Resources for individuals

Resources for individuals

Need help? Call 211 For information on local social services...
Resources for nonprofits

Resources for nonprofits

Links: Local • Lancaster Cares: Emergency fund for emerging critical...
Grant helps Water Street Mission serve safely

Grant helps Water Street Mission serve safely

Volunteers prepare a meal in the Water Street Mission kitchen. (Source: WSM) Matt Clement The Water Street Mission got a grant from the Lancaster Cares fund...
Lancaster Cares: Final grant applications due Dec. 1

Lancaster Cares: Final grant applications due Dec. 1

Nonprofits seeking grants from the Lancaster Cares fund have just a few days left to submit requests. Applications will no longer be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, organizers...
Project for the Needy holiday meal takes alternative approach

Project for the Needy holiday meal takes alternative approach

(Source: Lancaster County Project for the Needy) The 34th Annual Lancaster County Project for the Needy holiday dinner giveaway will be available for Lancaster County families on Saturday, Dec. 19....
Pizza, grab-n-go turkey dinners: Community meals look different during Thanksgiving 2020

Pizza, grab-n-go turkey dinners: Community meals look different during Thanksgiving 2020

Rhoda Shirk, inset, organized the pizza-centered Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Parish Resource Center. (Source: Parish Resource Center) In lieu of providing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for Lancaster's needy on...
Nominate a child for state police troop’s ‘Shop With a Cop’ program

Nominate a child for state police troop’s ‘Shop With a Cop’ program

(Source: Troop J, Pa. State Police) The state police at Troop J in Lancaster County are launching a "Shop With a Cop" program for 2020. "Many families are going to...
Extraordinary Give 2020: #IGiveExtra

Extraordinary Give 2020: #IGiveExtra

A selfie-ready "I Give Extra" hashtag stands in Lancaster Square early on Extraordinary Give day, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Photo: Olivia Spangler) Lancaster County residents stepped up in support of...
Extraordinary Give 2020: ‘Lancaster, we need you to be all in’

Extraordinary Give 2020: ‘Lancaster, we need you to be all in’

(Source: ExtraGive.org) In a few hours, at the stroke of midnight, the 2020 Extraordinary Give will commence. Over the following 24 hours - all day Friday - Lancastrians will be...
Federal court strikes down ‘public charge’ rule

Federal court strikes down ‘public charge’ rule

(Source: Hunger Free Lancaster) The day before Election Day, a federal judge in Illinois vacated the Trump Administration's "public charge" rule, saying the administration exceeded its authority and failed to...
For people struggling with pandemic stress, Mental Health America is there

For people struggling with pandemic stress, Mental Health America is there

Staff members with Mental Health America's Lancaster office "smile with their eyes" while wearing masks. (Source: Submitted) Kim McDevitt Since Covid-19 has come to Lancaster County,...
Monday Is National Information & Referral Day

Monday Is National Information & Referral Day

Lorna Swinton answers calls from the 211 hotline. (Source: Kyle Gamble) People in search of critical services often do not know where to go  for help or they become overwhelmed...
Application deadline is Friday for Fulton Theatre diversity committee

Application deadline is Friday for Fulton Theatre diversity committee

An encouraging message on the marquee of the Fulton Theatre, Thursday, April 9, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) If you're interested in joining the Fulton Theatre's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee,...
Two more rounds of utility shut-offs in Ephrata, past shut-offs are zeroed out (updated)

Two more rounds of utility shut-offs in Ephrata, past shut-offs are zeroed out (updated)

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest organized by Northern End Stands Up outside Ephrata Borough Hall on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Update, 10:00 a.m. Nov. 12: Only...
‘Rental Relief’ ends, but Lancaster County continues rent, utility assistance

‘Rental Relief’ ends, but Lancaster County continues rent, utility assistance

Apartment buildings and row homes in Columbia Borough are seen from the air. (Photo: Kevin Flounlacker) Justin Eby Applications to the Covid-19 Rental Relief program poured...
Garden Spot middle, high schools to move to virtual classes

Garden Spot middle, high schools to move to virtual classes

(Source: Garden Spot High School) The Eastern Lancaster County School District announced Tuesday morning that Garden Spot Middle School and High School will move to virtual classes this Thursday and...
United Way of Lancaster County gets creative for 2020 Extraordinary Give

United Way of Lancaster County gets creative for 2020 Extraordinary Give

Lorna Swinton answers calls from the 211 hotline. (Source: Kyle Gamble) United Way of Lancaster County is gearing up for a virtual Extraordinary Give on Friday, Nov. 20, with a...
Warm Home, Warm Hearts: Nominate a deserving individual or family to receive a new heating system

Warm Home, Warm Hearts: Nominate a deserving individual or family to receive a new heating system

Ranck Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, in partnership with United Way of Lancaster County, is looking for a worthy Lancaster County homeowner to receive a new high-efficiency heating system and water heater for a...
Extraordinary Give is a time for unity

Extraordinary Give is a time for unity

Lancaster County Community Foundation President and CEO Sam Bressi, fourth from left in front row, and ExtraGive organizers celebrate the success of the 2018 Extraordinary Give. Election Day has passed....
Five things to know about the Extraordinary Give

Five things to know about the Extraordinary Give

(Source: ExtraGive.org) (Editor's Note: This article is cross-posted from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.)  On Nov. 20, our community will be transformed into a community-wide celebration of generosity that supports...