MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER JOINS WITH JON BON JOVI SOUL FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF COVENANT HOUSE HOUSING FOR HOMELESS TEENS
PHILADELPHIA – Formerly homeless youth will take part in a special ribbon cutting ceremony today at their new Covenant House Rights of Passage apartments in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation announced today that we will be funding a Camden, New Jersey emergency drop-in shelter, Joseph’s House, so that they can continue operating throughout the month of April. The funding for this was made possible by the overwhelming support and donations we received in honor of our Board Chairman’s, Jon Bon Jovi, birthday. Donations were received online, through our page on Causes, and also sent in by mail.
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has once again, over the past leg of the Bon Jovi LIVE 2011 Tour, partnered with Oxfam International and Serve.gov to promote their objectives and help inspire local charity activation and volunteerism at each venue.
Our Board Chairman, Jon Bon Jovi, is celebrating his birthday on Wednesday, March 2nd and we have created a Birthday Wish on Causes in celebration!
All donations are welcome and go a long way in helping those in need…every little bit helps!
Volunteering Thursday night at Joseph’s House in Camden, NJ was a truly amazing experience. It was a nasty, damp night that saw the lines beginning to form early – because once at capacity (which is approximately 40 men and women), unfortunately, they have to turn people away. Since the evening was not cold and thus code blue had been lifted the “code blue” shelters were closed. Joseph’s House was the only place for the homeless to go.