Protestant Home honors resident, ShopRite

A long time resident and ShopRite were honored at Philadelphia Protestant Home’s awards dinner.

Pride of the community: Longtime resident June Wodowski (above, centered) was honored last week at the Philadelphia Protestant Home’s annual Bergdoll Society Donor Recognition and Awards Dinner. Also during the event, Collins Family ShopRite received the Community Leadership and Service Award (below). TOM WARING / TIMES PHOTOS

Longtime resident June Wodowski and Collins Family ShopRite were honored last week at the Philadelphia Protestant Home’s annual Bergdoll Society Donor Recognition and Awards Dinner.

Wodowski, an independent living resident for 22 years, is a former Volunteer of the Year. Among her chores are sorting and delivering mail and helping with the monthly newsletter, The Perspective. She is also a loyal PPH donor, has signed up for the legacy gift program and assists fellow residents in the craft room.

“It’s a wonderful and warm place,” she said.

“June has been a treasured member of our PPH Family for more than two decades,” said Anthony Manzo, president and CEO of PPH. “In that time, her wholehearted commitment to serving fellow residents has shone through in everything she does for our community. June is very giving of her time, talent and resources. She not only serves as a shining example of our mission to serve those residents most in need, but also is a true testament to our core values of respect, integrity and compassion.”

Collins Family ShopRite received the Community Leadership and Service Award. The store, at Oxford Avenue and Levick Street, donates products to PPH events and to its benevolent care fundraiser and offers discounts to PPH residents and a shop-from-home service. The company also provided $10 gift cards for all the people in attendance at the April 12 ceremony. Accepting the award were vice president Larry Collins Jr. and secretary Jennifer Collins Iaccio.

“The Collins family embodies the true meaning of community partnership,” Manzo said. “Not only are we immensely grateful for their generous support of PPH, but also we continue to admire the immeasurable amount of great work they do throughout the local neighborhoods we both serve. We are thrilled to honor Collins Family ShopRite this year — a well-deserved recognition for an organization doing so much good.”

Also at the ceremony, PPH director of development Deanne Keough introduced the Guardian Angel program. Individuals can honor a PPH caregiver or staff member with a tax-deductible donation of $250 or more in their name. Call 215–697–8586 or visit pphfamily.org/giving ••