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Our newest social enterprise venture, Project HOME Books, is up and running again after COVID-19. We have already sold thousands of books, providing work for some of our residents.

But we need more books! So we made this helpful web comic to show you how easy it is to collect books in your neighborhood, church, or office and donate them to support jobs for people who have experienced homelessness. And it’s also fun, so take a look and email Nic with any questions.

Book Donations

Project HOME is starting a new initiative—an online book store!

Before you get excited, we aren’t opening a creaking old bookstore selling used Proust and old Toni Morrison novels in stack, but what we are doing is creating good paying jobs for Project HOME’s residents.

[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.

Tara Levine is a Saint Joseph’s University Student and Social Media Intern in our Social Enterprise Program.

On June 12, thousands of individuals were brought together during the Philadelphia Pride Parade and Festival. The Project HOME Social Enterprise team was among these individuals, serving as a vendor during the festival celebration at the Great Plaza at Penn’s landing.

The Culinary Literacy Kitchen in action

Since its inception in June 2014 the Culinary Literacy Kitchen at the Free Library has been revolutionizing the way the city of Philadelphia thinks about food. Offering over 350 classes a year, the kitchen teaches and educates on all things food. From children learning how to use a chef’s knife to hosting cookbook authors and local chefs, to hosting and promoting our own Sister Mary’s Sinfully Delicious Cranberry Sauce the Culinary Kitchen is making an impact on local health. 

Valentine’s Day means something different to each of us. Here at Project HOME, we focus on the grateful love within our community shared within our organization. We celebrate Valentine’s Day by demonstrating appreciation for the people who have woven their way into our lives and taking moments to reflect with gratitude. In Social Enterprise, Valentine’s Day boils down to the friendships and care for others that has grown from relationships between residents, volunteers, and staff working together.

Meet the Maker – Julia Galetti

For Project HOME resident Julia Galetti, art is more than a hobby. The recipient of multiple Leeway Foundation Art and Change grants, Galetti works across multiple mediums. Her portrait subjects range from vintage Rockettes to First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House Rose Garden.  Twenty-three years clean, Galetti says that art helps her maintain her sobriety.

Meet the Maker | Inayah Clay

For 17-year-old Inayah Clay, Project HOME has become a second home of sorts. 


Hyacinth King’s journey from homelessness to hopefulness is truly remarkable. The only child of parents who owned a chain of grocery stores, Hyacinth says growing up she “lived really well.” Hyacinth attended Friends Select School and went on to graduate from Temple University with a business degree.

Meet the Maker – Maurice Grimes – Drexel University Co-Op Sales Coordinator

Seemingly no one walks away from Philadelphia’s Project HOME without being deeply moved in some way. Maurice Grimes, a current Drexel University student and Lower Merion native, is no exception.  Grimes says working alongside the Project HOME residents who have experienced homelessness has been nothing short of transformative.

“I hear their stories. They’ve lived a life that not many do, and it’s an unfortunate one. It makes you feel grateful for anything you have and you see their gratitude for what they’ve escaped. And it’s real. That’s what Project HOME does.”


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