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.
The 2015 Phillies Phestival took place on Monday, June 1 at Citizens Bank Park and garnered a grand total of $786,146. The Phillies Phestival is a fun-filled autograph and auction party for all ages which is held annually with the goal to strike out ALS, the devastating neuromuscular condition for which there is no known cause or cure. Since 1984, the Phillies have raised over $16 million for The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter's patient services and research.
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 continued during the 2014 season with the sale of an 18-month Pet Calendar that started in August 2014 and featured Phillies players with their own pets as well as animals living at the PSPCA. For $15 you could help further the PSPCA's mission to help animals!
The Phillies Wives hosted an auction and Mystery Ball sale on Tuesday, August 5. Fans holding game tickets were 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 collected 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.