January 2015


Columbus Square and Newsletter and Trash & Recycling05 Jan 2015 07:36 am

2015TreecyclingChristmas Tree Recycling Event

Saturday, January 10 – 10am to 4pm at 13th & Reed (Columbus Square Park)

It’s time to recycle your Christmas trees! Don’t leave your Christmas tree on the curb for trash pick-up – they will only rot in a landfill. Bring your undecorated trees to the “tree-cycling” event to be repurposed as wood chips and mulch for our local parks and gardens!

A $5 donation will help defray the cost of the chipping.

We are looking for a few individuals to assist us during the Tree Recycling event.  Serious inquiries, please contact event chair Nick Ventrola at nicholas.ventrola@gmail.com!

Education and Newsletter and Volunteers05 Jan 2015 07:36 am

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities at Jackson

Looking for a way to help our neighborhood’s students and educators? Andrew Jackson Elementary School could use the support of:

1. Trained professionals who can help level readers and organize books in the library.
2. Dependable volunteers who are willing to partner with a particular teacher and volunteer in the classroom regularly (once a week for at least a couple of hours a week).
3. Trustworthy volunteers to staff the front desk.
4. Trained mental health professionals who are willing to help the counselor out regularly at least once a week).
5. Trained medical professionals who are willing to help the nurse out regularly (at least once a week).

6. People willing to help out at various afterschool programs regarding the roof deck garden, the forthcoming greenhouse, chess club, or who might be willing to run an afterschool homework club.

Email friendsofjacksonschool@gmail.com if you are able to assist with any of the needs above, or to request more information. Thank you for supporting our local schools!

Art Show and Event and Newsletter and Volunteers05 Jan 2015 07:35 am
Come join the committee for this year’s Art Auction! If you have an interest in the growing artist community in South Philadelphia or love planning events, please consider joining our great team to make it happen. The first meeting will be in January, with bi-monthly meetings in anticipation for the March event. Interested? Contact event chair Lindsey Scannapieco  at artauction@passyunk.org.

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