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Give on #GivingTuesdayPHL to strengthen #Philly neighborhoods through design

The Community Design Collaborative works all year long to strengthen neighborhoods through design.

Our proven process matches community-minded volunteer design professionals with neighborhood groups that have a vision but need help putting it on paper.

Your support of the Collaborative enables us to keep up this good work—all year long!

In the last year, we've hired Danielle Parnes as program assistant, and we tasked her with strengthening and deepening our volunteer engagement. Danielle creates workshops and programs where volunteers can meet each other and hone their community design skills. She also assists with special projects, including design charrettes and stormwater management design services. After hours, you'll find Danielle enjoying the benefits of Philly's strong nonprofit network, whether it's learning how to repair a bike or exploring Philadelphia's parks and trails.

Do you know about Giving Tuesday? Or #GivingTuesday, as it's known on social media. It's the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (and Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday). It falls on December 2 this year.

Giving Tuesday is a nationwide day to encourage people to give back to the community through volunteering and giving money to their favorite nonprofits.

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on a day when our Project Review Committee meets. A key part of the Collaborative's process is peer review of preliminary designs by this committee.

So this year, for Giving Tuesday, we're highlighting the fact that our volunteers contribute their time two Tuesdays a month, all year long.

Since 2001, our volunteers have contributed over 79,000 hours of services, valued at more than $7.5 million to communities all across the Philadelphia region.

Please give to the Collaborative so we can keep up this good work two Tuesdays a month, all year long.

Thank you!

Elizabeth K. Miller Executive Director



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