Donate & Volunteer

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In Kind Donations

We need your help in making this Halloween the best for the children who call PEC home.  They need crafts, costumes, snacks, pumpkins and more.  With your contributions, our children will be able to enjoy trick-or-treating this Halloween all dressed up in their costumes and create fall decorations for their rooms. See our wishlist or contact Peg McCool at 267-777-5874 or for details.

Most needed essential self care items: You can help our families as they start a new life. They need baby wipes, body lotion, body wash, deodorant, sanitary napkins and laundry detergent. You can also purchase gift cards from Target, Kmart or Walmart so that we can purchase these items. To help please contact Peg at or 267-777-5874.

Art Supplies: With the help of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Spiezle Architects, we have remodeled a space for use by our mothers as an art studio. Help stock our cabinets with new canvases, paint, yarn, thread and more! To help please visit or contact Peg at or 267-777-5874.

Donate by check or credit card 

Your unrestricted support will help PEC to fill in the gaps for family and neighborhood programs that are important and impactful, but not supported by grants. 

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.


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. For more information contact Peg by e-mail at .

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