The CHARLES Foundation is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization created to help at-risk children. Our work is centered on improving the lives of young people, bringing opportunities to our neighborhoods, and working to end gun violence.  



Updates and Events

The CHARLES Foundation would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the 17 people executed in Parkland, Florida. No family should have to suffer this loss. We are just seven weeks into the 2018 and we have already had 8 school shootings and 30 mass shootings in the United States. With only 45 says into the new year, 134 people have been injured and 58 people have been murdered as a result of lax and nonexistent gun laws.

The CHARLES Foundation will continue to work to fight for COMMON SENSE gun reform to protect our citizens. We need your help! We need you to call your legislator and tell them to vote “NO” to HR 38 (Concealed Carry Reciprocity).  We also need you to support our Demand The Ban Action on March 21st


Please join Delco United, CHARLES Foundation, Heeding God's Call to End Gun Violence, Raw Tools and The Simple Way on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to  Demand the Ban on Semi-automatic assault weapons. 

Announcing a Direct Action to DEMAND THE BAN
Make semi-automatic assault weapons illegal nationwide

  • Meltdown and Repurpose an Assault Weapon as a Garden Tool
  • March to and Legal Rally at U.S. Senator Toomey’s Office
  • Deliver the Repurposed Assault Weapon to Senator Toomey

To register for the event at:


A word from the founder of The Charles Foundation, Movita Jonson-Harrell

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