Month: March 2014

Philadelphia, PA Regional Public Auction, April 12, 2014: Over 600 Items Including Bucket Trucks, Digger Derricks, Backhoes, Pickups And More Will Sell With No Reserve

JJ Kane today announced a large public auction to be held in Plymouth Meeting PA April 12, 2014. Auction items include used bucket trucks, digger derricks, utility trucks, backhoes, skid steers, pickups, cars, trucks, full-size vans, SUV’s, and more will be sold with no reserve.rnrnnnPhiladelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 30, 2014nnJJ Kane today announced a large large public auction in Philadelphia, PA April 12th 2014 when more than 600 items will be sold. Auction items include many used bucket trucks in addition to digger derricks, backhoes, skid steers, forestry/tree care equipment, service trucks, cars, vans, pickups, forklifts and much more. Many items are being sold by local companies and utilities such as: PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric, PEPCO, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Townships, Boroughs & Municipalities, area contractors and others.nnrnnnThe auction is live with bidding starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12th, and buyers do not have to be present to participate. Bidders can inspect auction equipment on Friday April 11th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and also at 7:30 a.m. on auction day, April 12th. The auction is live, on-site in Plymouth Meeting, PA (Philadelphia area) and items are added to the auction daily. The auction is held in this location several times a year and companies are encouraged to sign up for the weekly email updates to stay informed of upcoming auctions.nnrnnnLocation and DirectionsrnnnThe auction sale will be held at the Danella Line Services Yard, 1402 Conshohocken Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462, just off Exit 18 of I-476. Below are directions from all areas.nnrnnnFrom Philadelphia Airport, Delaware & Walt Whitman Bridge – Airport take I-95 South, Delaware take I-95 North & Walt Whitman Bridge take I-76 West. Then all ways take I-476 North to exit 18B (Norristown). Turn right on Chemical Road, go ¼ mile and then turn right on Ridge Pike, go 1 ½ miles and then turn left on Conshohocken Road, go 250 yards to sale site on right.nnrnnnFrom Pocono’s, NJ Turnpike & Harrisburg – Pocono’s take I-476 South, NJ Turnpike take I-276 West to exit 20 (I-476 South) & Harrisburg take I-76 East which becomes I-276 East in Valley Forge to exit 333 (I-476 South). Then all ways take I-476 South to exit 18 (Norristown). Turn right on Ridge Pike, go 1 mile then turn left on Conshohocken Road, go 250 yards to sale site on right.nnrnnnJJ Kane auctions are absolute, meaning that everything sells to the highest bidder, regardless of price. There are no minimums, or reserves, at an absolute auction, and owners are not allowed to bid on equipment they have consigned to the auction. The selling price is determined by the bidders participating in the auction. The Philadelphia, PA auction offers direct access to the used utility company equipment that local contractors need. It differs from many other auctions in that you don’t have to be a dealer to buy. Anyone can bid in person, online or through absentee bid.nnrnnnJ.J. Kane is well known for used bucket truck and utility equipment auctions. However, their auctions also feature many used light-duty trucks, 1-ton trucks, cars, vans, SUV’s and more. This auction is open to the public and you do not have to be a dealer to buy. Bidding can be done in person, online, or through absentee bid. JJ Kane auctions are absolute, meaning that everything sells to the highest bidder, regardless of price. There are no minimums or reserves at an absolute auction.nnrnnnAt JJ Kane, we connect buyers with equipment they need through our simple process where you can buy or sell in person, on site or online. The sellers benefit from a convenient and cost-effective way to sell equipment and fleet vehicles at market value. Buyers like the fact that they can kick the tires and inspect vehicles and equipment personally prior to the auction,” says Joe Kane, founder of J.J. Kane Auctioneers.nnrnnnAbout J.J. KanernnnJ.J. Kane Auctioneers was founded more than 20 years ago by Joe Kane with a goal of providing the best process to serve our customers, anchored on a foundation of family, strong values and relationships. These values carry on, today, making J.J. Kane one of the most successful auction companies serving buyers and sellers of used equipment in the U.S and across the globe.

