A History of Community Service
Since its establishment in 1889, the Auxiliary of The Philadelphia Protestant Home has had a tradition rich in service and community spirit. Members involved in fundraising, social activities and direct resident service programs are equally dedicated to supporting the mission of PPH.
These members have helped to successfully meet the Auxiliary’s goal of contributing thousands of dollars to the Benevolent Care Fund, the purchase of equipment, renovation projects, a van, resident amenities, support services and programs, expansion of social opportunities—all while serving as an integral component of every day life for older adults living at PPH.
Membership provides you with the opportunity to work closely with other individuals who share common interests and enjoy contributing to a positive cause. The Auxiliary meets monthly.
The purpose of the Auxiliary is to be mindful of the needs of PPH and to participate in the various fundraising activities to benefit our many projects and programs.
Members of The Auxiliary can provide community service in many areas:
- Several fundraisers are conducted throughout the year — card parties, clothing sales, ham & potato salad and pork & sauerkraut suppers and bazaars.
- Personal visits to residents.
- Packing and delivering gifts to residents in December.
The Auxiliary has three flea markets a year. The next two flea markets: Tuesday, May 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 8. Flea markets are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m in the PPH Social Hall.
Dot’s Closet is the first Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on the third floor of PPH’s Lawndale building. Upcoming dates for Dot’s Closet: March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3.
For more information about how you can be involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org