People’s Emergency Center Marks 45th Year
Where: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Suzanne Roberts Theatre 480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
WHAT: Fundraising celebration in support of People’s Emergency Center’s (PEC)’s mission to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change in West Philadelphia. PEC was founded in 1972 by the late US Representative Robert Edgar and Dr. Jim R. Hallam to inspire students of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania to serve people experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. Today, PEC offers people experiencing homelessness and poverty affordable housing, job training, parenting and early childhood education, financial education and planning, life skills and technology coursework. PEC collaborations include the Family Service Provider Network, Building Early Links for Learning, Second Fridays on Lancaster Avenue, the Neighborhood Time Exchange, and Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival. PEC is part of: KEYSPOTS, West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning, LoLa38, the Philadelphia Promise Zone, Children’s Work Group, and Housing Alliance PA Provider Network.
VISUALS: Diverse group of supporters sampling desserts from local bakers and restaurants, mingling, cutting a large anniversary cake, taking keepsake photos with sweet props, participating in raffles and a drawing for an Apple TV, and playing wine bottle ring toss.
WHO: Sponsors: Comcast, Eisner Amper, Trizen, Wells Fargo, LISC, PFM Group Brinker Capital, and more.
Bakers: Demestria Baking Company, Sweets An Treats 4 U, Sweet Cravings by Diana, Quotable Kitchen, Oteri’s Italian Bakery, Varallo Brothers Bakery, Chef Mama Joy and more!
ABOUT: People’s Emergency Center’s (PEC) mission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change in West Philadelphia. PEC offers affordable housing, job training, parenting and early childhood education, financial education and planning, life skills and technology coursework. PEC’s community development programs respond to community needs and build on neighborhood assets to help bridge the digital divide, expand mixed-income housing opportunities, stimulate economic growth, create wealth, and improve the quality of life for all West Philadelphia residents. More information at pec-cares.org and lancasteravephilly.com.