Rebuilding Philadelphia, Together

A local non-profit supported and powered by banks and corporations helps low-income homeowners make much-needed repairs

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Furnishing Lives

Philadelphia Furniture Bank gives furniture to the city’s most vulnerable, free of charge—because home is about more than just four walls

By Quinn O'Callaghan

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Saurav Upadhyay

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

By Josh Middleton

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

By Thomas Austen

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

By Josh Middleton

One Day At A Time

Mel Wells' 33-year-old social service agency has changed 56,000 lives. What's his secret?

By Quinn O'Callaghan

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

To Give or Not To Give?

Our formerly homeless writer says to leave the moralizing behind

By Josh Kruger