Penns-Way-ThermometerAllPAH staff and employees are invited toparticipate in the Penn’s Way 2013 campaign which continues through Friday,November 16.

Thoseof us who work in health care have a special commitment to making a positiveimpact on the lives of others – and we share that commitment with the more than6,000 agencies supported each year by the Penn’s Way campaign through PennMedicine, the United Way, and the Center for Responsible Funding. All threeagencies focus on the health of our community by providing resources to preparechildren to achieve, build adult independence, and strengthen neighborhoods.The overall Penn Medicine goal this year is 1.4 million dollars. Our Pennsylvania Hospital goal for the 2013campaign is $108,000, with 90 percent participation.

Itonly takes a minute to make a donation and change a life for the better. Tocontribute, participants can use their debit or credit cards just like onlineshopping or enroll in convenient payroll deduction payments. To make a contribution, or to learnmore about the Penn’s Way campaign and the organizations you can support,please visit www.upenn.edu/pennsway. There you willfind agency information, answers to frequently asked questions, and a link todonate online. If you wish to donate directly toPennsylvania Hospital, be sure to designate code 00093.

Youmay also click the Penn’s Way banner on our PAH Intranet page to track ourprogress, learn about Penn’s Way events – including the PAH Penn’s Way Fair onWednesday, October 24 – and meet the PAH volunteers making this year’scampaign possible. Over one hundred PAH employees have volunteered to beDepartment Captains and Campaign Coordinators this year. They’re working hardto increase the number of employees who participate, and the number of peoplein our community who will benefit from the money we collectively raise.

If you have any questions or concerns,please ask your Department Captain or campaign coordinator. Be sure to make yourpledge as early as possible in the campaign to be eligible for individual anddepartmental prizes.

Thegenerosity of the combined workplace charitable giving campaign between theUniversity of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine allows us to make a broader, moreimmediate impact on the vulnerable populations we serve. Won’t you please helpus all better serve our Hospital and community?