Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Annual Community Clean-Up Event. Some neighbors were able to take advantage of a sunny Friday, and others joined us in the rain on Saturday. The Streets Department team came back on Sunday to finish up and the neighborhood looks great. We definitely accomplished our goal of improving the safety and appearance of our neighborhood. Check out our Instagram for other images from the day.
A big thank you to Senator Nikil Saval for the shredding. We will remind folks to save up throughout the year so we fill the truck even more.
Public Board Meeting
Next Tuesday 12/13 @ 7PM
Welcome to December! Join us for our monthly public Board meeting taking place next Tuesday, 12/13, at 7 PM on Zoom. Stay informed .
Have fresh holiday greenery delivered to your (or a friend’s) door and support local students at the same time! Visit this website and enter code MCCALLPA001
McCall is looking forward to having family and community volunteers back in the classroom. Check out the schedule info here. Be aware you have to have all your clearances which takes a few weeks to complete. Plan ahead!
Philly has challenges recycling glass. But there’s a way to make sure it stays out of the landfill AND becomes a beautiful everyday household item – Bottle Underground and Remark Glass (both in the Bok Building). Find the glass collection drop off schedule here. As a teaser, check out the plates from juice jugs! Swoon…
Fun and festive ways to celebrate the holidays in Philadelphia
Tis the season to be jolly! Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and partners are hosting holiday events at sites across the city this month. Check out the upcoming events here.
Learn more about Frank Furness
Documentary commemorating the life of visionary architect Frank Furness, who died in 1912. A Pennsylvania historical marker has been unveiled in front of his birthplace at 1426 Pine Street in Philadelphia. View the documentary here.
Free COVID Tests*
If you have *private health insurance, you can get eight free tests per person per month. That means a family of four gets 32 free tests monthly. Participants can either receive their eight free tests a month from provider-based pharmacies or be reimbursed by their provider for up to $12 for each test they purchase.
Blood Donation Advocacy
For years, LGBTQ+ advocacy groups and medical experts have been pushing for a policy shift in blood donation that better reflects what we know now about HIV transmission and testing. GLAAD welcomed the WSP report as an ‘important step’ but added that ‘this fight is not over…” Check out the overview here.
Did you know that the City of Philadelphia has a job’s posting board that has over 175 opportunities open to the public? The job diversity is astounding and your dream job may be on the list. Check it out here.