The Philadelphia Community Corps is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that most contributions, both monetary and in-kind (goods or services), are tax-deductible. We provide letters of acknowledgement for all contributions, allowing you to claim qualified donations as deductions from your tax liability.

If you’d like to support our mission to reclaim Philadelphia through revitalizing the workforce, eradicating blight, and diverting reusable items from the landfill, you may do so in the following ways:

Interested in Supporting Our Mission? There are many ways to get involved.

Monetary Donations

Make a tax-deductible monetary donation online through the link, by mailing a check to Philadelphia Community Corps, Attn: Development, 111B Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140 or by stopping in to the Philly Reclaim Materials Reuse Center at 150 W. Butler Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

Tools and Other Supplies

Make an in-person, tax-deductible donation of new jobsite supplies (safety glasses, steel-toed boots men’s size 9 and up, respirators, dust masks, work gloves, power tool batteries) at the Philly Reclaim Material Reuse Center at 150 W. Butler Street, Philadelphia PA 19140. Dropoffs of donated tools and supplies are accepted Monday-Friday between 9am and 6pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 6pm.

Building Materials

Drop off your tax-deductible donation of new or used homegoods, antiques or building materials (including hardware, plumbing fixtures, doors, paint and other items made of wood, glass, metal, ceramic or stone) Philly Reclaim Material Reuse Center at 150 W. Butler Street, Philadelphia PA 19140. Dropoffs of donated materials are accepted Monday-Friday between 9am and 6pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 6pm. No softgoods, hazardous materials, plastic items or plant matter please.

Deconstruction and Pre-Demolition Salvage

Introduce us to a building owner, developer or contractor doing a full or partial demolition so we can offer a proposal of how our pre-demolition salvage services can benefit them by diverting a sizable amount of materials from the landfill, reducing hauling and tipping costs AND netting them a substantial tax deduction, most often equal to or exceeding total demolition costs entirely

Email info@philadelphiacommunitycorps.org for more information.

Stay In Touch

Join our mailing list to learn about volunteer day opportunities, our Upcycle class series, or features and specials in our architectural salvage store.

Trainees, Internships and Volunteer Groups

Our Deconstruction Job Trainees come to us through partner programs. People interested in participating are encouraged to contact the partner program directly for eligibility criteria and application processes. 

We accept applications for unpaid/volunteer office and retail internships for positions 12 hours/3 days a week for work in our Philly Reclaim location. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Alex McNeil at alex@philadelphiacommunitycorps.org.

We coordinate volunteer days for companies and organizations looking to bring a group of 10 or more people to our Philly Reclaim warehouse. For scheduling, please contact Alex McNeil at alex@philadelphiacommunitycorps.org.

Filing requirements for deductions of noncash charitable contributions:

Individuals, partnerships and corporations must complete Form 8283, to submit along with other tax filings, if the total deduction for all noncash contributions for the year is over $500(Instructions on filling out Form 8283)

If the total deduction for all noncash contributions for the year is less than $5,000, Section A of the form must be filled out. If the total deduction is over $5,000, you must complete Section B for each item or group of similar items you are claiming. Contributions greater than $5,000 also require an appraisal from a qualified, independent appraiser. (Appraisal Requirements for Noncash Charitable Contributions)

 For more information on monetary charitable contributions, please see IRS Publication 526

Please consult your tax adviser for specific questions and requirements for filing deductions 

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