Be PRoactive! PPRA Partners with Tree House Books

By Kellsey Turner and Amanda Michelson, Vault Communications


This year PPRA is partnering with Tree House Books as part of the Philly PRoactive program, an initiative that partners PPRA members with nonprofits to support their mission. Keep reading to learn more about this charitable initiative and how you can get involved!


What is Philly PRoactive?

Established in 2009 by past PPRA president and philanthropist Dr. Bill Cowen, Philly PRoactive helps extend the good work of worthy organizations. Each year a new nonprofit benefits from the support and talent of PPRA’s members. Past partners have included Rock the Future, ChemoClothes and Career Wardrobe.

Tell Me about Tree House Books

Tree House Books is a nonprofit Literacy Center and Giving Library that provides free access to books and literacy programs to children and their families in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia.


How is PPRA Supporting Tree House Books?

To support Tree House Books, PPRA is hosting a book drive that will kick off at the Gold Medal luncheon on Nov. 8, 2017. Gold Medal Attendees are asked to consider donating a book. Throughout November, PPRA will continue collecting book donations from members. The member who collects the most book donations will be rewarded with a prize at the end of the month.

How Can I Help?

After donating yourself, you can extend your good will by hosting a mini book drive in your office or at your agency to contribute to PPRA’s book drive. Email Amanda Michelson ( or Kellsey Turner ( and they’ll provide you with a “Book Drive Kit” for your use, which includes an email template, flyer and other useful tools.


What Types of Books Are Accepted?

Donations can include new and gently used book donations of all kinds for children and adults. However, Tree House Books is particularly interested in receiving children’s books, especially those that are considered classic books in school settings and African-American literature.

Where Can I Make A Donation?

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