McDonald’s® USA Perks Up Breakfast With Free McCafe® Coffee

PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — McCafe® invites coffee drinkers in Philadelphia and across the U.S. to wake up and taste the free coffee. Beginning March 31, customers are encouraged to stop by their local participating McDonald’s® restaurant for a freshly brewed small McCafe coffee during McDonald’s first-ever national Free Coffee Event. Free McCafe coffee is available during breakfast hours starting March 31 through April 13 in participating restaurants.rnrn”We’re excited to share our coffee with customers,” said John Durante, President, McDonald’s Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Owner/Operator Association. “This is a great opportunity for them to try McCafe coffee and gives them another reason to come and see us in the morning.”rnrnTo kick off the two-week campaign, McDonald’s is offering Philadelphia commuters a special surprise with free McCafe coffee through a “Make Friends with McCafe” sampling event. The event will take place Monday, March 31st from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Suburban Station in Philadelphia.rnrnStarting in mid-April, McCafe will also surprise a Twitter follower every day this year with McCafe coffee and prizes. Fans can also keep up with the conversations using the hash tag #McCafe or by following @McCafe and @McDPhilly.rnrnMcDonald’s launched its McCafe line-up in the U.S. in 2009. The collection included McCafe’s signature blend coffee and quickly expanded to include iced coffees, espresso-based drinks, such as lattes and mochas, blended-ice beverages including smoothies and frappes, triple thick shakes as well as limited-time seasonal offerings. rnrnAbout McDonald’s USA rnrnMcDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 27 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @McDPhilly for the latest news, info, events and promotions, and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.rnrnAbout McCafe rnrnMcDonald’s collection of coffee and espresso based McCafe beverages are made with 100 percent Arabica beans sourced from the rich soils of Central and South America. In addition to the existing variety of McCafe beverages, McCafe also introduces limited-time seasonal offerings at participating restaurants throughout the year. For more information and to keep up with flavors of our McCafe line, visit www.mcdonalds.com/mccafe, or follow us on Twitter (@McCafe).rnrnFOR MORE INFORMATION rnChristina Fonseca rnTierney rnPhone: 215-790-4348 rnMobile: 267-603-3113 rncfonseca@tierneyagency.comrnrnSOURCE McDonald’s of the Greater Philadelphia RegionrnrnrnRELATED LINKS

Fattah Calls on Administration to Redirect Record Toyota Settlement Funds to Youth Mentoring Programs

PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) sent a letter to President Obama today asking the Administration to redirect funds from the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation to youth mentoring programs.rnrnFattah is recommending that fifty percent of the settlement go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA)—the largest mentoring youth organization in the country. The remaining half of the settlement would then be used to create a national youth mentoring fund, providing grants to organizations throughout the country. Fattah, who serves as the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) noted that there is a precedence of DOJ steering settlements to organizations for meaningful reinvestment in a specific cause.rnrnFattah said in the letter, “As DOJ and Toyota reach their final agreement it is my firm belief that the settlement funds could be used to tackle a big challenge affecting the nation – the lack of mentors for at-risk youth.” He added, “Mentoring must be a national priority—it is important to the future of our country.”rnrnAccording to MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, approximately 16 million youth, including nine million at-risk youth, will reach age 19 without ever having a mentor. The same report indicates that at-risk youth with mentors are more likely to enroll in college, volunteer in their communities, and hold leadership positions than those without.rnrnFattah has introduced related legislation in Congress that would direct all fines, settlements, and penalties into a newly created FOCUS fund. The fund would assist an estimated 124 million Americans through youth mentoring and STEM education, medical research and innovation, and justice reinvestment programs.rnrnTo read the full letter sent to the President, click here.rnrnwww.fattah.house.govrnrnSOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka FattahrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://fattah.house.gov/

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Honored with Pennsylvania Bio’s Patient Impact Award

