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Welcome to StandUp For Kids - Philadelphia
City of brotherly love!
We are all volunteers and could use your help.

The mission of StandUp For Kids is ending the cycle of youth homelessness. We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.

Tammy Kushnir joins SUFK - Philadelphia as Assistant Director of Marketing!

Tammy is an artist, author, designer and activist eager to make the world a little bit better for her kids and others' kids too. She is a welcome addition to the team and we look forward to working with her and utilizing her energy and ideas to help the youth of Philadelphia.

Our 2nd Annual “15 Hours On The Streets” Event Was A Great Success!

We had a great time at our “15 Hours On The Streets” event on Saturday, April 28th. Our event was part of the StandUp For Kids “48 Hours On The Streets” national awareness campaign which was held in more than 45 cities nationwide. We met a lot of great people at our tent on 19th and Walnut streets and passed out flyers and buttons to interested passersby for 15 total hours. In addition to informing the community about StandUp For Kids, we helped about ten homeless youth and we were thrilled to be able to supply them with packs of food, backpacks and hygiene products. StandUp For Kids’ outreach counselors also spent time during the 15 hours walking around the streets and were able to find and help youth that we have been working with for months. All-in-all we enjoyed the day and had a wonderful time raising awareness for StandUp For Kids. Special thanks to Reverend Alan Neale and Church of the Holy Trinity who very kindly allowed us use of their sidewalk for our awareness and outreach efforts! If you stopped by and chatted with us, we hope that you will consider joining us as a volunteer in the near future.

Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary By Helping StandUp For Kids

Girl Scout Troop #80469 from Fords, NJ just collected over 100 hygiene items for StandUp For Kids as part of their Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary service project. To celebrate 100 years of girl scouting all the troops in the Fords, NJ area chose an organization and collected 100 items to represent the 100 years. Troop #80469 wanted to help children as part of their service project.

Lisa Giovatto and her Daisy troop of kindergarten and 1st grade girls including Alyssa, Emily, Laura Gene, Sydney, Morgan, Kaylin, Samantha, Ilianna, Rachel, Summer, Isabella, Rebecca, Melanie and Jillian planned and executed the drive to collect hygiene supplies for homeless youths. The troop leaders wanted to show the girls how fortunate they are and how they could make a difference for children their age. For their excellent community service work the girls are earning a 100th anniversary badge and also the daisy petal "Friendly and Helpful". We are so grateful for all of the great hygiene products!



Upcoming Events

Information Session

Join us for an informational session about StandUp For Kids to learn about what we do and how to get involved!


3300 Henry Avenue
Two Falls Center, Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Click here for how to enter the training facility.


Upcoming Training Sessions

Open to new volunteers who have attended an Information Session and are interested in becoming Outreach Counselors and working with kids on the street.

Saturday, November 16, 11am

325 N. 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.


Help End the Cycle of Youth Homelessness in Philadelphia!


Unitedhealthcare Employees Send Much Needed Supplies to Philadelphia

Some Unitedhealthcare workers in Pittsburgh wanted to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. Through Volunteer Match, they were connected with StandUp For Kids - Philadelphia and they decided to hold a drive to collect food and hygiene supplies.

Four large boxes of food and hygiene packs were sent to our Co-Executive Director and the supplies were desperately needed. We are very thankful for the work of Katherine Fabrizo in the Hospital Audit Services department of Unitedhealthcare for organizing this effort.

Pennridge School District Is Helping StandUp For Kids!

Veronica Kelley and her daughter Erika are leading an effort in the Pennridge school district to raise money and collect donations for StandUp For Kids. Their efforts have resulted in a $500 donation from Pennridge North Middle School and an upcoming drive for supplies at Pennridge South Middle school. Both Veronica and Erika have worked hard to raise awareness for StandUp For Kids and we can’t thank them and the staff at Pennridge North Middle School enough.

SUFK is now partners with the Claddagh Fund.


StandUp For Kids is proud of our partnership with the Claddagh Fund, the philanthropic arm of the band The Dropkick Murphys.

With the Claddagh Fund’s help, StandUp For Kids hopes to increase its' fundraising and outreach efforts in Philadelphia. "We are thrilled to work with The Claddagh Fund," says Carolyn McCloskey Co-Executive Director of StandUp For Kids, "The Dropkick Murphys have an incredible following and we are happy to be a part of their charity."

The Claddagh Fund, founded in 2009 by Ken Casey of the band Dropkick Murphys, is committed to the three attributes symbolized in the Claddagh ring; friendship, love and loyalty. The Claddagh Fund seeks to harness the passion of the friends, family and fans of the Dropkick Murphys to support charitable organizations that significantly improve the quality of life of children, veterans and their families and the most vulnerable populations in the community.

We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership especially as it pertains to the street, homeless and at-risk youth of Philadelphia.

Responsible Referrals Supports StandUp For Kids Philadelphia!

Responsible Referrals is a service that connects real estate buyers and sellers with great agents while contributing 50% of its revenue to non-profits serving homeless youth and families.

There is no cost to you during the home buying process. The real estate agency that Responsible Referrals finds to help you buy or sell your home pays Responsible Referrals a fee of which part is sent to StandUp For Kids!!

Please visit the Responsible Referrals website here for more information on this exciting program.

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