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  • Timber Creek High School – November 2017 – Book Drive – Post by SHS Club President: Holly Vu

    At Timber Creek High School the past two weeks we have held an AP Prep Book Drive. Students who have taken AP courses in the past are able to donate old AP prep books, as well as flash cards and reading material necessary for an AP course. Students who turn in…

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  • Harriton High School – Feb. 2016 – Weekly Tutoring: Post by Club President Katie Rush

    Starting in the middle of February, Harriton Students Helping Students has gone to Overbrook Educational Center almost every Thursday, with around 3-5 Harriton club members to help out after school. From around 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, we go to the school and help…

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  • Harriton High School – Feb. 2016 – Weekly Tutoring: Post by Club President Katie Rush

    Starting in the middle of February, Harriton Students Helping Students has gone to Overbrook Educational Center almost every Thursday, with around 3-5 Harriton club members to help out after school. From around 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, we go to the school and help…

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  • Harriton High School – January 16, 2016 – Martin Luther King Day Visit – Post by Club President: Katie Rush

    On Martin Luther King Day 1/16, we visited the Overbrook Educational Center to help out in their community. Around 10 Harriton Students attended, and everyone had a really good time. A few of the Harriton Students helped out in the Overbrook Library…

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  • Harriton High School – January, 2016 – Pen Pals – Post by Club President: Katie Rush

    Starting in January, our club began a Pen Pal Program between our high school students and the elementary and middle school students, from Overbrook Educational Center and G.W. Childs School, in Philadelphia. By sending these letters almost monthly, we hope…

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  • Harriton High School – January 27, 2016 – Overbrook Education Center – Post by Club President: Katie Rush

    The club visited Overbrook Educational Center again to help out with lunch and recess, as well as in class, on January 27th. A large group of around 20 Harriton students attended, and played with the elementary school kids, during recess. Then, after recess…

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  • Harriton High School – June 2016 – Sports Equipment Drive: Post by Club President Katie Rush

    During June we ran a sports equipment drive to help collect gym equipment, for inner-city schools. They sent us a wish-list consisting of: jump ropes, soccer balls, beach balls, volley balls, kick balls, hoola hoops, sidewalk chalk, board games, books etc. Our…

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  • Harriton High School – Oct. 7, 2017 – Bake Sale: Post by Club President Katie Rush

    For the second year in a row, our club ran a bake sale at the Narberth Made on the Main Line Festival, on October 7, 2017. With over 25 donations of baked goods, from a ton of different club members, we were able to raise lots of money to buy school supplies…

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  • Harriton High School – October 29th, 2016 – Post by Club President: Katie Rush

    As the first event to kick-start the Students Helping Students club at Harriton High School, we organized a bake sale at a local festival known as Made on the Mainline, in Narberth, PA. Taking place on October 29th, 2016, the festival was a wonderful…

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  • Radnor High School – November 29, 2016 – Post by Club President: John Mohler

    At 11:30 on Tuesday November 29th, the Radnor High School Students Helping Students Club traveled to the GW Childs School in Philadelphia. The club delivered approximately 300 library books, Pre-Algebra textbooks, and workbooks. We also delivered several boxes…

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  • Great Valley High School – Spring, October and December 2016 – Post by Club President: Sadie Buzan

    In the spring of 2016, the GVHS SHS Club held a very successful drive for basic supplies, including: backpacks, binders, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, scissors, pencils, markers, pencil sharpeners, pens, highlighters, markers, report covers, etc. These…

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  • Henderson High School – April 28th, 2016 – Post by Club President: Grace Zand

    On April 28th, the Students-Helping-Students (SHS) club at Henderson High School in West Chester, PA held its first fundraiser with the local Rita’s Water Ice restaurant. Throughout the night, SHS received many generous donations and multiple people from…

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  • Henderson High School – October 10, 2016 – Post by Club President: Grace Zandi

    On October 10th, 2016 Henderson High School’s Students Helping Students club visited the GW Childs School in south Philadelphia. The Henderson delegation included eight of our most dedicated members along with the club supervisor, Ms. Taylor Patchak. Both…

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  • SHS Partners with Modell’s Sporting Goods

    Through our partnership with Modell’s Sporting Goods, and their generous support, SHS was able to acquire much-needed gym equipment for the Edward T. Steel School in Philadelphia. These supplies included catchers mitts, softballs, T-balls, baseballs, Lacrosse…

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  • Drexel Spearheading the University Distribution Initiative

