How You Can Help
Part of our mission is to provide homes for those who have none. Home is a welcoming place, where one feels safe and comfortable. It is a place where there is art on the walls, linens on the bed, and food in the pantry. You can help us make people feel at home in their new space by collecting or donating items that help make a house a home.
Make a Financial Contribution
Pathways to Housing PA is grateful for contracts with local, state and federal agencies, partner organizations, and large funders to help pay for many of the costs associated with housing and services. This funding, however, does not cover all of our costs. Much of what we provide to our program participants is paid for with money donated by individuals, faith communities, schools, scout troops, businesses and other friends and neighbors. We value every dollar that is given from the heart and take our role as stewards of public and private funds very seriously. Please consider making a donation when you are able. You can make a donation now helping us raise money online or learn more about different ways to make financial contributions HERE.
Collect Items for "Move-In Kits"
Every person who moves off Philadelphia's streets and into a home with Pathways is greeted with warm and inviting furniture, linens, dishes, food, and all of the other things necessary to live on one's own. You, or your organization, can help to transform a new apartment into a home by providing "move-in kits" for new tenants. These kits contain approximately $300 worth of household items. You can download the a list of Move-in Kit Items at the bottom of this page. Many companies have used creative and fun ways to put together move-in kits for our program participants... sometimes a little friendly competition makes for a great collection. Sign up Genius is an easy and free software program that helps to coordinate and organize drives to collect items.
Donate In-Kind Items
There are items we use everyday to help meet the needs of the people that we serve. Donations such as coffee, tea, paper towels and tissues, go a long way in helping us stretch a dollar. You can download a complete list of our in-kind needs below. Items can be shipped to or dropped off at our offices: 5201 Old York Road, Suite 108, Philadelphia, PA 19141. We are sorry, but we do not currently have the capacity to pick up donations and appreciate your understanding.
Purchase from our Amazon Wish List
We want to make "giving" as easy as possible. You can now shop online safely and securely by using our Amazon Wish List. Shop from our list of much needed goods and your gift will be sent immediately and directly to our office. Every item purchased from the wish list is a contribution that goes directly to the people we serve, whether it is a new set of sheets or a can of coffee and it is greatly appreciated. Please use the note section when checking out to list your name and contact information, otherwise Amazon sends it anonymously.
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Share, Like and Tweet about us on Social Media
Some causes lend themselves more than others to developing community. We think that Pathways to Housing PA is a community-builder and we want to use social media in a way that helps us incude you in our community. If you see something worth sharing on our website, use the sharing tools and "share away." Like our Facebook Page and we will keep you up-to-date on what's happening at Pathways and what's going on with issues like homelessness, mental illness, housing, hunger, addiction, healthcare and poverty in our community. Please, comment when you have something to say! Follow us on Twitter for the quick scoop and an easy share and we promise to keep your feed interesting. Sign-up to receive our occasional e-news offerings sent directly to your inbox. We will never share your information and promise to not overload you with useless nonsense.
This social media community building stuff is all about the ripple effect; sharing what is important to us with the people in our lives and engaging in meaningful conversations. Talk to us... we are listening!