A Giving Season

After Thanksgiving break, TPS families will have several opportunities to support local organizations that help Philadelphians.

We hope your family will choose to participate in one of the following initiatives:

Student Council Helping Hands
The Student Council, led by community service coordinator Eleanor Davis-Diver, is organizing a winter hat, gloves, and scarf – AND granola bar – drive for the Bethesda Project, an organization that provides the needed shelter, food, housing and supportive services to men and women who are experiencing homelessness.  This drive will involve a little friendly competition among classrooms from November 29 through December 12 – stay tuned to learn more. 

TPSA Book Fair (November 29-December 2)
There are two outreach aspects associated with the Book Fair.

  • One benefits CHOP Early Head Start - You can purchase a new boardbook at the fair, and it will be donated to CHOP Early Head Start, which will distribute the book to a child in its care.
  • The other project benefits Reach Out and Read - Bring in your gently used children's books for distribution by Reach Out and Read, which  prepares young children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

CHOP Snowflakes (December 4-11)
TPSA will once again sponsor a gift drive for the Family Care Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Family Care Center provides medical and psychosocial care for almost 300 children born to HIV positive mothers. About half of the children are HIV-infected themselves. Snowflakes, each representing a gift requested by a child, will be hung on coat racks in both of our lobbies.