This #GivingTuesday our goal is to raise $10,000 and we can’t do it without your help. Here’s how you can get involved!
*Make a #GivingTuesday donation HERE. *Pledge to donate a % of your company’s profits made on #GivingTuesday *Challenge others by offering to match donations *Come to our #GivingTuesday/Toy Drive Kick-Off event (details below)
With your support, we can change the story and brighten the holidays for children in need. For more information, please email Moira Mulroney.
In recognition of the importance of pro bono and the tremendous effort that attorneys expend in providing pro bono services in the courts of Philadelphia, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania presents the 2017 Pro Bono Roll of Honor. Each and every Child Advocates Volunteer Attorney who provided pro bono representation between 10/1/16 and 9/23/17 were named in the FJD Roll of Honor. For a full list of those honored, pleases click HERE.
In addition, the judges of the First Judicial District selected individual attorneys for special distinction in each division of the courts. The First Judicial District recognized these outstanding pro bono efforts at a reception yesterday. Special congratulations to these Child Advocates Volunteer Attorneys who were selected for the 2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards:
Save-the-date for the 39th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk! Join us on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and race to help abused children find more stable lives.
The Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in the City of Philadelphia! The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association to spotlight its concern for the children of Philadelphia and to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates. People of all ages will enjoy fun, family-friendly activities including the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids Dash, the Caesar Rivise Team Competition, Face Painting, Balloon Animals and more!
Click HERE for Legal Sponsor Information
Click HERE for Corporate Sponsor Information
For many of the kids we serve, the holidays are difficult. Some children may be separated from their parents, others from their siblings. At least 90% come from families living below the federal poverty level. All have experienced significant trauma that taints the warm holiday season.
We invite you to make the holidays brighter for these boys and girls.
Join our Holiday Toy Drive! We offer many ways to participate. Please read each volunteer opportunity carefully, as some changes have been made this year.
Coordinate a Child Advocates Toy Drive at work, among friends and family, at your child’s school, or at your church, synagogue or mosque. We will send you the names and ages of children – you tell us how many – on adhesive labels that can be distributed to your donors. We suggest a minimum of 10 children. When you’re done, deliver the toys to us or for larger loads, we can arrange to pick them up.
Buy gifts for our children (Birth to 21).We especially need gifts for teenagers. Gift cards are an easy way to give to this age group and our teens love them! Ideas: American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Five Below, Foot Locker, Old Navy, Target,Urban Outfitters, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. Click HERE for gift ideas for all ages.
Amazon Wish List – Click HERE for a curated list of gifts that we know our clients will love!
Volunteer at our Toy Drive headquarters (TBD) tohelp sort and bag toys during the weeks preceding Delivery Day.
Help deliver toys on December 16th – Delivery Day. To protect the safety and well-being of the children we serve, we require all Toy Drive Drivers to complete a background check. If you have completed a background check in the past year, please send a copy of your clearance to Cate Galbally or fax to 267-546-9201, attention Toy Drive Clearance. Child Advocates volunteer attorneys and 2014 – 2016 Toy Drive Drivers do not have to undergo another background check but will need to contact Cate Galbally to register.If you need to complete a background check, please click HERE to begin the process.
Sponsor a needy family or teen on a larger scale. Many of our clients’ families are impoverished with large sibling groups or special needs children, and may require more than toys.
Sorters, Donors and Toy Drive Coordinators, click HERE to fill out our volunteer interest form.
**Things to remember: The deadline to deliver toys to our Toy Drive headquarters is Thursday, December 14th, 2017. Please do not wrap gifts, give candy, or weapon-themed toys.
July 31, 2017 Philadelphia, PA – Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) announces the addition of ten new Board Members: Dorothy M. Arimond, Brandywine Group; Matthew Duncan, Fine, Kaplan and Black; Elizabeth Jobes, Spark Therapeutics; John F. McCabe IV, Glenmede, Benjamin Pierce, Vanguard Charitable (ret.); Diana Rabeh, ReedSmith; Carrie B. Rosen, Aramark; Katie Adams Schaeffer, Barnes Foundation; Megan Spitz, Blank Rome; and Marianne Styles, PNC Bank. They will join the other 20 members of the Board of Directors as passionate and ambitious advocates of the nation’s oldest and largest pro bono legal and social services agency serving abused and neglected children.
Members of Child Advocate’s Board of Directors are charged with bringing their unique experiences and professional skills to enhance the agency’s mission and provide diligent fiscal and programmatic oversight to promote the agency’s work in the community.
“This is a large cohort of new Board members and we are looking forward to their fresh perspective and a new energy,” said Frank Cervone, Executive Director. “Every member of the Child Advocates Board of Directors plays a crucial role in the oversight of our agency and these new members add a rich diversity of background, talent, and experience to our Board.”
On Monday, September 25th, Child Advocates hosted our annual Golf Classic at the beautiful Philadelphia Cricket Club, where golfers enjoyed playing on two spectacular courses. We were grateful to spend the day with so many of our friends and supporters.
All proceeds from the event support Child Advocates Project for Medically Needy Children, a critical program that teams staff social workers with specially trained volunteer lawyers to secure necessary medical treatment, special education, rehabilitation services and permanent nurturing homes for our young clients with serious and/or chronic medical needs.
This year, the Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) celebrates its 40th anniversary of providing quality, free legal representation and social services for abused and neglected children throughout the Philadelphia region. As we reflect on our past, we honor our founders and recognize the need for renewed passion and ongoing cultivation of relationships and finding new ways to connect and engage with the broader community.
We are currently seeking people of all professional backgrounds, 40 years and younger, who will bring their passion and creativity and join us in finding new ways to sustain and further our mission. Our Young Friends will:
Serve as ambassadors for Child Advocates
Help us connect with new resources and communities
Volunteer at Child Advocates special events
Receive discounts to select Child Advocates events
Bring new ideas for philanthropy and volunteerism
Enjoy networking and career development opportunities