Signature Programming

Over the last 40 years, Quaker City has successfully implemented programs in accordance with national initiatives. In addition to these programs, Quaker City developed a number of programs that serve populations and causes unique to the Philadelphia community.  These programs are listed below:


​​Artists Cafe - The Quaker City Alumnae chapter Arts and Letters Committee provides an arena for local poets and musicians to showcase their talents at the annual Artists’ Café.  Funds raised directly benefit the ongoing activities of Freedom Theater.                          

Toy Library

                            ​Quaker City Alumnae Chapter’s Toy Library has been in existence since 1978.  Toy Library                                         started as a Toy and Book Lending Library for children, and blossomed  into the educational                                     program that it is today.  For many years, the chapter has partnered with the  GAPS program – Grandparents As Parents – which is for grandchildren being raised by their grandparents (a common epidemic in Philadelphia and elsewhere).  The Toy Library children participate in educational sessions that teach such things as reading (Reading Buddies), playing fair, arts, anti-bullying, community service, and the importance of being a good person.  The children are taken on field trips, showing them things they might otherwise not experience, such as trips to museums, plays, farms, and nature centers.The Toy Library Committee partners with the Grandparents as Parent program to assist children ages 5 to 11 in increasing their literacy skills. The children are taken on outings to local museums and theaters as well as participate in monthly workshops.