The Philadelphia Protestant Home is honored to celebrate 125 years of dedicated, volunteer service. Volunteers have served our community faithfully since it’s founding in 1890. In 2014, our volunteers donated 46,000 hours of service to our community. Each year, during the month of April, we hold a luncheon to celebrate the many hours of time and commitment our volunteers give to our community. Whether it’s working in our gift shop, collating our internal newsletter, being a member of our day and evening craft groups, visiting residents and transporting them to appointments, or the Auxiliary hosting spaghetti or pork and sauerkraut dinners our volunteers are essential to the friendly and giving atmosphere of our community.
It is noted that volunteering benefits both the volunteer and the recipient. By volunteering your time you increase the quality of your life. We hope when you share your time and talents, the gift you give yourself is a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction for the gift of touching the lives of both our residents and staff.
During “National Volunteer Month” we are proud to thank our PPh volunteers with this year’s luncheon, “PPh Celebrates 125 Years.” The luncheon, held in our social hall, included raffle prizes, recognition speeches, a delicious meal and entertainment provided by our own PPh staff. The entertainment was comprised of 10 acts which were reenactments of favorites from years prior. “I Got You Babe,” “I Dreamed A Dream,” “A Bushel & A Peck,” and “Who’s On First” to name a few, evoked many laughs and appreciation from the audience.
Thank you to everyone who made this special day a success for our very special volunteers and a huge thank you to our volunteers…your commitment to continue the service of those who came before you is truly appreciated.
2015 Volunteer Luncheon – PPh Celebrates 125 Years!