By Philadelphia City Biz List
AKA Rittenhouse Square announced they will be donating five floors of furnishings to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s Restore. AKA Rittenhouse Square, located on the corner of 18th and Walnut Streets, will be contributing kitchen cabinetry and appliances, countertops, bathroom vanities, televisions and more from 35 suites, as the thirteen-story historic landmark undergoes design renovations. The property enhancements, to be unveiled in spring, will feature a newly designed lobby, a collection of reimagined suites, exciting new amenities, and more.
Justin Udo, KYW Newsradio
For the last 45 years, Sylvia Genoy has lived in her home in Northeast Philadelphia. During that time, she and her husband were able to keep it in tip-top shape.
“Over the years, he was a very handy man and he knew what to do, and me too. I always took pleasure in fixing and doing,” she said.
But after her husband passed away a few years ago and her physical health took an unfortunate turn, she has not been able to keep up with maintenance and repairs as she would like.
Hard at work on a Sunday morning, and not for their own benefit, but someone else’s. Someone they’ve never met, named Sharon Sibley, of Northeast Philadelphia.
by Sally Downey, for the Inquirer
After moving into her new townhouse in North Philadelphia earlier this summer, Latasha Raynor hung a “Bless Our Home” poster on the wall. She and her four children were finally home.
by Lini Kadaba, for the Inquirer
She prayed for something better for her two children — Jade, 3, and Cameren, 9 — than the too tight, rundown apartment in West Philadelphia of the last four years, where she says mold has taken over the closets and aggravates her son’s asthma, the roof leaks, and cockroaches run roughshod every winter.
$4,000 in Grants Awarded to Hardworking Non-Profits
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s ReStore offers a unique and significant opportunity for the organization to increase revenue and, in turn, build and repair more homes for Philadelphians living in poverty. Despite a strong business model and success in other cities, the local ReStore had struggled financially. Determined to diagnose the problem and turn the fledgling business around, Habitat enlisted professional counsel on retail management and real estate and determined that the store’s location was dramatically hindering its potential.
A major building project underway in Point Breeze. (WPVI)