every day, we are reminded of the incredible reasons we must be thankful. This season, C&A is especially grateful for all the incredible organizations that continue to better our community. Help us give thanks and learn more about how you can support some of our favorite local organizations this Giving Tuesday, November 28.
Attic Youth Center
The Attic Youth Center’s mission is to create opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community and to promote the acceptance of LGBTQ+ youth in society. Founded in 1993, The Attic grew from a weekly support group into a nationally recognized multi-service nonprofit which today serves about 500 youth annually. The Attic is Philadelphia’s only community center dedicated to exclusively serving LGBTQ+ youth. To learn more, click here.
Asian American Journalists Association
For over 40 years, The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has continued to advocate on behalf of AAPIs in the newsroom on the front lines for stronger representation and more inclusion. As a membership nonprofit with over 1,500 members across the United States, AAJA seeks to support one another and encourage more AAPIs to pursue journalism. To donate and learn more about the Asian American Journalists Association’s training, opportunities, and resources, click here.
B Inspired is a non-profit, committed to working with underserved Philadelphia school students by increasing access to and interest in existing enrichment experiences and opportunities, including wellness and athletics, academics, arts, community engagement, and overall well-being. In partnership with Heights Philadelphia, a non-profit that gives Black, Brown, and first-gen scholars educational programming that unlocks academic and professional results, as well as a network of people who believe in them, Philadelphia’s most under-resourced students and their families will receive a delivery of healthy food during the holidays. To learn more, or to donate, visit binspiredphiladelphia.org.
BlackStar creates the spaces and resources necessary to uplift the work of Black, Brown, and Indigenous artists operating beyond the confines of genre. The organization achieves this by producing year-round programs, including film screenings, exhibitions, an annual film festival, a filmmaker seminar, a film production lab, and a journal of visual culture. These initiatives offer artists opportunities to develop viable strategies for collaborations with other artists, audiences, funders, and distributors. BlackStar prioritizes visionary work that is experimental in its aesthetics, content, and form, building on the contributions of elders and ancestors to envision a new world. The organization aims to elevate artists who are often overlooked, invisibilized, or misunderstood, celebrating the diverse spectrum of aesthetics, storytelling, and experiences they bring. The curated programs not only introduce this work to new audiences but also place it in dialogue with both past and contemporary creations. To learn more, visit: https://www.blackstarfest.org/.
Change our future
Change our future is a youth development organization founded by Rodney and Erika McLeod that seeks to remove barriers and labels placed on underserved communities by empowering people through education, advocacy and awareness. Their programs are structured to engage and challenge their students to become agents of change and leaders of tomorrow through innovative experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. They bring cultural awareness and diverse experiences to ensure equitable representation is at the forefront for their students in the areas of leadership, mentorship, literacy, healthy lifestyles and community enrichment. To learn more and support, click here.
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Through passionately serving the emotional needs of children and families beginning in early childhood, the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) helps children meet their full potential, regardless of their challenges. CCTC is the region’s leader in providing quality children’s mental health services, training, education, and advocacy for best practices. Committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive mental and behavioral health services to all children and families in Philadelphia, click here to donate and learn more.
Chris Long Foundation
The Chris Long Foundation focuses on two fundamental needs that under-served and under-resourced neighbors in the United States and around the world are unable to access freely – clean water and a good education. Committed to using their platform to raise awareness on how access to clean water and educational equity has the ability to set people up for success, the Chris Long Foundation mobilizes funds to meet vital human needs for all. Click here to learn more about CLF and how you can help reach the overarching goal – access and opportunity everywhere.
Friends of Rittenhouse Square
The mission of Friends of Rittenhouse Square is to protect, preserve, and beautify the iconic, landmark park. Membership funds enable the Friends to continue to provide the park’s basic services such as landscaping, graffiti removal, a dedicated park ranger, bench repair, supplemental seasonal maintenance staff, sidewalk sweeping, and excess seasonal trash removal. For more information on becoming a member or donor, click here.
Founded in 2012, The Garces Foundation is a community-based, non-profit organization that is committed to providing healthcare, education, and support to Philadelphia’s immigrant population, in order to empower them to fulfill their potential as citizens and enjoy the highest quality of life. The Graces Foundation runs four key initiatives for immigrant populations, including English for Restaurant and Everyday Living, Community Health Days, Garces Foundation Food Pantry, and Sonrisa Dental Program. For more information on how to get involved and support Philadelphia’s Immigrant Community, click here.
The Global Philadelphia Association, founded in 2010, is one of the nine leading international organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Region. As a member-governed Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation enhancing the region’s global profile, Global Philadelphia works to assist and encourage greater interaction among the many organizations and people who are engaged in international activity within the Greater Philadelphia region. With over 200 organizations, businesses, and internationally-minded individuals of joint ventures in the Global Philadelphia initiative – click here to learn more and donate.
