In times of trepidation, we need to act boldly and often. Here are some community resoures - places to give or to get - time, talent and treasure - Hunger
Donate food to a food pantry. Go to a pantry and ask what they really need and go out and get it if you can afford to do so. Find a Food Pantry
Get involved with at Manna
. They have events and accept a variety of donations.
Volunteer at Philabundance
. They also have a family volunteering night—kids 8+ can volunteer, younger kids do a craft project.
Write letters to your elected officials about food policy and how to change it. Find Your Elected Officials
Donate money to groups that work on food justice, such as Bartram’s Community Farm
in West Philly.
Have dinner at EAT Café
in West Philly (a pay-what-you-can non-profit café) and pay more than the suggested amount of $15/person.Climate Change
Try to spend two full days every week without getting in a car.
Choose two days a week to commit to eating no meat; if you already do this some days, make it two days more than you currently do.
Challenge yourself to recycle more and toss less; see how many uses you can think of for an old t-shirt or a toy before you throw it away.
Buy used, and give away things you don't want to people who can still use them.
Join the Philadelphia Earth Quaker Action Team
and consider volunteering
Volunteer with or donate to Climate Parents
or Moms Clean Air Force
Donate medical supplies to Project Sloopy
Sign up to host guests through Hosts for Hospitals
Donate to or volunteer with places that give free healthcare like Mazzoni Center
and Greater Philadelphia Health Action
Become more informed by getting involved with PHAN: Pennsylvania Health Access Network
Volunteer to accompany refugees to appointments with HIAS
or to accompany families facing deportation with New Sanctuary Movement
Sign up to be part of the deportation defense led by undocumented leaders at New Sanctuary Movement
by signing up here
Distribute "know your rights" cards; you can print them from Vamos Juntos
Get organizations you work for or are a part of to sign on to the Campaign
to shut down the Berks County Detention Center.
Volunteer as an ESL teacher or tutor through Nationalities Service Center
or Oxford Circle CCDA
Donate to, or contact about volunteering with, BPSOS Delaware Valley
. LGBT Rights
Donate to the Mazzoni Center
Get involved with the ACLU. Donate
Check out these resources for gender non-comforming youth and adults:
Transgender Law Center
National Center for Transgender Equality
Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
TransHealth Information Project (TIP) at GALAEI
(Queer Latin@ resource)
Trans People of Color Coalition
: a Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Audre Lorde Project
Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Resource for Jewish GLBTQ communities: Keshet
Queer Christian resource: Metropolitan Community Churches
Mazzoni Center Trans Care
Trans Relief Project
Online database for Trans Legal Support
William Way Community Center
Walnut Psychotherapy Center
CHOP’s Gender Clinic
for trans kids and their familiesWomen’s Rights/Reproductive Justice
Donate to Women’s Medical Fund
Contact your legislators to make sure all women have access to abortion, regardless of income. Check our All Above All
Donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds
Like on Facebook and sign up for the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health
, and commit to contacting state legislators about the legislation they are working to pass.
Sign up for Women’s Law Project
’s Action Alerts or Donate.
Volunteer with Women Organized Against Rape WOAR
, Philadelphia’s Rape Crisis Center, as a Sexual Assault Volunteer Counselor.
Volunteer with the Maternity Care Coalition Voting Rights
Donate to the Brennan Center for Justice
Join the League of Women Voters and commit to taking action regularly on their Action Alerts Racial Justice
Get involved with the Philadelphia Children’s March
Donate to Equal Justice Initiative
If you’re white, start or join a white anti-racist parenting group.
Volunteer with the Philadelphia Council on American-Islamic Relations
Attend an event put on by the Philly chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice
or host a house party
to start making a difference yourself. Mass Incarceration
Donate to Juvenile Law Center
Become a Young Friend of the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project
Donate books you don’t need anymore to Books Through Bars
to be sent to incarcerated individuals or volunteer to pack up books
to be mailed.