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Bethesda Project

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Bethesda Project is a nonprofit addressing homelessness in Philadelphia. We operate 14 sites ranging from emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing. Every summer, we hold a big picnic with burgers, tug of war, hiking, etc. It is a fun day of togetherness and family out in nature.

Given the current situation, we have adjusted to smaller events at each of our sites on July 15th. This will include a delicious meal and bingo. But we need yourhelp to make the day special!

We are looking for donations of:

  • Homemade cookies/baked goods for dessert
  • Gift cards of $5 for bingo prizes, i.e. Wawa, CVS, Target
  • Full size toiletries for bingo prizes
  • Other small items of $5-10 for prizes, such as Philly sports team apparel (Five Below has some great stuff!)
  • Homemade Decorations
  • Small bags of candy for party favors
  • Any other idea you have to make the day special!

These are great way to incorporate a family or small group, of course while still physical distancing!

Please contact if you are interested in supporting this event that will bring joy to our guests and residents!



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About Bethesda Project


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.


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

Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Baking
  • Fundraising


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Varies
  • Can mail if needed!

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