Philadelphia Furniture Bank gives furniture to the city’s most vulnerable, free of charge—because home is about more than just four walls
The Citizen Recommends: Sleep out with Covenant House
The city’s shelter for homeless youth is expanding, but more needs to be done. Join them by sleeping outside on a cardboard box to help out
Citizen of the Week: Sunday Love Project
Fishtown resident Margaux Murphy started buying meals for the homeless on Christmas two years ago. Now she serves home-cooked lunches to 200 needy people every Sunday
Do Something: Ride Bikes, Feed the Homeless
PMA Bike Riders pedal pie to the homeless around Philadelphia. Plus, munch on ugly fruits and veggies, grow your neighborhood and more ways to satiate your need for good citizenship this week
Citizen of the Week: Sara Gatti
The 24-year-old knitter asked The Citizen where to donate handmade winter items for the homeless. We hooked her up with needy recipients
Do Something: Mark Homeless Memorial Day
The 10th annual event remembers homeless people who have died in Philly 2016. Plus, a benefit for victims of Oakland's Ghostship fire and more ways to be a jolly citizen this week
One Day At A Time
Mel Wells' 33-year-old social service agency has changed 56,000 lives. What's his secret?
The Citizen Updates: Healthy Rowhouse Project
The two-year-old nonprofit and the city discuss a low-interest loan program—one of the first in the country—to help homeowners repair their houses
To Give or Not To Give?
Our formerly homeless writer says to leave the moralizing behind
Safety Net For The Safety Net
Covenant House rescues 500 runaway teens in Philadelphia every year. It turns away even more.