Shuttle Polling

Who do you think will be the NEXT President?

The Shuttle Polling Station

As a driver, I have the opportunity to meet and transport busy professionals to and from the airport. These professionals come from all walks of life. Their education, socioeconomic, race, and political backgrounds vary. To engage my guests, I created a fun trivia game called “Shuttle Jeopardy” or Shuttle Trivia. Categories include, but are not limited to U.S. Presidents, State Capitals, Entertainment, finance, sports, Religion, U.S. Politics, etc. Guests decide on which category they would prefer.

For the Politics session, guests are asked questions like – name of the speaker of the house and senate, number of delegates needed to clinch both republican and democratic nominations. But the Big question for polling now is: Who do you think will be the next President. This question has generated so much excitement on the shuttle that a guest recommended I do a more formal polling on this question.

In response to that request, a paper ballot was created and a polling box was placed in the shuttle for the guests to share their thoughts. Guests cast their votes on a small ballot/sheet. The sheet is then placed in the Shuttle Polling Box before they exit the shuttle.

Polling is taken Monday-Friday from 6am to 2pm and will run through November 7th.  Results are tallied daily and verified by youth from ABC Men Inc.  Daily polling results can be viewed by 5pm on each polling day at polling.

This fun educational process, is to engage the youth of ABC Men Inc. on politics and how government works. This is part of ABC Men Inc.’s ongoing effort to expose our youth to educational opportunities as we continue to mentor them.


Check out the results below!



Philadelphia-Based Service Group Heads To Boston, Mass. For Snow Relief Duty


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some volunteers, armed with snow shovels and road salt, are headed to Boston to help senior citizens dig out from what have been historic amounts of snow.

Jackie Wleh, with ABC Men, says they’re picking up another volunteer in New York as they drive 314 miles to fulfill a request for help.

“We received a request from a senior from (the Boston neighborhood of) Dorchester, and we decided not only to help that particular senior but to also help the rest of the citizens of Boston,” Wleh (second from right in photo) tells KYW Newsradio.

They’re making the five-to-six hour trek with ABC Men — the A-B-C stands for Able Bodied Christians.  Also making the trip was Kenneth Walker Jr. (second from left), who says they have no idea what to expect.

“Really don’t know, because we haven’t been out there, but we’ve been hearing a lot of stories of them diving in snow and things like that,” Walker says with a nervous laugh.

The group says this is just part of ABC Men’s efforts to create a culture of service — not only here in Philadelphia but around the country. The group will shovel out cars or sidewalks for no charge.  And Jackie says don’t worry: there are plenty of volunteers still in Philadelphia to help others dig out from our latest snowfall.

Meanwhile, ABC Men is trying to raise money on so they can buy a 15-passenger van.  For today’s trip, they had to rent a minivan.

By Jim Melwert


Deed not Words: 314 mile trek to help Boston!!

Philadelphia, PA- Nearly 30 volunteers will convene at 6848 Elmwood Ave(Agape International Baptist Church) at 6am on Friday, March 6thto applaud and support ABC Men Inc. before our six-hour, 314-mile road trip help the Northeastern city of Boston with snow removal, free of charge to seniors and the disabled. ABC Men Inc. received a request from a senior in Dorchester, MA, in light of recent heavy snowfall the area has experienced and the expected continuation of severe weather. This effort is sponsored by ABC Men Inc., to uphold our purpose: To create and encourage a culture of service here in Philadelphia and around the country, by showing our “brotherly love and sisterly affection,” and raising funds to expand our efforts.

ABC Men serves on Thanksgiving Day 2014

ABC Men Inc. served Thanksgiving Dinner at Bright Hope Baptist Church for the 4th year in a roll. Look at the two youngest volunteers this year (4 & 11 yrs old). Thanks to Alvin, Roger, Ciania, Amaree, Lazar, Jae’Madison. Special Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gregory and the entire Bright Hope Family for the opportunity to serve.

1 2 3

Keeping Philadelphia Clean

ABC Men Inc. continues to clean and maintain the community