FYI Philly: Recognizing local businesses giving back

This week on FYI Philly, it's our annual "Give Back" special, and we're celebrating businesses that do just that! From restaurants helping the less fortunate to a family nut recipe that helps raise money for cancer and a mobile boutique making fashion a fundraiser. Plus, soaps providing clean water for children in need and a nearly century-old festival raising money for kids in Delaware.

FYI Philly airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. with encore shows Sundays at midnight. Here are the details on this week's features:

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Philadelphia is now home to two restaurants opened by top chefs and dedicated to those in need.

Yes, there's soup for you
Philadelphia is now home to two restaurants opened by top chefs and dedicated to those in need. Rooster Soup Company donates 100 percent of its profits to Broad Street Ministry, while EAT Café welcomes everyone to come to the table and pay as you can.
Rooster Soup Company
1526 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 454-6939
Open Mon.-Fri. 11-8; Sat.-Sun. 10-8
www.roostersoupcompany.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RoosterSoupCompany/

Everyone at the Table: Eat Café (Weds.- Fri. 4:30-8 p.m.)
3820 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 292-2768
http://www.eatcafe.org/
https://www.facebook.com/theeatcafe

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A woman who went from homeless to CEO of her own catering company.

Service and charity
Philabundance is the area's biggest hunger relief agency. But they not only feed those in need, they offer training in the culinary arts -- a program that helped one woman go from homeless to CEO of her own catering company, Virtuous Foods & Events.
Virtuous Foods & Events
info@virtuousfoodsandevents.com
215.409.8980
http://virtuousfoodsandevents.com
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009462383466
https://www.instagram.com/virtuousfoodsevents

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A daughter who turned her love for her dying mother into a business that raises money for cancer that took her mom's life.

Made in Philly: Merts Nuts
Losing a parent can be devastating, but a Chester County woman has found a meaningful way to honor her late mother: Turning the family's Christmas nut recipe into a business that raises money for cancer, the disease that claimed her mother's life.
To order online: Info@MertsNuts.com
1.800.448.2702
http://www.mertsnuts.com (Sold locally at 11 locations, visit site for closest retailer)

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If you're looking for an active way to give back we found a fitness studio in Phoenixville where working out is about much more than getting in shape.

An exercise in goodwill
At Phileo Method in Phoenixville, working out is about much more than fitness. Melissa Magee stopped by for a class to see how they give back while people get in shape.
Call it an exercise in goodwill.
Phileo Method
260 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484) 302-5114
https://www.phileofitness.com
https://www.facebook.com/PhileoMethod

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Philadelphia Magazine has just unveiled its 15th Design Home, and it raises money for Manna.

Home is where the design is
The 15th anniversary of Philadelphia Magazine's Design Home has some amazing aspirational features as well as some ideas you can incorporate at home. Karen Rogers gets a tour of the latest luxe home design.
Philadelphia Magazine's Design Home 2017
424 N. Sydbury Lane
Wynnewood, PA 19096
http://www.phillymag.com/designhome
https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiamagazine

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Finally Arrived is a women's fashion boutique on wheels.

Fashion forward ... and on wheels
Finally Arrived is a women's fashion boutique on wheels. Fern Pogust, owner of the clothing shop Finally in Cherry Hill, N.J., uses the trailer as an extension of her store to help drive donations for charities, fundraisers and events.
Finally....Arrived Mobile Boutique
http://www.shopfinally.com
https://www.facebook.com/shopfinally
https://www.instagram.com/shopfinally

Brick and Mortar Store
2083 RT-70
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
(856) 751-1118

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The month of May is known as Daisy Days at CHOP. Their 31-day challenge offers an active way to help one of the city's most cherished institutions.

Daisy days at CHOP
May is Daisy Days at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; a month-long campaign that has been raising money for more than 60 years. Their 31-day challenge offers an active way to help one of the city's most cherished institutions.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Daisy Days 31-Day Challenge
http://31days.chop.edu
http://chopdaisydays.org/about-daisy-days
https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensHospitalofPhiladelphia

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When a local husband and wife stumbled on that tragic statistic, they saw it as a call to action. They created a product that cleans hands and saves lives.

Soap sales with a cause
UNICEF estimates that every day, a thousand children around the world die of waterborne diseases. When a local husband and wife discovered that tragic statistic, they saw it as a call to action and created Hand in Hand Soap. For every product sold, they donate a bar of soap and a month of clean water to children in Haiti.
Hand in Hand Soap
https://www.facebook.com/HandinHandSoap
https://twitter.com/handinhandsoap
https://www.instagram.com/handinhandsoap
20 percent off online sales Saturday, April 29-Friday, May 5
Use the promo Code FYI PHILLY at checkout!

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For the past 97 years, the Wilmington Flower Market has raised money for children in Delaware.

Flowers for kids
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. But for the past 97 years, it's also brought the Wilmington Flower Market, a three-day festival held every Mother's Day weekend to raise money for children in Delaware.
Wilmington Flower Market (May 11-13 T-F, 10-8, Sat. 10-7)
Rockford Park
2629 W 19th St
Wilmington, DE 19806
https://wilmingtonflowermarket.org

6ABC Loves the Arts: PA Ballet
The Pennsylvania Ballet is serving up a triple bill-George Balanchine's duets sandwiched between a company and a world premiere.
Pennsylvania Ballet: Re/Action (May 11-14)
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.TheArtsinPhilly.org
Twitter:@TheArtsInPhilly

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In this week's Shelter Me, a local artist creates sculptures to help pet owners deal with the loss of a pet and donates the proceeds to local animal rescues.

Shelter Me
In this week's Shelter Me, a local artist creates sculptures to help pet owners deal with the loss of a pet and donates the proceeds to local animal rescues.
Everlasting Hug
117 W 4th Street
Bridgeport, PA 19405
(610) 272-1770
https://everlastinghug.com
https://www.facebook.com/EverlastingHug
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