2017 News Archive

  • 2/14/2017 - Students help guests at Reading shelter dine in style
     By: Michelle N. LynchKiana Yau carried the last bag of groceries into the Opportunity House kitchen and got to work.Volunteer projects need a leader and it was clear Yau, 20, a Penn State Berks junior, was in charge. She handed out the hair nets and synthetic-rubber gloves to a group of eight students preparing and serving dinner Wednesday for clients of Reading's emergency shelter on North Second Street."I am president of the campus volunteer club, Berks Cares," she said, "so I am here a ...
  • 2/8/2017 - Opportunity House's Souper Bowl proves to be good for the soul
    It may not be as storied as the National Football League's Super Bowl, but Opportunity House's annual Souper Bowl is still a competition of epic portions.Monday night marked the 15th annual Souper Bowl, held at the Crowne Plaza Reading hotel in Wyomissing. Twenty-seven area businesses faced off for a good cause in pursuit of the Silver Spoon Award.The Souper Bowl is an annual fundraiser for Opportunity House, a Reading-based nonprofit organization that helps the homeless or low-income people ...
  • 1/20/2017 - David Lang's award-winning 'The Little Match Girl Passion' will be performed in conjunction with Opportunity House.
    Professional vocal ensemble, Bricolage, in collaboration with Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, brings David Lang's Pulitzer-Prize winning work, based on the classic tale by Hans-Christian Andersen, to life. Featuring artwork by students from Lycoming College Art Department and Wyomissing High School inspired by the music and text. The concerts and artwork are given to raise awareness about homelessness in our communities, and will benefit Opportunity House.

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