August 2017 Newsletter
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Mission365 continued its outreach and support for our Philadelphia Veteran community in the month of July! 

During the month of July, Mission365 was able to lobby major corporations and political leaders to continue placing Veteran issues into their platforms for change. In addition, we collaborated with the national non-profit New Leaders Council on researching and discussion of challenging issues such as veteran suicide and Opioid addiction. This work will be yielding several discussion pieces in order to bring greater national awareness.  

Lastly, I wanted to take a moment and say that it has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve as the Mission Continues Fellow for the Mission365 program. Thank you very much for all of your support and assistance and I look forward to connecting with you again in the future! 

Jack Inacker
Mission365 Project Manager
Allegheny Avenue Arts Fest 
August 5
Various Times
1600 Block West Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Please join the Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music (GEGISOM) and Thankful and Zion Baptist Church, in partnership with Global Citizen, for the third annual Allegheny Avenue Arts Fest to showcase young people and adults in music, dance, art and spoken word.

Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, performance placements, registration, food distribution, monitoring children's activities and breakdown. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided for volunteers. Various shift times are available. All volunteers must be able to submit child clearances here

To register for this service opportunity, please click here

For more information, contact Global Citizen at (251) 851-1811 or
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Dear --FNAME--,​​​​​​​

We are gearing-up for another important school supplies drive to benefit students in some of the most underserved Philadelphia public schools. We need your donations, small or large between August 21 - September 1.
Please join us for a day of service at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory. Volunteers will sort books, clothing, and toys, to be donated to children living in homeless or low-income situations this back-to-school season.

Ian-Yae's In Touch is holding their 5th Annual Back to School Event this month. Volunteers are needed for this event on August 19 to help lead activities with children and provide school supplies to students that attend the event.​​​​​​​

Our partners at the Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music (GEGISOM), and Thankful and Zion Baptist churches are still in need of volunteers for the 3rd Annual Allegheny Avenue Arts Festival.

If you are looking for additional volunteer opportunities this month and beyond, visit our Events Calendar. If your organization is interested in submitting a service project for our calendar, please click here. If you represent a volunteer group or a service organization interested in enlisting our support, please click here. To learn more about our programs, visit, email us at or call 215-851-1811. Please like us on Facebook to stay updated on upcoming events, service opportunities, and the 2018 Philadelphia King Day of Service.

Best regards,

Todd Bernstein, President, Global Citizen 
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
Highlights from the
9th Annual Beer Summit on Race
Rev. David Brown shares his perspective before more than sixty participants from diverse backgrounds at Global Citizen's 9th annual Beer Summit on Race at Reading Terminal Market, part of our organization's quarterly conversation series on race, class & power.

Click here for a sample of the media coverage from the event.
Global Citizen School Supplies Drive
August 21 - September 1
Various Times and Locations
Global Citizen, in partnership with Philadelphia Media Network (Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News &, 900AM-WURD, African American Museum in Philadelphia, and High Point Cafe, will be accepting school supplies to be donated to students in some of the most underserved Philadelphia public schools. The drive will take place from August 21 - September 1. 
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
1341 North Delaware Ave, Suite 300
Philadelphia, 19125
Monday through Friday
10 am-4 pm
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Thursday through Saturday
High Point Café
602 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Monday through Sunday
High Point Café
7210 Cresheim Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Monday through Sunday
Suggested donations include: No.2 pencils, ballpoint pens, copy paper, construction paper, colored paper, calculators, protractors, dry erasers, scotch tape, masking tape, crayons, magic markers, highlighters, rulers, children's scissors, binders, bottles of glue, glue sticks, tissues, and hand-sanitizer. 

As more drop-off location sites are identified, they will be added to our website. Click here to check for updates. For more information about making a donation or drop-off hours, please contact Global Citizen at (215) 851-1811 or
Ian-Yae's In Touch
5th Annual Back to School Event
August 19
11:15 AM to 4:00 PM
Marian Anderson Recreation Center
740 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Join Ian-Yae's In Touch on August 19th for their Back to School Event. The event will have a school supplies giveaway, entertainment, food and activities for children.

Volunteers are needed to help make sure children are supervised doing preset activities and games, and making sure the event runs according to plan. Duties include serving food, managing craft activities, and supervising young people.

To register for this volunteer opportunity, please click here.
For more information, contact Campbell Bird at (215) 851-1805 or
Cradles to Crayons
August 11
1:00 to 3:00 PM
30 Clipper Rd
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Please join Global Citizen on August 11 at 1 pm for a day of volunteer service at The Giving Factory of Cradles to Crayons.

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play. Cradles to Crayons collects new and gently used children’s items through grassroots community giving, corporate drives, and donations. KidPacks – each containing a week’s worth of everyday essentials – are distributed by more than 275 human service agencies to low-income and homeless children living in the Philadelphia region.

Volunteer tasks will include cleaning and testing toys, inspecting clothing for rips and stains, sorting books by age categories, or matching up outfits for clothing packs.

To register for this volunteer opportunity, please click here.
For more information, contact Campbell Bird at (215) 851-1805 or

Thank you to the following organizations for their ongoing support of
our Year-Round Volunteer Program