With the season of giving upon us, Academy Injury & Health Center is proud to hold our 13th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive! Through Helping Hands in Northeast, a charity run by our own Deneen McCafferty, we aim to help those in need in the Greater Philadelphia area by providing them with meals on Thanksgiving Day that they wouldn’t otherwise have. Last year we were able to provide meals to over 600 families — and this year, we would like to keep that same goal!

Aside from being the chiropractic service that Philadelphia turns to for non-opioid pain management solutions, we also dedicate ourselves to making a difference in our city in any way that we can. This brief video shows some of the highlights from last year’s drive:

In addition to our Thanksgiving drive, we’ve held drives for toys during the holidays and prom dresses for students and families who can’t afford them, as well as gave back to educators in the community. Nothing helps us feel more rewarded than making a positive change for those in need, even if it is only for a moment.

Of course, we wouldn’t be able to do this without your help. We encourage you to donate in any way that you can in hopes that others in the area can have a Thanksgiving meal. A donation of $50 can feed an entire family, but anything you can afford to give goes a long way. If you would like to make a cash donation, you can donate through PayPal here or our Venmo, @helpinghandsinnortheast. 

If you cannot make a cash donation, there are plenty of other ways to help! We welcome donations of all non-perishable items, including canned and box goods, bottled beverages, and more. We are also always accepting volunteers for our delivery, scheduled for November 22nd at 9:00 AM. 

As Northeast Philadelphia’s destination for back pain treatment, recovery from accidents, and sports injury therapy, we are proud to give back to our community this time of year. We thank you for helping us give back to the Greater Philadelphia area, and we hope that we can count on you for this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive!