North Light, including our Kidzone and Food Pantry, will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday 5/27. We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday with your loved ones!

Governor Wolf Visits North Light

On Feburary 24, North Light Community Center was delighted to host Governor Tom Wolf, Rep. Pam DeLissio, Senator Vincent Hughes, and Meg Snead, Acting Secretary of DHS.

Governor Wolf speaks with Krista Wieder, Executive Director, and a North Light parent.

Governor Wolf stopped by North Light to share his $1.7 billion plan to aid Pennsylvanians recovering from the pandemic. This plan includes a $500 million investment in the PA Opportunity Program that will provide much needed relief to families who are struggling from the high cost of childcare and household expenses.

Watch the entire press conference, including words from Krista Wieder and a North Light parent, on PAcast!

2022 Mask-urade Ball & Auction

2022 Mask-urade Ball & Auction

Purchase tickets and view our silent auction items at!




6-10 PM


Join us as we celebrate the role North Light plays in the community and honor some of those individuals who have worked tirelessly to support and sustain our mission.

Anne Wright Founders Award: Blythe McCormack
Rick Carocci Corporate Award: SDG Foundation
Neducsin Foundation Education Award: Eduardo Duenas, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Irene Madrak Service Award: Ray Franzen

Purchase tickets and view our silent auction items at!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

MNYK Wingwomen

In celebration of International Women’s Day we’ve teamed up with other lady bosses to found “The Manayunk Wingwomen” to help support women in the Philadelphia community. We’re collecting essential items for postpartum women and other products for feminine health and wellness. These items are often expensive and not affordable for many women despite being a necessity. And we’re asking you, our community, to help us collect these important products for this important initiative. When you drop off a donation, you will get a custom “Manayunk Wingwoman” vinyl sticker! 

This initiative was inspired by local Philadelphian, Shelley Aragoncillo, who had created Grab-N-Flow, a free-to-the-community menstrual and postpartum product shed that is located in Philly and available to anyone in need. Bring any of the items listed to any of the participating locations to help.

Thank you for helping us make International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month a time to not only just appreciate the incredible, brave, and brilliant women that have paved the way for us throughout history but to also use it as a chance to help our own neighbors right now!

To drop off items, stop by any of these businesses during operating hours. North Light will be accepting donations Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM. To drop off outside of those hours, please call 215-483-4800.

We also accept donations via Amazon delivery. If you would like to order items through Amazon, please use 175 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19127 as our shipping address and email to let us know.

Participating Manayunk women-owned businesses:

Hearts O’Clover 2022

Hearts O’Clover 2024

Join us on Tuesday, March 12th at Winnie’s Manayunk for Hearts O’Clover. 100% of the proceeds from all dine-in and take out orders during the hours of 4-9PM benefit North Light Community Center! In addition to her regular delicious menu items, Winnie is serving up some St. Patrick’s Day Favorites.

Don’t miss out on the fun!

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations can be made through Winnie’s Manayunk or by calling 215-487-2663.

Free COVID-19 Testing

Southeast PA Day of Hire for Childcare, 10.7.21

Southeast PA Day of Hire for Childcare

North Light is proud to participate in the Southeastern PA Early Childhood Coalition Day of Hire! Stop by North Light on Thursday, October 7, 2021 for a walk-in interview for all open positions. Check out our postings on the SEPA Day of Hire website!

Pints for North Light 2021

Join us on Thursday, November 18 for the 2021 Pints for North Light, presented by Manayunk Brewing Company! This year’s event will be held at The Nickels Building, the storied and beautiful home of Fat Lady Brewing Company.

For more information and to purchase tickets, head to our event website! You’ll be able to grab some Mad Elf raffle tickets and browse our exciting auction items.

2021 Annual Gala, Presented by Bryn Mawr Trust

2021 Virtual Gala, Presented by

Join North Light from May 14-21, 2021 for our Annual Gala! While we can’t be together in person again this year, we have a week of fun events planned for you!

Head to our event page to purchase dinner tickets and browse our exciting auction items!

Thursday, May 13 – Stroll the Street!
Come meet representatives from North Light Community Center at Manayunk Development Corporation’s Stroll the Street event! You’ll find us right at Canal View Park. Buy your Gala dinner tickets, check out some exciting silent auction items, and learn more about what NLCC has to offer!

Friday, May 14 – Official Gala Kickoff!
Our auction items are live! Get ready to bid on some exciting packages, including vacations, golf foursomes, and items from your favorite local restaurants! Don’t forget to buy your dinner tickets for a delicious meal from McShea’s in Narberth! Head to our Facebook page to learn how to make a Liberty Gin martini and don’t forget to check out their basket at our auction!

Monday, May 17 – Last Day to Order Your McShea’s Dinner!
Head to the event page to order your dinner. Open until noon today!

Tuesday, May 18 – Precious Places Video Premiere
The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region’s many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

Wednesday, May 19 – McShea’s Dinner Pick-Up at North Light
Stop by NLCC and pick up your delicious McShea’s dinner from 12PM-6PM.

Thursday, May 20 – Stroll the Street & McShea’s Dinner Pick-Up at North Light
Visit us one more time on Main Street and stop buy to purchase one of our limited-edition North Light t-shirts, with 100% of the price going back to the facility! It is also the last day to pick up your McShea’s dinner (12PM-6PM at North Light).

Friday, May 21 – Gala Ends!
Friday, May 21 is your last chance to bid on auction items! Auction closes that evening and winners will be contacted.
*Schedule of events subject to change.