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Grant Thornton Volunteering and Making a Difference

For the fourth consecutive year, employees from Grant Thornton volunteered their time and energy to help ACHIEVEability prepare a home for a new family.

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EY Connect Day

For the fourth consecutive year, employees from Ernst & Young supported ACHIEVEability by volunteering their time and energy on EY Connect Day. 

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On Friday, October 2nd, a group of 14 volunteers helped our organization to prepare a home for a new family by painting and cleaning, and canvassed the local West Philadelphia neighborhood picking up liter and debris. Though it was rainy and dreary, this lively group of eager volunteers helped to brighten the day for ACHIEVEability and the families and communities we serve. 

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Ernst & Young has been a great supported of our agency over the past few years by sponsoring Food for Thought, contributing to our donation drives and providing volunteer services. Thank you EY for all that you do! 

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Backpack Donation Drive

Thanks to the generous support of Cradles to Crayons and organizations such as Urban Outfitters, PECO, Bank of America, Morgan Leiws and Greenphire, this year’s Backpack Donation Drive was a huge success.

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Marking our best year yet, more than 1,100 backpacks and school supplies were donated to ACHIEVEability in support of this drive. These donations support the school age children in our Family Self-Sufficiency Program and residents in our local West Philadelphia community. The value of these items total more than $25,000.

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Other donors include DeVry University, Grant Thornton, Hamilton Lane, Intact Vascular, Neuronetics, Tau Gamma Delta Sorority, Towers Watson and many other individual donors. Because of our donors, we are able to make a positive impact on the families we serve.

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At ACHIEVEability, we work hard every day to serve the Haddington and Cobbs Creek communities and to support the single parent families on their journey to self-sufficiency. We understand that education is the key to success. The 19 parents in our program who earned degrees last year and their children who stayed in school are proof that hard work can make a difference!

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Other ACHIEVEability donation drives include the Thanksgiving Dinner Drive and Holiday Gift Drive. For more information about these drives, please visit our volunteer page or contact Events Manager Brian Hoskins at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 215-748-8814. To make a contribution, please visit our donation page.

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West Philly Community Summer Jam

The first annual West Philly Community Summer Jam was a huge success! Nearly 500 local West Philadelphia residents attended the event on Saturday, August 8th, enjoying the opportunity to engage with local organizations and resources that promote healthy and safe communities. 

 

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Family Fun Night

On Friday, July 24th, ACHIEVEability hosted its annual Family Fun Night for families in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Nearly 60 parents and children participated in fun and challenging activities, competing for prizes and the ultimate bragging rights for the winning families.

 

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