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Owl Prowl, Dog Park, Cradles to Crayons This Week in Roxborough

Here's what's going on this week in Roxborough.

Here's what's going on this week in Roxborough.

Cradles to Crayons Collection: Cradles to Crayons, the local nonprofit that combats the effects of poverty faced by children in the Greater Philadelphia area, will conduct a region-wide drive on Monday, January 20, to collect essential everyday items for disadvantaged children, ages 0-12, in support of the annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. 

Cradles to Crayons encourages the general public to donate new and gently used infants’ and children’s clothing, warm coats, hats, gloves, shoes, boots, newborn baby items, baby safety equipment, toys, books and school supplies. Collection sites, manned by Cradles to Crayons’ volunteers, will be in place on Monday, January 20, at a number of firehouses, schools, and other locations across the Greater Philadelphia region.

Click here for donation site locations & hours.

Click here for guidelines on what to donate.

“We will have numerous collection points throughout the Greater Philadelphia region,” said Cradles to Crayons outreach manager, Jeff Baxter. “We encourage any organization that wants to be included in this important initiative to join us and serve as a drop-off site for the day. The more collection points we have, the more items we will be able to supply to children living in low-income and/or homeless situations.”

In addition, Cradles to Crayons will host an on-site donation processing event at its warehouse, where volunteers will sort, inspect, clean and prepare the donated items for inclusion in KidPacks – a week’s supply of everyday essentials “ordered” by area social service agencies for individual children in their care – which will be picked up from the warehouse and delivered to the children at no cost. 

Organizations interested in serving as a donation drop-off site can contact Jeff at jeff@cradlestocrayons.org or 215-836-0958, ext. 210. 

Dog Park Meeting: On Monday, January 20, at 7 p.m.,  St. Timothy's Church at 5720 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, will host a meeting for Roxborough citizens interested in building a dog park on Mitchell Street.  Here's how they describe it, "The future home of the Roxborough Dog Park needs volunteers to keep the park OPEN and to make it part of our community."

Owl Prowl: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 6:00 PM  The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education: 8480 Hagy's Mill Road Philadelphia, PA 19128 

At least two species of owls nest at the Schuylkill Center, great horned and screech.  Join us on a search for these elusive, magnificent creatures, surprisingly mating at this time of year.  Before the night hike, meet rehabilitated screech and great horned owls up close and in person.

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