Friday, May 20, 2011

Save Our Stiffel

Culturally Diverse South Philly Jewish Senior Center is Desperate for Funds!

South Philadelphia -- (May 12, 2011) May is “Older Americans Month,” but, nearly 450 seniors -- ages 65-95, from many ethnic and religious backgrounds -- will be forced to leave their senior center. The facility provides many with not only a daily hot lunch, but camaraderie, fun and over 20 programs and special events.
The historic Jacob and Esther Stiffel Senior Center, located in the heart of South Philly since 1928, must raise $200,000 to offset its deficit by June 30 or it will shut its doors. The area’s diverse, thriving senior community (including Jewish, Italian, Irish and Vietnamese) will be greatly affected by its closing.
Save Our Stiffel has formed to meet this immediate challenge. We are scrambling to secure tax-free donations from caring individuals, philanthropists and corporations, with the pledge of future funds to ensure these aging seniors have neighborhood access to this unique and historic center. PLEASE, spread the word!

All tax deductible donations can be made to:
Stiffel Senior Center
604 Porter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
attn: Susan Hoffman

1 comment:

Unique Invitations by Deborah Burman Carasso said...

Fantastic place where seniors feel at home, no matter what race or religion. We're having a fundraiser on June 22, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Stiffel. There will be entertainment, silent auction and refreshments. Price is $50 general admission and Seniors are $25.00. It's a really worthy cause.

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Deborah Carasso
Save our Stiffel Committee