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Community Outreach

Share News of Your Holiday Activities!

Are you sharing your time, talents and support to the community and/or Penn Medicine this Holiday season? If so, please email your activities and photo(s) to the Penn Medicine Department of Communications at by December 22. We may feature you in an upcoming issue of our newsletters!

PPMC Annual Holiday Toy Drive

It’s Not Too Late to be One Child’s Christmas Miracle Over the past four years, Presby employees have granted the holiday wishes of more 500+ children by giving gifts to children currently housed in the People’s Emergency Center. We are so...Full story

The Great Gathering

On November 24, nearly 80 Penn Medicine employees and their family and friends volunteered at The Great Gathering, a Thanksgiving feast for the homeless and disadvantaged held at the First District Plaza at 38th and Market. More than 20 vol...Full story

“Chilling” Motivation Benefits Philabundance and ALS

Last year, Information Services donated close to 4,400 food items to Philabundance. This year’s food drive, again led by Poppy Bass, Hospital Based Services application manager, brought in almost three times that amount! Maybe it was the m...Full story

Are you Planning Holiday Outreach?

Is your department or unit volunteering time to help local communities around the holidays? If so, please be sure to let the Presby Bulletin know! Email a short write-up about your outreach activities (and a photo if possible) to katie.del...Full story

Latest Winners of a CAREs Grant!

Each quarter, the CAREs Foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 per project to community and hospital-based programs on behalf of employees or Perelman School of Medicine students who volunteer their time to support those programs. Don’t...Full story

Latest Winners of a CAREs Grant!

Congratulations to the latest winners of a Penn Medicine CAREs grant: Brenda Gilchrist (PAH) OB/GYN Calvary St. Augustines Annual Health Fair Jade Lee (HUP) Staffing For All Seasons Healthy Hearts Jennifer Egg (P...Full story

Reducing A Repeated Cycle of Violence

Meditation and yoga have been shown to help reduce anxiety and enhance a person’s mood and overall sense of well-being. So what better place to use these relaxation tools than in an environment which carries an inordinate amount of stress: ...Full story

Apply Today for You Penn Medicine CAREs Grant

Don’t forget, there’s still time to apply for your Penn Medicine CAREs grant. Applications for the next round of grants are being accepted through December 1, 2014. Visit the CAREs Community Outreach pagefor more information....Full story

2015 MLK, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards

The MLK, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards are presented to five individuals (Penn/Penn Medicine faculty, staff, students and members of the broader Philadelphia community) who demonstrate significant contributions in community s...Full story

Caring Corner

IS Helps to “Change A Life” Change A Life, an outreach program created by members of Information Services, is a simple concept that reaps big rewards for community programs. A contribution jar, created by senior application analyst Ralph J...Full story


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