Norris Square Neighborhood Project ยป Norris Square Neighborhood Project
Assisting Puerto Rico

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As you are likely aware, hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico head on. It is up to all of us to help in this time of crisis. NSNP stands strong with Puerto Rico, and we are doing what we are able to assist in various support efforts.

Norris Square Community Alliance will be collecting donations this Saturday, October 7th, from 12 noon to 4pm at Norris Square (2100 N. Howard St., Philadelphia, PA  19122), and some of us from NSNP will be there to support their efforts.

If you have a car or truckload of supplies, please drop them off at the distribution center at 956 East Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA  19134, and let them know the goods are in the care of Norris Square Neighborhood Project. NSCA and NSNP are joining Unidos Pa' PR's efforts and utilizing their warehouse space. Our space is limited, but the distribution center can take larger donations. The distribution center is open Monday-Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-1. Please use the entrance on "I" Street between Erie Avenue and Venango Street.

Here is the list of items we've been told are needed:

  • feminine hygiene products
  • generators
  • water
  • batteries (sizes C, D, and DD)
  • mosquito repellent
  • powdered milk
  • baby formula
  • Pedialyte
  • Ensure
  • adult and children’s diapers
  • battery operated fans and lights (available at Ikea)
  • plastic gas cans
  • pet food
  • non-perishable food
  • landline (rotary and old push button) phones
  • heavy duty plastic trashbags
  • durable work gloves
  • plastic utensils and cups
  • paper plates

If you are able to make a monetary donation, we are teaming up with some great folks:

Concilio Disaster Relief Fund to Support Puerto Rico:
Click here for more information!

Tell President Trump and Congress to Provide Hurricane Relief and Recovery Assistance to Puerto Rico!
Click here for more information! (PETITION)

Thank you all so much for your support, and we will keep you posted on other efforts as we are made aware. 

Make Art Part of Young Lives!


Become a monthly supporting donor before year-end, and help us provide teens like Tyair with the opportunity to create art, explore the outdoors, and learn about their heritages. Build confidence and creativity among our youth- make a donation today.

Earthship Build Day!

Join us Saturday 11/5 from 9am to 1pm- Get ready to get muddy! Join us for a day of fun in the dirt building our Earthship greenhouse in our El Batey garden at Palethorp and Susquehanna.

Help us keep growing into the winter months- individuals with carpentry skills are especially needed! The Earthship greenhouse will help us start off seedlings and keep growing food and useful plants when it gets chilly.

Los Bomberos de la Calle at Las Parcelas!

Join Los Bomberos de la Calle at Las Parcelas garden Sunday, October 30th, 3-7pm, for bomba and plena fun- you can even learn some of the steps and dance techniques! More info here:

Happy Halloween!

Don't miss our Halloween festivities! Monday, October 31st, 2016 from 4 to 7 pm at Las Parcelas garden, 2248 N. Palethorp Street.

Come join us for some spooky fun- enjoy face painting, cupcake and pumpkin decorating, haunted gardens, and much more!

*If possible, please bring a bag of candy to our party for our children.


Norris Square Neighborhood Project promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green spaces, the arts and the celebration of Latino culture.



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