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PHA Distributes Over 3,000 Book Bags With School Supplies

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) provided over 3,000 book bags stuffed with school supplies to PHA residents in events on Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16. 

“PHA is doing its part to help kids go back to school prepared to learn,” said PHA President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah. “The book bags and school supplies will help families in a city that has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. It’s important for the next generation to get a good education so they’re ready to take on the challenges presented in a complex world.  This is just one of the ways that PHA demonstrates our commitment and emphasis on academic achievement.” 

The PHA Back to School Jam was held at two locations: the John F. Street Community Center in North Philadelphia and the Wilson Park Community Center in South Philadelphia. Two rap artists, Kur and Lee Mazin, performed at the events, emphasizing the importance of going back to school. 

The agency received donations for the back to school initiative from Citizens Bank, which donated 400 book bags with supplies. PHA also received financial contributions from the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Duvernay and Brooks, and Edgemere Consulting.