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SOWN, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit agency, provides strong support networks and trusted services to older adults in need.

On Thursday mornings, one may see men and women walking along Judson St. to the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs (HLCCTL). They are of different ages, some alone, some with a friend, all walking purposefully into the building.

But where might they be headed?


This story originally appeared in our winter edition of News from HOME.

PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia region’s most active corporate citizens, providing more than $5 million in financial support to educational, arts and culture, diversity, environmental, economic development, and community programs and organizations in 2014. 


This story originally appeared in our winter edition of News from HOME.

The City of Philadelphia is abuzz with expectation for Pope Francis’s visit this September for the World Meeting of Families, a triennial international Catholic conference on the family.

Hundreds turn out as Bon Jovi receives Marian Anderson Award

Hundreds feted New Jersey-born rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi at a Kimmel Center gala Tuesday night, where he accepted the Marian Anderson Award for his music and charity work.

The award is given to entertainers who have "contributed to our society in a singular manner," event organizers said. They highlighted Bon Jovi's music and commitment to charity, including his work with programs in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Bon Jovi to receive humanitarian award

Jon Bon Jovi wrote "Runaway," the song that launched his rock-star career, in 1980 as he rode a bus in Manhattan past homeless young runaways near Covenant House, the national organization that aids unmoored youth.

"It could have been me," Bon Jovi told an audience at a fund-raiser for Covenant House Pennsylvania more than 30 years later. "But something else saved me. It was that song."

Sister Mary's Sinfully Delicious Cranberry Sauce

Fox 29 recently visited the Free Library of Philadelphia and their Culinary Literacy Center kitchen to see just how Sister Mary's Sinfully Delicious Cranberry Sauce is made! Click below to watch the video.

Jon Bon Jovi wins 2014 Marian Anderson award

Jon Bon Jovi, the rock-and-roller as well known for his public works as for his music, was announced Wednesday as the 2014 recipient of Philadelphia's Marian Anderson Award.

Bon Jovi, 52, of Middletown, N.J., joins such august company as Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Mia Farrow, James Earl Jones, and last year's winner, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr.


Jon Bon Jovi sits on a wooden bench in Red Bank, N.J., rubbing the throbbing right foot that three weeks earlier had undergone surgery for plantar fasciitis. Behind him is JBJ Soul Kitchen, the restaurant run by his charitable foundation, and in front of him are volunteer groundskeepers tending to the vegetable garden. He waves off suggestions that he should join them for a photo, but not because of his physical condition.


Book coverDaniel Hunter is a long-time activist in Philadelphia who has lent his expertise in trainings and support for Project HOME’s advocacy efforts.


Last week, on Thanksgiving, our trustee and close friend Lynne Honickman, who is also a trustee of CeasefirePA, posted the following letter about sensible legislation to help curb gun violence. While Thanksgiving is passed, the message of this letter is still of vital importance, and we thank her for her leadership on this issue. Please take action! 


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