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Volunteer Spotlight, April 2018

Volunteer Spotlight, April 2018 Written by: Amy Knorr If I had to pick one word to describe Orval and Margie Foraker, it would be gracious…and real. Okay, that’s two words, but I couldn’t choose. The Forakers are both in full

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Volunteer Spotlight, December 2017

Volunteer Spotlight, December 2017 Written by: Amy Knorr I had not interviewed a team of coordinators before, and I really didn’t know what to expect. As I sat and listened to Jean Pitts and Karen Bates, I was struck by

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Guest Spotlight, September 2017

Guest Spotlight, September 2017 written by: Marti Zontek When you meet M*, she greets you with a warm welcoming smile. She, her daughter (15), and mother (94), were one of the first families to enter the Family Promise program in

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Volunteer Spotlight, September 2017

Volunteer Spotlight, September 2017: Grace Laughinghouse Written by: Amy Knorr When I met Grace Laughinghouse, it only took me minutes to learn two important things about her. Grace is intentional, and she is passionate. As we talked, she bubbled over

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Guest Spotlight, June 2017

RETURNING HOME K. suggested we meet and talk for this story in her home. Her little dog did a great job of announcing my presence. K. was raised by her grandmother in Southern Chester County. Even though K. was aware

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Volunteer Spotlight, June 2017

Paula McLean written by: Amy Knorr In 1939, a man named Kurt Hahn founded a program in Wales in response to the problem of training for World War II. That program was called Outward Bound, and its vision was built

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Volunteer Spotlight, March 2017

Gene Daunno He sits down across from me, a solid man with a kind face and a gentle smile.  His words are thoughtful and he takes his time in answering. It is clear that Gene Daunno is right where he

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Guest Spotlight, March 2017

Guest Spotlight Hard work pays off for Family Promise graduate About a year ago, Alyson (not her actual name), along with her young child found herself with little choice but to sleep in her car.  And the car, functioning as

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Our New Home

To keep pace with the ever-increasing need for services for homeless families in our area, in January we moved our Resource Center from West Grove to Kennett Square. We thank Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in West Grove

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