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Evolving The APIC Giveback: The Launch Of #AdoptAClassroom

Each year we host an annual clothing drive (with free new and gently used clothing), community feast and concert in a different community area. Our goal, in line with our organization’s mission, is to encourage community cooperation, philanthropy, education and enhance the quality of life for all of those involved.

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As I became further entrenched in the education realm, I couldn’t help but to be caught up in the struggles of the educators. Despite the propaganda, most are invested in the success of their students and have to personally invest financially to ensure mediocre successes.

Lambert Legacy Charities #ClassroomGiveback Interview w/LadyB PHILLY 100.3 WRNB #LadyBInTheCommunity

Lambert Legacy Charities #ClassroomGiveback Interview w/LadyB PHILLY 100.3 WRNB #LadyBInTheCommunity

Each year we host an annual clothing drive (with free new and gently used clothing), community feast and concert in a different community area. Our goal, in line with our organization’s mission, is to encourage community cooperation, philanthropy, education and enhance the quality of life for all of those involved.

This year, instead of raising funds to impact a community for just one day, we began fundraising and collecting in-kind donations of classroom supplies for classrooms, to support teachers all across the city from

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Neighborhood Foods Farm awarded Blue Ribbon in the annual PHS Greening and Gardening Contest

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Neighborhood Foods Farm is a proud Blue Ribbon winner in the ‘Urban Farm’ category of PHS’s Annual Greening and Gardening Contest! Special shout out to our amazing farmers, and to our Neighborhood Foods Coop members Atuwfa & Cassandra for winning a Blue Ribbon for their Children’s garden at Blaine school. Click here to view a list of all 2016 contest winners.

Lambert Legacy Charities Sends Youth Basketball Team To Sixers Game

LANSDOWNE >> Clifford Chery, coach of the Lansdowne Boys and Girls Club basketball team, knew he wanted to make a difference in the lives of the youth in his community, but he wasn’t sure how.

A lover of the sport, he always wanted to coach. Luck would have it that an opening for to lead the 7- and 8-year-olds presented itself two years ago. With a focus on the fundamentals he soon found that coaching the sport of basketball would allow him the opportunity to make a positive impact in both the lives of his players, but with the parents and community as well.

Lambert Legacy Charities Featured on NBC10

The Lambert Legacy Charities travel to different low income communities around Philadelphia giving back to the community by serving meals, setting up a free pop up clothing store and providing stylists to help if needed. This Saturday they set up shop at the Kingsessing Recreation Center.

Verizon Lifeline Discount Program

“…Lifeline is a government assistance program that offers telephone discounts to qualified low-income customers.

If you qualify for the Lifeline discount service, you are eligible to receive a reduced rate on your Verizon monthly bill.

Some states also provide a discount on the cost of installing the new service, and toll blocking is available at no charge to Lifeline customers…”

More Info: https://www.verizon.com/support/consumer/consumer-education/lifeline?CMP=DMC-CVZ_ZZ_ZZ_Z_DO_N_X00363

Why Volunteer?

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others. But it’s also OK to want some benefits for yourself from volunteering.

Some people are uncomfortable with the notion that a volunteer “benefits” from doing volunteer work. There is a long tradition of seeing volunteering as a form of charity, based on altruism and selflessness. The best volunteering does involve the desire to serve others, but this does not exclude other motivations, as well.

Instead of considering volunteering as something you do for people who are not as fortunate as yourself,

Dr. Gail Saltz’s 10 Tips To Cope With Tragedy

1.
Know The Facts
It is important to know the basic realities of what is going on so that you can make proper plans and be equipped to deal with whatever arises as best as possible. In addition, the facts are often less frightening than the rumors you are hearing on the street. Understand the statistics of this, this is truly a rare event.

2.

Minimize Media Overexposure
Once you have gotten the facts for the day, do not continue to watch and read the same stuff over and over.

EVENT ALERT: Democracy Awakens

On April 17th the NAACP, along with more than 140 other organizations, will gather in Washington D.C. to demand a democracy that works for all Americans. This broad coalition of organizations from the NAACP to MoveOn.org, the AFL-CIO to SEIU, CWA to Public Citizen, have come together to make April 16 – 18, a historic moment in our democracy. We are seeking to protect the vote, the integrity of the vote, and Get Out The Vote.

A bus will leave from Philadelphia on Sunday, April 17, for the Democracy Awakening Rally, in D.C.

Do We Need Insurance for Our Volunteers?

Volunteer immunity laws are common, but they almost always contain a provision that the volunteer’s immunity only applies to claims that exceed the insurance policy limits carried by the nonprofit. That means both the nonprofit and/or its volunteers need to have coverage available to provide a defense to lawsuits that have a monetary value that is less than the policy limits — and almost all of them fall within that category (e.g., a fender bender with minor property damage or injury). In addition, volunteer immunity laws do not prevent claims against the nonprofit brought by one of its volunteers.

Guest Blog: The Mysterious Power of Giving

As I think about my own various journeys of self-discipline in life, few have been more challenging and arduous than learning to give. I didn’t grow up homeless, but at times, it was only because my mom had friends that would take us in.

I remember living in a dark basement storage room underneath an old tattered restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. And I remember my brother and I shivering from the cold — because we didn’t have money. I remember wanting so badly a pair of Air Jordan’s that one point after being told “no” over and over again I truly got angry because we couldn’t afford them.