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EO Philadelphia Learn, Grow & GIVE BACK

  • SHARE Food Program 2901 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19129 United States (map)
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Event Overview: EO is Celebrating it's 30th Anniversary and we are having a party. Join us for a day of Learning, Giving & Growing through volunteer efforts at SHARE Food Program. Followed by dinner with Keynote Robert Carr - he will share his transformational journey from local entrepreneur to philanthropist.

This is a TWO PART Event. We encourage all to attend BOTH parts. However, if you can't attend both or have team you would like to join for our volunteer efforts, please register for the parts individually.

GIVE BACK: EO'ers will be boxing Thanksgiving boxes at SHARE on November 16th. Each box is a complete dinner for a family and has a value of $30. In honor of our 30th Anniversary, EO Philadelphia has donated 100 boxes, and we would love to see EACH chapter member donate as well. Not only can you pack boxes, but you can donate yourself. Add a "BOX" during your membership registration for the event!  DONATE HERE

Date: November 16, 2017

RSVP: By November 12, 2017

Volunteer at SHARE: 2pm - 4:30pm

Keynote Dinner with Robert Carr: 5pm - 9pm

Venue: SHARE Food Program followed by dinner at Winnie's Le Bus in Manayunk

Parking: available onsite at SHARE. Please note attendees will need to relocate to the dinner venue post volunteering. Street parking and lots are available in Manayunk. 

Attendees: Members, Strategic Partners and guests welcome. Please note that we have limited seating for dinner. Priority is given to those committing to BOTH portions of the event. Guest fee applies for dinner. Please note participation waivers are required by SHARE and sent to registrants 2 weeks prior to event. 

Prospective Member Guests: Have a prospect you would like to bring to this event? Prospects must be pre-qualified by our membership team before an official invitation to the event is extended. Please complete the referral form on your prospect to start that process. Referrals for this event must be submitted by November 1st. 

Food/Beverage: Dinner reception hosted in Manayunk. 

Attire: Casual. Closed toed shoes required. 

About SHARE:  Share first opened in 1986, as part of a national network of Shares dedicated to expanding community access to wholesome, affordable food. Since that time, Share has evolved into a vibrant, high-impact organization, recognized for our strong leadership role in reducing regional hunger and expanding access to nutritious, affordable food. 

Last year, Share brought 27 million pounds of emergency food relief to low-income Philadelphia residents facing hunger. Each day, Share manages complex food distribution operations, to bring a steady, reliable stream of food relief to more than 505 volunteer-led food cupboards. In 2016 Share’s food relief helped an average of 607,513 low-income individuals each month. This figure has increased 31.4% in just the past four years. Without Share, local food cupboards cannot meet the growing need.

During our November 16th shift at Share, EO Philadelphia will assist in packing Thanksgiving Boxes which will be distributed to 100 partnering host organizations: churches, schools, tenant associations, senior centers and other community agencies. 

About Keynote Robert Carr Carr: Author, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

Robert Owen Carr was the founder and former chief executive officer of Heartland Payment Systems, a Fortune 1000 debit- and credit-card transaction company recently acquired by Global Payments for over $4.3 billion.

He has won plaudits for technological prowess and ethical leadership. Carr has been honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year in the financial services category by Ernst and Young, as the top entrepreneur by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and with a lifetime achievement award from the payments industry trade group. Businessweek published an article about what other companies could companies could learn from Carr. Jim Cramer, the host of the television show Mad Money, pointed to Carr’s honest and straightforward approach as something businesses should emulate.

Carr is the founder and chairman of Give Something Back, a non-profit charity that provides academic mentoring, social guidance and college scholarships for students from lower-income families throughout the nation. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has contributed more than $25 million for mentoring and scholarships.

In March 2016, Carr was appointed by President Obama to a key White House post on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He also serves on the boards for Bid Pal, Lewis University in Illinois, Ed Snider Youth Hockey and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.

He is the author of Through The Fires: An American Story of Turbulence, Business Triumph and Giving Back and Working Class to College: The Promise and Peril Facing Blue Collar America, both distributed by the University of Illinois Press.

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