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Let's See If We Can Help, Inc.
P.O. Box 8462 Philadelphia, PA. 19101  215-665-8285
 
 
 
www.letsseeifwecanhelp.org                      letsseeifwecanhelpinc@gmail.com

        
 Past Events

MLK Day
2015

Looking for a project to volunteer for on MLK Day? Once again, please join "Let's See If We Can Help, Inc." as we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this special day, Monday January 19, 2015. We will be conducting two projects. The first will be to assist in basic cleanup and maintenance at the studios of the prestigious Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), 9 North Preston St. Phila., PA 19104, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Light lunch will be provided. 

Our second project running concurrently will be a 'Tangled Deed and Estate Planning Workshop' held at Girard College Campus, 2101 South College Ave., Phila., PA 19121. Our station will be manned from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm and the workshop will take place on the premises from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. We need volunteers to talk to attendees and distribute handouts to get them to attend the workshop or disseminate information about the organization. 
 To volunteer for either project or for more information, please call or register on line at 'MLKDAYOFSERVICE.ORG' 


 Iris Henry-Aiken -Secretary/Executive Director

Iris M Henry, - a longtime resident of Philadelphia is founder and president of ‘Let’s See If We Can Help, Inc’ where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations and facilitating 'Tangled Deed, Property Rights and Estate Planning' workshops within the City of Philadelphia. She has been owner of several businesses including most recently, ‘The Best Casino Party Rental Co.’ (2010-2017) and currently ‘Financial Literacy Basics Co., where she serves as a Certified Financial Education Instructor. She has been retired from active involvement in the financial services field with Vanguard Brokerage Services since 2012 and has since devoted herself full time to ‘Let’s See If We Can Help, Inc.’ In addition to her position as a Registered Representative with Vanguard Brokerage Services for over 16 years, she served as a 2008 Loaned Executive with United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania where she honed her skills needed to operate a successful non-profit organization. She attended Marygrove College in Detroit Michigan and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, majoring in Business Administration. Over the years she has been a member of numerous organizations and volunteer opportunities such as The National Association of Market Developers, The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, Urban Financial Services Coalition, Big Sisters of Philadelphia and Junior Achievement. She has journeyed solo to more than 40 countries across the globe. She is committed to bringing education, information and financial literacy to communities in need and serves as an instructor, coach and financial education curriculum writer for 'Transformation to Recovery' non profit center in Philadelphia. Through her merger of experience, education, exposure and expertise, she brings with her unparalleled motivation, desire and commitment to the causes which ‘Let’s See If We Can Help, Inc.’ is concerned and committed.       

The Masters at work. 
Ms. Traci Hall &
 Ms. Kim Bears-Bailey
Choreographer Extraordinaire of Philadanco & University of the Arts...Ms. Kim Bears-Bailey
MLK Day of Service Projects
          Contestants Bianca Fabre' & James T Brooks IV
MLK Day of Service 2009
 The Philadelphia Clef Club
MLK Day of Service 2012
NE Phila Home Maintenance Project
MLK Day of Service 2011
West Phila Church Cleaning Project
MLK Day of Service 2010
West Philadelphia office of Global Citizen
Congratulations!
to Ms. Diane Gaines of Northeast Philadelphia our MLK Annual Day of Service 2013 recipient.  Ms. Gaines was surprised with a home makeover.  She was expecting only a half day of volunteer painting on her first floor.  She received four days of labor and was stunned when we topped it off with furniture and carpet.
Before Photos
Surprised Homeowner
After Photos
Homeowner, Ms. Diane Gaines
Andre' Carter and Gary Joe of Gary Contractiing LLC
Winners of sailing on private outing on AJ Meerwald Schooner
More winners of sailing on AJ Meerwald Schooner
Board members Bonnie Johns, Iris Henry-Aiken and workshop panelist Geraldine Savoy enjoying the sailing on the AJ Meerwald Schooner
Some of the winners of an outing on the A.J. Meerwald Schooner as part of the 2013 'Get Ready to Set Sail' program sponsored by 'Let's See If We Can Help, Inc.' and held at the Philadelphia Seaport Museum
Iris Henry, Diane Gaines, Garry Joe
Ms. Diane Gaines
Andre' Carter, Diane Gaines, Gary Joe
MLK Day of Service 2013 Project

