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Berks County Muralist Brings His Students to Our House to Make a Meal—and Art

Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2017
By: Opportunity House
Categories: Spotlights

Around here, where there's a wall, Mike Miller has probably considered painting it. The Wyomissing High School art teacher has been spearheading public art projects in and around the city and Berks County for almost 15 years, including here at the House.Public art typically is displayed outside, for everyone to enjoy. It brings beauty and a human touch to what can be a cold, impersonal urban...

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Knitting Together Friendships, Volunteer Spotlight: Bev Sanders

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016
By: Opportunity House
Categories: Spotlights

Bev Sanders, of Hamburg, PA has been knitting since her mother taught her when she was a child. Bev has been donating her time to Opportunity House since 2012. Sanders began volunteering at Opportunity House after she visited with a group from her hometown. After visiting with that group, Ms. Nancy, asked her if she would be interested volunteering with the children in the Second Street...

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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: 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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