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Save the Portside Arts Center

$4,401 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 8 months
Portside Side Arts is a nonprofit organization located in Port Richmond, Philadelphia. Through the Arts we provide a safe haven for our community to nurture creativity and diversity for the betterment of all. Currently Portside impacts over 400 families. Come October 2018, our doors will close if we do not reach our goal of $30,000. 

Portside Arts is more than just an after school program. Children not only come here to express their creativity through art, but also get the chance to develop new friendships and learn valuable life skills. Every day the children walk into a welcoming atmosphere where they feel comfortable to be their true selves. 

Your donations will help Portside stay open for years to come to remain a valuable creative resource for youth and adults living in the River Wards Community. 

We greatly appreciate any donations made, we can't thank you enough! Every dollar helps these kids have a home away from home. 

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"The Portside Arts Center has been my creative outlet for just about all of my life. I was seven years old when I first walked through Portside’s doors. At the time, I had no idea that I would later consider the Portside to be my second home. Portside has been my safe haven where I was able to blossom not only as an artist but in my academics as well. Over the years, I took many different classes at the Arts Center and adored each one. My favorite class by far was “Art ProjeX.” It was a class in which the students brought in a new art piece each week from various artists and tried to mimic or recreate it while adding in our own special flare. Going to that class was the highlight of my week; I would always look forward to spending time with my friends and creating art. I was 11 years old when I started volunteering to help around the Portside. Of course I was too young to do anything substantial but it was still the best part of my day because I was doing what I loved. Being around the kids and teaching them the fundamentals of art was so much fun. I enjoyed helping the Arts Center in anyway possible. When I was 15, I stopped volunteering at the Portside but I still try to come around as often as I can. Being apart of the Portside Arts Center has been a life-changing experience that has opened up many doors for me as a young artist and I still value the times that I have spent there and cherish each moment. Portside showed me that family, friends, and doing things you love are really what is important in life. It showed me just how fast time passes and the importance of enjoying every moment. Portside challenged me to do things I never thought were possible, it taught me that with an open mind, a good attitude, and a little determination, I can do anything. I continue to be as involved in the Arts Center as I can and look forward to what the future has in store for it. I know other kids will love Portside just as much as I do."   
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I would like to thank Jeffery Stockbridge, Michael Miller, and Elisa Esposito for donating to help save Portside!!!
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THANK YOU FOR THE DONATION MASHA BADINTER!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!! <3 <3 <3
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THANK YOU LAUREN ELIZABETH for donating to Help Save Portside Arts Center!!!!! We love you!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
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THANK YOU, Kathy Lilly, for donating to save the Portside!!!! We love you!!!!! <3 <3 <3
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$4,401 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 8 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Portside Arts Center
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Philadelphia, PA
EIN: 261475819
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Claire Pavlica
2 months ago
$25
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2 months ago
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$50
Jessica Do
3 months ago
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$30
Mary Garito
3 months ago
AT
$75
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3 months ago
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