​We want to thank our sponsors and donors for joining us for a very successful 'MLK Annual Day of Service 2013' project. This year our project recipient was Ms. Diane Gaines of Northeast Philadelphia who received an extensive home makeover which included new carpet, new furniture, home repairs and full paint for most of the home. We thank Gary Contracting LLC who generously donated several days of he and his worker's time to complete the project. We also extend a special thank you to our donors, Shoprite Supermarket and Wegman's Supermarket for always being there to support us by providing generous donations of food and drink for our volunteers during our projects and workshops. See more before and after photos of this year's home makeover on our "Newsletter" page or visit http://www.garycontracting.com/Free_Home_Make_Over.php


Congratulations to First Place Winners of
 Dancing With The Stars of Philadelphia 2014
First place winners Dexter Carter & Chi Chi Enigwe
Let's See If We Can Help, Inc. workshop panelists and board members
Left to Right: Linda Townsel, Olivia Stoner, Geraldine Savoy, Deborah Stephens, Iris Henry, Vincenteen Miller-Parks & Bonnie Johns
First, second and third place winners,left to right
Gerard Minaya, Shelly Harris, Chi Chi Enigwe, Dexter Carter, 
Cheryl Cannon Bundy & William Bridges
Contestants Weller Thomas & Camille Moten
Contestants Renee Gibson & Dexter Carter
Contestants Pam Thomas & Joshua Quesada
Contestants Joshua Quesada & Pat Harrell
Showcase dancers Kelsey Holley & Jermaine Turnbow
Contestants Chi Chi Enigwe & Dexter Carter
Showcase dance featuring Camille Moten
Contestants William Bridges & Cheryl Cannon Bundy
Contestants Shelly Harris & Gerard Minaya
Judges
 Angel Sanchez, Jenice Armstrong & Howard Tucker
Hostess Michelle Cunningham & Host Kenny Pitt
Contestant Cheryl Cannon Bundy
Judges: Manwell Glenn, Michelle Cunningham & Otis Lee Clark
Producer, Director, Choreographer Ms. Kim Bears-Bailey &       hostess Jenice Armstrong
Congratulations to all of our
 "Dancing with the Stars of Philadelphia  2015" winners
Hosts Howard Tucker & Jenice Armstrong
First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Contestants Adrienne Hudson & William Isaac Bridges
Contestants Rachel Byers & William T Grazier III
Contestants Adrienne Wallace Holmes & John Datus, Jr.
Contestants Mian White & Ernest Diggs
Contestants Jordyn Postell & Tyrone Chavis
Contestants Donna McIntosh & William Isaac Bridges
Group dance including Tiffany Calloway, Andreana Miller, Deborah Stephens & Olivia Stoner
Contestants Kaila Garretson & Jerome Roberts
Camille Moten and the Ladies in Red
Let's See If We Can Help, Inc. workshop panelists and board members, left to right:Vincenteen Miller-Parks Linda Townsel,  Olivia Stoner, Deborah Stephens, Bonnie Johns & Iris Henry

Congratulations to all of the winners and participants in our
 6th Annual
Dancing with the Stars of Philadelphia 2014 fundraiser
Shabrei Parker-Esquire  Volunteer panel attorney for Let's See If We Can Help

Shabrei Parker is Of Counsel at Mincey & Fitzpatrick LLC, where she specializes in estate, business and life planning. Prior to joining Mincey & Fitzpatrick, Ms. Parker served as a judicial law clerk in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and as an associate at the Winston Law Firm. 
Ms. Parker is actively involved in the legal community. Ms. Parker is an adjunct professor and a frequent volunteer presenter at her alma mater, Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Ms. Parker serves on the Board of the Support Center for Child Advocates, is a Past President of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, serves on the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law and Probate Sections, and as a volunteer attorney with Philadelphia VIP.
Ms. Parker was recognized as a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2015, 2016 and 2017, a Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Legal Intelligencer, ranked in the Top 10 Family Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and recognized as one of Philadelphia's Most Influential African-Americans by the Philadelphia Tribune.
Ms. Parker received an LL. M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, and a Juris Doctor from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Parker earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and a minor in Psychology from Millersville University. Beyond the legal community, Ms. Parker is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and remains actively engaged in the community at large. 

