Deb and Mike Sensenig volunteer at Factory Ministries' Factory Market. (Source: Factory Ministries)

Factory Ministries volunteers build relationships through food assistance

Deb and Mike Sensenig volunteer at Factory Ministries' Factory Market. (Source: Factory Ministries) Mike and Deb Sensenig have been volunteering with Factory Ministries since 2019.  Both retired after careers at...
A picture of Prima Art's 2019 production of "Godspell." (Source: Prima Arts)

Prima feeds artists in need with Lancaster Cares grant

A picture of Prima Art's 2019 production of "Godspell." (Source: Prima Arts) "Hibernating is not an option," said Mitch Nugent. Nugent, the founder and executive artistic director of Prima Arts,...
Amy Sechrist, certified prevention specialist, answering a call to Compass Mark’s Addiction Resource Center. (Photo: Provided)

Compass Mark expands its lines of communication during Covid-19

Amy Sechrist, certified prevention specialist, answering a call to Compass Mark's Addiction Resource Center. (Photo: Provided) Shutdowns resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have presented significant challenges for people with substance...
Grace Chapel's food pantry building. (Source: Grace Chapel)

Grace Chapel Food Pantry funds truck repair, food increase with Lancaster Cares grant

Grace Chapel's food pantry building. (Source: Grace Chapel) Food pantries are well-oiled machines: boxes, bags, donations, volunteers, schedules and more coming together in the name of community care. But when...
A volunteer packs a food box at the Lancaster County Food Hub. (Source: Provided)

Lancaster County Food Hub met pandemic demand with shift to grab-n-go meals

A volunteer packs a food box at the Lancaster County Food Hub. (Source: Provided) For the first time in more than seven decades of operation, takeout packaging has become necessary...
Jenny Mercandetti, founder of The Mighty Mehal Foundation. (Photo: Provided)

Mighty Mehal furthers aid for substance abuse recovery with Lancaster Cares grants

Jenny Mercandetti, founder of The Mighty Mehal Foundation. (Photo: Provided) Jenny Mercandetti's passion for supporting people recovering from substance abuse stems from personal loss and the desire for other families...
Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition logo

LGBTQ+ Coalition provides emergency grants

When the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition received a $10,000 grant from the Lancaster Cares fund, that money went directly into the hands of local LGBTQ+ community members. The coalition set up...
The Hope Within Ministries medical office in Elizabethtown. (Source: Olivia Smucker)

Hope Within bolsters telehealth, pharmacy with Lancaster Cares grant

The Hope Within Ministries medical office in Elizabethtown. (Source: Olivia Smucker) As a medical office that offers free primary care to those who don't have medical insurance, Hope Within saw...
(Photos: FosterJFoster Productions)

Gratitude for the generosity of caring Lancaster residents (opinion)

(Photos: FosterJFoster Productions) By Sam Bressi, President & CEO, Lancaster County Community Foundation; and Kevin Ressler, President & CEO, United Way of Lancaster County: Sam Bressi...
Susan Baldrige and the location for Partnership for Public Health's new centralized maternal services location. (Sources: Susan Baldrige, Lancaster Health Center)

Lancaster Cares grant to help centralize maternal drug recovery services

Susan Baldrige and the location for Partnership for Public Health's new centralized maternal services location. (Sources: Susan Baldrige, Lancaster Health Center) During the pandemic, the Partnership for Public Health realized...
Moravian Center of Lancaster volunteers provide grab-n-go meals at the Center's entrance on North Queen Street, Lancaster. (Source: Moravian Center of Lancaster)

The Moravian Center feeds the hungry during Covid-19

Moravian Center of Lancaster volunteers provide grab-n-go meals at the Center's entrance on North Queen Street, Lancaster. (Source: Moravian Center of Lancaster) The Covid-19 pandemic created an unprecedented challenge for...
One of the cats treated in the Pennsylvania Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals' trap-neuter-release program. (Source: Pa. SPCA)

Grant allows Pa. SPCA to restart feral cat trap-neuter-release program

One of the cats treated in the Pennsylvania Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals' trap-neuter-release program. (Source: Pa. SPCA) Stray cats: They might have been the least of...
Above and below at left: Volunteers help transfer pallets of bottled water into storage in this August 2020 file photo. The Parish Resource Center purchased the  water for the Community Meal Program's grab-n-go meals during the pandemic. (Photos: Rhoda Shirk)

Parish Resource Center expands its role in community meals

Above and below at left: Volunteers help transfer pallets of bottled water into storage in this August 2020 file photo. The Parish Resource Center purchased the water for the Community...
CrossNet volunteers from New Holland Motor Group helping with a backpack drive. (Source: Meredith Dahl)

CrossNet Ministries create Covid-19 fund with Cares grant

CrossNet volunteers from New Holland Motor Group helping with a backpack drive. (Source: Meredith Dahl) For some Lancaster County residents, suffering the day-to-day effects of the pandemic, reaching out for...
Cyana, a client of A Woman's Concern. "This program is very beneficial and provides me with resources and knowledge," she said. (Photo: Provided)

A Woman’s Concern uses grant to provide the basics to new mothers

Cyana, a client of A Woman's Concern. "This program is very beneficial and provides me with resources and knowledge," she said. (Photo: Provided) As we have all seen, Covid-19 has...
Resident Carl Johnson shows off a computer tablet purchased by the Lancaster City Housing Authority with assistance from a Lancaster Cares grant. (Source: Lancaster City Housing Authority)

Lancaster City Housing Authority keeps residents connected during Covid-19

Resident Carl Johnson shows off a computer tablet purchased by the Lancaster City Housing Authority with assistance from a Lancaster Cares grant. (Source: Lancaster City Housing Authority) Covid-19 cases have...
Volunteers prepare a meal in the Water Street Mission kitchen. (Source: WSM)

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

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...