Community Initiatives

Community Support

TAPA continues to support local non-profit organizations through in-kind and monetary donations.  Each year, TAPA designates one third of its budget to charitable organizations.  Please see below for a list of events and organizations that we have contributed to:

North Central Phila Susquehanna Community Development Corp.

TAPA donated $150.00 towards the Veterans Day of service fun day and cook out on November 11, 2015.

M.A.P. Holistic Community Development Corporation

Dear TAPA Membership,

We greatly appreciate your donation of $500 to Mankind Against Poverty Holistic CDC in November 2014.  Your annual contribution has helped us continue to fulfill our vision to improve the educational, spiritual, social and economic status of those less fortunate in the North Philadelphia and greater Philadelphia areas.


Rev. Lewis C. Nash Sr., Founder & CEO and Rachel H. Nash, B.A., Executive Director

Institute for the Development of African American Youth

On behalf of the youth and families that we service here at IDAAY, Inc, I would like to extend our most gracious gratitude to you and TAPA for your generous donation. It is because of donors such as TAPA, that IDAAY is able to continue to provide quality services to the youth and families of Philadelphia.

Thank you kindly,

Neil Ray, MSW

Interim Executive Director

Institute for the Development of African-American Youth, Inc.


ph: 215-901-9630

Fax: 215-235-9128

Youth and Families First

Temple Police – Childrens Holiday Party 2013

Temple Football

October 14, 2013

Dear TAPA,

On behalf of our assistant football coaches, our players and myself I want to “thank you” for purchasing tickets and sponsoring the youth group or organization that you allowed to come down to our home game against Fordham University on Saturday, September 14th.  We really appreciate your support of Temple Football an your generosity to the community.

Many thanks and we hope to see you down at Lincoln Financial Field at an upcoming game.


Matt Rhule

Head Football Coach

Temple University

32nd Ward

Nick Pizzola

Vice President

Temple Area Property Association

Mr. Pizzola,

The 32nd ward offers its appreciation for your generous contribution of $500. With your contribution, our organization was able to provide a trip for 176 seniors and children. This year, the trip was to Splashzone water park and Wildwood, New Jersey. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The trip this year, like the past years, would not have been a success without your contribution. TAPA has been a consistent sponsor for the past few years, and we hope that we can continue to have your support in the future.

Thank you once again for your support in making this trip a success.


Gary Williams (ward leader)

Sheila Cupit ( asst. leader)

32nd Ward

M.A.P. Holistic Community Development Corporation

July 22, 2013

Dear TAPA Membership,

I wish to gratefully acknowledge The Temple Area Property Association’s generous $500 contribution to M.A.P. Holistic Community Development Corporation We will be using those funds to help fund our Programs for Adult and Workplace Literacy.

Thank you again for your financial assistance to help provide educational programs to aid residents in the North Philadelphia Community.


Reverend Lewis Nash

Irish Pub Children’s Foundation – Tour deShore – Temple Police Team

Each year, TAPA mades a donation of $150 towards the Temple Police Team for Tour deShore to benefit Irish Pub Children’s Foundation.  All funds raised by the Irish Pub Children’s Foundation, Inc. will go directly to support Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey childrens charities.

Norris Homes Tenant Association & The Bright Hope Baptist Church

TAPA made a donation of $300 to local organizations to purchase football tickets for children to attend games.

Amos Recreation After School Program

TAPA made a donation of $500 to the Amos Recreation After School Program.

Tree House Books

TAPA made a donation of $100 to Tree House Books’ After School Program in 2013.  In 2014, TAPA made a donation of $250 to Tree House Book’s Summer Camp Program.