ePost October 18, 2022

Weekly ePost – 18 October 2022


18 OCTOBER 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Zoning Meeting next Tuesday 9/27

Every 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM, the Wash Square West Civic hosts zoning meetings to discuss projects happening in our community. 

Zoom link will be sent out next week and can always be found on our Calendar.

Click here for PDF of agenda.

October Meetings & Events

Is Wash West Haunted?

We’re trying to find out! Tell us your true spooky stories about our neighborhood. We will share your stories on our social media pages (credited or anonymously!). You can also come tell your story in person at our Halloween event on October 30th at Seger Park!

Share your story here.

Sunday, October 30th

Click here to reserve your pumpkin.

Make your plans to attend!

Click here to read even more about the event!

Annual Fall Clean Up – Dec 3

Mark your calendar for the annual WSWCA-hosted clean up day – in partnership with Philadelphia Streets Department.

Saturday December 3 from 9AM – 2PM.

Supplies available for pick up at Seger Park. More info to follow.

WSWCA Board Elections



Pet Vaccine Clinic

Morris Animal Refuge are excited to announce we will be hosting a Free Pet Vaccine Clinic as a part of our Philly Pets Program. The goal of this clinic is to improve the status of animal welfare across the city.

Reducing the financial cost of an owned animal has the dual benefit of preventing surrenders and improving the overall health and welfare of owned animals in the region

Preparing Your Garden for Fall

When the seasons change, the garden must too. Fall is here, and as warm temperatures drop and cool weather sets in, there are plenty of opportunities to work in your garden! 

Find out tips here.

McCall School fundraiser

McCall HSA has lots of creative fundraising efforts underway.  Here’s another way to support the local award winning public school, while providing something on your shopping list.

Linvilla Pies can be ordered here.

Click on image for enlargement of flyer.

Define Art, History & Storytelling

The City of Philadelphia is developing a pilot program to broaden how we define art, history, and storytelling in our city.

The survey begins with inviting community members and leaders to help identify themes and issues. This will inform the framework we use to identify the cultural resources that tell a rich and inclusive story of PhiladelphiaTake the Survey here. 

Student Loan Forgiveness

The US Government is accepting applications to help refine the processes ahead of the official form launch. If you submit an application, it will be processed when the form officially launches, and you won’t need to resubmit.

Completing the application takes less than 5 minutes, and you don’t need to log in or provide any documents. Sign up here.

Linens for Morris Animal Refuge

Linens are essential in making pups feel comfortable at the shelter! If you have any old sheets, blankets or towels, please consider donating them to the shelter.

You can drop off donations at our locations any day of the week between 11am and 4pm.

Read more here.

Day of the Dead

Fleisher Art invites you to the tenth anniversary of the Day of the Dead at Fleisher, organized by La Calaca Flaca (Skinny Skeleton) on October 29. On this special day, join the community in a procession through South Philadelphia, which ends with a celebration at Fleisher!

Free Food to Residents

Philadelphia is providing free food for residents. Call 311 or visit to find food and meals in your neighborhood. No ID or proof of income is required.

Find out more here. Find a pick up location here.

Donate Warm Items

The Police 6th District Community Relations team is asking for donations of winter items – hats, gloves and warm socks. Collection will take place now until October 9th and will be distributed at Rodeph Shalom on 10/10. Dropoff location is 6th District HQ located at 400 N. Broad Street. Contact Police Officer Carpenter #1469 at 215.686.3063 for more info.

Did you know the City has clothing and electronics recycling?

In 2020, SmartCityPHL partnered with Retrievr to offer on-demand doorstep collection for clothing and electronics. Read more about the service here. Schedule a pick up by calling or texting PICKUP to 757.70.FETCH (757.703.3824).

Library Playgroup – Fridays 10-11:30

Just outside of the neighborhood, but close enough to share. The Charles Santore Library at 932 S. 7th Street is hosting Playgroups weekly. They also host a variety of other things. Check them out here. 

Build our tree canopy – for FREE

The Wash West Tree Tenders want to help you add to our neighborhood tree canopy. We work with PHS to plant bare-root trees bi-annually and we are planning for the next planting now. 

Click here to read more and apply for your street tree!

We cut your pit and plant your tree for FREE. You just have to water!

Have a great week!

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Washington Square West Civic Association

214 S. 11th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 346-6411 (voicemail only)

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