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A native of the Philadelphia area, family and friends would describe Malikah Upchurch as eclectic. Her experiences in school and the workplace have enabled her to familiarize herself with and befriend people from all walks of life. Those familiar with her appreciate her positive energetic demeanor and those she meet quickly grow to love it. She enjoys writing about all topics from business to education and beyond. As a soccer mom, wife, and educator, she knows how busy life can be on a daily basis. Understanding that many readers may only have a brief moment to enjoy a story, she writes in a concise yet enjoyable way. Philadelphia is an exciting place to live, visit, and work. Eager to keep readers in the know about charitable happenings around Philadelphia, she seeks out and shares her discoveries with readers. She frequents events and festivals in Center City, Bucks and Montgomery counties, so if and when you see her be sure to share a friendly wave.

Recap: Yelp’s Summer Soiree In Philadelphia To Benefit The Gesu School

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Last Wednesday, hundreds of members of Philadelphia’s Yelp community gathered at North Shore Beach Club in Northern Liberties to party, raising over $3,500 for the Gesu School

(Photo credit: HughE Dillon)

(Photo credit: HughE Dillon)

Everyone involved benefited from the soiree; the vendors earned new customers to review their establishments, attendees enjoyed free samplings from beer to tanning services, and the Gesu School gained increased financial support.

Yelpers were greeted with delicious and moist cupcakes from the Sweet Box Cupcake truck and gourmet pizza from the Nomad truck. Once inside, people mingled with existing friends, while making new Yelp connections, and swam in the club’s colorfully lit pool. Not only did guests sample fare, but they also received coupons for future visits to places not limited to, but including Cavanaugh’s Headhouse, Minar Palace, and Rita’s Water Ice. When the night proved to be too much fun for some, promotional offers from Uber came in handy for a safe journey home.

(Photo credit: HughE Dillon)

(Photo credit: HughE Dillon)

The Gesu School in Philadelphia strives “to provide a quality, innovative education for its neighbor children to empower them to break the cycle of poverty and violence” using diverse educational and cultural experiences and catering to students of all abilities.

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The Skin Palette showcased their tanning technique during the soiree. (Photo credit: HughE Dillon)

The Yelp community in Philadelphia is an awesome way to meet new people and read reviews about everything throughout the region and the United States. I’m a Yelper myself and it’s nice to know that Yelp gives back to those who contribute to the site. If you didn’t have a reason to join Yelp, knowing that events like this could be on your schedule in the future should be a good enough one. Sign-up for Yelp here.

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