Telling stories. Sharing causes. Getting results.

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Celebrating 20 years of serving the Philadelphia area, Cari Feiler Bender founded Relief Communications to provide comprehensive communications services to the non-profit sector. 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.; Mural Arts Philadelphia; Fairmount Park Conservancy; Eastern State Penitentiary; AIDS Fund; and Prevention Point Philadelphia. 

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 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.

TIME Magazine Highlights Important Work of Prevention Point Philadelphia

Prevention Point Philadelphia’s Syringe Services are highlighted in an important piece in TIME Magazine.

CBS This Morning Features Mural Arts Space Pads

CBS This Morning featured Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Space Pads and other creative measures highlighting beauty and public health together.

Mural Arts Philadelphia Removes Frank Rizzo Mural – Philadelphia Inquirer

Mural Arts Philadelphia removed the divisive Frank Rizzo mural, as covered in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Step Up to the Plate Food Service Initiative Featured on NBC10

NBC10 spotlighted Step Up to the Plate, a food service distribution program for individuals experiencing housing or food insecurity.

Associated Press covers Mural Arts Residency Program at Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Mural Arts Philadelphia partners with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and Art for Justice to create residency for ex-inmate artist.

CBS3 visits Mantua playground for Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins Mural Dedication with Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation dedicate mural inspired by Drexel’s Young Dragon Summer Camp.