Capitolo and Columbus Square and Fundraising and Gold Star Park and Newsletter01 Sep 2014 08:48 pm

View from the Top: Columbus Square Park Fundraiser
Join your neighbors on FridaySeptember 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm on the roof of Wharton Lofts (12th and Wharton Streets) to help kick off Columbus Square Park’s fundraising campaign and learn of the proposed renovations to the park. Enjoy drinks and bites donated by local restaurants and find out how you can get engaged! Suggested donation is $25. There are three ways to purchase tickets:
1.) by check made payable to “Passyunk Square Civic Association” with “Columbus Square Fundraiser” written in the notes line; please leave check with Jessica Porco, Recreation Leader at Columbus Square
2.) via PayPal on the Columbus Square Facebook page
3.) at the door!

Gold Star Park Kids @ Play
Kids at Play is a monthly playgroup offered in conjunction with the Friends of Kirkbride, South Philly Food Co-op, and Friends of Gold Star Park. The final Kids Play of the summer will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 9:30 am to 11 am. Toys, a group activity, and healthy snacks are provided. For more information about Gold Star Park events, visit the park’s Facebook page.

Capitolo Playground Advisory Council
The next Capitolo Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10 at 7 pm - all are welcome!  Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month. For upcoming events at Capitolo, visit the Capitolo Playground Facebook page.

Event and Fundraising and Newsletter05 Aug 2014 12:23 pm

Home Tour tickets now on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Home Tour, Saturday October 11, 2014! Advance tickets are $20 and day-of tickets will be $25. Advertisers and additional homes are also still being accepted – for information, visit or email!

The Home Tour, one of PSCA’s most important annual fundraisers, is a self-guided ticketed event showcasing homes throughout the neighborhood. The tour features homes in all stages of renovation, and provides a chance to compare contractors, get ideas, and meet neighbors. The Home Tour will also be featured in the citywide 2014 DesignPhiladelphia Festival.

Fundraising03 Mar 2014 07:47 pm

There have been big changes at our neighborhood grocery store, Acme.  If you haven’t been in there lately, stop in and check out all the new products. From the beautiful fresh cut flowers to the expanding line of organic products, Acme is happy to be responding to the demands of our community. Stay tuned for the Grand Opening announcement. And when you do shop, please take a moment to fill out the survey online, the web address is on your receipt.  Fill out the survey and be eligible for a gift card. Support our sponsors and our local businesses – they help make our community strong!

- Ilene Wilder, Sponsors Committee Chair

Fundraising03 Mar 2014 07:46 pm

On Saturday, March 8th from 8-11pm, 10th Street Laundromat will be having a party with Wine, Beer, Food & Art! They’ll have 5 artists hanging their varied work on their walls, Stacy Papa of Sugarplum Catering will be bringing some light goodies, and there will be plenty of neighbors to mull about art in this unconventional setting!  Donations accepted for PSCA. (1143 South Tenth Street)

- Ilene Wilder, Sponsors Committee Chair

Fundraising03 Feb 2014 08:14 pm

Just a reminder, the PSCA is a volunteer-led and self-funded non-profit, and 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 making a fully tax-deductible donation to the Passyunk Square Civic Association to help us maintain our momentum. You can donate on our website,, or send us a check payable to Passyunk Square Civic Association, at P.O. Box 18052, Philadelphia, PA 19147. If your company or organization participates in the annual United Way Appeal, Passyunk Square Civic Association is a listed donor. Or, if your company offers a match program, we hope you will consider our organization. Whatever way you decide to contribute, we will put every dollar to good use here in our community. Your Donations Keep Us Running for You!!

-Ilene Wilder, Fundraising Committee Chair

Fundraising06 Jan 2014 08:55 pm

PSCA is happy to have as one of our sponsors The 10th Street Laundromat (1141-43 S 10th St) a neighborhood fixture where laundry, art and community converge. More than just a row of washing machines and dryers, the 10th Street Laundromat makes doing laundry a positive, enjoyable experience. With a clean environment, friendly on-site service and wash cycles that take only 23 minutes, you can be done quickly, pay reasonable prices and enjoy the artwork that enlivens this cozy establishment. If you want to work, there’s wifi available for any of your devices. Don’t want to wait? No worries – they have a Wash and Fold service; drop off your laundry and pick it up all folded and ready to put away. You need clean clothes but have little time to do laundry, let 10th Street Laundromat help you. 10th Street Laundromat – It’s the way to do laundry!

Looking for a place to showcase your artwork? 10th Street Laundromat is looking for artwork done by local artists to hang in their friendly neighborhood establishment. If you would like to have your artwork exhibited, please call 215-463-1300. Spanish language spoken here. A small stipend will be paid to artists that are selected to exhibit.

Lisa Budnick, owner of the10th Street Laundromat, was recently featured in the South Philly Review! Read more about her here

Fundraising02 Dec 2013 09:35 pm

PSCA’s annual appeal is underway. Your donations make it possible for us to provide many services to the community. You can donate via PayPal on our website,, or send in a check to Passyunk Square Civic Association, P.O. Box 18052, Philadelphia, PA 19147. If your company participates in the annual United Way campaign, please be aware PSCA is a listed organization. Or if your company has a matching gift program, please consider our organization. Whichever way you choose to participate, we do appreciate your donations. Best wishes to you and your family for a joyous holiday season.

- Ilene Wilder, Fundraising Chair

Event and Fundraising02 Dec 2013 09:34 pm

Tree Sale

Education and Event and Fundraising12 Sep 2013 10:36 pm

Fountain PorterAs we all know our schools are in great need of financial support due to severe budget cuts.  So come join the Passyunk Square Civic Association on Monday, September 23rd from 5 – 8 pm at Fountain Porter for a fundraiser to raise funds for basic school supplies for our neighborhood elementary schools Andrew Jackson and Eliza B. Kirkbride.  For a five dollar donation Fountain Porter is kindly offering an extended happy hour from 5 to 8.  During that time everyone who makes a donation will get a $1.50 off all beers on draft, $1 off of mixed drinks and a 10% discount on food.

Fountain Porter will reserve the back room for the fundraiser.  This is a great opportunity to help support our local school while also getting to meet and mix with your neighbors.

If you can’t make it but would still like to make a donation to support our school drive, click the “Donate” button on the right hand bar of this page and specify “School Supplies” when you check out of Paypal.

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