June 6, 1989 |
A record total of $30.8 million was raised during the 1989 Federation Allied Jewish Appeal campaign, it was announced last night. Campaign general chairmen Leonard Barrack and Herbert Kolsby made the announcement at the drive's dinner in the Adam's Mark Hotel. Nearly 500 people attended the event, which also honored long-time community leader Leon C. Sunstein Jr. Sunstein received the Federation of Jewish Agencies Community Award, the organized Jewish community's highest tribute.
November 24, 2003 |
It was supposed to be the perfect marriage of abundance and poverty. Of turkey and the need for turkey. But this year's Turkey Round-Up, a charity drive to collect Thanksgiving turkeys for low-income families, was only narrowly rescued from disaster yesterday. While last year's Round-Up collected 1,000 turkeys from the public, this year yielded only 170. Forty of those came from one kind woman in West Chester. Unless more turkeys are found, hundreds of families in the region may be giving thanks on Thursday over grilled-cheese sandwiches or other unseasonable fare.
November 21, 2012
This year's was scheduled for Tuesday morning. Listeners were invited to donate turkeys for needy citizens via City Team Ministries at seven Giant Food and three Panera Bread outlets in Pennsylvania and South Jersey. According to DeBella, his involvement with the charity drive was not premeditated, nor was it inspired by the infamous Thanksgiving episode of the TV comedy "WKRP in Cincinnati," in which live turkeys, which can't fly, were dropped from a helicopter. "In 1984, there was an ad in the Inquirer for City Team Ministries and how $25 could feed 10 people," he explained.
October 4, 2000 |
After learning that the Black United Fund of Pennsylvania faces a possible $150,000 state fine for alleged financial misrepresentations, the city has again barred the nonprofit group from participating in the city workers' charity drive. This is the second time in two years that the Black United Fund, based in North Philadelphia, has been ousted from the city workers' charitable appeal. Last year, former Mayor Edward G. Rendell kicked the group out because of its fiscal ties to a group working to free death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
September 16, 2000 |
Leaders of the Black United Fund of Pennsylvania said yesterday that the nonprofit had been reinstated in the city workers' annual charitable appeal, but the Street administration denied that a final decision had been made. Linda Berkowitz, the administration official who oversees the charity drive, had recommended that the fund again be included in the effort after a one-year removal. Earlier this week, however, she began a review of that recommendation. Berkowitz said she told the fund on Tuesday that its status was unresolved.
December 6, 1994 |
Ron Dangler of North Catholic High School stretches out on an old car seat in an Aramingo Avenue parking lot. Students spent Friday night in the parking lot as part of an effort to understand the homeless and to raise money for a charity drive.
May 24, 1987 |
Clearview Regional Junior High School is the little school that could. In fact, it has - again. For the second year in a row the school, which draws its students from Mantua and Harrison Townships, has knocked off its big school rivals and collected more money for charity than any other junior or senior high school in the New Jersey Association of Student Councils. "We only have 538 students, yet we raised more than anybody else in the state, even those seven times our size," said the student council's faculty adviser, Joe Sullivan.
January 25, 1995 |
Randy Logan, a former all-pro safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, will share his experiences during the halftime of the Super Bowl at a party at Paoli Presbyterian Church, beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at 225 South Valley Rd. Logan, who lives in Norristown, was with the Eagles from 1973 to 1984. In 1978, he said, he became a Christian. "I speak at various churches and community centers, talking about my life as a football player and now as a Christian," Logan said. The party is free.
February 20, 1987
The Feb. 4 front-page article "Aging vets face a crisis of care" shockingly jolts one to suddenly realize we are a nation of crisis. We face a crisis with our farmers, with our bankers, with our aged, with our poor, with our youth education, with our industries, with our unemployed and with the world's credibility. Yet, ours is a nation that can easily accept $1.8 million a year for a baseball player's salary. Ours is a nation that can promote a charity drive that can raise millions of dollars for starving African children and see it squandered in all kinds of red tape and administrative costs, along with outright thievery, and shrug it off. Ours is not a selfish nation, it is a gullible one. What we are lacking is good administration of our generosity.
August 1, 1992 |
A squabble involving the city, United Way and several other charities could cost agencies funded by the United Way more than $500,000 in city employees' contributions. The problem surfaced July 23 when United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania told the city it would not participate in the city's annual employee charity drive this year. At issue is United Way's decision to campaign as nine separate charities soliciting employee contributions, rather than as one United Way. The city would not permit the change.