Telling stories. Sharing causes. Getting results.

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Over 20 years ago, Cari Feiler Bender founded Relief Communications to provide comprehensive communications services to the non-profit sector in Philadelphia. Cari is one of the Greater Philadelphia region’s leading public relations executives, connecting local non-profits with regional, national, and international press. She brings over 25 years of experience in conceptualizing, managing, and implementing communications projects for high-profile clients including Historic Philadelphia, Inc.; Fairmount Park Conservancy; Prevention Point Philadelphia; Eastern State Penitentiary; AIDS Fund; and Mural Arts Philadelphia. In 2021, Cari received one of the industry’s highest honors when she was inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s Hall of Fame. 

For Causes

Sanctuary City

When an organization’s mission deserves to be shouted from the rooftops, I’m ready to climb to the roof.

For Passion

Sanctuary City

When I begin every day believing in what my clients do, I tell better stories.

For Results

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When your non-profit’s story is ready to be told, I know how to tell the world.

Clients in the News...

Mural Arts Featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mural Arts Philadelphia was featured as a Good Neighbor on The Kelly Clarkson Show with Executive Director Jane Golden and Color Me Back participant Norman Bonk.

Prevention Point Highlighted on NBC National News

NBC Now’s Zinhle Essamuah highlighted the work of harm reduction organization Prevention Point Philadelphia and their work to prevent overdoses.

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Color Me Back Featured on WHYY

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Color Me Back program was featured on WHYY, highlighting the impactful work of individuals experiencing economic insecurity.

CBS Mornings features Ed Bradley Historical Marker Unveiling

CBS Mornings features Ed Bradley Historical Marker

National CBS News features Mural Arts’ Color Me Back initiative

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Color Me Back initiative featured on national CBS News.

New York Times quotes Prevention Point Philadelphia on spike in overdose deaths

New York Times quotes Prevention Point on overdose deaths.

Mural Arts Philadelphia & Streets Dept Launch Artist-Created Posters Advocating for First 100 Days

Mural Arts Philadelphia, in partnership with curator Conrad Benner, created First 100 Days, a new art project designed to engage the public around policy issues.

Step Up to the Plate provides Christmas Meals

Step Up to the Plate and Prevention Point Philadelphia worked with caterer Catering By Design to provide hot meals and a festive environment for individuals experiencing housing or food insecurity during the pandemic.

Exhibition featuring artists impacted by criminal justice system featured on WHYY

WHYY’s Peter Crimmins covered the Mural Arts Philadelphia opening of the Rendering Justice exhibition at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

PBS NewsHour features Mural Arts Artist in Residency at District Attorney’s Office

Mural Arts Philadelphia and Fair and Just Prosecution created a groundbreaking Artist-in-Residence program at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) featuring the creations of artist James “Yaya” Hough. PBS NewsHour ran a story in September 2020, nine months after they originally filmed it.