10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth.

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10,000 Friends wishes you #HappyHolidays!
12/24/2020

10,000 Friends wishes you #HappyHolidays!

"Buttigieg accepted the nomination by calling Biden’s victory a 'mandate' to restore the country’s infrastructure and br...
12/16/2020
What We Know About Pete Buttigieg’s Transportation Record

"Buttigieg accepted the nomination by calling Biden’s victory a 'mandate' to restore the country’s infrastructure and bring it into the 21st century. 'Americans shouldn’t settle for less than our peers in the developed world when it comes to our roads and bridges, railways, and transit systems,' he said. 'The U.S. should lead the way and in this administration, we will."
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-16/what-pete-buttigieg-would-do-for-biden-s-cabinet?cmpid=BBD121620_CITYLAB&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=201216&utm_campaign=citylabdaily

Biden’s Secretary of Transportation nominee gave a preview of what his ideas might look like during his own presidential campaign — and in his record as mayor.

"A key aspect of the new proposal is the allotment of $288 billion in small business aid and to renew this summer’s Payc...
12/02/2020

"A key aspect of the new proposal is the allotment of $288 billion in small business aid and to renew this summer’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which the survey results indicate is the leading hope for small business owners struggling to keep the lights on even if their doors are still closed due to the virus. Four in 10 small business owners (41%) support an extension or expansion of the PPP, making this proposal the only one that receives more support among small business owners than among the general public."

https://www.cpbj.com/83-small-business-owners-support-another-round-stimulus-relief-washington-survey-reveals/

In this season of gratitude, we are #thankful for the fabric of our communities; our frontline workers, healthcare provi...
11/26/2020

In this season of gratitude, we are #thankful for the fabric of our communities; our frontline workers, healthcare providers, small businesses, friends, family and neighbors. Wishing you a safe and #HappyThanksgiving.

There is still time to give! Whether you donate $50 or $500, your donation will help build healthy, vibrant and resilien...
11/21/2020

There is still time to give! Whether you donate $50 or $500, your donation will help build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across PA. Please donate NOW during #ExtraGive. https://bit.ly/2IRMazH

A generous gift of $500 will help in creating equitable and resilient policy and community development solutions. Donate...
11/21/2020

A generous gift of $500 will help in creating equitable and resilient policy and community development solutions. Donate now at https://bit.ly/2IRMazH #ExtraGive #IGiveExtra #HealthyCommunities

A donation today of $100 will help promote healthy, walkable, bikeable communities and transportation systems! Make your...
11/20/2020

A donation today of $100 will help promote healthy, walkable, bikeable communities and transportation systems! Make your gift at https://bit.ly/2IRMazH #ExtraGive #IGiveExtra #HealthyCommunities

A $50 donation during #ExtraGive will help start community gardens and access to fresh produce in neighborhoods. Support...
11/20/2020

A $50 donation during #ExtraGive will help start community gardens and access to fresh produce in neighborhoods. Support your community by donating now at https://bit.ly/2IRMazH

Starting tonight at midnight, through 11:59 pm tomorrow (Nov 20), you can donate to help us build healthy, vibrant and r...
11/19/2020

Starting tonight at midnight, through 11:59 pm tomorrow (Nov 20), you can donate to help us build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across PA! #IGiveExtra #ExtraGive #HealthyCommunities https://bit.ly/2IRMazH

We're taking part in #ExtraGive on Friday! Donate to support our mission during the 24-hour giving marathon at https://b...
11/18/2020

We're taking part in #ExtraGive on Friday! Donate to support our mission during the 24-hour giving marathon at https://bit.ly/2IRMazH

Thank you to our veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedom. Happy #VeteransDay#thankaveteran
11/11/2020

Thank you to our veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedom. Happy #VeteransDay
#thankaveteran

VOTE!! Let’s do this, PA!! This election is so important and your vote matters. Be prepared and stay in line until you g...
11/03/2020

VOTE!! Let’s do this, PA!! This election is so important and your vote matters. Be prepared and stay in line until you get to vote, even if the polls close. Dress warmly. Bring your mask, ID, snacks, water, a fully charged phone, and write the Election Protection Line number 1-866-OUR-VOTE on a card to bring with you in case of trouble. Bring ear buds so you can tune out the noise from disrupters. If you have a mail ballot but changed your mind, you must bring it with you. We can do hard things, friends! #vote2020

What's your favorite PA town for fall?
10/09/2020
Pa.'s 15 best small towns, ranked, for the perfect fall day trip

What's your favorite PA town for fall?

The Keystone State is home to countless adorable small towns, but time is limited and you can only see so many before all the leaves have fallen and winter has set in. To that end, we’ve crafted a list of 15 of the best small towns in the state.

Applications are being accepted, now through Nov. 6, for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 2021-22...
09/29/2020
Multimodal Transportation

Applications are being accepted, now through Nov. 6, for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 2021-22 Improvements Under Multimodal Transportation Fund. Help enhance existing communities!

Act 89 of 2013 created a new deputate for multimodal transportation at PennDOT. This organization is comprised of local and public transportation, rail freight, ports and waterways, and aviation, and will focus on efficiency, capital investments, safety and mobility in these modes.

Groundbreaking on 2 new construction affordable homes with DON Enterprises in #newcastlepa as part of our Neighborhood P...
09/15/2020
DON adds South Side to mission

Groundbreaking on 2 new construction affordable homes with DON Enterprises in #newcastlepa as part of our Neighborhood Partnership Program! Thanks to First Commonwealth Bank, UPMC Health Plan, First National Bank, and Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. #partnership #CommunityResilience #AffordableHousing

DON Enterprises is expanding its community revitalization efforts again.