Children’s Hospital/University of Pennsylvania Research Team Offers New Hope for Leukemia Patients Using an Innovative Treatment Called T Cell TherapyrnnnPhiladelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014nnThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has received Pennsylvania Bio’s Patient Impact Award along with the University of Pennsylvania for developing an innovative treatment called engineered T cell therapy. Pennsylvania Bio presented the Award at its Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration on March 12. Engineered T cell therapy, also called immunotherapy, reprograms a patient’s immune system to seek and destroy cancer cells, and has shown promising results for patients with leukemia.nnrnnnPennsylvania Bio’s Patient Impact Award recognizes a medicine, therapy, device or organization that has made a significant contribution to the quality of health care or length of life of patients in 2013. Eligible organizations include medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies or academic institutions with significant operations in Pennsylvania.nnrnnn“I am humbled and honored to have received this prestigious award, and more importantly, to be part of the scientific team that has developed this innovative T cell therapy treatment,” said Stephan Grupp, M.D., Ph.D., director of Translational Research in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Professor of Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “In the field of cancer, we’ve come as far as we can using standard treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. T cell therapy offers new hope for patients with aggressive leukemia, and we are working hard to harness this novel therapy to cure other types of cancer.”nnrnnnThe team’s most current results, presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in December 2013, are that nearly 90 percent of children and adults— 24 out of 27 patients— with a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) showed complete responses of cancer after receiving T cell therapy.nnrnnnA relatively new approach in cancer treatment, this type of immunotherapy relies on T cells, the workhorses of the body’s immune system. When cells become cancerous in specific leukemias such as ALL, and are able to evade regular T cell surveillance, the scientists reprogram T cells to function as specialized cancer hunters. Researchers first extract a patient’s own T cells and genetically modify them. Using bioengineering techniques, they reprogram each patient’s T cells into chimeric antigen receptor cells, custom-designed to bind to a protein called CD19 that exists only on the surface of B cells. Next, the engineered cells are returned to the patient’s body, where they proliferate and then eliminate B cells. Moreover, they persist in the circulation, helping to guard against the cancer’s recurrence.nnrnnnThe trials, a collaboration between The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, are overseen by Carl H. June, M.D. as trial Sponsor, the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of Translational Research in Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center.nnrnnn###nnrnnnAbout the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has one of the largest pediatric cancer programs in the United States, which has been top ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Parents Magazine. Its large basic and clinical research programs are particularly strong in pediatric neuro-oncology, neuroblastoma, leukemia and lymphoma, and sarcomas. Of all pediatric institutions, Children’s Hospital enrolls the most patients in national clinical trials, working in close collaboration with national organizations such as the Children’s Oncology Group. Physicians at Children’s Hospital have had pioneering roles in developing international standards for diagnosing and treating neuroblastoma, and in developing programs for survivors of childhood cancer. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu/cancer.nnrnnnAbout The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program receives the highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children’s hospitals. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

Mayor Nutter Opens New Office for Fast Growing Tech Firm, Sevone; Announces Latest Startup PHL Call for Ideas Grants

March 20, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and SevOne officially opened the company’s new, expanded Philadelphia office at the Land Title Building on South Broad Street this afternoon. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Nutter also announced the winners of the second Startup PHL Call for Ideas Awards which support entrepreneurs and improve student engagement with Philadelphia’s tech community.rn rn“Philadelphia continues to develop into one of America’s most diverse, dynamic and exciting places to build a technology company. SevOne’s Philadelphia presence is further evidence that our city has the talent that growing companies need for success,” said Mayor Nutter. “My Administration is committed to supporting the growth and development of this sector, which is why connecting students and universities to the startup community is a focus for this round of Startup PHL Call for Ideas Awards. The awards foster and connect talent to thriving companies like SevOne, and demonstrate the City’s support for entrepreneurs as they develop their businesses.”rn rnSevOne opened a satellite office in Philadelphia in March 2013 with 12 software developers in Old City. Now, with 30 current Philadelphia-based employees and plans to employ 50 by the end of the year, the company quickly outgrew its first office. rn rnSevOne provides some of the world’s largest companies, including Comcast, Verizon, and Morgan Stanley, a patented performance monitoring, management, and reporting platform to detect and avoid poor network performance. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Forbes Magazine named SevOne one of America’s Most Promising Companies. In 2013, the company announced a $150 million dollar investment from Bain Capital.rn rn“As a result of SevOne’s accelerated growth, which saw headcount double to 270 employees in the past year alone, it was imperative that we open a larger office in Philadelphia to meet our constantly evolving needs,” explained Jack Sweeney, CEO of SevOne. “We couldn’t be more pleased to remain here in Philadelphia, a vibrant, first-rate city with a motivated and technology-savvy workforce.”rnThe Startup PHL Call for Ideas is a Commerce Department program that provides grants for projects that support entrepreneurs and improve Philadelphia’s startup ‘ecosystem’. This second round of Call for Ideas focuses on student engagement with Philadelphia’s tech community. rn rn2014 Call for Ideas Grant Awards:rn rn· PennApps Fellows Internship Program – Up to $25,000 to fund 10 internships in a local program connecting student interns from across the nation to Philadelphia based companies for a 10-week internship during the summer 2014.rn rn· Philadelphia Fashion Incubator – $25,000 to create a series of monthly seminars, panels and interactive workshops focused on the business of fashion for the design community.rn rn· Zivtech Developer Boot Camp – $24,000 to teach a six-week developer bootcamp to a class of 30 participants.rn rn· NextFab Fellows Coop Program – $25,000 to support four co-op fellowships. Students will receive training and materials while gaining experience working with NextFab companies that struggle to find talent.rn rn· Technical.ly / Philly Startup Leaders – $25,000 to create and execute a series of eight workshops to better connect the PHL tech community to students and universities.rn rn“Companies continually tell us that a talented workforce is one of the most important factors to their growth,” said Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. “Connecting Philadelphia’s world-class universities and students to our burgeoning tech community is a necessary component in retaining students past graduation and maintaining the momentum we see with companies like SevOne expanding in Philadelphia.”rn rnFor more information about Startup PHL visit www.startupphl.com. For more information about SevOne visit www.SevOne.com.

