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This article appeared in the November 2016 e-newsletter by Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative and effective solutions to homelessness.
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On October 8, 2016, North Penn Commons hosted an open house for the public to tour the new facility. The Commons is located on the former site of LansBowl, now owned by the North Penn YMCA. The project connects three agencies with the YMCA's existing building. The campus is home to:
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NORRISTOWN>> It smelled for all the world like Thanksgiving Day at Siloam Baptist Church soup kitchen on Friday morning.
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By Ukee Washington LOWER MERION, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County food drive was inspired by a famous visitor. Last year, Pope Francis stayed at St. Charles Borromeo seminary in Lower Merion for a night. Dan Weckerly of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board remembers it well. “Here’s a world...
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WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (CBS) — Doctors visits at one Montgomery
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LANSDALE >> Hundreds of volunteers, ranging from ages 5 to 70 and from various backgrounds, came out to help Manna on Main Street make the symbolic move on Sunday from their current location at 713 W. Main St. to their new home at 606-608 E. Main St., both in Lansdale. Although the official move won...
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King of Prussia, PA – When it came time last year to present Pope Francis with a commemoration of his time in Montgomery County, Pa., there were lots of gift ideas: books, mementos, glassware. But the VFTCB had a different thought. Instead of a physical gift, why not establish a charitable outreach...
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NORRISTOWN >> The volunteers and managers at the Catholic Social Services (CSS) food pantry serve up healthy doses of “basic human dignity and love” four days a week to their customers along with the typical canned goods, milk, bread and frozen meat that goes into the shopping carts.
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Grantmakers in Health has published an article on HealthSpark Foundation that features President and CEO Russ Johnson. HealthSpark Foundation August 2016
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We were told it was business casual, with an emphasis on casual since we were going to be walking around in dirt.