We love Philadelphia! We see big cities as big opportunities to demonstrate God’s big heart for people. Our city is filled with tangible needs that deserve practical solutions. We may not be able to meet them all, but that won’t stop us from meeting the needs we can with the resources we have. We want to be good neighbors. Philly is the place where we love to live, and live to serve.


What if we could ignite a revolution of serving in our city? Every year we unleash radical generosity for one week by touching thousands of people through random acts of kindness in Philly. We believe God’s called us to SERVE OUR CITY WITH COMPASSION. We get to put both of this value into motion through Servolution! Servolution is an outreach through which we blitz Philly with dozens of projects and random acts of kindness.

2019 Servolution Schedule


6:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Trick or Trot

Join us as we hand out water during Eastern Pennsylvania Hemophilia Foundation’s Trick or Trot Family Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | BROAD & SNYDER BLITZ

Head on over to Popeyes and Wendy’s on Broad and Snyder! Together, we will unleash radical generosity on our city as we pay for the meals of each customer who walks through the door.

9:00 PM- 11:00 PM | Graveyard Shift

Join us as we travel around Philly providing care packages and gifts to workers who work the night shift.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM | LOGAN HOPE

LOGAN Hope is a Christ-centered K-8 school that provides rigorous, holistic education for under-resourced students in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. They believe in helping individuals and families who struggle daily with the effects of poverty and seek to transform our community by equipping our students for academic success through character and leadership development. Join us as we provide breakfast and appreciation bags to the staff.

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Broad Street Ministry Meal Service*

Broad Street Ministry believes that every person should be seen, recognized and restored. They provide a space where all will be well fed in every aspect of life, and will be made whole – even for just a few pure and powerful moments. The simplest acts of kindness can soothe the afflicted and transform the fortunate. Join us as we serve a meal to those at Broad Street Ministry.

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Philly AIDS Thrift

Philly AIDS Thrift’s goal is to sell the lovely, useful, interesting, amusing, and sometimes mysterious stuff generous people donate to their thrift store and then distribute the proceeds to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We will be helping to organize, prepare, and tag donations for them.

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM | HUB OF HOPE

Hub of Hope offers a safe place where people can enjoy a warm cup of coffee, take a shower and wash laundry, and speak to peers or case managers to begin the process of finding a permanent home. Join us as we serve a meal to those at Hub of Hope.

Tuesday, October 15


Who doesn’t love free coffee?! We can not wait to surprise customers at Starbucks as we pay for their drinks, food, and snacks.


Join us in a painting project at Tilden Middle School. Tilden Middle School’s mission is to provide a rigorous and engaging learning environment in every classroom that nurtures leadership, perseverance, integrity, curiosity, and kindness in order for their students to discover, develop, and communicate the skills and content necessary for college and career success in the 21st Century. We can’t wait to serve them!

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Interfaith Hospitality Family Night*

The PIHN program provides assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive service, and transitional housing. 92% of their families do not return to shelter programs after their PIHN experience. They offer a safe and child-friendly alternative to more chaotic public shelter settings, allowing families to remain intact. Let’s honor them by providing a night of games and food for the families at PIHN.

Wednesday, October 16

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM | Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia / reStore*

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home improvement stores and donation centers selling new and gently used furniture, appliances, home goods, building materials and more. Join us as help with a painting project for them.

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM | boys and girls club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity for thousands of Philadelphia’s youth each year. Join us as we honor them with a cleaning and painting project.

TBD | YSI (Youth Emergency Services)

YSI is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. Join us as we prepare bags for students staying at the shelter
-This project is reserved for our City Life Youth Ministry (Thrive)

Thursday, October 17

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM | South Philly High Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Southern might not be our weekly home anymore, but we still love, appreciate, and support all the staff and teachers there. Let’s make their team feel amazing by proving them with a great breakfast to start their day.

7:30 Am - 9:00 AM | Crossing Guard Giveaway

We are so thankful for our crossing guards in Philadelphia. Join us as we prepare gift bags and coffee for them.

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Mother of Mercy House (Kensington Outreach)

Join us as we partner with Mother of Mercy House to prepare and handout bags of food for homeless and food insecure individuals. Mother of Mercy House grew out of a desire to discover new ways of being Church in areas which can no longer afford big buildings and massive properties but which still need the presence of Christ. We can not wait to partner with them.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | St. John's Shelter

Saint John’s Hospice is a Catholic Social Services shelter for men located in Center City Philadelphia. It was created as an outreach ministry to serve and assist the poor and homeless in the community. Saint John’s continues to provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect and compassion to homeless veterans in Philadelphia.

Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross, LLC 1500 JFK Blvd Suite 1525

Let’s honor our public transportation drivers at SEPTA with care packages to help them get through their shift and put a smile on their faces!

Friday, October 18

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM | New Day Outreach Center

The New Day Center is a safe, trauma informed, welcoming and non-judgmental space for women suffering from sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Strategically located in the heart of the neighborhood, a simple sign on the door reading, "women only drop-in: food, clothing, toiletries" identifies the center, which is open during the day and two late nights per week when other service agencies are not available. During this Servolution project, we will be preparing toiletry, food, and clothing bags for these women.

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Police Officer Luncheon (3rd district)*

Join us as we appreciate our Philadelphia Police Officers with lunch and gifts!

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Hope Center Baby Showers

HOPE offers a caring environment and FREE access to services, information, and personal support for women who are pregnant. Joins us as we throw a baby shower for 2-3 mothers with gifts to make these future mothers feel loved.

Saturday, October 19

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | ShopRite Buydown*

Let’s unleash radical generosity as we pay for the groceries of those shopping at ShopRite!

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Career Wardrobe*

Career Wardrobe is a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing and professional development to empower unemployed individuals to work. Join us as we help organize, prepare, and tag donations for the store.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Rosa’s pizza party*

Employing a unique "pay it forward" program, Rosa’s allows visitors to donate a slice of pizza to a homeless person. Join us as we pay for a free slice of pizza for anyone who walks through the door!

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Police Officer Luncheon (1st District)*

Join us as we appreciate our Philadelphia Police Officers with lunch and gifts!

* = We’ve reached max capacity for how many volunteers we can have at this event. Don’t worry! There are plenty other projects to signup for.



At City Life one of our Core Values is to serve our city with compassion. Almost every second Saturday of the month we have a service project designed to reach the ONE by loving and serving our community.

Our next 2nd Saturday will be on December 14
Check back soon to see how you can sign up!

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