PwC Philadelphia Selected as a Top Workplace in 2014 by Philly.com

Award marks PwC Philadelphia’s fifth consecutive year to be named a Top WorkplacernrnPHILADELPHIA, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Philadelphia office of PwC US is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Philly.com’s Top Workplaces in 2014, making it the firm’s fifth consecutive year to be featured as a Top Workplace in the region. This year, PwC Philadelphia was ranked #5, alongside a number of other distinguished and esteemed companies in the area.rnrn”We are honored to be named one of the Top Workplaces in the Philadelphia region for the fifth year in a row. I want to congratulate each of our 1,600 employees in the Philadelphia office on this award and thank them for their ongoing dedication, tenacity and initiative to provide outstanding service to our clients. It is our people who ultimately make the firm such a great place to work,” said Ed Lovelidge, Managing Partner of PwC’s Philadelphia Metro Market. “We are committed to supporting a culture where our people are connected, engaged and inspired by the opportunities around them – whether it’s creating value for our clients; the ability to make a difference in the Philadelphia community; or the chance to continuously develop personally and professionally.”rnrnThe activities, programs and initiatives supporting PwC Philadelphia’s inclusion as one of the Top Workplaces list includernrnPwC is committed to sustaining an inclusive culture and that includes a work environment that supports our people throughout their career. Workplace flexibility is about working creatively to manage our lives at work and at home. Nearly all of our people in the Philadelphia market have a degree of flexibility, allowing them to work when and where they can while delivering exceptional service to our clients.rnPwC has made significant investments to focus on continuously developing our people both personally and professionally. PwC launched the “PwC Professional,” a career progression framework designed to accelerate our people’s development. The framework includes five dimensions of focus: business acumen, global acumen, relationships, technical capabilities and becoming a “whole leader” (one who is well rounded and has a diverse skill set).rnrnWith respect to Corporate Responsibility, PwC’s Philadelphia office volunteered with the Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley for its “JA-in-a-Day” program, an intensive one-day initiative that took place on November 1st. Approximately 350 volunteers from the local PwC Philadelphia office taught at eight different schools in the Greater Philadelphia region to teach valuable business, economic and life skills to students. PwC volunteers taught a day-long lesson plan, coaching students from kindergarten through eighth grade on important concepts including creative thinking, problem-solving and working in teams to help promote financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. PwC reached over 3,700 students in 130 classes in one day.rnrnThe Philadelphia office donated $200,000 to five Philadelphia-based non-profit organizations, funded through grants from the PwC Charitable Foundation.rnrnAbout TopWorkplaces rnrnEvery year, The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com partners work with WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pennsylvania to ask employees around the region to provide feedback on their organizational environment including their thoughts on management, compensation and the facilitation of new ideas. The final product of the survey is the publications’ annual list of Top 100 Workplaces, which comprises the highest-ranked large, mid-sized and small organizations. rnrnWorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 30 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces. More than 26,000 were surveyed.rnrnPhilly.com published the complete list of 2014 Top Workplaces on Sunday, March 23, 2014. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.rnrnAbout The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.rnrnThe PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) organization, makes contributions to the people of PwC in times of financial hardship, and to nonprofit organizations that support and promote education and humanitarianism.rnrnAbout PwC USrnrnPwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/US. Gain customized access to our insights by downloading our thought leadership app: PwC’s 365â„¢ Advancing business thinking every dayrnrnLearn more about PwC by following us online: @PwC_LLP, @PhilaPwC, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Googlernrn© 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership. All rights reserved. PwC refers to the US member firm, and may sometimes refer to the PwC network. Each member firm is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.rnrnLogo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100917/NY66894LOGOrnrnSOURCE PwC USrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://www.pwcglobal.com

Fattah Backs Effort to Bring 2016 Democratic Convention to Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), 10-term Congressman from Philadelphia, released the following statement on Philadelphia’s effort to bid for the 2016 Democratic National Convention: rnrn”I am in full support of the effort organized by Congressman Bob Brady to position Philadelphia for a successful bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Not only would it be a major economic boost for the city, and our hotel and tourism business—it would have a considerable long-term impact on the community.”rnrn”I can think of no better place for the Democrats to convene in 2016 than Philadelphia. Fourteen years ago we hosted the 2000 Republican Convention to rave reviews. I look forward to showcasing our world-class city to the DNC as we launch this exciting bid.”rnwww.fattah.house.govrnrnSOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka FattahrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://fattah.house.gov/

