November 29, 2022
Giving Tuesday 2022
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Today and every day, we are reminded of the incredible reasons we have to 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 29.
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.
Asian Arts Initiative
Through the power of art, the Asian Arts Initiative brings communities together through cultural expression and social change. Located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North, Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center offering exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, youth workshops, and a community gathering space. To learn more and donate to the Asian Arts Initiative click here.
Avenue of the Arts
For more than a century, Broad Street has been the central artery of Philadelphia. A hub of commerce, a source of pride, a destination for millions Broad Street’s transformation into the Avenue of the Arts has reinforced it as a hub of commerce – but it’s become so much more. The Avenue has attracted 2 million patrons and generates approximately $500 million annually from taxes and direct spending by organizations and individuals. In 2008, it was named one of America’s “Great Streets,” by the American Planning Association. Friends of the Avenue of the Arts’ goal is to encourage economic development and enhance the beautification of both North and South Broad Streets through social and networking events that engage our Residents who live and work on the Avenue. To donate or become a member, 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.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
From groundbreaking cures for chronic diseases to community services for the most vulnerable populations, philanthropy fuels discovery and transforms the lives of their patients, today and for generations to come. CHOP is a charitable, nonprofit hospital, and philanthropic gifts are vital to making the breakthroughs needed by children worldwide. With your help we can transform the patient-family experience, forge new discoveries, bolster training and education programs, advocate for children in underserved communities, and quickly respond to new opportunities. For more information, click here.
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.
Giveadelphia is a community organization whose mission encourages young professionals to help support local non-profits through unique gathering and charity work held throughout the city of Philadelphia. As a platform for those who are looking to give back while connecting with others, Giveadelphia’s goal is to make the world better one event at a time – right here in the city of Brotherly Love. Click here to donate.
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, business 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 make a donation 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 an 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, 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, they are also the largest & founding chapter of the PABJ. Rich in history and size, the PABJ serves to advocate 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.
Philly Fights Cancer
Founded in 2015, Philly Fights Cancer has raised over $43 million for research and clinical trials at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Philly Fights Cancer’s largest fundraising event takes place annually, attracts over 2,000 guests, and has featured incredible talent including John Legend, Jerry Seinfeld, Maroon 5, Earth Wind & Fire, Carole King, Lionel Richie, and many more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Philly Fights Cancer: Round 6 has been postponed until 2023. Learn more and contribute today here.
Police Athletic League of Philadelphia
The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL) is “Cops Helping Kids.” They aspire to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes. They do this through collaborative work of Philadelphia Police Officers, supported by civilians, who offer sports and other programs to youth in PAL centers in some of the city’s highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods. PAL Centers are safe havens, offering a variety of programs and other events to attract, engage, and develop an active membership base of more than 10,000 Philadelphia youth. To learn more and donate, click 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.
The William Way LGBTQ Community Center provides support, advice, and a safe place for the LGBTQIA+ community of Philadelphia. With programs such as social groups, networking events, and counseling, to art exhibitions and cultural experiences, the center constantly strives to provide new and innovative experiences for the LGBTQIA+ communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. To donate and learn more click here.
Women’s Way is a nonprofit organization empowering groups and individuals to act by supporting equal opportunities for women, girls, and gender equality for all. Through connecting, empowering, and investing in issues such as economic security, leadership, reproductive rights, and safety, Women’s Way is ensuring that all voices are heard and have the opportunity to make a difference. Donate 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 make a donation, click here.