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.
Christmas Toy Store 2018 was a great success! Thank you to all those who donated toys, teen gifts, and time at the store!
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 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.
Learn More About Our Work!
Friday, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Join us for a film screening examining the issue of modern day slavery. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Worthwhile Wear Executive Director Dan Emr and The Well's Program Director Carla Clanagan.
Enter Door #1 at Calvary Church for this 7:00pm showing in Heritage Hall. Registration is free but requested at worthwhilewear.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the subject matter, we recommend attendees be over the age of 13.
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.
For more information about any volunteer opportunities, please email LuAnn.