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is devoted to promoting the advancement and economic growth of Hispanic businesses and professionals. Through educational programs, services, and events they serve the government, entrepreneurs, corporations, Latino businesses, and professionals. For more information on how to support, click here.
Make the World Better Foundation
Make the World Better Foundation connects neighbors and inspires one another to have pride and ownership in their communities. Through community-based redevelopment projects, the organization designs with and for the community by cleaning up neglected space and making it home to many. To donate or learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.
The James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, support and elevate the people behind America’s food culture and champion a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability. Established over 30 years ago, the Foundation has continued to highlight the centrality of food culture in our daily lives and is committed to supporting a resilient and flourishing industry that elevates and supports diverse communities. Through amplifying new voices, celebrating leaders, and supporting those on the path to do so, The James Beard Foundation is consistently working to create a more equitable and sustainable future. Bring its mission to life with annual Awards, industry and community-focused initiatives and programs, advocacy, partnerships, and events across the country – click here to learn more and donate today.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is an educational and charitable association dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanic students, professionals, and educators in the field of journalism. As a national network dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry, the NAHJ works to provide a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic Journalists. To learn more and donate, click here.
As the city’s largest rescue, PAWS is dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk animals, providing low-cost, basic veterinary care for pet owners and rescue organizations that cannot access or afford proper care. With three no-kill shelters, a foster care network, and special events, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals annually. To get involved and make an impact on these furry friends, click here.
Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists
Founded in 1973, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) is the nation’s oldest professional association of Black Journalists. With over 200 members, PABJ is rich in history and size and focused on its commitment to advocating for newsroom diversity and fair coverage of communities of color. Beyond newsroom diversity, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists focuses on supporting Black content creators & media entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more and donate today.
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator’s mission is to nurture emerging fashion entrepreneurs from Philadelphia design schools and the local fashion community. By connecting them to the global fashion network and encouraging them to expand and retain their businesses in Philadelphia, the Incubator contributes to the region’s economic development. To learn more and donate, click here.
Philly Fights Cancer
Founded in 2015, Philly Fights Cancer has raised over $50 million for research and clinical trials at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Philly Fights Cancer acts as the Abramson Cancer Center’s main fundraising channel, bringing both awareness and funding to the center’s translational research and clinical trials. The Abramson family, consisting of the founding generation, their children, and grandchildren, have committed themselves to spreading awareness about the groundbreaking work coming from Penn Medicine, and to ensuring continued funding for the brilliant researchers and clinicians. Philly Fights Cancer has attracted support of major corporations and philanthropists who share the Abramson family’s passion and commitment. Philly Fights Cancer is helping to continue the compassionate treatment and the medical innovation that Abramson Cancer Center has become known and internationally recognized for. Learn more and contribute today here.
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, a global non-profit organization, has been committed to protecting and progressing Planetary health for present and future generations by co-creating initiatives and supporting hundreds of projects across the planet, since 2006. With a focus on climate change, biodiversity, and water resources as the principal domains, the Foundation works to build a more conscious future, encouraging a change in our relationship with Nature, allowing us to co-exist responsibly and prosperously. Learn more about the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation here.
The Enterprise Center
Supporting minority entrepreneurs and under-resourced communities, The Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia has been making an impact for more than three decades. By advising and delivering transformative economic development through wealth-building initiatives, minority business growth can prosper. Through investing in people and projects, The Enterprise Center believes that aligning capital with expertise and mentorship is the strongest route to economic wealth and success. To learn how you can assist in their mission visit here.
Veterans Multi-Service Center
The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization providing comprehensive services only to military Veterans since 1980. Existing solely to “serve those who served” this nation, VMC advocates on all levels by giving voice to their concerns, bringing equity and quality to their earned benefits and a just resolve to veterans’ needs. Founded by local Vietnam Veterans who built a memorial along the Philadelphia waterfront and discovered a sense of community unparalleled, the Veterans Multi-Service Center has grown to serve over 6,500 Veterans and families annually throughout the tri-state area. To make a donation, click here.
Welcome America is a non-profit organization in a public-private partnership with the City of Philadelphia which seeks to enhance the resident and visitor experience through citywide events that provide economic boost to the local economy. Welcome America also produces and assists in the growth of select city events year-round that help increase awareness of Philadelphia as an event destination including Wawa Welcome America and the Philly Holiday Experience. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.
Work to Ride
Work to Ride (WTR) provides activities that promote discipline, self-esteem, motivation, social development, life skills, academic achievement, and physical fitness through year-round equestrian programs that encourage long-term participation. Offering educational and cultural resources to participants and the community at large, WTR is a nonprofit community-based prevention program that aids under-resourced urban youth through constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports, and education. To learn more and to donate, click here.
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