Houston Relief and School Uniform Drive

Philadelphia Organizations (35+) Join Unity in the Community

for Houston Relief & School Uniform Drive

to Benefit Communities Affected by Hurricane Harvey and Philadelphia Students

Saturday, Sept. 30 at KICKS USA


24 Hour Drive to Houston, TX Led by Unity in the Community Scheduled for September 30!



For Immediate Release

September 19, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) –  South Philadelphia’s Unity in the Community will team up with more than 30 local organizations ranging from small businesses and community organizations to churches and media outlets for a charity drive to benefit displaced residents in Houston, TX and Philadelphia students in need of school uniforms.  The charity event will take place on Saturday, September 30 at KICKS USA located at 2200 W. Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.Organizers will collect cases of bottled water, clothing, non-perishable foods, toiletries, under garments and uniforms.

Participating businesses and organizations include: KYW, Radio One PhiladelphiaComcast, Kicks USAMilano Di Rouge,Redeem for a CauseDiversified Community ServicesUniversal CompaniesFrancis Olivia FoundationDP Bell & Associates,Solid Rock Baptist Church, Fels Student Association U-Penn, Tasties Restaurant, Don’t ShootJr. StakeholdersScience to the MaxThe Table, Sisterhood 4 LifeAshley Academic ServicesDare 2 HopeRalph Brooks Basketball LeagueMedia Culture Marketing,

1st District Advisory Committee, Cool Wurd Organization, From the Heart Foundation, Bethanna,

One Punch Clothing, I AM A Role Model, All City Classic, and Indego Bike Share.


Donations collected at the event will be transported personally by Unity in the Community and partners to The Bridge (Southwest Christian Community Center) in Houston. Founder and Pastor Gregg J.Patrick will join Unity in the Community as they tour areas in Houston and distribute donations to residents in need.  Groups traveling to Houston will depart from 20th and Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia on Saturday Sept. 30.


Log on to www.unityinthecommunity215.com to make a donation or for more information about the drive to Houston.


About Unity in the Community

Launched in 2009, Unity in the Community is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of others in the South Philadelphia area by inspiring and giving back. The organization is host to five charity events a year including a free Thanksgiving buffet for the homeless, the Ultimate Prom Experience, Operation Holiday Help, a free Halloween party for children and a celebrity-packed summer concert block party. In 2012, Unity in the Community kicked off its first-ever Peace Week. President, Unity in the Community, Anton Moore spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and is a recipient of the 2013 BME Leadership Awards. For more information about Unity in the Community please visit www.unityinthecommunity215.com. For social media updates visit the organization on Instagram at @unityinthecommunity, Facebook unityinthecomm1 and Twitter @unityinthecommunity.