    Members of Drexel’s Student Athletic Advisory Council collected gently used sports equipment for distribution to Philadelphia Schools in-need. Members of the Drexel athletic community say they have found a philanthropic niche and look forward to hosting more…

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  • Great Valley High School – January 8, 2015 – Post by Club President: Nick Chawaga

    Supply Drive Date: January 8, 2015 We organized and ran a successful supply drive for our high school. Our club successfully advertised this drive throughout the whole high school and held a homeroom competition to see which room could collect the most…

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  • Great Valley High School – November 17th, 2015 – Post by Club President: Nick Chawaga

    On November 17, 2015, we travelled to South Philadelphia High School to participate in a College Fair that Ms. Emily Goodman, the school’s Guidance Counselor, had organized. We were provided with the opportunity to staff a table at the College Fair for the…

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  • Saint-Gobain and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Corporate Distribution Initiative

    On November 30th, 2015, Students Helping Students executed two redistribution efforts that brought 25 whiteboards and one SmartBoard to Bodine International School of Affairs in North Philadelphia. As part of the Saint-Gobain, Corporate Distribution Initiative…

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  • Saint-Gobain Printer Donation – Corporate Distribution Initiative

    For the final phase of Saint-Gobain’s relocation, SHS redistributed 39 printers to 8, K-12 schools within the Philadelphia area on December 22, 2015. In total, SHS redistributed roughly $30,000 worth of unwanted/gently-used materials from Saint-Gobain to 8, K…

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  • Shire Pharmaceutical Phase #1 – Corporate Distribution Initiative

    The Corporate Distribution Initiative is designed to give corporations experiencing a relocation/renovation period an opportunity to redistribute their unwanted and or gently-used materials to schools in-need. Shire Pharmaceutical is a global biotech firm that…

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  • SHS Visits the Church of Saint Asaph in Bala Cynwyd

    Sunday, the Saint Asaph Church welcomed Bill Zandi and Mike Chawaga to introduce SHS to their community. As one of the weekly guest speakers, Bill discussed the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and vision for the future. With an open heart, all the…

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  • Fundraiser at the Pour House Bar & Grille: Success!

    The Pour House generously welcomed SHS for a fundraising event with proceeds supporting low-income schools throughout Philadelphia. Over 100 members of the SHS family attended, and they loved the new Pour House venue in Exton, PA. All of the Pour House…

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  • Saint-Gobain Newsletter: “Saint-Gobain and Students Helping Students make an impact”

    “Students Helping Students is a non-profit group that is working to reform and improve education in Philadelphia…with help from Saint-Gobain. The organization helps large corporations to donate their unneeded extra supplies and furniture to low-income schools…

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  • Great Valley High School – October 20, 2015 – Post by Club President: Nick Chawaga

    On October 20th Great Valley High School reunited for their first meeting of the year. Our club had nearly 15 members attend. As we discussed the background of the organization and goals for the school year, many students expressed interest. We are proud to…

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  • Great Valley High School – October 20, 2015 – Post by Club President: Nick Chawaga

    On October 20th Great Valley High School reunited for their first meeting of the year. Our club had nearly 15 members attend. As we discussed the background of the organization and goals for the school year, many students expressed interest. We are proud to…

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  • Students Helping Student Panel Discussion

    As the economy has been extremely volatile many people are turning to experts for advice. Students Helping Students is honored to have Matt Cabrey, Jeremy Nowak and Mark Zandi as panelists to discuss the health of the U.S. economy to be held at the Union…

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  • Generocity.org: “How these students are taking action to fill supply gaps at school themselves”

    “There’s no doubt that there are gaps to fill in the Philly education system. Students Helping Students (SHS) attacks two specific issues — redirecting books and materials to low-income schools and micro-granting funds to school faculty. Students Helping…

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  • Saint Gobain donates $17,000 to William Bodine High School

    Saint Gobain, Boomerang Moving Company and Students Helping Students have recently locked arms to deliver $17,000 worth of school supplies and furnishings to William Bodine High School located in West Philadelphia. Identifying and reviewing all the available…

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  • Students Donate School Supplies To Less Fortunate Peers

    Recently in Philadelphia there have been major concerns by many about budget cuts and it is hurting the already struggling Title 1 schools. Students Helping Students is making sure they have everything they need. Reporter, Rob Wu, explains. “It is like…

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  • Education Cited as Limit to City Economy

    “There’s a lot to like about the current state of the Philadelphia region’s economy, particularly in the city, economist Mark Zandi said Tuesday afternoon during a panel discussion at the Union League of Philadelphia.” “For the first time in a long time, it…

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