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Cuts For A Cause

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016
By: Angela Cremer
Categories: Spotlights

    This past August, one of our residents, Monica, told our Marketing and Development Coordinator, Kristen Orgera, that they would most enjoy it if we could plan a spa day for the women in our shelter. This planted a seed that has since sprouted thanks to Orgera and the help of two Communications interns from Albright College, Travis Hoshauer and Emily...

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Memorable Event Creates More Memories for Children

Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2016
By: Angela Cremer
Categories: Spotlights

Thanks to the women who generously donated during the Cash Call portion of our inaugural Wine, Women and Shoes event, which took place this past May at the new DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, 65 kids from our Second Street Learning Center were able to enjoy a variety of fun and educational trips to local attractions. Destinations ranged from the Kutztown Folk Festival and...

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Gerace Siblings

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By: Angela Cremer
Categories: Spotlights

At the end of last summer, Forbes’ contributor Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle reported that some parents were spending more than $1,000 dollars on back to school supplies. If you ask Matthew Gerace, a rising tenth grader at Lancaster Country Day School, spending this large sum of money is unnecessary. “I remember when I was in sixth grade, and I would see different people just throwing...

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Client Profile: John Grundowski

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016
By: Angela Cremer
Categories: Spotlights

      John Grundowski, age 54, is a lifelong resident of Berks County. At the age of 9, Grundowski and his eight siblings lost their mother to cancer, and he and his youngest brother spent the rest of their childhood in foster homes and child care. Grundowski attended both Central Catholic and Muhlenberg school districts. Although he has been a...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Santo Ferrarello

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016
By: Angela Cremer
Categories: Spotlights

      Santo Ferrarello was born in Sicily, Italy and moved to America in 1954 when he was seven. He describes himself as a "city kid from Philadelphia." In 1972, Santo moved to Reading to work for Gilbert Associates, which is now Worley Parsons on Route 10. It was here that he met his wife, Ann. Today, he and his wife have two sons and find great pleasure in watching...

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