Day of Inspiration

Created by Presby team members to enhance the senior living communities they serve, the Day of Inspiration is an annual Presby’s Inspired Life giving event. The volunteer effort engages team members, residents of Presby’s communities and community neighbors in a day of service to address the critical needs of the community.

Last year, nine of our communities hosted service events ranging from donation drives, neighborhood beautification projects, an appreciation lunch for service workers, preservation duties at a local animal shelter and plenty more.

This year’s Day of Inspiration will be held on Friday, May 18 all across the greater Philadelphia area. A list of this year’s events can be found below.

We encourage Presby team members to fill out the below form to volunteer to help make the 2018 Day of Inspiration a great success!

Day of Inspiration Form

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Those interested in volunteering can immediately contact Sharell Shippen at 610-260-1108 or at

2018 Day of Inspiration Events – Friday, May 18

(*All projects as of April 12, 2018. Projects/sites subject to change*)

The 58th Street Campus
Campus beautification and revitalization in partnership with The Common Place. Common Place and Presby volunteers will work together to assist in keeping this safe haven for the youth of Southwest Philadelphia running in tip-top shape.

Grace Court
Be Someone’s Hero! Sign up to become a donor in partnership with Blood Bank of Delmarva. Each day, 350 donors are needed in order to serve 18 hospitals in Delmarva and save more than 20,000 patients each year. It’s fast and convenient. Be a Hero!

Jackson Place
Join Jackson Place team members and residents for a South Philly neighborhood clean-up project. We will take to Jackson Street, Cantrell Street and Moyamensing Avenue to pick up debris strewn across streets and sidewalks we use every day. Come help keep your community beautiful!

In partnership with Ralston Center, volunteers will prepare and distribute healthy food to older adults in West Philadelphia. This project will address the food insecurity that many older adults face and provide opportunities for social connection through communal cooking.

Join the 9th District of the Philadelphia Police Department as it seeks to keep residents safe. This service opportunity will offer a chance share information and form relationships aimed at building a safer, more compassionate community.

Food donations will be collected by Rosemont and delivered to ElderNet Food Pantry. Donations will be used to provide free assistance to low-income residents in the surrounding area. Volunteers are also needed to staff the food pantry. For a complete list of needed items, please email

Rydal Park
Bring joy and happiness to a child by participating in the Rydal Park Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) toy drive. The toys will be given on holidays and birthdays to the thousands of children who visit CHOP each year.

Spring Mill
Residents and staff will journey to Silver Springs-Martin Luther School for intergenerational work with the children on a creative and expressive activity. All volunteers must attain clearances in order to participate.

Reed Street
Residents & volunteers will attend a teaching kitchen demonstration with Flik chef David Stoltzfus and nutritionist Brianna Waldie. Participants will smell and taste the food while learning beneficial nutrition practices.

Community Support Center
Presby’s Community Support Center in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania will be collecting canned fruits and vegetables that will be distributed to residents enrolled in Presby’s Cupboards of Care program, an initiative that provides $100 gift cards on a quarterly basis to enable Presby residents to purchase healthy food. Donations are already being accepted.


To view pictures from previous Days of Inspiration, click here.