The holiday season is traditionally the time for giving, and this year Lapstone & Hammer will be hosting a Holiday Charity Drive for two amazing organizations that serve some the Philadelphia community's most vulnerable populations. To help get things started we will be doing a special Air Jordan 11 "Cool Grey" activation to really energize this giving initiative (see below for more information).
From December 9th through December 17th, our shop will be accepting donations to benefit two very worthy causes: the "Toys Talk Nice" toy drive in partnership with the Talk To Me Nice podcast, benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities, will help make Christmas Day a bit brighter for our community's seriously ill children receiving treatment at area hospitals; and a winter clothing drive for the Nationalities Service Center that will provide local Afghan and Haitian refugees with warm clothes for the upcoming cold weather season.
Starting Thursday, 12/9 we will be accepting the following donations at our 1106 Chestnut St. location in Philadelphia:
Brand new toys, books and gift cards for the "Toys Talk Nice" Toy Drive. All donated toys or items must be new and in their original packaging. Donations should not be gift wrapped, as everything needs to be checked for safety reasons. Please bring new toys only, as any used toys will not be accepted due to CDC Covid-19 guidelines.
New or lightly used winter clothing, including coats, hoodies, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves & mittens and hand warmers.
Here is a little background about the organizations we are working with:
Talk To Me Nice is a podcast and creative brand founded by Rob DiDomenico III, Christiano DeLuca, Anthony Siracusa and Jannah Tarzona that produces clothes, live events and charitable endeavors like their annual toy drive. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Philadelphia Region supports families of seriously ill children by providing temporary lodging, transportation, meals, and social services to families who travel to Philadelphia for pediatric care. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald house was founded in 1974, and was the very first one. Now there are over 365 houses all over the world!
The Nationalities Service Center(NSC) was founded in Philadelphia in 1921 and has been helping immigrants and refugees achieve a life of dignity, safety, stability, sustainable opportunities and meaningful connections to their communities ever since. They provide comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency. Not to mention finding winter clothes for people who had to flee warm climates.
SIMCITYGLOBAL by Simone Ruth Hinton is more than a music label; To Inspire self-starters, internet artists, and everyone in between to take their craft to the next level. SIMCITYGLOBAL seeks to build a global community committed to sharing art, healing, and promoting local, and global advocacy work. Simone Ruth Hinton, founder of SIMCITYGLOBAL, is an artist, creative director, music producer, and photographer from Washington, DC based in Philadelphia, PA.
AIR JORDAN 11 "COOL GREY" CHARITY ACTIVATION
To kick off our Holiday Charity Drive we will be harnessing the hype of this weekend's Air Jordan 11 "Cool Grey" release by requiring a toy or winter clothes donation for entry into our raffle.
Starting on Thursday, December 9th at 10:00am and ending on Saturday, December 11th at 5:00pm, you can bring a brand new toy, gift card, or new or lightly used winter clothing to our shop on 1106 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia for donation and entry into our Air Jordan 11 "Cool Grey" raffle.
The Air Jordan 11 "Cool Grey" raffle is only open to those who donate. If you do not donate to the Charity Drive, you are not eligible to enter the raffle.
Winners will be contacted by email later on Saturday, December 11th, and can pick up their pair on December 12th and 13th during store hours.
Let's Harness the Hype to affect real change in our community, and bring some holiday joy to people who really need it!