December 2011

Fundraising28 Dec 2011 10:30 am

Thank you for all you’ve done to make 2011 a successful year! We could not have done it without those of you who volunteered to make our many projects and events a success.  As 2011 draws to a close and you make your end of the year decisions about charitable donations please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to the Passyunk Square Civic Association. Put your money to work making your neighborhood a better place to live. If charity begins at home, the next place it goes is right outside your door to your home community.

Here’s just a few of the achievements that your support in 2011 made possible:

  • Capitolo greening project and Gold Star Park monthly clean-ups and plantings
  • Continuation of weekly sidewalk litter pick-up program
  • Partnership with Passyunk Revitalization Corporation for corner trash cans and street cleaning
  • Summer music at Gold Star Park
  • E-waste event and Christmas tree chipping
  • Zoning group improvements / increased involvement
  • Over a dozen different social events that brought neighbors together for fun and fellowship

The PSCA is a volunteer-led and self-funded non-profit. We run on your donations of money and time! Every dollar raised will directly support weekly litter pick-up, tree planting and maintenance, education reform, neighborhood beautification and more! Please consider giving a $35 donation to the Passyunk Square Civic Association.  It’s easy to give. Just click on this link to donate to us through our safe, secure Paypal account. Your donations are greatly appreciated!  And special thanks to those that gave last year (a list of donors and more details about the Civic Association’s accomplishments can also be found on our website)!

Town Watch28 Dec 2011 08:35 am

Is See-Click-Fix just not getting it done for you? Are you someone who notices the slightest changes to properties and businesses on the blocks surrounding your house? Have you seen an increase in illegal bandit signs (will they REALLY buy my house in seven seconds?) or dumping? Are you wondering what can be done about it? The answer: Passyunk Square Civic Association Town Watch. And we’re looking for a few dedicated volunteers to take leadership roles on our Town Watch Committee.

Wanted: Two or three outgoing, organized, energetic and vigilant volunteers to share in the task of organizing and leading our monthly neighborhood town watch events. The ideal candidate would have one hour per month (or every other month depending on how many leaders we can get) to lead a group of other like-minded folks for a stroll around the neighborhood to find and report property crimes, dumping, blight, damaged streets and sidewalks, potential illegal construction or non-permitted businesses. The town watch leader for the month will act as a point of contact for other volunteers who want to participate and will choose what section of the neighborhood the group will focus on. In addition to one hour of on-the-street work, the town watch leader will submit the findings of the group to the City through its 3-1-1 system. The Civic Association can be the direct link between the Town Watch leaders and the people at the City who can get things taken care of quickly.

Our next scheduled Town Watch walk is Saturday, January 14 from 11am to noon. We already have a few people who are interested in participating but we’re still looking for some good leaders to guide the group. The Board will provide advice and suggestions for first-time leaders to help them get adjusted to the job. It’s the best thing YOU can do for the neighborhood with the shortest monthly time commitment. Please email us at OR chat with a board member after the general membership meeting on January 3.

Philadelphia27 Dec 2011 11:51 pm

(Editor’s Note: We also like to pass on information about events happening outside of our 6th to Broad, Washington to Tasker borders in  this feature called “From Our Neighbors.” If you know of a cool event happening anywhere in South Philadelphia – 19145, 19146, 19147 or 19148 – send us an email at

In conjunction with the Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center, the Friends of the Whitman Library present:

Meditation for a Peaceful New Year

Anyone interested in an evening of guided meditation and an introduction to simple yet profound meditation techniques to help make your life more peaceful, enjoyable and happy is encouraged to attend. This event will be held at Whitman Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia) on January 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM.

Free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Avenue. 215-685-1754.

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