Hair O’ The Dog hosted the annual Sponsor Appreciation Event on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at The Foundry inside The Fillmore. During the event, Metrospect Events Inc., presented a $14,000 check to Bianca’s Kids, which was raised during the 23rd annual Hair O’ The Dog in January!
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Ariane Datil of Chasing News came out to 1100 Social inside XFINITY Live on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 for FLIRT to raise funds to donate to Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)!
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Hair O’ The Dog Donates a $14,000 Charitable Check to Bianca’s Kids
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Each year Hair O’ The Dog, produced by Metrospect Events Inc., a Philadelphia based marketing & events firm, chooses a deserving charity to donate a portion of event proceeds to, and this year was no exception with selecting the South Jersey non-profit, Bianca’s Kids. This wonderful deserving charity provides hope to the hopeless by granting wishes to children and families in need. From celebrity meet & greets to bedroom makeovers and everything in between. Children who are struggling emotionally, physically, mentally or financially – every needy child is considered one of Bianca’s Kids. To date, Bianca’s Kids have provided over 13,000 foster & needy children with Christmas gifts, necessities, prom dresses, concert tickets, granted personal wishes and much more.
Who: Metrospect Events raised $14,000 which will be presented in a check presentation ceremony to the charity.
What: This year, Hair O’ The Dog chose Bianca’s Kids to donate a portion of the proceeds to from the event. If a child has been displaced by the foster system, struck by tragedy, or affected by disability, then he or she is one of Bianca’s Kids. Hair O’ The Dog will be donating a generous check to Bianca’s Kids to allow them to continue their efforts in restoring hope to individuals in need.
When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
(4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
Where: The Foundry at The Fillmore
(29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1753)
Why: To donate a charitable check to the non-profit organization, Bianca’s Kids, for their endless contributions in assisting children and families during times of need.
About Hair O’ The Dog:
Hair O’ The Dog was founded 23 years ago by longtime friends and owners of Metrospect Events Inc. and Chorus Communications Inc., Daniel Cronin and Robert Molinaro. The event is considered the longest running black-tie affair in the country. Hair O’ The Dog attracts not only local but national celebrities, athletes, and media personalities. Held each year at an exclusive Philadelphia venue, a portion of the event proceeds are given to various local charities such as: Big Brothers, Big Sisters, The Garden of Reflection (PA’s official 9-11 memorial), The National Constitution Center, Habitat for Humanity, Project H.O.M.E., Friends of Memorial Hall Fund, the Sunshine Foundation, The Great Guy Group, The Bethesda Project, Friends Are By Your Side, The Claddagh Fund, and THON.
About Bianca’s Kids:
Established in 2010, Bianca’s Kids is a 501(c)3 approved nonprofit organization that grants wishes to foster, sick and needy children. Our founder, Debbie Savigliano, founded Bianca’s Kids in memory of her niece Bianca Yodice. It was Bianca’s passion for children that inspired our organization, which focuses on bringing joy to the most-worthy children. Whether a child is struggling due to mental, physical, emotional or financial issues – every child in need is considered one of Bianca’s kids. To date, Bianca’s Kids has served over 13,000 children in New Jersey and around the U.S.. Our goal is to make that number grow by the thousands.
In 2013, Bianca’s Kids was named one of the fastest growing nonprofits in South Jersey. In 2014 & 2015 Bianca’s Kids won the prestigious “Top Ranked Nonprofit” award from GreatNonprofits.org.
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Fairmount @ Brewerytown Restores Hope with Habitat for Humanity
Friday, March 10, 2017
Volunteers and staff from the Fairmount @ Brewerytown will be loading a 26-foot truck full of building materials as a donation to the Habitat to Humanity Philadelphia ReStore on Friday. The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s discounted home goods store, with proceeds supporting Habitat’s efforts to build and repair homes across Philadelphia for families in need of decent, affordable housing. “With a project as large as The Fairmount @ Brewerytown, construction materials and fixtures are often left over. What better way to put them to good use than donate them to Habitat for Humanity so that they can build and repair homes in our community? We encourage other real estate developers to get involved and help our neighbors benefit from our projects,” says Dana Spain of Fairmount @ Brewerytown.
“Our partnership with the Fairmount @ Brewerytown is an all-around win,” said Corinne O’Connell, Associate Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. “The high quality of donations leads to an increase in sales, in turn generating more unrestricted revenue for our Homeownership and Home Repair programs. As a ReStore partner, the Fairmount @ Brewerytown is helping us reach our vision of a city where everyone has a decent place to live.”
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s ReStore opened on Washington Avenue in June of 2015 and saw $1M in sales during its first year. This funded the construction of two new Habitat for Humanity homes for first-time homebuyers as well as the repair of ten homes for low-income homeowners. The ReStore’s success relies on the support of strong partnerships such as the one with Fairmount @ Brewerytown.
WHO: Fairmount @ Brewerytown and the Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia ReStore partner to help families in need.
WHAT: Faimount @ Brewerytown is donating excess building materials to the Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia ReStore. Items will be sold to consumers at discounted prices to help generate revenue for Habitat for Humanity’s progams in Philadelphia.
WHERE: Fairmount at Brewerytown located at 1363 N. 31st St. Phila., PA 19121
WHEN: Friday, March 10, 2017 (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) *11:30 a.m. is the best photo op*
WHY: To generate funds for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, and transform lives by building and repairing quality homes for those in need.
About Habitat for Humanity:
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. We work locally to transform lives and our city by building and repairing quality homes in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable housing. To date, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has sold 201 homes to first-time homebuyers. Future homeowners contribute 350 hours of “sweat equity” in building their houses and others in order to qualify for the zero-interest mortgage provided by Habitat. Since 2010, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has evolved our model to strategically partner with more than 365 families though our Home Repair Program, which provides weatherization, repairs and stabilization, services to keep homes safe, healthy and efficient. With 3200 volunteers annually, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia believes we are all part of the solution to achieve affordable housing, and welcomes anyone willing to swing a hammer to help make affordable homes a reality.
About the ReStore:
The Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Restore accepts donations of new and gently used furniture, home goods, building supplies, appliances, and more, which we sell to consumers at low prices. All proceeds from sales at the ReStore go directly to support Habitat’s work in Philadelphia, helping families in need of decent, affordable housing through our Homeownership and Home Repair Programs. The ReStore welcomes donations from individuals, companies, retailers, and contractors – and offers free pick-up five days a week. All donations are tax-deductible.
About The Fairmount at Brewerytown
Historic. Sophisticated. From the modern fixtures, ample storage space and lots of natural light, The Fairmount @ Brewerytown was designed with the residents in mind. Enjoy soaring ceilings and large bath & bedrooms in units plus amazing amenities: 24 hour concierge; secure indoor parking; events/game room; billiards room; fitness center; business center; pool deck and roof top dog park! The Fairmount at Brewerytown is redefining urban sophistication in the City of Philadelphia. You’ll love it here! For more information visit the website: https://
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Fox 29’s Alex Holley and MyNewPhilly’s Kyree Terrell Hosts FLIRT
Get Lucky in Love on Tuesday, March 7, 2017
FLIRT is a social event that allows singles to go out and meet new people all while supporting a good cause. Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia, Alex Holley will be hosting the event with Kyree Terrell from MyNewPhilly closing out the event. This year FLIRT will be donating 100% of ticket sales to PAWS.
WHO: FLIRT at XFINITY Live with Host, Alex Holley from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Kyree Terrell from 8 p.m.- 9 p.m.
WHAT: FLIRT charity dating event with 100% of ticket proceeds benefitting PAWS. The live dating auction begins at promptly 7 p.m. To buy tickets go to: flirtphl.eventbrite.com.
WHERE: 1100 Social inside XFINITY Live
(1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148)
WHEN: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
(6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with live dating auction beginning at 7 p.m.)
WHY: To find your special someone while supporting a great cause that is helping save animals’ lives.
FLIRT is a social event organized by Jenna Communications that allows singles to go out and meet new people all while supporting a good cause. Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelpha, Alex Holley will be hosting the event with Kyree Terrell from MyNewPhilly closing out the event. This year FLIRT will be donating 100% of ticket sales to PAWS. Jenna Communications began hosting charity dating auctions in 2009 during the recession and has done several in the Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and New York City areas.
PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest no-kill shelter and operates two high-volume, low-cost clinics serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. For more information, please visit www.philllypaws.orgor follow us: @phillypaws (Twitter/Instagram) or facebook.com/philaanimalwelfaresociety
Karen Rogers and Alicia Vitarelli from FYI Philly took a tour of Flying Fish Crafthouse and enjoyed some craft beers and delicious grub!
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Comcast & Xfinity showcase Philly’s best through local content provider MyNEWPhilly!
Viewers of Xfinity.com find a direct link to Philly’s Best in 3-minutes or less via MyNEWPhilly.com.
