Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Charitable Donations from the Peirce Community will Benefit Over 250 Philadelphians this Holiday Season

We hope you're enjoying this festive time of year. We want to thank our Peirce family for all you've done to help those in need over the past few weeks. Here's a look at all the ways we've been giving back during our Season of Giving.

Thank you to our Peirce community members who participated in our annual American Red Cross blood drive. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people, according to the American Red Cross, so every donation truly counts!

Peirce College also participated in Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger canned and dry goods donation drive to support Philabundance. We collected 195.5 pounds of nonperishable food items, which will help many Philadelphians and their families enjoy a hot meal this holiday season.

Preston and Steve Camp Out for Hunger
We also collected toys and books for at-risk children and teens through the Youth Action Toy Drive. These gifts will go primarily to children and teens living in area shelters or transitional and crisis housing in Philadelphia, and hopefully brighten up their holiday seasons.  Additionally, a group of Peirce College faculty, staff, and students also collaborated to make a donation to Angel Tree- Prison Fellowship.
Youth Action Toy Drive

Angel Tree
The Peirce College faculty and staff have collected money the past five holiday seasons to purchase uniforms for elementary students in need at Thomas May Peirce Elementary School. This year we were able to raise money to purchase 187 uniform pieces, including cardigans, shirts, pants, jumpers, socks, and tights. Students who have been identified by the school’s staff will receive some of the pieces, and the rest will be kept in the nurse’s office and issued to students as needed.

Thomas May Peirce Elementary

Thomas May Peirce Elementary
Thank you to everyone who helped make these donations possible! We’re proud that we were able to brighten the holidays for those in our community this season.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!