Throughout the 2012 and 2013 season, The Phillies Wives spent time at Covenant House Pennsylvania redecorating several rooms including the babies and girls lounge recreational rooms. Young residents go to Covenant House from a world of chaos and trauma. The wives' goal was simply to provide newly designed spaces to provide these teenagers a sanctuary. Now being used, those spending time in the rooms are enjoying the quality, durability, and functionality and of course the eye appeal of each room.
In 2012 and 2013 the Phillies Wives and staff donated over 125 brand new backpacks filled with school supplies and other necessities to homeless children and teens currently residing at Gloria's Place, the facility for the People's Emergency Center and Valley Youth House- Greater Philadelphia. All items were donated by Phillies Wives, players and members of the front office staff.
2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the Phillies relationship with the ALS Association and the 25th year of the Phillies Phestival to help in the fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The event featured Phillies players and coaches greeting both patients and fans in autograph and photo booths. The Phillies Wives continue to play a significant role in the event by helping prepare grab bags, meeting with patients and volunteering their time on the day of the event. Since 1984, more than $14.3 million has been raised for the Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association.
The Phillies Wives hosted their 8th annual Save a Pet at the Park event on Saturday, May 24 to raise awareness, funds and increase pet adoptions for the Pennsylvania SPCA. Fans holding game tickets generously donated hundreds of new pet toys, pet treats and new or gently used blankets to support the animals living at the shelter.
The wives teamed up with volunteers from the PSPCA to host an adoption station so fans could meet cats and dogs. All of the animals available for adoption found forever homes during the game, but many more are still waiting for their own Phillies families.
The wives also headlined a memorabilia auction that included a sale of Mystery Baseballs signed by the players.
Due to great fan support, the one-day event raised more than $23,000 which has been donated directly to the PSPCA. Since Jen Utley and the Phillies wives first launched this event, approximately $230,000 has been raised for the SPCA.
The Phillies support of the Pennsylvania SPCA continues this season with the sale of an 18-month Pet Calendar that starts in August 2014 and features Phillies players with their own pets as well as animals living at the PSPCA. For $15 you can help further the PSPCA's mission to help animals!
The Phillies Wives will host their next auction and Mystery Ball sale on Tuesday, August 5. Fans holding game tickets are encouraged to visit the 1st base gate plaza to meet the wives and support Conkerr Cancer and Operation Smile by purchasing Mystery Baseballs or bidding on auction items.
On Sunday, August 24 the Phillies Wives will collect basic necessities including clothing, toiletries, gift cards, public transportation tokens, educational DVDs, books and office and school supplies to help survivors of domestic violence. All donations will directly benefit Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County and Women Against Abuse.