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Each year the Toll Public Interest Center sponsors a half day of hands-on service in Philadelphia for Penn Law students, faculty, and staff.

A Sampling of 2012 Orientation Service Sites

Books Through Bars

Students selected and mailed books in service to this local organization, which provides educational materials to prisoners.

Circle Thrift

Students worked with this local non-profit thrift store in South Philadelphia to clean and organize their store, and to process clothing and household donations.

Cradles to Crayons

Students sorted and packaged items for the almost 40,000 vulnerable children this organization serves each year.

Dress for Success

Students sorted business suits and separates, in support of this local organization that provides suits to disadvantaged women returning to or entering the workforce.

Greater Philadelphia Cares

Students helped to clean and beautify a park in Germantown with Greater Philadelphia Cares and the Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.

Sayre Health Center

Students worked at Sayre’s Sliding Scale Health Facility and assisted with client services, intake calls, and gardening.

Schuylkill River Development Corporation

Students volunteered by weeding and doing trash pickup.

SHARE Food Program (coordinated by United Way Community Action Center)

Students organized and packaged food boxes, including government sponsored food boxes for seniors, and worked in SHARE’s garden.

Nationalities Service Center (NSC)

Students organized household item donations and prepared housing packets for newly arriving refugees.

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