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June 6, 1989 | By Kit Konolige, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 24, 2003 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
October 4, 2000 | By Monica Yant Kinney and Craig R. McCoy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
NEWS
September 16, 2000 | By Monica Yant Kinney and Craig R. McCoy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 6, 1994 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL S. WIRTZ
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.
NEWS
December 21, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Revered New Jersey rockers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi sang together for Sandy victims at Madison Square Garden. Neil Young played a potentially jarring ballad about a girl - "Like a Hurricane" - before 2,000 screaming fans at the Borgata. In recent weeks, high-profile fund-raising events have contributed to a charity drive that has raised an estimated $310 million since Sandy made landfall Oct. 29 near Atlantic City. The announcement Tuesday night that the televised 12-12-12 concert raised $50 million brought cheers from fund-raisers.
NEWS
May 24, 1987 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 25, 1995 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
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.
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August 31, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ONE MAN's trash is another man's treasure. And in the case of one Chestnut Hill church, it's also a way to help the less fortunate. Hard to beat that kind of deal, really. For the past few months, volunteers at St. Paul's Episcopal Church have been sorting through a veritable mountain of donated clothes, books and other items in preparation for the parish's annual rummage sale, a neighborhood mainstay that routinely draws shoppers from throughout the city and beyond. Last year, the one-day sale, held the Saturday after Labor Day, netted $54,000 to benefit local charities that feed the hungry and care for the homeless, said Cathy Davis, chairwoman of St. Paul's outreach board.
NEWS
December 21, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Revered New Jersey rockers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi sang together for Sandy victims at Madison Square Garden. Neil Young played a potentially jarring ballad about a girl - "Like a Hurricane" - before 2,000 screaming fans at the Borgata. In recent weeks, high-profile fund-raising events have contributed to a charity drive that has raised an estimated $310 million since Sandy made landfall Oct. 29 near Atlantic City. The announcement Tuesday night that the televised 12-12-12 concert raised $50 million brought cheers from fund-raisers.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
April 5, 2010 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There is nothing small about Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, particularly on Easter. Not the choir, not the congregation, and not the charity, either. "We don't apologize for being large, we don't apologize for packing out a place, but our largeness has got to turn into something for someone else," the Rev. Alyn E. Waller told thousands of congregants Sunday at a special service in the 10,200-seat Liacouras Center. Each Easter the Cedarbrook church picks three charities to receive donations from congregants.
NEWS
October 8, 2006 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With all the intensity of a Big East football coach, Pat Planinshek circled the team around her for the prerace pep talk. "Do not stop rowing," said Planinshek, 44, the drummer for Mary's Crew Local 542 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. "If someone is out of sync, I'll yell at them. " Yesterday was the fifth annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival, but it was the first time for Mary's Crew. With all of three practice runs under their oars, the members had some jitters to conquer.
NEWS
November 24, 2003 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
August 20, 2001 | By Monica Yant Kinney and Rasmi Simhan INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
After spending $2 million in public and private funds to renovate five buildings on North Broad Street, officials expected a cultural revival to take place. This is what they got: 2227, 2231 N. Broad St. This is the site of the Black United Fund of Pennsylvania Inc.'s headquarters and conference center, and the Marcus Garvey Bookstore. The appointment-only bookstore is run by BUF's president, who leases the space for $234 a month. BUF has seen its fund-raising drop drastically in the last two years after the group was kicked out of the city employees' charity drive.
SPORTS
December 15, 2000 | By Shannon Ryan, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Eric Gidney wanted to help other people, so the Shipley girls' basketball coach went to his computer in early autumn and typed "Toys for Tots, Pennsylvania" into a search engine. From there, the plan unfolded. Gidney contacted the Marine Corps reserve in Folsom, Delaware County, to organize a charity drive. He contacted athletic directors about driving to the hoop. When he combined the two ideas, he came up with a project he believed could score big results: the Gator Shoot-out.
NEWS
October 4, 2000 | By Monica Yant Kinney and Craig R. McCoy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
NEWS
September 16, 2000 | By Monica Yant Kinney and Craig R. McCoy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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