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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...

Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row Gets a Glow-Up

Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row is getting a glow-up from Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. A public Boathouse Row Official Relighting Ceremony will take place on March 7, 2024.

Fairmount Park Conservancy Opens Historic Trolley Trail

Fairmount Park Conservancy cuts the ribbon on the historic Trolley Trail through Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer went out on the trail with reporter Frank Kummer and photographer Jessica Griffin to capture the story on a beautiful fall day. 

NBC National News Features Sublocade Program at Prevention Point Philadelphia

Prevention Point Philadelphia staff have encouraged their participants with opioid use disorder to receive once-a-month injections called Sublocade. The treatments are having a profound effect on many lives, including Kali, featured in this beautiful story from NBC News. 

Drag Queen Stella D’Oro featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

AIDS Fund’s GayBINGO with drag queen Stella D’Oro highlighted in the Philadelphia Inquirer

New York Times Sunday Front Page highlights Xylazine and Prevention Point Philadelphia

The New York Times spent time with Prevention Point Philadelphia to learn all about a veterinary tranquilizer called xylazine infiltrating the street drug supply.

Prevention Point Philadelphia Announces End of Year Data for WHYY

Prevention Point Philadelphia said it collected more used syringes than clean ones distributed in the past 12 months, highlighting the increasing drug consumption following the pandemic.

FDR Park Plan received endorsement of Philadelphia Inquirer’s Editorial Board

“The redesign of FDR Park is the kind of planning Philly should get behind” from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Editorial Board.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a photographer’s dream

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Chip Fox captured gorgeous images of the 2023 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square.

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.

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