Mincey, Fitzpatrick, Ross, LLC
1500 JFK Blvd. Ste. 1525
Phila, PA 19102
215-587-0006
shabrei@minceyandfitz.com
Olivia H. Stoner-Esquire  Volunteer panel attorney for Let's See If We Can Help

Ms. Stoner is a sole practitioner specializing in estate planning, probate and estate administration. Ms.Stoner assists clients in planning for the needs of their families by developing estate plans that take advantage of tax efficient strategies for their transfer of wealth. Ms. Stoner has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Wilberforce University, a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Antioch College, a Law Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, a Certified Financial Planner designation from the College of Financial Planning, an Advanced Administration of Estates and Trust Certification from the ABA National Trust School and Cannon Financial Institute, along with an Estate Practice Series Certificate from the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Ms. Stoner can be reached at:

 2112 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor 
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 557- 0097
Fax: (215) 557- 0027
Email: ohstoner@aol.com
Website: www.StonerLawOffices.com
Meet the Team
From Left to right: Third Place winners, Joy Bender and Latik Jefferson, second place winners, Mark Brown Barnes and Andreanna Miller and First Place Winners, William Bridges and Arlene Smith
Proud Winners 
  Dancing with the Stars of Philadelphia 2016 
Contest
2016 Dancing with the Stars of Philadelphia annual fundraiser
See More Photos under the Newsletter or Mission Page
also visit Paul Lewis Photography http://paullewisphotography.zenfolio.com

PAST EVENTS
"Let's Get Ready to Set Sail" 
summer sailing program
Contestants Mark Brown Barnes and Andreanna Miller
Showcase Dancers Andres Cruz and Sarah Pickel
Contestants Latik Jefferson and Leslyn Bender
Showcase dance with Camille Moten and William Bridges
Contestants Errick Robinson and Yolanda Nicholson
Contestants Latik Jefferson and Joy Bender
Tribute to Prince group dance featuring alumni dancers, Olivia Stoner, Deborah Stephens and Adrienne Hudson
Contestants Jordan Postell and William Grazier
Contestants William Bridges and Arlene Smith
Producer, Director, Choreographer Ms. Kim Bears-Bailey 
Board members and panelist from left to right: Olivia Stoner, Esq, Bonnie Johns, Iris Henry, Deborah Stephens and Linda Townsel
Judges: From left to right: Otis Lee Clark, Michelle Cunningham and Howard Tucker
Guests enjoying line dancing during intermission
Producer, Director, Choreographer Ms. Kim Bears-Bailey with hosts Jenice Armstrong and Mannwell Glenn
Hosts Jenice Armstrong and Mannwell Glenn with Iris Henry
Opening showcase dance featuring Andres Cruz, Andreanna Miller, Jordan Postell, Errick Robinson, Camille Moten and William Bridges
Showcase dance with Camille Moten and William Bridges
Contestants Chester Stovall and Jordan Postell.

Thank you to all of you who braved the cold weather and came out to participate in the neighborhood cleanup on the 600 block of South 59th Street in West Philadelphia.  Your participation was instrumental in making our
 MLK Day 2018 Project 
a success.

We would also like to extend a very big thank you to 
Home Depot
of Oregon Ave
 for their generous donation of equipment and supplies
MLK Day of Service 2018
MLK Day of Service 2019
Keith D. Ellison - Board Chairman

Keith Ellison is the president of The Ellison Group, Inc., a leadership development and management consulting firm, which improves the managerial and communication skills of leaders in large organizations. Prior to launching The Ellison Group, he served as the Director of Consulting Services at the Wharton Small Business Development Center, providing technical assistance to high-growth businesses. Between 1995 and 2000, Mr. Ellison launched and published Next Step, a quarterly magazine about cultural diversity.

Mr. Ellison teaches management communication at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also facilitates a six-month leadership development course for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute in Harrisburg, PA. Furthermore, he serves as the program director for the Urban League of Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Center, where he leads a team of consultants in providing business advisory services and training to entrepreneurs in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ellison’s corporate background includes positions at IBM, Proctor & Gamble and Manor Care, Inc. He earned an MBA from the Wharton School and a B.S. in electrical engineering and mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.


