Monday, December 1, 2008

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The African American United Fund and In the Spirit News are hosting the African Marketplace Health & Wellness Program on Sat. Dec 13 & 20, 12- 5PM at 2231 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia

  • Community members will get the opportunity to participate in engaging and relevant health and wellness workshops, cooking demonstrations and book signings.

  • This series of events consists of vendors selling art, books, cosmetics and jewelry and health and wellness workshops addressing prominent and ignored physical and mental health issues in the community. Events are to be held on Sat. Dec 13 & Dec 20, 12-5 PM at the African American United Fund’s conference center, 2231 N. Broad Street.

  • Funded by The Philadelphia Activities Fund and Germantown Club, this program will create opportunities for members of the community to receive information about how to improve their health. Throughout the year we plan to conduct workshops or preventing high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. We would like to encourage people exercise and cook nutritious meals as well as lower stress. The African Marketplace is designed to support economic stability and encourage community cooperation.

On Dec. 18 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm we are also hosting our 26th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration & 7th Annual Toy Drive for needy families in Philadelphia. We are asking the public to drop off new unwrapped toys for children aged 0-12, men's toiletries and canned goods from Dec. 1 to Dec. 19 at 2227 N. Broad Street on the Avenue of the Arts North.

  • The 7th Annual Toy Drive provides toys to the children of working families. Children enrolled in after care and day care programs are the beneficiaries of toys collected in the month of December. This year due to the slow economy and rising cost of food and consumables, the Fund is collecting canned goods as well as toiletries for homeless men. Please drop off your items at 2227 N. Broad Street from December 1 to December 19.

Aissia Richardson, President, African American United Fund, 2227 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132 215-236-2100

To RSVP, or to become a vendor, for December activities please call 215-236-2100. For more information call or email, 215-236-2100,

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