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...
Hazel Jackson honored with ‘The Hate U Give’ book giveaway; Here’s how to sign up

Hazel Jackson honored with ‘The Hate U Give’ book giveaway; Here’s how to sign up

Copies of "The Hate U Give" are being given out in honor of educator Hazel I. Jackson, right. (Source: Provided) In honor of the birthday of a local Black icon,...
As census ends, concerns over its completeness remain

As census ends, concerns over its completeness remain

Volunteer Lori Pagan hands out Census materials at the corner of St. Joseph and New Dorwart streets in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Local officials are...
Deadline is Friday for nonprofits to join Extraordinary Give

Deadline is Friday for nonprofits to join Extraordinary Give

(Source: Lancaster County Community Foundation) The final day for organizations to register to benefit from the Extraordinary Give is this Friday, Oct. 16. The annual fundraiser, hosted by the Lancaster...
Lancaster County municipalities to still offer Halloween activities

Lancaster County municipalities to still offer Halloween activities

(Source: City of Lancaster) Trick-or-treating will proceed as scheduled in many major Lancaster County municipalities from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. The date and time are based...
Pa. rental, mortgage relief programs to let creditors seek repayment above $750 cap

Pa. rental, mortgage relief programs to let creditors seek repayment above $750 cap

Gov. Tom Wolf Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday announced Pennsylvania will lift the restriction on its Covid-19 rent and mortgage relief programs that requires landlords and mortgage holders to accept...
USDA extends Covid-19 childhood nutrition waivers

USDA extends Covid-19 childhood nutrition waivers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, left, and Pa. First Lady Frances Wolf. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that it will be extending child nutrition waivers until June 30, 2021,...
Recovery Lancaster deadline for free PPE is Friday

Recovery Lancaster deadline for free PPE is Friday

(Source: Recovery Lancaster) This is the last week for businesses and nonprofits to apply for a free Covid-19 supply kit through Recovery Lancaster. The order portal will close at 5...
High Companies to host job fair

High Companies to host job fair

(Source: The High Companies) The High Companies organization is holding a job fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Calvin G. High Pavilion, 1823 William...
Do the FAFSA: Completing aid form unlocks $$ for postsecondary education

Do the FAFSA: Completing aid form unlocks $$ for postsecondary education

(Source: School District of Lancaster) (Source: School District of Lancaster) Would you pass up an 85% chance at college aid? That’s what 40% of Pennsylvania’s high...
State Sen. Scott Martin and Lancaster City Councilwoman Janet Diaz

Candidates discuss ways to improve, expand child care, education [Video]

From left: Scott Martin; Janet Diaz; Michele Wherley; Dana Hamp Gulick. There was little if any disagreement on the fundamental importance of early childhood education and high-quality childcare during an...
‘Black excellence’: Advocacy organization to host weekend of events at Clipper Stadium

‘Black excellence’: Advocacy organization to host weekend of events at Clipper Stadium

(Source: The African American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster) (Source: The African American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster) The African American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster will offer a...
Court: Wolf’s limits on gatherings remain enforceable during appeal

Court: Wolf’s limits on gatherings remain enforceable during appeal

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Millersville branch of Lancaster EMS on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Source: Office of the Governor) A federal appeals court stayed the lower court order...
Building cross-cultural understanding through the Refugee Youth Journalism Project

Building cross-cultural understanding through the Refugee Youth Journalism Project

From left: Matt Johnson, Bhim Thapaliya, Tim Stuhldreher Back in the spring, as the coronavirus was upending all our lives, my friend Matt Johnson reached out to me online. Matt...
Are You a Prepared Voter?

Are You a Prepared Voter?

The right of citizens to vote is the foundation of democratic government. As Election Day 2020 approaches on Tuesday, Nov. 3, here is some advice from the Lancaster County Board...
State Sen. Scott Martin and Lancaster City Councilwoman Janet Diaz

Coming Thursday: Hear from local candidates in online forum

From left: Scott Martin; Janet Diaz; Michele Wherley; Dana Hamp Gulick. The United Way of Lancaster County, in partnership with the Children Matter Action Fund, Community Action Partnership and Lancaster...
‘Not engaged in social services’: Ephrata says it can’t offer utility assistance

‘Not engaged in social services’: Ephrata says it can’t offer utility assistance

Borough solicitor James McManus III determined at the Ephrata Budget & Finance committee meeting Monday that Ephrata Borough does not have the power to create a ultility assistance fund. (Source:...
The Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration will host a community event on Saturday. (Source: Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration)

Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration to host community advocacy event

The Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration will host a community event on Saturday. (Source: Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration) Are you a returning citizen, friend or family member...
Census Emergency Day: Lancaster pushes for a complete count

Census Emergency Day: Lancaster pushes for a complete count

Volunteer Lori Pagan hands out Census materials at the corner of St. Joseph and New Dorwart streets in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Lancaster city officials,...