Chickie’s & Pete’s has provided significant support to various charitable, educational and non-profit organizations in the community since 1977, including, but not limited to:
Philly Hunger Strike
When we started this charity build for PHILABUNDANCE, we knew that help would be needed. Just building a great motorcycle & having it painted by the best in the business is one thing, but getting it exposure is another. I have my outlets being a Photographer / graphic artist with websites and so on, but we still needed to mesh that into a larger reach. The next step was get great legal advise, which is why we asked Lee Gaber to be on our team. He’s been an attorney for the rights of motorcyclists for many years and will steer us straight concerning the raffle. Wimmer Custom Motorcycle contributed a valuable breather to the build, and the rest of us (Johnny Mac, Fran Drummond, an myself) are contributing our time, shops, expertise, and equipment to make this a successful charitable venture. Now, the bike needs to be seen my the masses outside of just the net, so where did we call next? Chickie’s & Pete’s. It’s a perfect match, the leading sports bar / restaurant in our region in combination with all of our relationships with the radio station WMMR will put this motorcycle in front of millions of eyes, which is what this is all about. THE MORE RAFFLE TICKETS SOLD, THE MORE PEOPLE WE CAN HELP FEED. It’s as simple as that.
The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Its activities include providing grants to researchers, running public health advertising campaigns, and organizing projects such as the Relay For Life, Great American Smokeout, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Daffodil Days
United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement. Local United Ways create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Common focus areas include helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people’s health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million in research specifically targeting blood cancers.
Variety Children’s Charity
On Christmas Eve in 1927, an abandoned baby girl was found in the Sheridan Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A note pinned to her dress said that her name was Catherine, and her parents, unemployed, with eight other mouths to feed, could not take care of her. Signed, A Heartbroken Mother, the note concluded, “I have always heard of the goodness of show business people and pray that you will take care of her.”
And the heart of show business did just that. Unable to locate the parents, The Variety Club, formed as a social club by eleven men in show business, decided to underwrite Catherine’s support and education. They named the child Catherine Variety Sheridan, and she became the first of millions of children around the world who have been touched through the efforts of Variety.
ASA, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. It funds and accredits more than 115 CF care centers, 95 adult care programs and 50 affiliate programs, and has 80 chapters and branch offices nationwide.