Never forget the lives lost and always remember the acts of #kindness and #heroism that followed. #neverforget
09/11/2020

Never forget the lives lost and always remember the acts of #kindness and #heroism that followed. #neverforget

Helping #Pennsylvania #Agriculture sustain operations and stabilize food supply chains during #covid19.
09/04/2020
Penn State SBDC launching Pennsylvania Agriculture Center of Excellence | Penn State University

Helping #Pennsylvania #Agriculture sustain operations and stabilize food supply chains during #covid19.

The Penn State Small Business Development Center received $325,000 in CARES Act funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help launch a center that will help Pennsylvania agriculture businesses sustain operations and stabilize food supply chains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"If you show me a map of tree cover in any city, you’re showing me a map of race and income levels. We see this as nothi...
08/28/2020
Can Planting Trees Make a City More Equitable?

"If you show me a map of tree cover in any city, you’re showing me a map of race and income levels. We see this as nothing less than a moral imperative.”

Cities across the U.S. are pledging to plant trees and restore urban forests to combat climate change and cool off disadvantaged communities.

Don't forget to submit your nomination TODAY! It only takes a few minutes!
08/17/2020
2020 Commonwealth Awards Nominations

Don't forget to submit your nomination TODAY! It only takes a few minutes!

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth. Founded in 1998, we engage a multi-disciplinary network of partners to advocate for a balanced approach in public policy and investments to build...

Do you know of a project, plan or visionary leader that deserves to be honored for exemplifying smart growth, resilience...
08/14/2020
2020 Commonwealth Awards Nominations

Do you know of a project, plan or visionary leader that deserves to be honored for exemplifying smart growth, resilience or equity across Pa? Consider submitting a nomination for the 2020 Commonwealth Awards - DUE AUGUST 17!

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth. Founded in 1998, we engage a multi-disciplinary network of partners to advocate for a balanced approach in public policy and investments to build...

Congratulations to these 22 #PA downtowns and their communities!
07/28/2020

Congratulations to these 22 #PA downtowns and their communities!

We are #PAProud to see that 22 Pennsylvania downtowns earned national Accredited status through Main Street America's "2020 Accredited and Affiliate Main Street American Communities programs." Nine PA downtowns also made Affiliate status. http://ow.ly/DVep50AFpsu

This exclusive status shows the dedication and hard work that these downtowns have for their communities to make them a better place for their residents to #WorkSmartLiveHappy. Congratulations to you all. 👏👏

This extension provides renters and homeowners with protection from evictions until August 31.
07/16/2020
Gov. Wolf Announces Protections from Foreclosures and Evictions Through Aug. 31

This extension provides renters and homeowners with protection from evictions until August 31.

Governor Tom Wolf today signed a new executive order that protects homeowners and renters from eviction or foreclosure until Aug. 31, if they are waiting for assistance from a new program administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency or are not already receiving relief through one of sever...

Don't forget -- the deadline to file 2019 personal income tax returns is this Wednesday, July 15!
07/13/2020

Don't forget -- the deadline to file 2019 personal income tax returns is this Wednesday, July 15!

The Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians the deadline to file 2019 personal income tax returns is Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The filing deadline was extended 90 days this year to provide relief to taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Revenue-Details.aspx?newsid=321

🏛 More info: revenue.pa.gov/PIT
✅ File for free: https://padirectfile.state.pa.us
📞 Phone assistance: 717-787-8201 (Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. through July 15.
🤔 Online Assistance: revenue.pa.gov/help

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07/01/2020

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06/23/2020

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Today is #Juneteenth, National Freedom Day. Join us as we learn, celebrate, reflect, and work together. Check out these ...
06/19/2020

Today is #Juneteenth, National Freedom Day. Join us as we learn, celebrate, reflect, and work together. Check out these events occurring across #PA (links in comments) #ChangeIsPossible

Do you know of a project, plan or initiative that deserves to be honored for prioritizing smart growth or resilience?  N...
06/17/2020
2020 VIRTUAL Commonwealth Awards | 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Do you know of a project, plan or initiative that deserves to be honored for prioritizing smart growth or resilience? Nominations are now open for the #2020CommonwealthAwards! Submit online through July 31.

Save the date for November 19, 2020 as we plan for a virtual Commonwealth Awards event to safely and responsibly honor our nominees and so more of you can join us without travelling. More information will be released soon!

Find your polling place or drop-off location and don’t forget to review candidate voting records! UPDATE: The mail & abs...
06/02/2020

Find your polling place or drop-off location and don’t forget to review candidate voting records! UPDATE: The mail & absentee ballot deadline has been extended until 5pm on 6/9 (postmarked by 6/2) for Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery & Philadelphia. https://www.votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.aspx

Today is the presidential primary election in PA! 🇺🇸

If you're heading to the polls to vote:
👤 Check your voter status: votesPA.com/status.
📍 Confirm the location of your polling place: votesPA.com/polls.
😷 Learn how to stay safe: on.pa.gov/AtThePolls.

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240 North 3rd Street #407
Harrisburg, PA
17101

Amtrak's Harrisburg Station is 4 blocks from our office, and we are on the city bus route

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10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth. Founded in 1998, we engage a multi-disciplinary network of partners to advocate for a balanced approach in public policy and investments to build and sustain strong communities for all Pennsylvanians – in our state’s diverse cities, towns, suburbs, and rural communities. As a trusted authority on responsible land use, 10,000 Friends is the bridge between sectors, creating collaborations with state and local government, community benefit organizations, and the private sector to effect change through policy and community development solutions for neighborhoods that enhance health, foster innovation, create opportunity and transform communities. Our annual Commonwealth Awards celebrates visionary community leadership and catalytic development projects and initiatives that find new uses for vacant and underutilized land, increase opportunities for communities on the rise, and breathe new life into old neighborhoods.

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