Call Us Today:
Weekly E-Newsletter - December 3, 2020
News And Updates
There's still time! Please Donate and Win a Trip to the African Safari Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia for 2022 

In this unique fundraising year, CCRA is excited to introduce our expanded Clean, Safe and Green Appeal to fund our sidewalk cleaning and related programs.  Two generous CCRA supporters have pledged to match each gift of $100 or more received by the end of the year, doubling the fundraising power of every qualifying gift.  Furthermore, anyone who donates $200* or more will be recognized as a Green Star Donor and entered to win a 5-night, 4-day stay for two at the Ongava Game Reserve hunting lodge in Namibia, Africa, in 2022. Each additional donation of $200 earns another entry into the raffle. The winner will be selected in January. Please note that flights are not included.  To enter, we must receive your donation by December 31, 2020.

Click here for more information about the Ongava Game Reserve.

*If you are the lucky winner, please consult your tax advisor about the retail value of this prize ($3000).

ICYMI - Now available on our YouTube Channel
100 Things to do in Philadelphia before you Die!

Thank you Irene Levy Baker for a wonderful and educational hour. To view the video, click on our YouTube Channel. Make sure you "Like" and "Subscribe" for more updates.
CCRA Membership Reminder

When you signed up to become a member or renew your membership, CCRA’s membership database will store your credit card information for recurring payments. When it’s time to renew your membership, we will send out an automatic notification to you 30 days before your renewal date. If you have opted in for auto-renewal, you do not have to do anything. If you have not opted-in for auto-renewals, your 30-day notice will include your invoice. You can opt-out by logging into your account and stop recurring payments. If you are having trouble, please contact Operations Manager Travis Oliver, and he will assist you.

If you have any changes while your account is active (i.e., change of email address, mailing address, phone numbers, etc.), please remember to update your account or contact Travis, and he can do it for you.  
Two Merchant Partners to explore
Liberty Pet Vets
Philadelphia’s Liberty Pet Vets is an animal hospital providing the finest veterinary care for all stages of your pet’s life. Their comprehensive, compassionate care and an unmatched passion for outstanding delivery of healthcare services will keep your four-legged family members happy and healthy. Their services include preventative care, vaccinations, emergency services, dental and general surgery, end-of-life care, pet products and even 'house calls’! CCRA members enjoy 10% off of services and boutique items excluding food- membership cards must be presented. Liberty Pet Vets is located at 265 South 20th St. (888) 494-0871   
An independent small business since 1997, PhotoLounge believes that pictures should be beautiful, affordable, and easy to make and get, and long lasting. They are an expert photo lab with a vast array of services including digital prints, reprints and enlargements, archiving, fine art printing and Giclee, film processing, design and print photo books, professional head shots, passport photos and more. Enjoy their many virtual classes and 'how to’ sessions too. Start your next great photo project and conveniently order on their APP, online, or at the store. CCRA members enjoy 10% off excluding other sales or discounted items. PhotoLounge is located at 1909 Chestnut St, Philadelphia  (267) 322-6651
COVID-19 Updates
Community Info and Events
Support Bethesda Project this holiday season

Bethesda Project is an organization addressing homelessness in Center City, and operates 14 sites ranging from emergency shelter to permanent housing while providing supportive services. They are looking for community members to provide guests and residents a little cheer during the holiday season. This can include dropping off homemade food or sponsoring delivery from a restaurant (also helps the local economy!), donating gift cards or high-need supplies, dropping off cards or decorations, or making a video of yourself caroling we can share with our sites. All of the opportunities can be done from home with the whole family – a great way to support a local organization while staying safe! More information here or contact
Macy’s Wanamaker Organ Christmas Light Show Available Online

No, the Macy’s holiday light show at the Wanamaker Organ will, unfortunately, if unsurprisingly, not be open to visitors this holiday season. However, there is a virtual version available on YouTube. There is also a behind-the-scenes look at the majestic Wanamaker Organ itself. How many pipes? 28,500
Hate Lanternflies? Wanna Destroy Their Eggs? (You know you do.)

No one misses the lanternfly plague, but no one is looking forward to their return next year, either. What to do? Get ‘em where they live: in their eggs. How? Learn to recognize an egg mass, then scrape them off (Each egg mass contains between 30 and 50 small egg trails).

Like Kevin Bacon? Buy His Philly Childhood Home

If you like the actor Kevin Bacon and you happen to have a cool $1.33 million looking for something to do, you can be much closer than six degrees of separation from his 2117 Locust Street childhood home. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, steam room, sauna; you get the ideas. Fun Fact: His father, Edmund, was an architect who served as Executive Director of the City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970.

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is celebrating this holiday by sharing their own family traditions with all of you, with The Holiday Pop Up Gallery.

Now until December 15th, you can help support the artists and the show, and bring the color and creativity of their own holiday spirit into your home. 
Holiday Events Begin at Dilworth Park

Deck the Hall Holiday Lights - Illumination and sound effects on the west façade of City Hall, Sunday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. through January 1.

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market - Support local small businesses by buying handmade gifts, treats and crafts, through January 1.

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is open seven days a week, now through February 28, with limited number of skaters at one time. Purchase tickets in advance online for 90-minute, timed skating sessions all season long.
CCRA Merchant Partner Discount/Promotion Program

Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount or promotion to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

East West Acupuncture, center city office closed, but you can use the 10% discount at her Narberth office (415-758-1057)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St, (215-546-1479)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Liberty Pet Vets, 265 S. 20th St (888-458-8587
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
Photo Lounge, 1909 Chestnut St (267-322-6651)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Seafood Unlimited, 270 S. 20th St (215-732-3663)
The Bake Shop on 20th, 269 S. 20th St. (215-644-9714)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215-546-7889)
Veda Modern Indian Bistro, 1920 Chestnut St, (267-519-2001)
Alimentari Restaurant at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor 
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their virtual concerts.
Blue Sole Shoes, 1805 Chestnut St, (215-496-9244)
Branzino Italian BYOB, 261 S. 17th St, (215-790-0103)
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
1900 Market St, Fl 8
Philadelphia, PA 19103