MTWB Is Thankful For *You* This Giving Season! Here’s Some Ways To Support.

MTWB, community and kids attend the MVP Statue Dedication at Smith on 7/31/19.

Dear Friend,

We wanted to take a moment and say Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for quite a lot this year, but nothing more so than the ways we’ve been able to keep the MTWB mission rolling along. So far in 2019, we’ve been proud and honored to be a part of the following:

  • In July, MTWB in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Rec, Councilman Johnson and the City’s Percent for Art Program installed the first statue of an African-American girl on public land in Philadelphia at Smith Playground. The statue was designed, fabricated and installed by Brian McCutcheon from Ignition Arts.

  • Following the 30-year old “Stop the Violence” mural falling due to new construction on the connected building, MTWB worked with Councilman Johnson, Mural Arts, artist Felix St. Fort and community members at Ralph Brooks Park to redesigned and reinstall this historic mural. 
  • This year, MTWB began community engagement and design activities at its newest site, Vare Recreation Center. Events to date have included a kick-off event, relationship building with community members through visits to existing practices and programs, building a research and archiving studio in collaboration with Philly Photo Arts Center and Monument Lab, and conducting design workshops where community members shared priorities, goals, and themes for the building and site design.

  • Additional workshops will build upon the community’s feedback in early design workshops, offering opportunities to reimagine Vare through discussions focused on preferences such as visual language and site and building layout.

If you’re liking what you’re seeing above, we’re excited to let you know that we’ve got a whole handful of ways for you to support MTWB in this season of giving!

Donate This Giving Tuesday

The phenomenon known as Giving Tuesday continues to help non-profits and inspire folks all over, and all of us here would be honored indeed if you donated to MTWB this year. You can do that directly via our website, or on Facebook, where you can lead a fundraiser with your friends.


Our limited edition collaboration with Philly brewery Yards is now in beer stores and bars and restaurants all over the Philly area. Pick up a 4-pack for the beer lover in your life — it’s got a very holiday-friendly flavor!

Birdwatching With Barwin Eagles Watch Party Fundraiser on 12/15 at Yards Brewing Co.

Tickets are still available for this great event, but they’re going fast!

The Official MTWB Merch Shop

Lots of folks have asked where they can get the t-shirts and posters and other cool stuff from our various events. Much of it is now available at! Order today to get it in time for the holidays, and remember: 100% of these profits go towards continuing our work with communities in Philly.

Like we said, there are plenty of ways to get involved this holiday season and we appreciate any level of support! From all of us at MTWB, we wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings!