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Alumni Support for the Penn Community this Holiday Season

This holiday season, Penn Alumni Relations and the Alumni Class Leadership Council (ACLC), in partnership with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, are highlighting needs in Penn's local community of West and Southwest Philadelphia. Two ways to support this effort is through donations of school supplies and non-perishable foods directly to community organizations.


Please visit this Amazon Wishlist to select items identified by Principal Rauchaun DuPree of Benjamin B. Comegys Elementary School, a university-assisted community school.  The items will support Comegys’ teachers and 500 students.  Note: For easy direct shipping of your contribution, when you proceed to check out, the shipping address should appear under "Other addresses" as "Penn-Comegys School Partnership -- Gift Registry Address" which will ship to Principal DuPree's home.


Please use delivery services (such as Amazon, Target, Walmart) to send donated items (nonperishable, not expired, dry/canned goods only – suggested items listed below) directly to the following contacts:

People’s Emergency Shelter
Derrick Pratt
325 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Salvation Army West Philadelphia Corps-Food Pantry
Major Celestin Nkounkou
5501 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Food donations might include: Boxed stuffing, cranberry sauce, rice, beans, mashed potato flakes, macaroni, soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, spaghetti, sauce, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, canned drink mix, canned yams, tuna fish, corn muffin mix, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, etc.