1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia PA 19103
We are one of 110 affiliates of a national Funeral Consumers Alliance. Our national may be found at www.funerals.org. We are a volunteer non profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
To educate the public about options and prices for funeral services, prior to the need for funeral services. Some of our members prefer traditional funerals, other members prefer cremation or home funerals. Some of our members prefer a full service funeral, and others wish to purchase implements from independent retailers. Our goal is to allow our members to make intelligent choices, to guide their loved ones prior to the funeral.
We are interested in ecological issues surrounding funerals. Embalming fluid is a toxic substance and since no casket is sealed forever, eventually enters the soil. Many of our members are interested in promoting "green burials" or cremation. Some of our members feel that burial grounds have, because of the sale of permanent fixtures and implements, become environmental concerns.