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Serving as the voice of Center City West since 1947, The Center City Residents' Association (CCRA) promotes urban living; advocates for a safe, clean, diverse, and supportive community; pursues accountability; and encourages responsible development while preserving the neighborhood’s historic heritage.

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Take the Plunge and help raise money for the O'Conner Pool this summer!

Grab your swimsuit and get ‘freezin for a reason’. The second annual "Philly Phreeze" is a winter pool “plunge raiser” to support Philadelphia’s community pools (like O'Connor Pool). Parks & Rec needs 400 lifeguards this summer to open all available pools, as, again, they are seriously underfunded.

Philly needs kids that are safe, healthy, and properly supervised, so here’s the ask: The Philly Phreeze will take place at Kelly Pool in Fairmount Park on Saturday, February 24th from noon-2pm. Last year's inaugural event raised $70,000 to support lifeguards, and this year's event is going to be even bigger and better, with your support. A local team has been organized by Building Friends in Fitler (BFF), a collaboration between CCRA, FSNA, Friends of Schuylkill River Park, Friends of Fitler Square Park, Trinity at 22nd St., and other local groups.

Volunteer to Jump In ($50) or stay dry and support our team of jumpers (donation of your choice). Your donation will be restricted to hiring Philly lifeguards and funding pool programs.

Individuals who donate at least $50 can join their neighbors and “take the plunge” for Philly pools. Or, stay home and support your neighbors (and Philly kids) by donating to the team. To join in the frigid festivities, or just as importantly, donate while staying warm, dive in here. Questions? Ask Travis at

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