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 request the honor of your presence as we celebrate Life and Community at

The CHARLES Foundation’s 8th Annual Gala

Our Gala will be held at The Marriott Courtyard on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. Tickets are available below.

Mistress of Ceremonies Nydia Han of 6abc will honor Cherri Gregg of KYW and Yesenia "Jessie" Alejandro-Cruz of Mothers Mission


We are also able to receive donations in lieu of or in addition to attendance. And for friends visiting from out of town, please reach out to us as we may be able to provide discounted hotel rooms at the Marriott Courtyard.



Message from Yancy Harrell:  

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Linda Rios and all families that have had to bury a loved one because of gun violence. The gun culture in this country is obscene. It supersedes the right to life. We are so sorry for the loss of this young woman and we pray for her children and her family. This is a result of our inability as a country to protect ALL lives from gun violence. This does not happen anywhere else in the world. This violence is beyond comprehension and will continue until WE change it. When you are inactive you are a part of the problem. Please become part of the solution. Join CeaseFire PA, Moms Demand Action, The CHARLES Foundation or any organization that is REALLY making the difference. Run your own candidates that will carry your voice in the State House and the Senate. BECOME SINGLE ISSUE VOTERS!



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

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