UPCOMING EVENTS

MLK Weekend: Friday 1/18 Neighborhood Bike Works

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK Weekend: Friday 1/18 Love Your Park

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK Weekend: Friday 1/18 MANNA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK Weekend Shabbat Dinner

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK Weekend: Friday 1/18 Our Closet Sorting

Springfield, Pennsylvania

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK Weekend: Sunday 1/20 Gladwyne Cemetery Clean Up

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK Weekend: Sunday 1/20 Jewish Relief Agency

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK Weekend: Sunday 1/20 Hub of Hope with Muslim Serve

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK Weekend: Sunday 1/20 Mitzvah Food Program

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK: Soil Generation

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK Day: Philadelphia Orchard Project

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK Day: One Art Community Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK Day: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday | January 21, 2019

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Northeast NORC Day of Service

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK: Seed Sorting with Truelove Seeds

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK: Calvary Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK Weekend: Friday 1/18 Neighborhood Bike Works

The mission of Neighborhood Bike Works is to inspire youth and strengthen Philadelphia communities by providing equitable access to bicycling and bike repair through education, recreation, leadership and career-building opportunities. Join us on for cleaning up and organizing around the shop!


Volunteers will spend the afternoon cleaning and organizing our shop. We will be re-painting select areas of our youth shop, inventorying bikes (no bike knowledge necessary), and sorting scrap. We’re going to make our place sparkle! Participants should wear warm clothes and clothes/shoes that could get paint on them. Part of the group will spend some of the time at our storage space which is unheated.

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

3939 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

MLK Weekend: Friday 1/18 Love Your Park

We’ll be working to clean up the beautiful Parkside Evans Playground, which serves a hub of community and recreation, as well as a major gateway to the trails and forests of Fairmount Park. We’ll work to rake leaves & debris from gardens and pathways, cut away invasive plants, and remove any litter around the facility. 




All tools and materials will be provided- including work gloves. Please wear sturdy, close-toed shoes, closes they don’t mind getting dirty, and to dress warmly! Make sure they also bring enough water for themselves, as well as snacks, a hat, anything they might need to feel comfortable working outside for a few hours. 

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

5300 Parkside Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19131

MLK Weekend: Friday 1/18 MANNA

Groups will work in the kitchen under the guidance of MANNA’s amazing chefs. You will work on supervised tasks that our chefs assign such as chopping vegetables, packing meals, filling meal trays, making sandwiches, baking and any other tasks for the day. (Age 14 or older).


Please complete the online application using this link http://repairtheworldphila.manna.volunteerhub.com/ prior to your arrival for your shift. 


Minor Consent Form (under 18 ONLY): All volunteers must be at least 14 old. If anyone is a minor (under 18 years of age) a parental consent form must be filled out prior to being allowed to volunteer in the MANNA kitchen. Please contact [email protected] for a copy of the form. 


Please review the MANNA Kitchen Safety & Dress Code prior to volunteering. Volunteer safety is a priority at MANNA and The Department of Health requires a dress code for MANNA’s kitchen. Volunteers are required to adhere to the following guidelines:



  • No sleeveless shirts or tank tops

  • Must wear long pants (no shorts or skirts)

  • Must wear closed shoes (no open-toed shoes or sandals) 

  • No Jewelry is allowed in the kitchen (rings, bracelets, watches, dangling earrings) ·

  • Hats and/or head covering is required (although hairnets are provided) – you may bring your own baseball cap or hat to wear ·

  • Disposable aprons and gloves will also be provided onsite If you are sick, please stay at home and get well. Do not come to MANNA to volunteer. We will look forward to seeing you when you are better! These regulations are for your safety and that of our clients—at MANNA, safety comes first

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM eastern time

Location

420 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130

MLK Weekend Shabbat Dinner

Kick off MLK Weekend of Service by joining us for a Shabbat dinner to honor and celebrate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will enjoy a delicious meal as we delve into a conversation about the enduring racism in our country and how we can all act now for racial justice. We will also engage of in dialogue around the intersections of racial justice, environmental justice, and Tu b’shvat. Hope to see you there! 

Please contact us with any questions!