[Philadelphia, PA] Beginning on Friday, February 10, 2017 The Xfinity.com home page will welcome a new edition. Have you ever wondered what the news would look like minus crime or violence? Viewers of Xfinity.com will soon discover MyNEWPhilly is the answer! Since the network’s launch in July of 2015 MyNEWPhilly.com has created more than 1000 short-form videos that highlight the people, places, and events that are influencing Philadelphia’s current renaissance. Comcast is now introducing their loyal customers to this dynamic platform through the Xfinity.com home screen. On the backdrop of the Philadelphia Skyline the headline “Philly’s Best In 3 Minutes or Less” redirects inquisitive web surfers to a treasure chest of locally driven content.
Comcast Corporation, the parent company for XFINITY and NBCUniversal, is an American global telecommunications conglomerate that dominates as the largest cable television and internet service provider in the United States. Comcast services U.S. residential and commercial customers in over 40 states. With the corporation’s headquarters located in Philadelphia, Comcast is committed to showcasing the talent available in this local market evidenced by the budding partnership with MyNEWPhilly.com.
“We set out to fill a void, to eradicate the lopsided view of crime, negativity and violence as the image portrayed of the city we love. We are beyond excited that our content aligned with the current initiatives and objectives of the amazing team at Comcast, and we are optimistic for what the future may hold as this relationship continues to develop.” Says Founder of MyNEWPhilly, Kyree Terrell
The ambitiously talented team behind MyNEWPhilly.com has been busy producing entertaining, informative content and ensuring that Philadelphian’s have access to these creative videos through multiple mediums. Beginning this Friday, Feb 10th Xfinity.com will launch their promotion of the web-based media outlet. Over the next four Friday’s the Xfinity.com home page will feature a direct link to MyNEWPhilly.com, placing new eyes on the new voice of Philadelphia news media.
MyNEWPhilly’s impact on the city of brotherly love cannot be denied, as the fastest growing news media outlet in the Philadelphia metropolitan area MyNEWPhilly has surpassed initial expectations. With over 30 different segments this alternative news media platform consistently provides options for Philadelphians to fall back in love with the city through the genres they enjoy most. In a world where social media dominates social interactions this millennial driven network creates and distributes their infotainment content via MyNEWPhilly.com and all leading social media platforms. With an endless stream of great places, new projects, and inspiring people MyNEWPhilly’s abilities and available resources are as limitless as their aspirations.
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#HugAHero- Send a Valentine to our Troops While Raising Funds for Liberty USO!
Monday, February 13, 2017
Liberty USO is excited to launch #HugAHero to honor the military men and women protecting our freedom. #HugAHero offers the opportunity to send a hug or kiss to an active military service member to remind them how grateful we are for their bravery and sacrifice for our nation’s freedom. On Monday, February 13, join Flying Fish Crafthouse in giving thanks with fun beer garden games, and light bites complimentary of Chef Brian Duffy while enjoying live music by Jerry Lee Watkins of B101 FM. A $20 donation at the door gets you into the event, and includes two drink tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Liberty USO.
In addition to online and social media outreach, Liberty USO volunteers will be at locations throughout the Delaware Valley during #HugAHero week to raise awareness for the campaign and allow the public to send on-the-spot valentines to troops. Supporters also have the option to post a picture of their personal “hero,” and send them love through USO social media sites. Service Members will receive an email notification that they have been sent a Hug or Kiss.
WHO: Flying Fish Crafthouse hosts #HugAHero to give appreciation to our nation’s active military service members.
WHAT: #HugAHero allows individuals to send a hug or kiss to an active military service member to remind them that their service is appreciated. Flying Fish Crafthouse will offer a special “hero” sandwich all week from February 7- 14 and $2 of each sandwich goes to Liberty USO.
Beer Garden Games
Hugging Booth with Veterans
Games & Prizes
WHERE: Flying Fish Crafthouse
(1363 North 31 Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121)
WHEN: Monday, February 13, 2017, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHY: To give thanks to our active military service members for their bravery and sacrifice to protect our nation’s freedom.
About Flying Fish Crafthouse:
Open seven days a week, The Flying Fish Crafthouse is located in the heart of the Brewerytown at 1363 N. 31ST street (31St St. and W. Master), Philadelphia, PA 19121. Check out the website for exclusive offers and to find out about the newest deals at The Crafthouse.
ABOUT Liberty USO:
Liberty USO lifts the spirits of and provides services to American troops and their families that reside in or pass through Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. We provide a “touch of home” at airports and military bases in the region and abroad, via innovative programs and services. We also deliver critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, local military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and Families of the Fallen. Liberty USO is a private, non-profit organization; not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.