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#Lifting

Lifting up families experiencing homelessness is a great reason to donate to and shop at Re-Source York, a Bell partner since 2002.  Funds generated through store sales are donated to Bell on a quarterly basis, designated in support of Bell Family Shelter to help families transition from crisis situations to independent living in the community. Both […]

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One Year. Many Lives.

Its 8:30 on a Monday morning and there’s a line of people on the sidewalk at 16 W. King Street in downtown York.  The dozen or so York County residents waiting there are anxious, heads down, offering nods and half-hearted smiles to one another.   When the door opens at 9:00, they move inside. As the […]

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A Circle of Compassion

Have you ever heard someone say something and it strikes you like a bolt of lightening? That’s what happened while I was listening to an OnBeing podcast and Father Greg Boyle said, “Imagine a circle of compassion. Now imagine no one is standing outside that circle.” I immediately had to go online to learn more […]

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The Power of One

When you hear the word “philanthropist,” does your mind’s eye conjure up an image of an old person sitting on stacks of gold in their mansion? A savvy business person in a corner office high up in a sky scraper in the city looking for a tax write-off? How about a timid second grader from […]

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Beyond the Program Doors

The annual open house and art show at Bell’s Adult Training Facility (ATF) is a festive event. While many of the individuals who attend the program – all who live with considerable intellectual disabilities – are considered to be “non-verbal,” there’s no denying their ability to communicate joy as visitors arrive. One individual squeals with […]

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Umbrella Collection Sites

Bell’s umbrella of programs provides services for people in our community not just on a rainy day, but Every. Day. All this month we are collecting actual umbrellas to be distributed to service users in all of our service departments.  Having an umbrella on a rainy day can sometimes make all the difference for someone […]

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Support Bell on May 4 through Give Local York

May 4th is Give Local York– a day long celebration of generosity that supports local community benefit organizations in York County! You can use this exciting day to show your support of Bell by making a donation at www.givelocalyork.org and selecting Bell Socialization Services from the list of participating non-profits.  Your donation will be processed through the Give […]

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Olympic Gold (again!)

Enjoy this story from our 2014 archives. Kathy Kotzman likes to crochet. She enjoys making baby blankets to give away and recently learned to make booties, too.  Kathy also likes to ice skate. “It makes you feel free,” she says, “You can do anything you want.” That feeling of freedom may be what has led […]

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Summer Fun

Bell’s intellectual disability residential services staff and residents enjoy picnics and ice cream, and lots of fun field day activities on summer days at John C. Rudy County Park.

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