​Frederica Hale - Treasurer

Frederica Hale is the child of a career military serviceman and has lived throughout the United States and Europe. A Cheltenham Township and Philadelphia area resident since 1963, she graduated from Olney High School in 1970 and later attended the University of Wisconsin and Penn State University before enlisting in the Army. After working as a trained journalist in the Army, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science before entering the Army's Officer Candidate School and being promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant and later Captain, where she served in many command positions. Upon her return to the Cheltenham Township area she became a Regional Technician for the U.S. Census Bureau and later worked as an Administrative Assistant in the office of Mary Amonitti before joining the Cheltenham Branch of the NAACP, where she currently serves as Secretary. In addition, she has attended Montgomery County Community College and held positions at Raising Horizons Quest Charter School, Macy's and AARP as a Volunteer Legacy Tutor. Ms. Hale is a member of numerous organizations including Penn State Alumni, Rocks, Inc. and Silver Life Women in Military Service of America.
Geoffrey Haye - Volunteer panel attorney for Let's See If We Can Help

Mr. Haye is a Philadelphia based attorney specializing in corporate and real estate related matters. His legal clientele range in scale from national level entities to local micro-enterprises. His boutique firm, Marcial & Associates specializes in business and real estate related transactions, including zoning and private placement matters. As the co-founder of Lancaster Abstract and Escrow, LLC and a licensed title agent, Mr. Haye has been intimately involved in the Philadelphia real estate market for almost a decade. He is an accomplished attorney with a strong transaction and litigation background in corporate law, real estate, and zoning, including securities compliance, contracts, formation, purchase and sale, leasing, landlord/ tenant.

Marcial & Associates, LLC                                                    Lancaster Abstract & Escrow Services, LLC
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd                                                   4950 Parkside Ave
Suite 200                                                                               Philadelphia, PA 19131
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                                         215-921-8306
215-329-1900                                                                       www. lancasterabstract.agency
Michael Leslie - Board Member

Michael Leslie was the Site Manager of the PA Client Contact Center within Vanguard Brokerage Services. Mr. Leslie managed the Equity Trade Desk Supervisors and Brokerage Associates on the Trading Floor. Prior to this role, Mr. Leslie led the Policy and Procedures unit of the VBS self-clearing initiative known as “Centerfield.” Since then, he has held various positions within Vanguard including: High Net Worth Trade Desk Associate, Senior Trader, Team Leader, and Site Manager before moving to the Financial Advisory Services Group. 

After a successful sales and managerial career with Vanguard, Mr. Leslie took an opportunity to help grow a new RIA firm, Dimatteo Financial Group created by Vanguard ex-management. As a Vice President of Asset management for Dimatteo Financial, Mr. Leslie was offered an institutional sales opportunity with BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing group. Mr. Leslie secured a Vice President role employed with Bank of New York Mellon as a Vice President within their asset servicing mutual fund division. He was responsible for business development and relationship management for mid –sized RIA’s launch and management of 40 Act mutual funds. Mr. Leslie Cross sold various banking products to Registered Investment Advisor community. Mr. Leslie developed relationships, and sold “need based” financial products to financial institutions in the domestic USA, Canada, Europe, and South America. Some of the products Mr. Leslie sold, managed onboarding, and implemented was “core” mutual fund servicing products such as Fund Accounting and Administration, Custody, and Transfer Agency, and numerous ancillary products that go along with those core mutual fund servicing needs.

He is the former Treasurer and Fundraising Chair for the Philadelphia Urban Financial Services Coalition (formerly known as National Association of Urban Bankers). Working with UFSC, Mike has taught financial literacy courses through Operation Hope to at-risk youth. Mike volunteers with various agencies in Philadelphia, and supports United Way Day of Caring events. He is also a National Member of NBMBAA (National Black MBA Association). He is currently employed with Lincoln University as an Adjunct Professor, and teaches Fundamentals of Investments, Introduction to Microeconomics, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management among other finance related courses. 

