Category Archives: Philadelphia

  • Back Pack for Homeless (February 25, 2017)

    Sheila and some of her family and friends volunteered with One Kind Act a Month.  It is a non-profit organization that helps raise awareness of homelessness and inspire people to be helpful in their communities by making positive changes in the community by offering food , clothes, jobs, and housing to the needy.  Their hope is that you can see what their organization is doing and become inspired to do something yourself; if everyone did just one good deed a month the world would be a better place.   This is a great organization and was such a rewarding experience.  The turnout was a great success.  Myself, family and friends along with about 200 volunteers all met at 9th and Market Streets and proceeded to walk up Market Street towards Love Park and handed out brown bagged lunches and water (which everyone brought with them in their backpack).  Others handed out blankets and every day essentials.  We also made our way through the subway station and suburban station at 18th and JFK.  After we had given everything we could to anyone who wanted something, we made the return trip to 9th and Market Streets where the organization collected everything leftover in their cars to deliver to a local shelter.  This event is held the last Saturday of every month.  You can check them out at www.onekindactamonth.com

  • Learning to (about) Share

    I (Eric) joined with my Clark Hill colleagues to volunteer at the Share food warehouse and program.  While some packed food for the needy and elderly that Share serves, others – me, Lisa, and her husband Dave – spent time in the demonstration orchard helping save a plum tree!

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    Members of the Clark Hill Philadelphia office gathered Saturday morning June 18th at the Share Food Program, a nonprofit serving a regional network of community organizations in food distribution, education and advocacy. My husband, David, my friend and colleague Eric Hocky and I spent a few hours in the orchard picking plums and peaches and helping the trees get healthier for the future. Meanwhile neighborhood folks were stopping by to sample healthy food and plant their own herb garden to take home.  It was a good day.

  • Packing Food at Philadelphia SHARE Food Program

    On Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Jonathan Klein, along with other co-workers (and significant others and kids) from the Philadelphia office packed boxes of food to be delivered to senior citizens.  Share first opened in 1986, part of a national network of Shares dedicated to expanding community access to wholesome, […]

  • Clark Hill Cares Day – Philadelphia

    On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Connie Lojewski, along with co-workers from the Philadelphia office, volunteered at Share, packing boxes of food to be delivered to senior citizens.  Share first opened in 1986, part of a national network of Shares dedicated to expanding community access to wholesome, affordable food. Since that time, Share has evolved into a vibrant, high-impact organization, recognized for their strong leadership role in reducing regional hunger and expanding access to nutritious, affordable food.

    Last year, Share brought 24.6 million pounds of emergency food relief to low-income Philadelphia residents facing hunger.  Each day, Share manages complex food distribution operations, to bring a steady, reliable stream of food relief to more than 505 volunteer-led food cupboards. Last year, Share’s food relief helped an average of 607,513 low-income individuals each month. This figure has increased 31.4% in just the past four years.  For more information or to donate, click here.

  • Ride for Understanding

    On Sunday June 5, I joined with my wife Abby and about 15 other riders for a 30 mile “Ride for Understanding” to raise money for the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia and their Dare to Understand initiatives.  Together we raised over $17,000.  Not bad for a beautiful morning ride along the Schuylkill River.  Eric Hocky

  • Supporting the Support Center

    Still standing after the Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates on May 15th.  Also participating from Clark Hill were runners Bill Cox  and Ed Kosmowski, walkers Joe Donley, Steve Richman, Erin Galbally,  and Tara Wallace and various family members, and Kids Dash participants Chris Day and his kids.

  • Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Support Center for Child Advocates

    Joe Donley participated in the Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 15, 2016 to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.  Joe, together with several members of his family, and others from the Philadelphia, Princeton and Wilmington offices, walked or ran the 5K course.  This is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in Philadelphia.  Joe is member-in-charge of the Philadelphia office.

  • Phila Bar Association 5K Run/Walk

    Steven Richman, along with co-workers from Clark Hill’s Philadelphia office, participated in the Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 15, 2016.  This event benefits the Support Center for Child Advocates.  Steven is a member in the firm’s Princeton office.

  • Ithan Elementary Martin Luther King Day-of-Service Program

    On Martin Luther King Day Christopher, Matthew and Olivia Brubaker participated in the day of service program at Mathew and Olivia’s school, Ithan Elementary School (IES).

    Projects at IES included decorating door hangers for nursing home residents at Rosemont Presbyterian Village; making “birthday boxes” for The Confetti Project for Laurel House; decorating socks for patients at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); assembling “new home” kits for Pathways to Housing; making lunch for 300 individuals and decorating bags with messages of hope for The Life Center; making hot chocolate cones for AID for Friends; and more.
    This year’s event at IES also featured a bake sale, basket raffle and face painting to support Radnor A Better Chance and Philabundance and educational stations for students about the significance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the importance of giving back.

    Donations were also collected for Philadelphia ReadsCradles to Crayons; The Confetti Project for Laurel House; Pathways to Housing; Starfinder Foundation; Thomas G. Morton School in Philadelphia; The Life Center and  Philabundance.