Aramark Inspires Philadelphia Children to Live Healthier

More than 400 area employees volunteer at the Lighthouse Community Center as part of first annual Global Volunteer DayrnrnPHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In Philadelphia, children and families face many challenges in eating a nutritious diet and living healthy lives. In fact, childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions with more than 40 percent of children in first through 12th grades considered obese or overweight.rnrnRecognizing this issue in its hometown of Philadelphia and around the globe, Aramark is extending its health and wellness platform and commitment, Healthy For Lifeâ„¢, into underserved communities. During the company’s inaugural Global Volunteer Day on March 19, hundreds of Philadelphia-area employees will join thousands of colleagues for more than 100 projects around the world in an effort to provide children and families with better access to healthy food, nutritional education and active play and physical activity spaces. rnrn”We are a company with a passion for service and a strong culture of volunteerism. Here in Philadelphia and across the globe today, our employees are demonstrating their commitment to building local communities,” said Eric Foss, Aramark President and CEO. “Our mission is to enrich and nourish lives today and throughout the year, leveraging the expertise of our employees to help people make the right nutrition choices and lead healthier lives.”rnrnToday at the Lighthouse Community Center in North Philadelphia, Aramark will establish a Healthy for Lifeâ„¢ Zone that will be a year-round hub of health and wellness education and awareness. Volunteers will provide families in need with healthy food options by renovating a food pantry and cultivating a rooftop produce garden. Working alongside children who attend the center daily, volunteers will assemble hundreds of nutritious meal kits for kids to bring home to share with their families. Aramark employees will also create an inspiring and vibrant place for children to enjoy aquatic exercise by revitalizing an indoor pool area with colorful paint and murals.rnrnThe Lighthouse is one of 13 community centers that are members of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) in Philadelphia, which impact 45,000 people in the city. Aramark has partnered with FNC for more than six years, contributing financial, in-kind and expert volunteer resources year-round to all 13 centers. rnrn”Philadelphia lives with the staggering reality that one in four people live in poverty and face hunger and nutrition challenges,” said Diane Cornman-Levy, executive director of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers. “Aramark’s ability to apply its culinary and nutritional expertise along with its dedication to transforming our facilities has been invaluable as we share a commitment to making a lasting impact in the lives of families in need. Global Volunteer Day is just the latest example of Aramark’s dedication to our city and our neighborhoods.”rnrnIn communities like North Philadelphia where low-income residents have little access to nutritious and healthy options, childhood obesity and other health and wellness issues are at their worst. Aramark’s Healthy For Lifeâ„¢ community engagement program educates families on the simple steps and concepts such as finding healthy choices on a limited budget, preparing inexpensive, nutritious meals and introducing children to healthy food choices.rnrn”Aramark’s dedication to this city’s residents who are most in need has been a beacon for us at the Lighthouse,” said John Lavery, executive director of The Lighthouse. “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Aramark in bringing resources to help families live healthier lives in our neighborhood.”rnrnBeyond Philadelphia, volunteer projects will take place in cities across North America, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Spain, Germany, China, Korea, Belgium, Ireland, the Czech Republic, and India. Global Volunteer Day is an expansion of Aramark Building Community, the company’s volunteer and philanthropic program that enriches lives by helping improve family health, prepare youth and adults for work and support individuals working their way out of poverty in Philadelphia and in 52 cities around the world. Through Aramark Building Community, the company donates time, expertise, financial and in-kind resources to help families in need. Since 2008, in partnership with community centers around the world, more than 20,000 Aramark employees have impacted the lives of some four million families. Please join us on Facebook.rnrnAbout AramarkrnrnAramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical rnrnCompanies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.rnrnAbout The Federation of Neighborhood Centers and the Lighthouse rnrnThe Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) is a network of community-based institutions that provide programs and services to children, youth, adults and families in Philadelphia. Its mission is achieved by working with member agencies, including the Lighthouse, which serves Kensington and North Philadelphia, to collectively provide culturally sensitive programs and services that are critical to the well-being of inner city children, youth, adults, seniors and families. Since it was founded, the Federation has helped families find and keep homes, learn English, be trained to gain and keep employment, enhance children’s educational achievement, recognize and encourage young people and work towards the creation of safer and more nurturing environments and neighborhoods.rnrnContact: rnrnMary Rucci, Aramarkrn215-238-7110 rnJohn Lavery, The Lighthouse rn617-435-9651rnrnLogo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131212/PH32713LOGOrnrnSOURCE AramarkrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://www.aramark.com