Please join the EPX Clean + Green Committee on Saturday, November 20th in planting dozens of street trees in our neighborhood.We will meet at 8:30 am at South Philly High School parking lot (on South Broad Street) where we will organize into teams and then disperse to tree planting locations.  The planting should take approximately 3-4 hours.

We will provide a light breakfast and all the tools required (including tree specialists) to get these trees in the ground.

We still need another 20 volunteers, please join us for EPX’s semi-annual community tree planting event. After the planting join your neighbors and have a few drinks and some great Tex-Mex food specials at Adobe Cafe 1919 E. Passyunk Ave!

This planting will be organized in coordination with four other adjacent civic associations, who are combining resources to plant over one hundred trees throughout South Philly.

Our friends at the Cantina Los Caballitos, 1651 E. Passyunk Ave, have invited us to a very special evening. On Tuesday November 9th from 6-8 p.m. Steven Simons, the owner of the Cantina, has graciously offered to donate 10% of  all his proceeds to EPX for our annual Charitable Giving campaign.

EPX has, from our inception, donated a large potion of our income to neighbors in need during the Holiday Season. EPX has filled St. John’s Baptist church’s food bank (13th & Tasker), provided dozens of Thanksgiving dinners for members of the Philadelphia Access Center (PAC 11th & Mifflin) worked with Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging to provide produce baskets to the elderly and at Christmas time has identified three families (one from each Catholic parish in our boundaries)  providing them with gifts and gift cards for everything from supermarkets to toy stores to box stores to pharmacies.

Through the generous donations of our members, our semi-annual fund-raisers and special events, like this Neighborhood Nite, EPX has striven to comply with the charitable component of our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit status.

So even though times are tough, in this economy, come join your friends and neighbors and have a margarita or two, some wonderful nachos etc, etc, and while enjoying yourselves realize that you are also helping the needy in our EPX community.

The November 2010 EPX General Membership meeting will be held on Monday, November 1st, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcomed.

The meeting will be held at the Sts. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School Cafeteria (Enter at 11th & Moore and walk 1/2 flight down stairs and cafe is on your right 1/2 way down the aisle)

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EPX in conjunction with Lower Moyamensing Civic, will be getting together Saturday Nov. 6th, 10am-12 noon; to do some early prep work for our Fall Planting. We will be removing dead trees and preparing the tree pits so we can plant new trees during our upcoming Fall planting. We are looking for about 10-20 volunteers to help us remove the trees, and get their hands dirty a bit amending the pits. It’s a great way to get outside, spend some time with your neighbors, get some exercise and please feel free to bring the family. We will meet at South Philly High at 10am. There will be coffee and lite fare available for volunteers before we head out in groups, to various sites around the neighborhood. You don’t need to bring anything other than some clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and one of your friends. So please let me know if you would like to help in any way with either event.

Contact Scott Collings with any questions.

Tree Digging