Plates with Purpose is set to launch their latest collection benefiting Steppingstone Scholars with a shopping event this Thursday, November 10 at Philly’s venerable Scarlett Alley from 5 to 8pm. Riverside Design Group began Plates with Purpose in 2005 with a goal of raising funds to support vital non-profit community organizations.
Steppingstone Scholars is a group dedicated to helping educationally underserved students in the greater Philadelphia area. Along with partner schools, it aims to prepare students for admission to and success at the best public, private and independent college preparatory schools through a program of academics, mentoring and support. Over the last five years, 94% of scholars in the program have completed the 14-month academic preparation program, 88% have successfully graduated from high school and 97% of those enroll in four-year colleges.
Plates with Purpose will give 15% of the proceeds of the Steppingstone Scholars design to support their work. The beautiful plates are made of sustainable materials and non-toxic colors and handcrafted in Riverside’s Western Pennsylvania Facility. And, during the event, Scarlett Alley will contribute 15% of the evening’s sales is a show of support.
*Scarlett Alley is located at 241 Race St. in Old City Philadelphia.