Urban Priority

Urban Priority

Calvary is committed to serving regional urban centers.

We have formed valuable partnerships with many different churches and organizations in the North Philadelphia area and are excited about the relationships we've built.  

One of the exciting things about this priority is that it extends way beyond what we normally think of as “mission” work. Our goal for reaching the communities in North Philly is to build lasting relationships with the people in local churches, neighborhoods, and businesses. We don’t want to give the impression that we’re simply coming in to “fix” things and then leave. While that approach is not bad in and of itself, our desire is to see lasting relationships built.

Upcoming Events

Bike Drive

Simple Cycle Bike Drive
Ended March 26, 2017

For more info, visit www.simplecycle.org

Backpack & School Supply Collection
Coming in August 2017

Christmas Toy Store
Coming in November 2017


WorthWhile Wear

WorthWhile Wear

Worthwhile Wear, a nonprofit working to end modern-day slavery, started with one person, Dan Emr, responding to a message he heard at Calvary Church. Initial work in 2012 focused on helping women and girls in India make a living wage to prevent exploitation. Worthwhile Wear now operates two upscale thrift stores  in Pipersville and Fountainville that provide volunteer opportunities and income to fund the programs of The Well, a safe house and restorative services for women impacted by human trafficking. Inside the  Pipersville Worthwhile Thrift store is the Freedom Boutique, where products made by survivors of human trafficking are available for purchase. 

The Well

The Well is Worthwhile Wear's local initiative to provide safe housing, individual and group counseling, life skills, and vocational training for women recovered from sex trafficking. The Well receives referrals from areas near Bucks and Montgomery counties, as well as across the United States. Currently, the barn on the property is being renovated as an education and counseling center, freeing up rooms inside The Well to care for more women.  

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Worthwhile Wear's Run for Freedom 5K

  • Saturday, September 30
  • Certified and chipped 5K run/walk.
  • Course begins and ends at Calvary Church. 
  • Families and pets welcomed! 
  • Register now!

Interested in being a sponsor? Email Kelley at kroyce@worthwhilewear.org.

Interested in volunteering? Email LuAnn at lrittenhouse@worthwhilewear.org

Tuesday Work Nights: What's that up ahead? It's the finish line! We're working towards completing the Education and Counseling Center at The Well. Work nights start at 5:30pm every Tuesday night. Professional trades people or inexperienced-but-eager-to-help: all are appreciated!

Thrift Store Volunteers: Whether you like a regular schedule or being on call, consider helping out at the store with customers, restocking items, volunteering at special events, etc.

Our thrift stores help to provide sustainability for the programs offered by Worthwhile Wear. In addition, the Freedom Boutique which is located inside Pipersville Thrift offers products made by those impacted by human trafficking.

Work Teams: Got a group looking for a project? We can help! Let us know how many are in your group and when you'd like to volunteer. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please email LuAnn.

For more information about any volunteer opportunities, please email LuAnn.