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Bethesda Project

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 23 people are interested
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Bethesda Project is a local organization addressing homelessness in Philadelphia. We have 14 different locations ranging from emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing, serving over 1,500 men and women every year. While we have suspended on-site volunteering, there are still ways to help out! This includes:

  • Holding a supply drive for high need items such as cleaning supplies, canned food, and toilet paper
  • Becoming a Pen Pal for one of our guests and residents through mail or video calls
  • Host an online fundraiser to ensure adequate resources for Bethesda Project to deliver its mission
  • Sponsor a meal by ordering delivery from a local restaurant
  • Resident Wellness: making cards or decorations for one of our sites to help cheer up guests and residents who may be feeling anxious
  • Creating individual activity kits for guests and residents with solo activities (such as puzzles, word searches, playing cards, books, etc.), preferably with individually wrapped snacks and hand sanitizers

Donations can be mailed or accepted Monday - Friday 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Please note that we are unable to pick up donations.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Isaacson at communitylife@bethesdaproject.org.

More opportunities with Bethesda Project

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Bethesda Project

Location:

1630 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Bethesda Project is to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none. This involves operating a continuum of care throughout Center City Philadelphia utilizing a Housing First approach that minimizes barriers to access and allows each individual to take their own journey of healing at one's own pace.

Description

Bethesda Project began in 1979 when Reverend Domenic Rossi and members of his prayer group from Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pennsylvania, reached out to a group of women experiencing homelessness in Center City, Philadelphia. Committed to caring for the women as they would members of their own families, the group rented an apartment at 12th and Sansom Streets. The women had a new home there, and the prayer group provided companionship to help them cope with mental illness. Now, more than 40 years since our beginning, Bethesda Project remains committed to our initial calling -- to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none. Bethesda Project serves more than 1,500 homeless and formerly homeless men and women each year at 14 sites throughout Philadelphia. This includes emergency shelter, permanent housing, and supportive services. Learn more at www.bethesdaproject.org/approach.

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Cooking / Catering
  • Drawing
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Varies
  • Please contact Jeffrey at jisaacson@bethesdaproject.org for more information!

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