“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On May 6 – 7, The Village at Penn State will be participating in the 2014 “Centre Gives” online giving event. Last year, this community-wide initiative raised more than $550,000 for local nonprofit organizations in the State College area! During this year’s 36-hour event, all contributions made to The Village at Penn State will be matched by a $100,000 pool of additional funds provided by the Centre Foundation. So if The Village at Penn State receives 10% of the total gifts during the Centre Gives event, we will receive an additional 10% of the $100,000 matching pool! Continue reading →
“Nothing will work unless you do.” ~Maya Angelou
That was the mission for 253 Liberty Lutheran employees, their friends and spouses, who signed up for the organization’s annual Biggest Loser weight-loss challenge. Weigh-ins started at the end of January. Over the course of eight-weeks, staff members could go solo in the competition or partner with a “bestie” (best friend/coworker/spouse) for extra motivation. Continue reading →
As a teenager, Marjorie Davis remembers sitting on the front porch of the Haywood Mansion with her grandmother, Margaret Artman Clymer. “When I visited, we would sit on the porch rockers and shell peas – peas that were grown right here in the gardens.” Although a memory from more than 70 years ago, it’s one that Mrs. Davis cherishes to this day. Continue reading →
Peace. Faith. Love. Regardless of which stage in life you find yourself, these things matter. At Artman, and all of Liberty Lutheran’s senior communities, our staff and volunteers are honored to share life’s journey with our residents and their families. We help foster and develop those things that matter most. Continue reading →
There is an African proverb which suggests, “If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” Over the past several months, Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS) has invited our closest friends and supporters to join us in a matching grant opportunity to benefit our refugee resettlement program. Now at the end of the match period, we are excited to announce that we have indeed gone far – together – and exceeded our initial goal! Continue reading →
You’d think language barriers would be the one of the biggest challenges for a refugee resettlement case manager. They work closely with people from all over the world, people who speak many different languages and English often isn’t one of them. But as far as Marla Sell is concerned, kindness is a universal language that has allowed her to communicate with those in need for 14 years.
We’ve all heard the expressions, “You are what you eat” and “Variety is the spice of Life.” At Paul’s Run, both sentiments are reflected in the range of foods and dining options available to residents every day. March is National Nutrition Month. We turned to Dan Connell, the General Manager of dining services at Paul’s Run and Chief Dietitian, Lauren Shubert RD, LDN to explain some of the behind-the-scenes planning that goes into the Paul’s Run healthy and delicious dining experience.
What are one of the tools needed for a child to succeed in school? It takes caring people – teachers, parents, volunteers – who motivate and inspire them to use their imagination.
The BOOST program (Best Out-of-School Time) provides a safe, structured after-school place where students expand their knowledge and their world. For more than 20 years, and with your support, Liberty’s Lutheran Children and Family Service has offered this essential educational program to young people living in the City of Philadelphia. Continue reading →