October 23, 2021
Since Our Brother's Place wasn't allowing indoor volunteers due to Covid, BOMA Phila had to think outside of the box as we wanted to be able to continue to support the homeless men with a hot meal. BOMA Phila partnered with a local food truck and brought their own kitchen to be able to prepare and serve over 100 meals.
December 15, 2020
As a result of the pandemic we were not able to have our annual holiday event which includes a toy drive for the Marine's Toys for Tots. However, in the tradition of the BOMA Phila spirit of generosity and kindness, the Community Involvement & Associate Member Committees joined forces and developed a safe, creative and effective way for all of us to give back…the 2020 BOMA PHILADELPHIA VIRTUAL GIVING TREE! Our members were able to support & assist the families of employees of BOMA Member companies who have faced hardships in 2020, as well as families in need from Helen’s Angels and The Unforgotten Haven. Toys and gifts were given to over 60 children.
March 2, 2020
The BOMA/Philadelphia Community Involvement and Suburban Committees joined forces to collect nearly 2,000 new and gently used books for Cradles to Crayons, an organization with a mission to end childhood poverty and provide kids with everyday essentials. Several member properties and associate member partners participated throughout the city and surrounding counties, with committee members working together to pick up and drop off the books. Since the onset of COVID-19, donations to Cradles to Crayons have dropped significantly, and even needed to be halted at one point. BOMA's generous donation came when the charity needed it most!
February 28, 2020
For more than fifteen years, BOMA/Philadelphia members have gathered on the last Saturday of every month to serve the needs of Center City Philadelphia’s homeless population in a big way. The BOMA Community Involvement Committee regularly purchases, prepares and serves breakfast and lunch at Our Brother’s Place, an emergency shelter providing a safe environment and supportive services for homeless men. From the grocery shopping, to menu planning, to slicing, dicing, grilling & mixing – BOMA Philly does it all! In fact, the BOMA volunteer days have become well-known among Our Brothers Place residents & attendees. It’s no wonder, with legendary menu items like French toast sticks, fluffy scrambled eggs, freshly-made hoagies, meatball subs, warm chocolate chip cookies and more!
While this is a wonderful way to share with those less fortunate, it also serves as a bonding networking experience for members. Furthermore, it impacts our member properties in the Center City corridor, as BOMA is significantly contributing to important services designed to remove sidewalk behavior and homeless activity from the areas around commercial buildings.
April 20, 2019
Thank you to everyone that came out this past Saturday to help put the “Volunteer Day” touches on our 6th PAL Center renovation. Lots of work (and tons of fun) was accomplished in a short period of time.