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2020 Year In Review
Tell Me Again Why Bylaws Need Updating….?

As bylaws can be critical to smallish non-profits like CCRA – especially amidst a rapidly changing world – a review of the current CCRA bylaws is presently underway. Consideration and a vote are set for the annual meeting in May 2021.
CCRA + Social Media = ???

Social media platforms now being the coin of the realm, CCRA’s many messages are now being made available via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in addition to our website and weekly and quarterly publications.
Where’d the Money Come From in 2020? (Part 1)

In-person development events fell victim to the pandemic this year, and Development quickly (and successfully) pivoted to online solicitation and auctions.
Where’d the Money Come From in 2020? (Part 2)

The Finance Committee saw continued support from members, sponsors, and business partners throughout the pandemic, most notably during the Spring and Winter Sidewalk Cleaning appeal, to the tune of approximately $35,000.
Which 5 CC buildings were nominated as Historic Places?

CCRA’s Historic Designation Task Force has identified for nomination five Center City buildings for inclusion in the City’s Register of Historic Places.
What Developments Are The Preservation Committee Targeting?

In the absence of in-person meetings, the Preservation Committee kept on top of development activity by reviewing Historic Commission agendas and attending Zoom meetings.
How Is Homelessness Being Addressed?

In the face of the deteriorating quality of street life, the Homeless Initiative has organized a diverse group of residents and businesses to speak with one voice in encouraging the City to address their concerns.
Who Wouldn’t Want to Be A Member of CCRA?

Membership events ran the gamut this year: a (pre-COVID) gathering at DiBruno’s Alimentari, a virtual book event, and several adorable social media photo challenges.
What Was Street-Smart in 2020?

There’s always action on the streets of Philadelphia, and this year was no different. Among the issues addressed were the 22nd Street bike lane, trash, and dumpster concerns, dedicated bus lanes on Market and JFK, and greatly expanded outdoor dining.
Just a Reminder
Last Chance to Win a Trip to the African Safari Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia for 2022. Please donate what you can.

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.  

Your generous contributions fund a $30,000 contract with the Center City District for sidewalk cleaning after each week's trash collection. Also, 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 this prize's retail value ($3000).
Office Closure

In observance of the Holidays, CCRA will be closed from Thursday, December 24, and reopen on Monday, January 4. All phone messages and emails will be returned beginning January 4, 2021.

The board and staff would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday and fingers crossed for a wonderful New Year.
CCRA Merchant Partner Discount/Promotion Program

Please 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.

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) [TEMPORARILY CLOSED]
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 a separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
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)
1900 Market St, Fl 8
Philadelphia, PA 19103