FS Foundation

Volunteers help rejuvenate West Philadelphia

April 29, 2024 | 1 minute read

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, April 19, 2024—FS Investments proudly sponsored ACHIEVEability’s first-ever Impact Day, joining over 500 corporate and community volunteers to help rejuvenate West Philadelphia.

Colleagues assisted in opening three community gardens in the neighborhood. They spent the day pulling weeds, preparing plant beds, and planting seeds, vegetable sprouts and fruit trees.

  • Volunteers from FS Investments participating in ACHIEVEability's first Impact Day.
  • Volunteers from FS Investments planting seeds
  • Speaker for ACHIEVEability Impact Day
  • ACHIEVEability's first Impact Day
  • Volunteer from FS Investments
  • Volunteer from FS Investments working in front of a mural in West Philadelphia
  • Volunteer from FS Investments

“Being able to help out the community of Philadelphia, the place I call home, was humbling and enjoyable. Many people don’t have the time, funds or resources to give back, so I was honored to be able to participate in this opportunity through the FS Foundation and our philanthropic efforts that support it.” –John Watts, Human Resources Analyst, FS Investments

ACHIEVEability works to permanently break the generational cycle of poverty for low-income, single-parent and homeless families in West Philadelphia. The nonprofit oversees a wide variety of programs dedicated to higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community and economic development, and accountability. 

“[Our] Impact Day 2024 event mobilized 500 volunteers, united in the belief that we can end poverty for Philadelphia families. The FS Investments team rolled up its sleeves, and together, block by block and family by family, helped us foster a safe, equitable and thriving West Philadelphia for all. We are so proud and grateful to have shared this moment with the FS Investments team, who exemplified the true essence of community engagement.” –Kristina Dugan, Director of Development, ACHIEVEability

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