It can happen to anyone of us, at any time…
Homelessness isn’t a problem that targets only the less fortunate, the mentally ill, the lazy unmotivated populous. It affects all cultures in all areas of the globe, and it is estimated that an approximate 4000 people are homeless on any given day in Philadelphia (Project H.O.M.E.). Philadelphia is one of few cities across the country with an organization that supports a Street Paper, that provides a means of employment to those in need of jobs and shelter. One Step Away, Philadelphia’s first street paper and a project of local non-profit organization, Resources for Human Development, employs motivated homeless persons as vendors to sell their newspaper, written by the vendors themselves. Vendors can pick up copies of the newspaper at a variety of local shelters for 25 cents a copy, where they can then sell the papers on the streets of Philadelphia for $1.00, providing then with a daily income. Please support the One Step Away vendors next time you are offered one of these remarkable community papers.
Want to party at Chickie’s & Pete’s PLAY2 with local sports legend Darren Dalton, former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star and Philly boxing champs Nate “Mister” Miller and Jerry “The Bull” Martin? Join us at the KNOCK OUT HOMELESSNESS event on Thursday, April 26th from 6:00-11:00PM, hosted by former light heavyweight champion and Philadelphia legend, Matthew Saad Muhammad.
Ticketing information and event details are available HERE. This unique collaboration at Chickie’s & Pete’s is a star-studded gathering of athletes, celebrities and special guests committed to the battle against homelessness, and features Wii Boxing and other video gaming, as well as a silent auction, beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from the evening benefit One Step Away, Philadelphia’s first newspaper produced by those without homes for those with homes.