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From Homelessness to Homeowners

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019
By: Julia VanTine
Categories: Spotlights

Several years ago, their eyes locked across the garden area where our clients relax. Kevin had arrived at the shelter first; Monica, a month later. It was love at first sight, and their feelings were definitely not encouraged.  “You’re not supposed to date here,” Monica says. But they had so much in common, it was tough not to open up to each other. Both married and...

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Spotlight on a Long Time Donor: Quaker Maid Meats

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019
By: Julia VanTine
Categories: Spotlights

“We live here, we give here.”
—Serge Szortyka, President, Quaker Maid MeatsHow and when did Quaker Maid get involved with Opportunity House?We’ve been donors since 1995, when your organization was still The Reading Berks Emergency Shelter. We wanted to help a local nonprofit that provided emergency shelter to those in need, especially in the winter months.Twenty-four years...

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Volunteer Spotlight Jennifer Dinatally

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019
By: Julia VanTine
Categories: Spotlights

When did you start to volunteer at OppHouse?
I started to think about doing “something” in the community 6 or 7 years ago. Because I love to cook, and food is love to me, I really felt pulled to serve meals here. I finally stopped procrastinating and signed up for my first meals five years ago. I’ve cooked here monthly ever since.In the past year, you’ve served in so...

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Reading, PA 19601

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