Updates

2021 Winter Clothing Drive

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We kept it local for this event, sticking to Trenton and Camden, New Jersey. We successfully donated around 15 full garbage bags of clothes for those in need, including some blankets for the winter cold. This was a great way to end the year off, and we are excited for the new year!

December 2021

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Veterans Day Drop Off

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Our Veterans Day Drop off Event went great! We dropped off toiletries: toothbrushes, toothpastes, feminine pads, deodorants, body washes, bars of soap, and washcloths. Everyone was very appreciative and we even met some veterans and thanked them for their service. Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday is coming up, we have big plans so stay tuned!

November 11, 2021

Summer Drop off in Kensington, Philadelphia

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Better Together had our August summer drop off in Kensington Philadelphia! We distributed almost 200 washcloths, soap (bars and liquid), toothbrushes, toothpastes, deodorants, feminine hygiene products, and water for the hot days. It was great being able to give people toiletries items that they desperately need, when they usually expect food items from soup kitchens/shelters.  Great things coming for the fall!

August 23, 2021

Care Package Drop off in Camden

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Successful drop off in partnership with Joseph's House in Camden, New Jersey. We distributed over 100 care packages: 50 with food items and gatorade/water, and another 50 with toiletries. We also made 50 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It was a great first drop off in Camden. 

June 8, 2021

Mother's Day Toiletries Drop off in Philadelphia

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Better Together distributed over 100 complete toiletries package stocked with toothbrushes, toothpastes, deodorant, feminine products, lip balm, soap, wash cloths, hand sanitizers, gatorade, and snacks on Mother's Day Weekend!
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We were excited to see how grateful our visitors were in receiving these products, but are saddened at the reminder that homeless and impoverished communities are desperate for basic hygiene products, not just food and water. Hygiene is a right, not a privilege. We are working to achieve that. 

May 7, 2021

Better Together on 6abc Action News

March 5, 2021

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We distributed over 150 of our care packages filled with essentials, as well as 165 sandwiches to the impoverished Kensington section of Philadelphia. Thank you to the St. Francis Inn Homeless Service for hosting us! It was a wonderful experience and we certainly learned a lot. We are in the process of planning many exciting things in the near future so stay tuned! Thank you for all of the support and donations.

March 5, 2021

Successful first drop off in Kensington, Philadelphia

CREATED 150 CARE PACKAGES FOR OUR FIRST DROP OFF

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In preparation for our first drop off event in Philadelphia on Friday, March 3rd, we created over 150 care packages with a small group of volunteers! We made sure to sanitize the bags and use COVID precautions when making them. They contain food, water, gatorade, masks and sanitizer, and gloves and socks. We are excited for the next steps and will be sure to post many updates! Thank you to all that donated!

March 2, 2021

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First $1k reached in less then 2 days

In less then 48 hours since its official launch, Better Together has surpassed its $1,000 goal! Thank you to all the donors, we have begun crafting care packages. Stay tuned for the announcement of our first drop - off, coming very soon! Great things to come!

Jan. 22, 2021