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#GivingTuesday is here and serves as a reminder of what great impact can be made by the collective efforts of many.

Today, please consider supporting the health and well-being of children and families in North Philadelphia. As one of the poorest and most challenged communities in America, your investment will make an important and lasting impact.

With your help, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children can continue building community-based programs that address the “root” of some of the most pressing health issues: improving oral health care and access to fresh, affordable food. You can read more about these programs below.

Today, on #GivingTuesday, please invest with us as we continue to create a healthier generation of children in North Philadelphia.

Click here to donate now. Thank you for your support!

Community Oral Health Initiatives
Why teeth?
  • Thousands of children in North Philadelphia are living with pain and discomfort from decayed teeth who are not receiving regular treatment.
  • Because of the investment of our donors, the staff of our mobile dental unit has provided comprehensive care and treatment to12,000 children ranging in ages from 1 to 17 since 2005.
  • Thanks to our supporters, this exceptional care is offered free of charge – always has been, always will be.
  • The mobile dental program serves as a dental home for more than 2,000 children and presents oral health education to more than 5,000 students each year.
  • Since 2005, we’ve delivered dental services totaling over $4 million.

 

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Farm to Families 

Why food?
  • A meal for families in North Philadelphia is usually three things: fast, cheap and highly processed. This kind of diet can lead to chronic conditions – like asthma, obesity, and diabetes – or complicate existing ones.
  • We designed an innovative program model called Farm to Families. The program connects families in North Philadelphia to fresh food – available year round – with the help of many community partners.
  • In collaboration with St. Christopher’s Hospital and area health clinics, clinicians are actually “prescribing” the program and connecting families with foods that will not only help to improve their health, but also expose them to fruits and vegetables that fuel their bodies and minds.
  • Boxes of food are available weekly at four distribution sites and moderately priced at $10 and $15