Penn Treaty Special Services District
To Award Over $80,000 in Grants and Sponsorships

PHILADELPHIA –November 2, 2017 – Penn Treaty Special Services District (Penn Treaty SSD) is proud to announce the following Grants and Sponsorships to be awarded at our monthly meeting on November 15, 2017:

  1. Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC) / Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA)— $50,000 to support of the Access Membership Program, a means of extending membership to qualified residents of the District for $2 per month, allowing increased access to affordable, healthy food.
  2. Saved Me — $21,500 to support the purchase of an animal transport vehicle for use by volunteers in the transport of adoptable pets.
  3. Anne’s Operation Santa Claus Committee — $3,500 to support this year’s Operation Santa Clause fundraiser on December 2nd at St. Anne’s Church.
  4. Northern Liberties Neighbors Assoc (NLNA) — $3,200 to support this year’s Operation Santa Clause fundraiser on December 23rd at the Northern Liberties Community Center.
  5. Olde Richmond Civic Association (ORCA) — $1,996 to support the Movie Nights in Olde Richmond.

The Penn Treaty SSD, incorporated in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for residents of the immediate neighborhoods surrounding SugarHouse Casino—including Fishtown, South Kensington, Old Richmond and Northern Liberties.

Funding — which to date has totaled more than $4.4 million — is provided by SugarHouse Casino through an annual donation. Allocation of funds is determined exclusively by the Penn Treaty SSD Board through a grant request form and a review process.

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About Penn Treaty Special Services District
The Penn Treaty Special Services District (PTSSD) is a nonprofit organization formed by volunteers from the four neighborhoods named in the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) reached with SugarHouse Casino in 2009. Contact: Katrina Mansfield, Secretary (215-574-9274) or See also

About Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC)
A member-owned cooperative grocery store in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. The mission is to provide healthy, quality food, products and services to members and the community. Contact: Kae Anderson at

Saved Me
Saved Me Inc. is a non profit organization that is focused on saving dogs & cats from shelters that are forced to euthanize due to limited amount of space. We provide quality medical care, shelter, food, and a safe & healthy environment for our rescues. Contact: Raymond Little at

About St. Anne’s Operation Santa Claus Committee
St. Anne’s Operation Santa Committee is dedicated to providing food and gifts to the residents who need help during the Christmas season Contact: Regina Post at

About Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
The NLNA represents approximately 6,500 neighborhood residents and more than 150 local businesses. Our mission is to provide services and programs beneficial to everyone residing and doing business in the neighborhood, encourage and promote the preservation and beautification of our public spaces, and plan and monitor the growth and development of our neighborhood to the benefit of the community.
Contact: Janet Finegar at

About Olde Richmond Civic Association
ORCA is a non-political civic association of resident citizens and businesses united for the purpose of maintaining and improving the quality of life for those within its boundaries. ORCA is committed to maintaining a safe, stable, and valued community by uniting neighbors for the purpose of furthering public safety, enhancing neighborhood cleanliness and beautification, maintaining property values and neighborhood stability, participating in development and making this community a great place to live. Contact: Don Gould at



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