Community Events

On this page you will find events in Philadelphia neighborhoods that address the problems of homelessness. Click on the image for details about the event.

April Events

Philadelphia Interfaith Network

5th Annual Empty Plate Dinner

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 5-8pm
Location: St. Dominic Parish’s Marian Hall (8532 Frankford Ave.) Philadelphia

The Empty Plate Dinner combines the warmth of community and a hearty meal for the purpose of raising support for PIHN’s congregation-based emergency shelter program. This is a family-friendly event, suitable for all ages with fun activities for children and raffles and prizes for all. For a modest donation, attendees are treated to fresh foods and desserts from over 70 area restaurants. At the start of their meal, attendees choose a complimentary hand-painted plate donated by Holy Family University students, local congregations, and school children. After the meal, guests take their plates with them as a reminder that every night many of our neighbors, even working parents and their children, have only an empty plate.

May Events

Corporate Environments

Char-ity Art Auction Benefiting Valley Youth House Program

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 4:30-7:30pm
Location: Corporate Environments Showroom, 605 East Broad St., Bethlehem

A unique art auction never before seen in the Lehigh Valley will raise funds to benefit the programs and services of Valley Youth House. The “Chair-ity” Art Auction, sponsored by Corporate Environments, A One Point Company, will feature an iconic office chair transformed into stunning works of art by interior designers and architects of local architectural firms.  This year’s featured chair will be the Eames molded plastic armchair.


Food for Thought 2018

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 7:30-10:30pm
Location: Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12th St., Philadelphia

Join us for the 8th annual Food For Thought at a new location – Reading Terminal Market! Enjoy a great evening with food, live music, games and fun at one of Philadelphia’s iconic locations, while supporting ACHIEVEability’s amazing work to end the cycle of poverty.

In eight short years, Food for Thought has become one of the most well-attended and unique food events in Philadelphia with over 600 guests including elected officials and corporate, civic and non-profit leaders.

Bethesda Project

21st Annual Party and Auction

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 6pm
Location: The Diamond Club, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

As we proudly celebrate over 38 years of dedicated service to Philadelphia’s most vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness, Bethesda Project is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Party & Auction will be taking place on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:00 pmLast year’s Party & Auction raised over $160,000 which went directly to funding Bethesda Project’s life-saving work providing emergency shelter, housing and supportive services for thousands of homeless and formerly homeless men and women.

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize 2018

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia

Juvenile Law Center’s annual Leadership Prize is awarded to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. This year, our winners are Attorney Francis “Frankie” V. Guzman of National Youth Law Center; Judge Steven C. Teske, Juvenile Court Judge of Clayton County, GA; and Teen Vogue. Check their site frequently or sign up for their email list to get updates about the event.

Dignity Housing

30th Anniversary Gala

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Regal Ballroom, 5411 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia

Proceeds from the gala support homeless families and individuals in their move toward economic and housing stability.

Lutheran Settlement House

Women of Courage

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 8:30-10:30am
Location: Double Tree Hotel, 237 S Broad St., Philadelphia


September Events

Valley Youth House

Setting the Stage with Elton John

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: PPL Center, 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101