News Briefing: Nov. 10-16, 2017

Volunteer at MANNA this holiday season 

MANNA is looking for volunteers to help pack and distribute holiday pies this month.

MANNA’s Pie in the Sky holiday-pie sales raise funds for the organization’s work to provide nutritional meals to those suffering illness. Pie sales continue through Nov. 17.

The organization is looking for volunteers to work in its warehouse and staff pickup sites and deliver pies in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The kitchen is already fully staffed on Thanksgiving Day but MANNA is still in need of drivers to help work mid-morning on Thanksgiving delivering meals. 

To volunteer in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, email [email protected] or call 215-496-2662 ext. 136. To sign up for a Thanksgiving driving shift, email [email protected] or call 215-496-2662 ext. 100.

Lax Scholarship deadline extended

The deadline to apply for an LGBT-focused scholarship has been extended through the end of the month. 

Applications for the Jonathan Lax Scholarship will be accepted until Nov. 30. The program was estimated in 1994 to support gay men in furthering their educational goals.

Scholarships will range from $5,000-$10,000. Applicants must live or go to school in the Philadelphia region and be attending accredited undergraduate or graduate programs.

For more information or to apply, visit