Meredith HSA Shoe Collection Drive

William M. Meredith Home and School Association Launches Shoe Collection Drive to Raise Money for STEM Programming . The shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce pollution in landfills.

William M. Meredith Home and School Association is conducting a shoe drive from November 4, 2016 – January 16, 2017 (MLK Day) to raise funds for school-wide STEM programming and equipment. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied learning approach, focused on educating students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. William M. Meredith Home & School Association will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected, which will be purchased by the non-profit organization Funds2Orgs. The money earned for the school will be put towards programming and equipment, such as smart boards for all classroom learning as well as 3D printers for student use. The entire community is asked to help by donating gently worn, used, or new shoes to William M. Meredith School, 725 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school!

By donating *gently worn, used and new shoes to the William M. Meredith Home & School Association, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives.

*All types/styles of shoes will be accepted.

Weccacoe is Out of Bins

Please note that Weccacoe is currently out of blue recycling bins and is waiting for the city do deliver more. We will post an update when we receive a delivery. Blue bins can be purchased at Cohen’s Hardware, Lowes and Home Depot.

You can use any sturdy plastic or metal container that holds 32 gallons or less and just mark it with the word “RECYCLING” on its side. Don’t use cardboard boxes as containers; they’ll end up wet, split open and make a mess on your sidewalk. Instead, flatten them and place them in your bin to be recycled with your bottles, cans and paper. If one bin is not enough to hold all recyclables, simply add another one.

Painting with a Purpose

Painting with a Twist and Friends of Front Street Green invite you to join your friends & neighbors for an evening of painting and wine to support a great cause on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 7-9 PM.
50% of proceeds from the event will go towards building the Front Street Green, a volunteer-led, community beautification initiative in Queen Village!
Wine will be provided by the Friends of Front Street Green host! Please register for the event here.