Geoffrey Haye - Board Member

Mr. Haye is a Philadelphia based attorney specializing in corporate and real estate related matters. His legal clientele range in scale from national level entities to local micro-enterprises. His boutique firm, Marcial & Associates specializes in business and real estate related transactions, including zoning and private placement matters. As the co-founder of Lancaster Abstract and Escrow, LLC and a licensed title agent, Mr. Haye has been intimately involved in the Philadelphia real estate market for almost a decade. He is an accomplished attorney with a strong transaction and litigation background in corporate law, real estate, and zoning, including securities compliance, contracts, formation, purchase and sale, leasing, landlord/ tenant.

Marcial & Associates,                                                                     LLC Lancaster Abstract & Escrow Services, LLC
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd                                                            4950 Parkside Ave
Suite 200                                                                                        Philadelphia, PA 19131
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                                                  215-921-8306
215-329-1900                                                                                  www. lancasterabstract.agency
Board of Directors
Volunteer Attorneys
Contestant Mark Brown-Barnes and producer, director and choreographer extraordinaire, 
               Ms. Kim Bears-Bailey
2017 winners from left to right; First place: William Bridges and Norma Avery, second place: Alexander Hall and Sarah Thomas, third place: Ajia Wilmore and Gus Riley
Contestants Cheryl Talib and David Rubio
Showcase dance: Ani and Her Gentleman.  Andreana Miller,William Bridges, David Rubio, Alexander Hall and Jordan Ricks
Contestants Gus Riley and Ajia Wilmore in Sultry Rumba
Showcase dancer Ms. Nia Bears- Bailey
Contestants Mark Brown-Barnes and Andreana Miller
Third place winners Gus Riley and Ajia Wilmore
Second place winners Alexander  Hall and Sarah Thomas
Judges from left to right Ms. Joan Myers-Brown, Howard Tucker and Otis Lee Clark
2017 First place winners Mr. William Bridges and Ms. Norma Avery
Contestants Louis Decor and Maya Naomi Simmons
Contestants Carlotta Saravia and Jordan Ricks
Host Mr. Arthur Leo Taylor with Hostess Ms. Jenice Armstrong
Showcase dance: 'Couples Treat' - Maya Simmons, Erick Robinson, Andreana Miller, David Rubio, Ajia Wilmore and William Bridges
Organization board members and panelists: From left to right: Bonnie Johns, Linda Townsel, Olivia Stoner, Iris Henry and Yolanda Nicholson
Contestants Sarah Thomas and Alexander Hall
Full cast, Stars and Pros opening dance "The Opening-Say It Gold'
Guests enjoying line dancing during intermission
Sultry Rumba featuring Pros, Maya Naomi Simmons and Erick Robinson
Ballroom Floor
Dancing with the Stars of Philadelphia 2017
 9th annual fundraiser
Tamika N. Washington, Esquire

 Ms. Washington is the founder of the Law Offices of Tamika Washington, P.C., which focuses on real estate, employment and probate law. Ms. Washington's practice has a unique distinction in that she assists clients in the return of the deed to their homes, often their most valuable asset, after a fraudulent transfer. She also helps clients to settle the estates of their loved ones so that they can properly acquire the real estate left for them, and/or gain literacy in achieving the best for their loved ones. A former Assistant City Solicitor, she successfully litigated cases involving experts in the physical and mental well-being of children and their families. She has frequently served as arbitration chair, or as Arbitration Judge Pro Tempore, for the Court of Common Pleas over the past eleven years. Ms. Washington is named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's Pro Bono Roll of Honor. She seeks to enrich her community in many ways. As the co-founder of the Legal Ministry at Sharon Baptist Church in Philadelphia, she assists in addressing the legal needs of the congregation and the surrounding community. She serves on the board of My Place Germantown, a non-profit organization that provides permanent housing for disabled homeless individuals. She has educated middle- and high school students on the law through her work with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Law Related Education Committee. Ms. Washington has a Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law and is licensed to practice in the State of Pennsylvania and several federal courts.

 Law Offices of Tamika Washington, P.C.
 100 South Broad Street, Suite 1523
 Philadelphia, PA 19102
 Office: (215) 665-9250 Facsimile: (888) 811-8925
 twashington@twashingtonlaw.com, www.twashingtonlaw.com