December at Cityteam: 6 Easy Ways to Help

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Christmas is just around the corner!  If you have been wanting to celebrate by doing something special for someone in need, we have a few great ways you can do so at Cityteam. We have a list of over 1,000 families and over 2,500 children who can use your help.

1. “Adopt” a Child or multiple children who need toys for Christmas. You will be provided a child’s first name, “wish list” of favorite toys, and clothing sizes to give you a personal connection with the child you are helping. Click here for more details or contact adonahoe@cityteam.org.

2. Collect and Donate Toys and Food. Print out these lists of most requested toys and our most needed food items.Please note the requested deadlines so that your donations do the most good this year.

3. Drop In to one of these great events all over the Delaware Valley.

  • Wednesday, December 2, Dine Out at  Springmill Café in Conshohocken. They are donating a portion of all checks for the evening to Cityteam and we will also be collecting toys. 
  • Friday, December 4, meet up with K-LOVE at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and drop off toys.
  • Sunday, December 6Philadelphia Union Fans 5k & Holiday Family Party toy drop off 8am -12pm. You can still register for the 5k.
  • Thursday, December 10, members of Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Holiday Business After Hours Event at Republic Bank, Media –– with a Cityteam toy collection.
  • Sunday, December 21, Cardinal O’Hara’s annual Family Christmas Mass & Tree Lighting includes a “Shower for Baby Jesus” collection of diapers, wipes and formula for Cityteam’s Mother Baby Program.
  • Wednesday, December 30th Iron Hill Restaurant in Media will donate 20% of Dinner Check to Cityteam w/coupon. 

4. Volunteer at one of our Christmas events. We have something for all ages, so check out the options by clicking here.

5. Donate  financially. Just click here and remember to select “Philadelphia” to keep your gifts local

6. Share this post with your friends and family to help spread the word of all the good you can do to share help and hope with families in need throughout the holidays!

Spring is Here! Six Ways to Help at Cityteam This Season

Warmer weather is headed our way, at last! If you are looking for ways to get out and make a difference in the lives of people in need, check out our list:

1. Drive. We have an URGENT need for volunteer drivers to help with our daily food pickups. These pickups are the primary resource for our daily food outreach programs. Volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday 7:30-11:30am or 12:30-3:30pm. Email us at philadelphia@cityteam.org for more details.

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Randy Conroy, of our Advisory Board serves at Hope Cafe

2. Serve. Gather a group and join us for our newest initiative, Hope Cafe, where our cafeteria becomes a restaurant style dining experience for our guests from the streets. Your team will be our waiters/waitresses, kitchen helpers, bus people and more while serving a delicious served to order meal to our community. Email eyespelkis@cityteam.org to get more information!

3. Pack and Deliver. Easter is one of our favorite holidays at Cityteam, celebrating the hope Jesus has shared with us all. One way we connect with our community during this time is through packing and delivering special holiday food boxes and kids’ Easter baskets. You and your family can get in on the fun by signing up online! (click here)

4. Support. Our seventh annual Angel Event fundraiser for our Mother and Baby program is coming soon on April 18th. This year’s luncheon and silent auction will feature live music and exciting auction items. All proceeds from this fundraiser support the young moms and babies we serve in our community. You can help by buying a ticket, hosting a table or contributing to our auction. Click here for more details, and see one of our favorite testimonials below.

5. Collect. As the weather is changing,  we are in need of outgrown children’s clothing for spring and summer. If you are cleaning out your kids’ closets and have clothing that you would re-use yourself, please consider donating to Cityteam.

6. Share. Help us spread the word to your friends by sharing this blog post.

As always, thanks for reading, praying and making our ministry great by staying involved.

–Kwinn

Kwinn Tucker, City Director

Kwinn Tucker, City Director