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Outreach Programs Become Way of Life

Monday, May 14, 2012

Helping others has become an important part of the Homestead Village mission:

Enhancing independence and dignity as together we create a compassionate community.  
A vital part of building community is helping those around us in need.  Several years ago, an environmental services staff member suggested that Homestead Village residents and staff spend a year assisting the Water Street Rescue Mission.  That program was very successful, blessing both those in need as well as the givers.  Every year our residents and staff fill several mitten trees, and for the past several years, many staff members have contributed to a needy family at Christmas time rather than exchanging gifts.
Homestead Residents sponsor Mother's Day
Jewelry gift opportunity for Schreiber Pediatric Children

This past year our residents contributed money and supplies to Hempfield School District to assist needy school children; and for Mother's Day, contributed and distributed gifts of jewelery for Schreiber children to give their mothers and grandmothers.

The Homestead Village Resident Council has recently created a task force to oversee its outreach activities, making outreach as important as the many internal committees such as the Library Committee, Activities Committee and Safety Committee.  Integrating outreach into the fabric of daily life at Homestead Village is a great step toward making Homestead Village an even better community in which to live and to work.
What is next?  Residents and staff are excited to identify and assist other organizations that make a difference in Lancaster County.  Watch closely for our next outreach opportunity in the very near future!