Each year our team chooses a nonprofit to create a media project for as part of our continued effort to support the organizations working overtime to make the world a better place to live. These projects are typically bigger than any community organization ever dares to dream about creating because nonprofit budgets usually go right back into operations rather than towards creative endeavors.
In 2017 our Co-Founder, Andrew Baker, wanted to give back to the community that gave him the foundation to become the thriving family-man and business owner that he is today. So he donated personal time and resources over the last year in creating a video documentary about two charming towns in Pennsylvania, Souderton and Telford, and the nonprofit group working hard to promote diverse community activities and economic growth in the quiet suburbs of Philadelphia.
Please enjoy the following video shot, edited, and produced over the last year
by Andrew and the Abstract team!
Souderton Telford Main Streets (STMS) is a nonprofit Community Development Corporation that initiates local revitalization projects, and they are thrilled to present this documentary created by Andrew and our team highlighting their cornerstone yearly event. Started in 2013, The Art Jam has experienced growth in attendees, vendors, and artists each year. For the Souderton Telford Community, an Art Festival featuring music, artists, food, wine, and beer proved to be quite popular among residents as well as people living in surrounding areas. The event is held each year on the last Saturday in September to coincide with the “1,000 Poets for Change” Event. This global poetry event raises awareness of social justice issues and has been a part of the Art Jam every year.
According to Andrew, he offered to make this video as a way to give back to the town that helped shaped him, but also as a way to help others know and understand more about the Souderton-Telford culture and deep roots in Pennsylvania history.
STMS advocates for the revitalization and sustainability of these two communities to advance the quality of life for the people who live and work there. They promote the unique assets of each borough, foster the growth of business and residential neighborhoods and guide aesthetic development to enrich our communities.
In addition to the Art Jam, STMS established The Indian Valley Farmers Market in 2002 to support the local food producers. Since then, the Indian Valley Farmers Market has become an established tradition for the Borough of Telford and the core of the Souderton-Telford Main Streets revitalization efforts in Telford.
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