Donate & Volunteer


This year, consider supporting PEC's Moving On fund for #givingtuesday.  We have families of various sizes preparing to move on to their own place.  Like Althea's family, they need help with furnishings, security deposits, and turning on utilities in order to provide a safe, secure, healthy and independent home for their families.  Depending on the family's situation and size, they may need assistance in the range of $500-$1,200 from PEC's Moving On fund.  Our goal this #givingtuesday is to raise $5,000 to bring families home!

Just click on DONATE button to the left and use #givingtuesday in the notes to make your gift count.

Check out the 2016 Holiday Wishlist:
Please help People’s Emergency Center (PEC) create warm and happy memories for the mothers and children we serve. You can help ensure that our families experience the joy and hope of the holiday by donating from the list here! You can also purchase gifts directly from our Amazon Wishlist here. Please contact Peg McCool at 267-777-5874 for more information or to learn more about adoping a PEC family for the holidays.

Help us build a Pyramid of Protein!
PEC is in need of non-perishable protein sources for our weekly food cupboard.
Donations of jars of peanut butter (any size) cans or cases of canned chicken, tuna fish or other canned fish will help us keep our cupboard packed with protein!

Contact Peg McCool at 267-777-5874 or send her an e-mail at .

Donate by check or credit card 

Click the DONATE NOW link at the top to donate by credit card.

If you would like to donate by check, please send your your check to the attention of:

Aline Avance
People's Emergency Center
325 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For more information, please call Aline Avance at (267) 777-5470 or

Donate through the United Way

PEC's United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania number is 00248.

Organize a drive of new in-kind donations or non-perishable food items for our programs! We are unable to accept donations of used items.

Would you like to organize a drive with your school, service group, community of faith or in your neighborhood? If you would like further information about our needs, please  contact Peg McCool at 267-777-5874 or send her an e-mail at .

We are especially in need of personal care items at this time please click here for a flyer.


Volunteers are needed on the third and fourth Saturday mornings of each month to help at PEC's food cupboard. If you can help, contact Peg McCool at 267-777-5874 or send her an e-mail at

PEC started as an all-volunteer agency. We host dedicated volunteers every year who want to make a difference in the community. PEC is always looking for energetic people to lend a helping hand. 

Volunteer alone or with your family, your colleagues or your faith community. Commit to one day, once a week, or once a month – your time and presence can be so very important. You could volunteer for a few weeks or months, or even make a year-long commitment to helping PEC further its mission. Click here for more details.

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