The 2019 Donation Recipients
Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer Andy Chan suffered devastating injuries while on duty riding his police motorcycle. Andy is in a rehabilitation center and is totally incapacitated. This leaves his wife and 3 young children without an active father and his income.
The Flyers Alumni Association has donated $1,500 directly to the family’s benefit. Here’s how you can help, too
In 2019 our Christmas Season Giving officially started with the Flyers Alumni making a $1,000 donation to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. The contribution was matched dollar-for-dollar by Danny Briere, as part of his own pledge to assist Snider Hockey’s own 12 Days of Giving fundraising campaign with dollar-for-dollar matches on all donations.
Northwest Victim Services
On Dec. 10, Flyers Alumni Brad Marsh and Bill Clement presented a $1,500 check to Northwest Victim Services. Based at 6023 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, the organization provides a wide array of vital services, free of charge, to people victimized by — or witness to — crimes.
The Neighborhood Center
Based in Camden, NJ, the Neighborhood Center is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to help local residents break the cycle of generational poverty. Founded more than a century ago, it provides a supportive environment and programs that encourage academic achievement, athletic participation and accomplishment and immersion in the arts. The programs serve children and teenagers as well a “Sages” program for senior adults.
St. John’s Hospice
Every December, the Flyers Alumni volunteer a day to purchase the food and serve a meal to the homeless at St. John’s Hospice in Philadelphia (1221 Race St.). This year, the Alumni incorporated that annual tradition into a facet of the 14 Days of Christmas Season Giving program. The Alumni were even joined by Chase Clement, who wanted to help out (Chase is top center in the photo above). This year, there was a special request for Chinese food. We delivered, literally.
Founded in 1963, St. John’s Hospice is a Catholic social services men’s shelter for the homeless and destitute of Philadelphia, providing for their most basic of human needs for food and shelter. It is devoted to providing such services with respect and compassion, honoring the dignity of its service recipients. As one of its services, the hospice provides a noontime hot meal for roughly 350 homeless men every weekday.
Michael’s Way was founded in 2002 by Chris McElwee in memory of his brother, Michael, who lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 25. The organization is devoted to providing quality-of-life services to pediatric cancer patients and to providing vital financial assistance their families. Very few Delaware Valley charities assist families with expenses that are not explicitly medical treatment related or geared toward helping with the many out-of-pocket costs that arise in tending to young loved one’s stricken with cancer. The charity works directly in conjunction with social workers and numerous hospitals in our region.
One hundred percent of donations to Michael’s Way go to the direct benefit of families. Not a single cent of donations goes toward covering organizational overhead.