4 Ways You Can Give to Project HOME this Holiday Season

Kara Lester, Rising Leaders Committee
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The holidays are often coined “the season of giving” and for many that means gifts for loved ones and friends. For some, it can also include giving to others either in service, monetary or gifts. This year, giving and inspiring those around you can be easy with many ways to engage and help Project HOME’s residents and clients have a warm holiday celebration.

Organize a Coat and Warm Clothing Drive

Most often, friends, family and colleagues are interested in participating and even excited to offload that bag of thrift store donations to a good cause. This type of giving back is a low-impact and high value way to make a difference during the colder months. Whether you are hosting a Friendsgiving and asking all your guests to bring socks and a casserole, having your family bring gently used coats to Thanksgiving or organizing a collection in your office, you can make a big impact in the time it takes to deliver or coordinate for a donation pick-up!

Fulfill a Project HOME Family’s Wish List

This year residents of Project HOME will once again be sharing their holiday wish lists on Amazon for you to shop! This is an easy way to bring holiday cheer remotely and if you are interested in gifting in person, you can join the Rising Leaders Committee on multiple gift wrapping days leading up to Christmas. 

Shop HOMEmade's Online Store for Holiday Gifts

Have someone who is hard to shop for? The HOMEmade online store has candles (that smell amazing!), mugs, sauces, and more locally made gifts. There are also beautifully curated gift boxes which are ideal for anyone mailing gifts this holiday season or sending holiday tidings to clients or customers. Instead of sending those dry crackers and chocolates around this holiday, encourage your employer to opt for a local gift box instead.

Volunteer at the Hub of Hope

If you are the kind of person that prefers to roll up their sleeves, the Hub of Hope has individual and group volunteer opportunities. Located under City Hall, the Hub is a resource for many particularly during the cold months. Volunteers are tasked with serving coffee, helping with laundry, organizing inventory, and more. Visit our volunteer listings for more.

About the Rising Leaders Committee

The mission of the Rising Leaders Committee is to raise resources to further Project HOME's goal to end and prevent chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia; increase awareness around the issues of homelessness; and, to mobilize and educate the broader community on how they can get involved to support Project HOME's mission, vision, and programs.

Interested to learn more? Please contact Samantha Blatt, Manager of Annual Giving, at [email protected].

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