Established in 2009 under past PPRA president and philanthropist Dr. Bill Cowen, PPRA’s Philly PRoactive program helps extend the good work of worthy organizations. Each year, a new nonprofit benefits from the support of PPRA’s members who lend their time and talents as public relations professionals.
This year PPRA partnered with Tree House Books, a nonprofit Literacy Center and Giving Library that provides free access to books and literacy programs to Philadelphia children and their families in low-income neighborhoods. Through the partnership, PPRA members contributed to a book drive, volunteered to decorate Tree House Book’s Holiday Gift Shoppe and provided public relations support.
Have you met Tree House Books?
PPRA's Philly PRoactive partner this year is Tree House Books. As a nonprofitliteracy center and giving library, Tree House Books provides free access to books and literacy programs to Philadelphia children and their families in low-income neighborhoods.
Donate to our book drive!
Help PPRA support Tree House Books by donating new or gently used books for adults and children to our book drive. Books of all kinds are welcome, however Tree House Books is especially interested in receiving literature with specific interest to diverse communities.
I've got books! Where can I drop my donations?
- Bring your books to any PPRA-sponsored event and drop them off at the check-in table
- Drop your donations at Tree House Books (1430 W Susquehanna Ave) during library hours
- Donations can also be dropped off at any PPRA board meeting
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a special book drop off/pick up
Host your own book drive
Coordinate a book drive in your office/agency with PPRA's book drive kit. Email email@example.com to get started and to coordinate a special book drop off/pick up for the books you collect.
Wondering how else you can help?
Click here to explore a variety of volunteer opportunities available at Tree House Books, ranging from volunteer librarians to literacy coaches.
Past PRoactive partners include:
2017-2018 – Tree House Books
2016-2017 – Career Wardrobe
2015-2016 – Mighty Writers
2013-2014 – Mighty Writers
2011-2012 – Northern Home for Children and Access Sports
2010-2011 – Rock to the Future
2009-2010 – Chemo Clothes