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Brotherly Love, Sisterly Affection Award

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) and ACHIEVEability (ACHa) are proud recipients of Philadelphia Business Journal’s first ever Brotherly Love, Sisterly Affection Award. This award honors the partnerships among for-profit and nonprofit organizations that help the city of Philadelphia. The 25 winners were chosen based on monetary donations, social impact and community involvement that has taken place in the last 18 months.

For many years, URBN has served as a strategic partner for ACHa by enabling positive organizational outcomes through the provision of in-kind donations, capital contributions, and many volunteer hours.

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Within the last 18 months, URBN has hosted the 2015 ACHa annual fundraising gala, Food for Thought. In addition to hosting the event, URBN provides in-kind contributions and numerous staff volunteer hours, which has helped our organization raise more than $210,000 in gross revenue. For eight consecutive years, URBN has hosted ACHa’s annual gala, helping to raise a grand total of nearly $1.5 million in gross revenue over the course of that time.

URBN has been an active participant in the ACHa Backpack Donation Drive for the last three years, collecting more than 400 backpacks and school supplies in 2015 alone. These backpacks supported 250 school-age children in the ACHa Family Self-Sufficiency Program and 150 children in the greater West Philadelphia Community.

URBN granted ACHa capital contributions as part of the City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Business Privilege Tax Credit Program. Also, Anthropologie, one of URBN’s brands, participated in the ACHa Holiday Gift Drive this past December, providing in-kind contributions of wrapped holiday gifts for more than 200 ACHa children.

URBN and ACHa have been fortunate to partner with each other since 2008. URBN believes ACHa’s mission to permanently break the generational cycle of poverty for families in Philadelphia.