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

1140 S 9th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

MLK Weekend: Friday 1/18 Our Closet Sorting

Join Our Closet and JFCS staff for sorting, bagging, and preparing clothing for pop-up shops. Did someone say a warehouse full of clothing?!

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

400 South State Road
Springfield, Pennsylvania, 19064

MLK Weekend: Sunday 1/20 Gladwyne Cemetery Clean Up

Join us for a clean up at Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery. 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

1130 Vaughan Lane
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, 19035

MLK Weekend: Sunday 1/20 Jewish Relief Agency

Volunteers at a distribution have the option of packing food boxes, delivering boxes, or both! Regular food packing begins at 10 am and usually ends around 11-11:30am. Food delivery is available anytime between 10am and 3pm

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

10980 Dutton Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19154

MLK Weekend: Sunday 1/20 Hub of Hope with Muslim Serve

Help serve the Sunday dinner meal at the Hub of Hope with Muslims Serve. Hub of Hope is collaborative effort working to support individuals experiencing homelessness and provide crucial services such as food, counseling, showers, laundary, and medical services.

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

16th St. & JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102

MLK Weekend: Sunday 1/20 Mitzvah Food Program

Come out to the Bala Cynwyd location to help us clean the pantry! 5 volunteers, minimum age 10 and able to lift 5-30lb cases of food. They will provide cleaning supplies. Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

345 Montgomery Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19004

MLK: Soil Generation

Soil Generation is a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, individuals, and community-based organizations working to ensure people of color regain community control of land and food, to secure access to the resources necessary to determine how the land is used, address community health concerns, grow food and improve the environment. 


Join members of Soil Generation’s Policy Committee as we work on various aspects of our new Threatened Gardens campaign. The Threatened Gardens campaign is working to protect gardens from being lost to development, by lobbying City Council to meet the following 3 demands:



1) End the 10 year tax abatement


2) A call for a moratorium on sheriff sales of active gardens .


3) Provide gardens with REAL security and pathways to community ownership



Join to learn about the coalition and protect growing spaces in Philadelphia!

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19143

MLK Day: Philadelphia Orchard Project

Philadelphia Orchard Project works with community-based groups and volunteers to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants. POP provides orchard design assistance, plant materials, and training in orchard care. Join Philadelphia Orchard Project in supporting their aministrative tasks & organizing!

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM eastern time

Location

4000 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

MLK Day: One Art Community Center

Come support One Art Community Center in making bricks out of recycled materials for their sustainable building projects!

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

1431-39 North 52nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19131

MLK Day: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Join us at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission! Our time will consist of a tour of our facilities, a service project (such as cleaning, painting or sorting donations) and serving lunch to our guests. 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

302 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

Northeast NORC Day of Service

Each winter the Northeast NORC conducts a weatherization day on Martin Luther King Day of Service. This provides the opportunity to participate in the Day of Service by completing maintenance projects for Northeast NORC members. Participants will meet the NORC staff and gain a better understanding of the work that is done and the clients served by the NORC.

Volunteers will be deployed in teams of two, three or four people to homes of older adults who are aging in place in their Northeast Philadelphia homes. You can expect to weatherize windows, change HVAC filters and change hard-to-reach light bulbs. Instructions and supplies will be provided.
Please be sure to contact us by January 17 to let us know of your interest.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

8546B Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19152

MLK: Seed Sorting with Truelove Seeds

Join us for a Philly Farm Crew! We will be working with Owen from Truelove Seeds, a local seed company that offers rare, open pollinated, and culturally important vegetable, herb, and flower seeds grown by urban and rural farmers committed to community food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture. 50% of every seed packet sale goes back to the farmer who grew it! We will be helping label and fill packets to be sent out to farmers across the country. 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

4029 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

MLK: Calvary Center

Help Calvary Center get spruced up for 2019! We’ll be tackling a variety of projects around the building, from painting to deep cleaning to reorganization. As a busy community center in a historical building, all of our spaces are in constant use and could use some love. Projects will happen in a morning and an afternoon shift, and you’ll be able to choose your project when you arrive. In the morning, our friends from Kol Tzedek Synagogue will lead a children’s project, open to all ages. Adults bringing children under the age of 5 are asked to stay with their kids; those bringing older children are welcome to either join the kids’ programming or work on another project. Calvary will provide a pizza lunch in between the two volunteer shifts, so we invite you to stay for lunch or arrive a little early and meet the other volunteers! Contact [email protected] with any questions.



Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

801 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19143

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From underfunded schools that scrounge for funds for copy paper to the highest poverty and obesity rates among big cities in the US, Philly faces some dire challenges in confronting education and food injustices. Repair the World: Philadelphia partners with local and community-based organizations like the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children and Broad Street Ministry as it seeks to build a kinder and more equitable city.

OUR TEAM

    • Dani Horn

      Interim Director, Repair the World Philadelphia

    • Dani Horn

      Interim Director, Repair the World Philadelphia
      Danielle was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia. She grew up attending Beth Sholom Congregation, being involved with United Synagogue Youth, and spent her summers at Ramah Poconos. Since 4th grade she has had a passion for education and went onto University of Maryland where she received her B.S. in Middle School Math and Science. Danielle was able to infuse both her interest in service and education through America Counts, TerpThon and UMD's Hillel. After graduation she wished to bring her love of education outside the classroom and served as an Education Justice Fellow in New York City. Danielle went on to become a Team Leader in Philadelphia and is thrilled to be staying on full time with Repair the World Philadelphia as first as a Program Associate, then Program Manager, and now Interim Director. In her free time you can find Danielle exploring the city, eating delicious foods and running![email protected]
  • Kari Collins

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World: Philadelphia

  • Kari Collins

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World: Philadelphia
    Kari has been Repair Philadelphia's Workshop Coordinator since 2014. He's a graduate of Iliff School of Theology and Hampshire College. She's passionate about how faith can forge community outside of worship, so Repair the World is a perfect fit. In the other half of his work-time, she's the Building Administrator for the interfaith Calvary Center for Community and Culture, also in West Philadelphia. Outside of work, he can mostly be found on her back deck, trying to stop his cat from climbing trees.[email protected]
  • Rel Bogom-Shanon

    Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • Rel Bogom-Shanon

    Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Rel recently graduated from Skidmore College as an American Studies Major and a Studio Art Minor. She believes justice is only possible when people work together to create change and wants to learn how to foster and mobilize local communities around food justice issues. Rel was co-president of her Hillel at Skidmore and spent her summers working at Eden Village Camp as Food and Farm Road Trip Staff.[email protected]
  • Megan Brookens

    Team Leader, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • Megan Brookens

    Team Leader, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Megan has been participating in education and environmental justice efforts in Philadelphia on both a citywide policy level at the Mayor's Office of Education and on the ground level at community-based organizations. This summer she is working as a Farm Education Intern with Grow Philly on an organic farm that primarily supports refugee and immigrant community members in South Philly. Megan just graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Urban Studies.
  • Jamie Fox

    Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • Jamie Fox

    Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Jamie majored in Deaf Studies at Towson University where they were also the Director of Civic Engagement for the university’s Residence Government. They planned community service events and increased philanthropy and sustainability efforts for all on-campus residents. They are excited to participate in the Repair the World Fellowship they will incorporate their passions for education and social justice into their daily life. They love to travel and have been to 26 states and 6 countries.
  • Haley Needle

    Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • Haley Needle

    Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Haley went to Muhlenberg College and California Institute of Integral Studies where they majored in Interdisciplinary Studies and Sociology. They spent 10 months as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow where they taught English to small groups of children for 10 months in Be'er Sheva. They are passionate about giving back and being of service and feel that the Repair the World Fellowship is a great opportunity to do that. They also enjoy painting and studying astrology.
  • Addye Susnick

    Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • Addye Susnick

    Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Addye got her Bachelor’s from the University of Cambridge and her Master’s from the University of Chicago, studying political theory with an emphasis on Environmental Politics. She spent the past year as a religious school teacher at KAM Isaiah Israel for 7th-9th graders teaching a curriculum that looked at "Jews and Other People," including interfaith religions, civil rights, economic justice, gender and sexuality, and food justice. She is eager to work towards real-world change and believes that access to healthy food and a quality education are crucial and necessary building blocks for broader social change. She is also an excellent hula hooper and once hula hooped for two hours straight!