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ORGANIZATION: Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles

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Spend the day outside promoting Uhuru Furniture

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles - Philadelphia will work with you to set up a group Doorhanging or Postering Day!

You are invited to bring anywhere from 2-25 people to volunteer together on a single day. We will work with you to arrange a 4-hour block of time on the day that works best for you & your group. We'll provide a brief training, water & snacks for all volunteers. For larger groups, it is possible to arrange lunch as well.

Your efforts support the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF.org). Each hour worked by a member of your volunteer group raises $100-$150 for sustainable economic development in the hands of the African community. For example: if your group has 15 volunteers, in just 3 hours you will have raised $1500-$2250 for the African People's Education and Defense Fund!

What is "Doorhanging"?
* A fun, outdoor project that is physical and lets you explore Philly
* An activity that is great for medium to large groups
* Organized teams of 2 take designated city blocks and hang Uhuru flyers on doorknobs (no knock & talk!)
* Promotes Uhuru Furniture all over Philadelphia for furniture donations & shopping
* Reaches donors right at their door, creating immediate and future donations for Uhuru!
* We also organize group projects putting up posters in stores, on bulletinboards and poles in various neighborhoods.

Every year, Uhuru Furniture engages hundreds of volunteers to meet our yearly goal of distributing 30,000-40,000 doorhangers! We work with high school & college groups, as well as various fraternities & sororities, and other volunteer organizations. If your group engages in community service, or your school has a community service requirement, an Uhuru Furniture "Doorhanging Day" is perfect for you!

The African People's Education and Defense Fund is initiating programs across the country for sustainable economic development, community & youth upliftment, health and social justice in the black community.

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles - Philadelphia is located at 832 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130. We hold volunteer orientations every Thursday night at 5:30pm on the second floor of our store. You can come into the store to sign up for the volunteer orientation, or you can call us at 215-546-9616 (x3). You can also check out our blog uhurufurniturephilly.blogspot.com for new items and volunteer projects. We're open 5 days a week from 11am-6pm, every day except Mondays and Tuesdays!


Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles is an economic development project of the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. APEDF is lead by and works in the interest of the African working class, to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare and economic development faced by the African community. APEDF welcomes the contributions of everyone who supports these goals.

Through the sale of donated, quality furniture and collectibles, Uhuru Furniture raises much-needed resources to support the programs and institutions of APEDF. As part of the national and international Uhuru Movement, APEDF organizes African people to solve the everyday problems imposed on our community. APEDF has established a farmers market in a food desert in St. Louis MO, created community gardens in many cities, established African marketplaces, and organizing centers as part of the grassroots effort to uplift and mobilize our community.

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About Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles

Location:

832 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Mission Statement

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is a project of the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF). APEDF strives to develop and institutionalize programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare, and economic development of the African community.

Description

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is a non-profit store that is a fundraiser for black community empowerment programs of APEDF. We receive a truck load of donated furniture and household items every day. This is a lively, popular Philadelphia store staffed mostly by volunteers. When you volunteer at Uhuru Furniture, you not only contribute to the success of the store, you become part of a larger movement for peace through social justice. People shop at Uhuru Furniture for low priced, top quality items and to support crucial programs for social justice for African people.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Race & Ethnicity
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

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WHERE

832 N. Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19130

(39.96914,-75.16039)
 

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GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

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