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From 6ABC

Some of Santa's elves stopped by SEPTA headquarters in Center City this morning to help with bags and bags of toys.

All of this is the result of the agency's 37th Yuletoy drive.

From games to bikes and dolls, the donations were put into big plastic bags and packed onto a bus.

SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel says the turnout this year has been extraordinary.

 

From WHYY

Hundreds gathered at a candlelight vigil Thursday night to remember more than 250 homeless people who died this year.

Though she’s off the streets now, 20-year-old Tori Stoddart says she inherited homelessness- and then passed it on to her daughter as an infant.

 

From Temple Now:

A new partnership between Temple and Project HOME provides community members with the skills they need to fill jobs in the technology industry.

Homeless Memorial Day in Philadelphia- December 21, 2017

Philadelphia, PA—On Thursday, December 21 at 5:00 pm, hundreds will gather at Thomas Paine Plaza (1401 JFK Boulevard) to remember those homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians who died in 2017. Homeless Memorial Day, an annual event commemorated in over 150 localities across the United States on or near the first day of winter, will also be a call to action to end homelessness in our city and our nation.

 

From Philadelphia Magazine:

On Wednesday, several local lawmakers and community advocates attended the groundbreaking of a new LGBTQ-friendly housing project honoring one of their own. Project HOME formally announced that its new property will be named the Gloria Casarez Residence after the late civil rights leader who became the city’s first Office of LGBT Affairs director before her untimely passing in 2014.

 

From Curbed Philadelphia:

Construction has officially begun on the first LGBTQ housing project of its kind in Pennsylvania, the Gloria Casarez Residence in North Philly.

 

From WHYY

Jessica Keel has experienced almost every kind of homelessness.

She’s couch-surfed at relatives’ homes, she’s drifted in and out of group homes, and then there were times when things got really bad.

[NEWS] Philly Bagel Shop Teams Up With Project Home To 'Spread Holiday Cheer'

CBS 3 reports from The Porch at 30th Street Station where Project HOME Social Enterprises and Schmear It are spreading some holiday cheer.

[RELEASE] Project HOME Honors Legacy of Gloria Casarez, American Civil Rights Leader and LGBTQ Activist,  Naming Newest Property in her Honor

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 6, 2017) – Project HOME announced today its newest property will be named in honor of Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s first director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs and a passionate and committed advocate for justice and equality in our city. Casarez passed away in 2014. The property will be the first LGBTQ-friendly, young-adult-only permanent supportive housing in Pennsylvania.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News:

Ground will be broken next month on a pioneering youth residence, which will be named for one of the community’s own pioneers.

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