The fourth annual South Philly Garden Tour, a self-guided exploration of the green spaces hidden in South Philly's concrete jungle, is just around the corner. As we count down to the big day, your friendly neighborhood co-op blog team is here to remind you of all the most crucial reasons why you should join us on Saturday, September 6, 1-4 p.m., for our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Limited Charity Fundraising Bibs for the Philly 10K Race now available!
Did you want to run the inaugural year of Philly 10K race in September but got shut out of the lottery? Well, here’s your chance to get your bib for the city’s coolest new SOLD OUT race that starts and ends right in East Passyunk.
Our friends at the Philly 10K have provided the South Philly Food Co-op with a limited amount of Charity Fundraising Bibs to sell to the public for the big race on Saturday, September 6th. These bibs grant you entry to the race, a member-priced ticket to the Garden Tour and solidify your status as a Member-Owner of everyone’s favorite theoretical* grocery store. Oh, and your charitable contribution gets us one big step closer to opening a real community-run grocery store in South Philly!
Start your day racing through the city streets, grab a specially brewed Philadelphia Brewing Company beer from the post-race festival and then cool down with a stroll through the hidden garden spaces of South Philadelphia on our 4th Annual Garden Tour along with all your neighbors and new fellow member-owners.
For more info on how to purchase your bib and gain access to the hottest garden tour of the year, plus make a charitable contribution to the South Philly Food Co-op, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premium Package - $500: Limited Edition Charity Bib + More
Includes Philly 10K Entrance Fee and Tshirt, a Garden Tour Member Ticket, Co-op Membership Equity and a generous tax-deductible donation
Just the Philly 10K Bib - $100: Cost of entrance fee plus a small donation to support South Philly Food Co-op in our goal to open a local community grocery store
Purchase your Race Bib here by Tuesday, September 2nd!
PHILLY 10K RACE DETAILS:
Saturday September 6th, 7:30 am, Rain or Shine
Start: East Passyunk and Reed St
Finish: Tasker and 8th
Festival at Tasker and East Passyunk
The race is now SOLD OUT.
GARDEN TOUR DETAILS
South Philly Garden Tour
Saturday, September 6th, 1 - 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, September 7th)
Check-in: Gold Star Park, 613 Wharton St
The Garden Tour is the South Philly Food Co-op’s biggest annual fundraiser, with all proceeds directly supporting costs associated with opening a community-owned and -operated full-service grocery store. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Click here for more information about this year’s tour or to get your tickets today.
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We are so thankful for all of our members and supporters, and we ask you to remember the Co-op during your year-end giving. Thanks to our partnership with fiscal sponsor Fair Food Philly, you can help the Co-op achieve its goal of opening a community-owned grocery store with a tax-deductible, charitable gift.
Please help us continue to grow one of the most exciting projects in South Philly by making a donation to the Co-op today! (If you give before December 31st, you can count the tax benefit for 2013.) Your donation will go toward outreach, events and Co-op education, keeping our community connected and growing the Co-op’s local impact.
We’ve set a goal of $2,000 for this end-of-year giving campaign, and we’ll get there with your contribution of $20, $50 or even $100.
Making a donation is easy. Make a secure online donation here, use the button at the bottom of this page,or write a check, made payable to our fiscal sponsor Fair Food Philly, and mail it to us at: South Philly Food Co-op, P.O. Box 31506, Philadelphia PA 19147.
In addition to being a member (JOIN NOW!), attending our events (and bringing other folks with you), volunteering or offering discounts at your business as part of Shop South Philly, supporting the Co-op with a charitable gift furthers your investment in an enterprise owned and controlled by a pretty awesome group of South Philadelphians! You can always get all the latest information on what’s going on at southphillyfoodcoop.org. We hope to see you at a Co-op event soon!
P.S. Since we're on the topic of the holiday season, are you still looking for a gift idea for the "not-yet-a-Co-op-member" in your life?
We've set up a form that allows you to easily give the gift of membership to friends or family who you know want to be part of the Co-op but who haven't taken that next step.