Odell Studner believes in giving back to our local communities. Our contributions, leadership and volunteer efforts help create stronger, healthier places to live. Explore the ways we have been supporting our neighbors and neighborhoods.
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Cradles to Crayons supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) helps communities and enriches lives by combining the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service, and leadership. Since its inception, it has contributed over $23.5 million in local community grants, nearly 200,000 hours of volunteer service, and the leadership of over 25,000 industry volunteers for programs dealing with education, children at risk, health and safety, disaster preparedness, and the environment.
Knots of Love donates handmade knit and crochet hats to children, adults and veterans undergoing chemotherapy at over 550 cancer treatment centers across the country. Treatment rooms are usually cold, and baldness is associated with sickness. The caps are aimed to give patients warmth, dignity and a sense of style.
Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families and communities throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In addition to a 24-hour hotline and shelter, Laurel House offers transitional housing, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, community counseling and support groups, children’s programs, law enforcement collaboration, and expanded community education and prevention efforts.
Philabundance was created with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. It is the region’s largest hunger relief organization addressing hunger through direct service programs and a network of 400 member agencies. It also contributes to a broad spectrum of social services through food cupboards, emergency kitchens, shelters, daycare and senior centers and beyond.
The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs. Its work is funded through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to our Salvation Army Family Stores. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends supports its various missions across the country.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, believes kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers.
SquashSmarts is improving the lives of underserved youth from Philadelphia public schools by providing intensive, long-term academic tutoring and squash instruction, while imparting high standards of personal integrity, health and fitness, and service to the community. A seven-year commitment to each child ensures long-term success by providing a team, a family, a safety net and a sense of belonging. Strong one-on-one relationships with staff and volunteers are the key to fostering every child’s success and breaking the cycle of Philadelphia’s public school drop-out rate.