Adopt-A-Days

15.07.2015 Adopt-A-Days, Community Partners, How YOU Can Help, Thank You! Comments Off on Re-Source York Funds Support Bell Family Shelter for Six Days

Re-Source York Funds Support Bell Family Shelter for Six Days

The relationship between donation-driven home improvement store, Re-Source York, and trusted local charity, Bell Socialization Services, is all about, well, relationships!

On Saturday morning, July 11, customers, employees, volunteers, board members, and others crowded into a kitchen display at Re-Source York to show their support of the partnership between the two organizations.

RSY 2015 qtr one

Re-Source York generously gives a portion of sales from their stores to Bell Family Shelter on a quarterly basis. During the first quarter of 2015, they donated $3,576 to the Shelter, enough money to “adopt” the shelter for six days. Since January of 2014, Re-Source York has donated over $20,000 to Bell Family Shelter.

The partnership between Re-Source York and Bell Socialization Services goes beyond these donations. Re-Source York sells home improvement materials, furniture and home décor items at a low cost. Participants of Bell’s vocational rehabilitation program work alongside Re-Source York staff to learn the ropes of retail operations, preparing them for other jobs in the community.

 

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Paige NiedigStory submitted by Paige Neidig, communications intern with Bell’s office of community engagement. Paige is a Corporate Communications major at Elizabethtown College, scheduled to graduate December 2015.

 

26.06.2015 Adopt-A-Days, Thank You! Comments Off on Couple Remains True Blue with Adopt-a-Day Support

Couple Remains True Blue with Adopt-a-Day Support

Congratulations to Bell Board member, David Welber, and his wife, Diane Krasner, on celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary on June 22.   This couple is “true blue”  in their commitment to help York County families, as demonstrated with their annual Adopt-a-Day gift to Bell Family Shelter.

Welber Anniversary 2015

Sharing a dozen roses in warmest appreciation to Diane and David for extending their joy to help lift up neighbors in need.

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Are YOU in a position to celebrate the people and milestones in your life by considering a tax-deductible donation to help homeless York County families? Click here for information on our Adopt-a-Day program.

 

24.03.2015 Adopt-A-Days, Community Partners, How YOU Can Help, Thank You! Comments Off on Adopt-a-Day Gift Honors Friend

Adopt-a-Day Gift Honors Friend

March 24 is a special day in the heart of Bell supporter, Jon.  It is the date, years ago, his dear friend and her two children stood on the doorstep of Bell Family Shelter seeking safe haven when life circumstances forced them  to be without a place to live.   While Jon hadn’t known of her circumstance at the time it was happening, once he did find out, he made a phone call to Bell to see how he could say thanks.   His Adopt-a-Day gifts every year since are now providing an environment of support and empowerment to other families in their time of need.   Thank you, Jon!

Are YOU in a position to celebrate the people and milestones in your life by considering a tax-deductible donation to help homeless York County families? Click here for information on our Adopt-a-Day program.

22.12.2014 Adopt-A-Days, Community Partners, Thank You! Comments Off on Horn Family Gift Empowers Local Families

Horn Family Gift Empowers Local Families

Sincere gratitude to the Russell and Eleanor Horn Foundation for continued sustaining support of Bell Family Shelter.  This year’s contribution from the Foundation provides for nearly 12 full Adopt-a-Days at the Shelter!

Financial donations from local family foundations such as this are crucial to our ability to serve the more than 600 homeless mothers, fathers, and children who reside with us each year, receiving safe emergency housing, nutritious meals, and intensive guidance and counseling. While the Shelter receives some federal, state, and county funding, half of our annual budget must be met through local contributions, which comes from United Way pledges, businesses, civic and faith-based groups, families, and individual donors.

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Are YOU in a position to celebrate the people and milestones in your life by considering a tax-deductible donation to help homeless York County families? Click here for information on our Adopt-a-Day program.

10.10.2014 Adopt-A-Days, Community Partners, How YOU Can Help, Thank You! Comments Off on Adopt-a-Day Thanks: Thomas & Rita Potter

Adopt-a-Day Thanks: Thomas & Rita Potter

Warm and heartfelt gratitude to faithful Adopt-a-Day donors, Rita and Tom Potter, pictured here with Bell shelter services director, Marcella Kinard at the front door of Bell Family Shelter.  We were thrilled to welcome the Potter’s for a recent tour of the Shelter to show them how the blessing they share makes a very real and positive difference in the lives of homeless York County families.

(photo courtesy of Bell volunteer, Lidia Pedro.)

30.06.2014 Adopt-A-Days, How YOU Can Help, Thank You! Comments Off on Adopt a Day Celebrates Anniversary

Adopt a Day Celebrates Anniversary

Bell Board member, David Welber, and his wife, Diane Krasner, celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on June 22.   In honor of the love and commitment they share, the couple renewed their commitment to York County families, as well, with an Adopt-a-Day gift to Bell Family Shelter.

A warm thank you to David and Diane for extending their joy to help lift up neighbors in need.  And for bringing a little extra “Sunshine” with you today when you came to the Shelter.

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Are YOU in a position to celebrate the people and milestones in your life by considering a tax-deductible donation to help homeless York County families? Click here for information on our Adopt-a-Day program.

24.03.2014 Adopt-A-Days, How YOU Can Help, Thank You! Comments Off on Thank You for Helping a Friend

Thank You for Helping a Friend

Jon didn’t know until well after the fact that his long-time friend and her son and daughter had arrived at the doorstep of Bell Family Shelter years ago to seek shelter when life circumstances forced them  to be without a place to live. Once he discovered this fact, and heard how much those couple of weeks in the Shelter helped them to get back on their feet, he reached out to offer his thanks.  That initial year and every year since, he has offered an Adopt-a-Day donation to assure other families will find the same measure of support and empowerment in their time of need. The acknowledgement of his thoughtful gesture is shared on the anniversary of the day the family entered the Shelter, March 24.

Are YOU in a position to celebrate the people and milestones in your life by considering a tax-deductible donation to help homeless York County families? Click here for information on our Adopt-a-Day program.

11.03.2014 Adopt-A-Days, Community Partners, Thank You! Comments Off on Thank You, St. John UCC, Red Lion – part two

Thank You, St. John UCC, Red Lion – part two

10.03.2014 Adopt-A-Days, Community Partners, Thank You! Comments Off on Thank You, St. John UCC, Red Lion

Thank You, St. John UCC, Red Lion

07.03.2014 Adopt-A-Days, Community Partners, Thank You! Comments Off on Thank You, Faithful Friends of Eastminster Presbyterian

Thank You, Faithful Friends of Eastminster Presbyterian