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    EWR believes in supporting and strengthening communities by giving back and being involved!

    Below are some of the organizations we support:

    Big Back Yard Nursery School

    The Big Backyard Nursery School is a cooperative preschool located in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. The school offers children a place to play and explore at their own pace in an environment that is just their size. The Big Backyard fosters the emotional, social, and intellectual growth of children by making each child feel safe, respected, and loved.

    Southwest Center City 5k

    The Southwest Center City 5k​ is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, supporting the neighborhood schools and community. ​Since 2009, the ​​SWCC 5k​ Run has served the area as an active, community-building event, and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for neighborhood organizations. Once again this year, all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA) & Stanton Community Partners (SCP) to support projects at these local schools. These organizations were formed by Southwest Center City parents and community members who are committed to partnering with the schools in order to foster a robust learning environment for all neighborhood children.

    Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library

    ​The Friends of the Chestnut Hill library is a voluntary, non-profit ​neighborhood organization. In addition to raising funds for repairs, improvements, and programs at the local branch, ​Friends of the Library Foundation advocates for full funding for all 54 branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

    Hosts for Hospitals

    AFFORDABLE LODGING FOR OUT-OF-TOWN PATIENT-FAMILIES HOSTS FOR HOSPITALS (HfH) is a nonprofit agency that provides lodging and support at volunteer Host-homes for typically $20 per night per patient-family as a caring response to the lodging needs of patients and their loved ones coming to Greater Philadelphia for specialized medical care. Since July 2000, over 3,000 patient-families have been welcomed into HfH Host-homes. Patient-families need Host-homes near Center City and throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Our Hosts are ordinary people from all walks of life. They welcome patient families in need into their homes. The homes can range from ranch or multi-level, to condos or apartments in elevator equipped buildings. Hosts are not responsible for meals or transportation. Just a clean and comfortable place to sleep. For information about becoming a host or helping to spread word of the patient-family lodging need, please contact us at 484 380 2999; email or visit our website at

    Face To Face Germantown

    Face to Face is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization dedicated to the health, well-being, and stability of our community. Face to Face meets basic human needs and reduces suffering. With hospitality, we provide a safe environment and practical tools, which enable the people of our community to confront personal challenges, empower their lives, and fulfill their unique potential.

    Rebuilding Together

    The mission of Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.

    Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

    The Housing Alliance is a statewide coalition working to provide leadership and a common voice for policies, practices and resources to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, especially those with low incomes, have access to safe, decent and affordable homes. We promote common-sense solutions to balance Pennsylvania’s housing market and increase the supply of safe, decent homes for low-income people.

    Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund

    The Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund is an innovative and vital tool for building and preserving affordable homes and advancing equitable neighborhood revitalization. It was established in 2005 in a collaborative effort among community organizations and city and state officials. Specifically, the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund supports the development of new affordable homes, repair of existing homes, and foreclosure/homeless prevention programs. To date, over 6,246 low- and moderate-income families, seniors, disabled and homeless people have gained access to expanded housing opportunities through the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund. The Trust Fund has also leveraged more than $277 million in non-city funds; created hundreds of jobs; expanded the City’s tax base; and, revitalized neighborhoods.

    Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services

    Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (PNHS) is a 501c(3) non-profit community development corporation and certified Community Development Financial Institution, serving targeted neighborhood and populations in the City of Philadelphia. PNHS has marshaled private, philanthropic and government resources for evolving programs and services. PNHS combines these resources to halt the process of disinvestment and deterioration which threatens to destroy many of Philadelphia’s older residential areas. PNHS targets specific neighborhoods, forms strategic alliances with like- minded community organizations and groups to deliver comprehensive revitalization services. PNHS is a community builder focusing on quality affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in low-income communities.

    Project Home

    Project Home empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.

    Inn Dwelling

    Inn Dwelling is a non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting poor families in the Germantown and Northeast sections of Philadelphia. Utilizing a coordinated web of education, housing and career development programs, Inn Dwelling seeks to be the agency of change through which area residents can reach their goals of self-sufficiency, social responsibility and upward mobility. Inn Dwelling believes that the most appropriate and fundamental solutions to poverty and homelessness are those that are holistic. All solutions to families’ economic crises must support the independence of people bound by poverty and its effects.