Sports championships are always big news. Chess championships, almost never. But volunteer coaches and their supporters are helping young chess players from Philadelphia travel to the big show.
Thousands of people immigrate to the United States every year. Elderly immigrants who don’t speak English can find themselves lonely in a new country. Now there’s a national effort to help, born in the city of brotherly love.
Two Hatboro-Horsham High School teachers wanted to make blankets for cancer patients. They asked for a little help online, and it started pouring in.
Theresa Rose and a group of volunteers started Philly Stake in September 2010. It was a simple idea: Organize a homemade dinner and sell tickets. The money goes in a pot. During the meal, the diners read and hear about community projects, then vote.
The last thing a cancer patient needs is housework to do. But many do it without help, until now. Dozens of cancer patients are getting a break at home thanks to some businesses who step up to clean up.
A Bucks County teen has created a whole new website for social causes.
President Obama has been encouraging high school students to major in engineering, science, or math. Now, a group of minority tech professionals has decided to take that one step further by giving weekend lessons to the next generation.
For the last year, a homegrown effort in Philadelphia has helped people get some relief from devastating medical bills. For a small amount of money, hundreds of people have made a difference.
When people immigrate to the United States, it can be a challenge to learn English, especially as an adult. As Ukee Washington shows us, volunteers are donating their time and expertise to help.
When a Chester County woman heard about homeless children who needed pajamas, she decided to do something about it. She’s like a Santa for sleepwear with the help of a lot of elves!
Children in hospitals across the area are getting handmade hats thanks to some senior citizens who made quite a name for themselves.
Inside a church in Fishtown, you can feel the noise, courtesy of Rock to the Future, a free afterschool program for underprivileged students ages 9 to 17.
Most schools are open after Sandy, but that doesn’t mean the school year is back to normal for everyone.
This Thanksgiving, more than 100 families will eat a meal delivered with love from “Honey” and her angels.
On a warm sunny day, the Ventnor Community Building and lawn filled with volunteers wanting to replace what Sandy took away.