Doing The Most Good 

in Greater Philadelphia

Join The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia as they "Celebrate Hope" in 2020! The "Celebrate Hope" Annual Luncheon is a yearly fundraising event that brings the community together to honor the hope that is given to our community by the strong civic leaders who are dedicated to service. This year’s event will put a special emphasis on our work with those in need of emergency shelter assistance in the city.  

Time & Place


Updated Date
November 17, 2020 
Presenting Sponsor- $25,000
Advocate- $10,000
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Partner- $5,000
Digital Ad- $1,000
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Ticket- $250
Location: Crystal Tea Room at The Wanamaker Building 
100 E. Penn Square #9B   
Philadelphia, PA 19107

To learn more, email Christopher Crawford


The "Others" Award: Romulo Diaz

The award honors an individual or organization exemplifying an extraordinary spirit of service to others and exceptional service to The Salvation Army and/or community. 

On a Christmas many years ago, the founder of The Salvation Army, General William Booth, wanted to send a message to his officers throughout the world.  Legend has it that this message was sent in the form of a telegram that contained only one word, “Others.”

“Others” is also the title of a gospel song, written by Charles D. Meigs, that profoundly expresses the dedication of all those involved in the Army’s mission:

"Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall be for others.
Yes, others, Lord, yes, others.
Let this my motto be:
Help me to live for others.
That I might live like thee.”

To recognize those who best embody this unselfish devotion to others, The Salvation Army created the “Others” award.


The Doing The Most Good Award: Aldustus Jordan

The Doing the Most Good Community Leadership Award is presented for outstanding community service in helping others be all they can be.

Evangeline Booth, daughter of the founder of The Salvation Army, was quoted as saying, “there is no reward equal to that of doing the most good for the most people in the most need.”  During her 30 year tenure as National Commander of The Salvation Army in the United States, the organization experienced phenomenal growth.  In 1934 she was elected General, assuming worldwide responsibilities at International Headquarters in London, England.

To recognize exceptional leadership, commitment and spirit of serving those most in need, The Salvation Army presents the Doing the Most Good Community Leadership Award.



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Supporting Sponsors

Philadelphia Housing Authority, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP