|Safe Harbour seeks public|
May 13, 2013
Safe Harbour, the Cumberland County agency that provides shelter to an average of 105 homeless people daily, has a month-and-a-half to raise about $40,000 needed to balance its budget.
Safe Harbour, a homeless shelter in Carlisle, provides 38,000 shelter nights per year, said Scott Shewell, vice president for development.
|Guest Editorial: Homesless by Circumstance, Not By Choice|
May 4, 2013
A recent article published by The Sentinel reported on the"No House Tour" sponsored by the Local Housing Options Team in Cumberland County.The tour's objective was to educate elected officials, community leaders, andothers about the challenges faced each day by homeless individuals and familiesas they seek the housing and services necessary to survive.
The reader comments reinforce that many community memberspossess outdated perceptions about who is homeless in our community and why.They are certain that homeless individuals and families made the intentionalchoice to be homeless or that their homelessness was a karmic consequence ofpast actions in avoidance of personal and societal responsibility. They aresure that the homeless enjoy and expect community support to help them withtheir situation. That the homeless demand to be supported; to receive somethingfor nothing. Nothing could be farther from the truth for the vast majority ofthose who receive homeless services in Cumberland County
Steve Baun (right), General Manager of Audi Mechanicsburg and Sun Motor Cars Porsche, presents a check for $4,200 to brothers Nick Bergstresser (center) and twins Lucas (left) and Matthew (center right) to support the mission and programs of Safe Harbour. The donation was the result of special event hosted by Sun Motor Cars to recognize the Central Penn Business Journal 2013 Women of Influence honorees.
|Sun Motor Cars Donates $4,200 to Support Safe Harbour|
April 12, 2013
William E. Snell, Jr., president and CEO of F&M Trust (left), presents a check for $2,500 to Wendell Hollinger (center), Safe Harbour president, and Ed Bidelspach (right), F & M Trust assistant vice president and chair of the Safe Harbour Board of Directors. The check amount represents F&M Trust's financial support of Safe Harbour's 2012-2013 Annual Campaign. The trio was photographed with a sampling of the more than $1,000 in donated items from the "Linen and Things Campaign" laundry baskets located at each of the F&M Trust community banking offices in Cumberland County. Safe Harbor received critically needed items for its residents that assist them in creating a safe and secure place to live. Cumberland County donors opened their hearts and their wallets, providing supplies, including: pillows, sheets, and blankets; towels and washcloths; and mattress covers and mattress pads, both twin and full size.
|Safe Harbour Surpasses 2012-2013 Annual Campaign Fundraising Goal|
February 27, 2013
Safe Harbour has surpassed its 2012-2013 Annual Campaign fundraising goal, raising $61,750 in donations and pledges from December 2012 to February 15, 2013. The fund drive's original goal was $46,000.
In addition to the monetary donations, Safe Harbour received more than $1,000 indonated items from the "Linen and Things Campaign" laundry baskets located at each of the F&M Trust community banking offices in Cumberland County. Safe Harbor received critically needed items for its residents that assist them increating a safe and secure place to live. Cumberland County donors opened their hearts and their wallets, providing supplies, including:
Additional donations included diapers and personal hygiene products for adults and children, including soap, shampoo and conditioner, shaving products (for men and women), lotion, and feminine needs.
F&M Trust officials presented Safe Harbour with a check for $2,500, representing F&M's commitment to the 2012-2013 Annual Campaign.
|Olympian shares homeless story with children at Safe Harbour|
February 3, 2013
The children at Safe Harbour have big dreams about the future. One wants tobe a chef. Another wants to be a veterinarian. There's a future daycare artist,a scientist and a young man who wants to be an Olympian or basketball player ifhis dream of being an artist doesn't work out.
Saturday morning, a three-time Olympian told them they could do it.
Chris Gulotta will receive Safe Harbour's inaugural Leadership Through Service Award at the "Night Without A Tux" Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
|Gulotta to Receive Safe Harbour's Inaugural Leadership Through Service Award|
January 23, 2013
Chris Gulotta, principal of The Gulotta Group, LLC, has beenselected to receive Safe Harbour's inaugural Leadership Through ServiceAward. The award will be presented toGulotta during Safe Harbour's "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala onSaturday, Feb. 2.
TheLeadership Through Service Award was established by Safe Harbour's Board ofDirectors to recognize outstanding and dynamic leadership through service tothe citizens and the communities of Cumberland County. The award is presented to individuals ororganizations that exhibit excellence in leadership that, by example andeffort, provides programs, funding and services to support initiatives andorganizations that work to improve the lives of Cumberland County residents inneed of assistance.
Bill Schuffenhauer, three-time U.S. Winter Olympian and Silver Medal winner, will be the guest speaker at Safe Harbour's "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
|Safe Harbour "Night Without A Tux" Gala Features U.S. Olympic Medalist|
January 7, 2013
"Night Without A Tux", Safe Harbour's fifth annualfundraising gala, will feature a U.S. Olympic medalist as a guest speaker atthis special event on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Comfort Suites Hotelin downtown Carlisle.PRESS RELEASE
BillSchuffenhauer, a three-time U.S. Winter Olympian on the four-man bobsledteam, will speak about his OlympicSilver Medal performance in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games, as well ashis troubled youth that included periods of homelessness. Schuffenhauer will bring his message of hopeand courage, and share with the community why he continues to support homelessprograms such as Safe Harbour.
Five students in the Honors Program at Shippensburg University raised nearly $300 and hundreds of items for Safe Harbour in Carlisle. Pictured are, from left, students Jimmy Scott, Ashley Seyler, Kayleigh Schreyer, Lara John and Kelsey Stasyszyn, and Scott Shewell from Safe Harbour.
|Students Collect Money, Donations for Homeless Shelter|
December 21, 2012
When Felicia Shearer told her Introduction to HumanCommunications Studies class at Shippensburg University to come up with aservice-learning project, several honors program students formed a five-membergroup to help people staying at the Safe Harbour homeless shelter in Carlisle.PRESS RELEASE
Members initially weren't sure whether the project would bea success due to the current economy. But, as they had hoped, their classmatesand members of the surrounding community stepped up to help.
|Carlisle Woman Goes from Homeless to Helpful|
December 18, 2012
When it was the James Wilson hotel, the four story buildingjust off the square in downtown Carlisle was a place where people wanted tostay. But, for the last twenty six years, it's been a place where some peopleneeded to stay. The building is part of the Safe Harbour homeless shelternetwork in Cumberland County. And, until six weeks ago, it's where HelenMacdonald lived.
|Safe Harbour Welcomes Community Support for Annual Campaign|
December 17, 2012
In the midst of the holiday season filled with generosityand kindness, Safe Harbour has renewed is yearly quest to garner support, bothfinancially and materially, from residents, companies, and organization inCumberland County. Safe Harbour's2012-2013 Annual Campaign strives to acquire dollars and donations to sustainthe non-profit organization's mission of providing housing and supportiveservices for individuals and families to help them achieve independent livingby increasing their basic life skills.PRESS RELEASE
As in past years, F&M Trust is the corporate partner of Safe Harbour's AnnualCampaign, committing its significant commercial resources and outstandingcommunity reputation in support of the endeavor. William E. Snell, Jr., President and CEO of F&MTrust, authored the social services organization's annual appeal letter that issent to friends, neighbors, supporters, and businesses throughout CumberlandCounty.
|Safe Harbour Seeks Nominations for Inaugural Leadership Through Service Award|
December 6, 2012
Safe Harbour isreaching out to the citizens and stakeholders of Cumberland County and seekingnominations for a worthy recipient of its inaugural Leadership Through ServiceAward.PRESS RELEASE
The LeadershipThrough Service Award was established by Safe Harbour's Board of Directors torecognize outstanding and dynamic leadership through service to the citizensand the communities of Cumberland County. Recipients will be acknowledged for excellence in leadership that, byexample and effort, provides programs, funding and services to supportinitiatives and organizations that work to improve the lives of CumberlandCounty residents in need of assistance. Recognition also may be given to individuals or organizations thatenhance Cumberland County communities for the benefit of citizens in need.
A home made out of 650 water bottles stuffed with paper was done by students at the Carlisle Christian School as a Science Project. There was over forty man hours in putting the bottled house together to be used to bring awareness of the homelessness on Saturday at the Dickinson College Campus sponcered by Safe Harbour in Carlisle.
|Volunteers sleep outdoors for homeless awareness|
November 18, 2012
The sounds of ripping duct tape and bending cardboard boxesfilled the lawn at Dickinson College Saturday night as the tenth annual "OneNight Without a Home" fundraiser for Safe Harbour got underway.
The nonprofit, which provides a continuum of housingservices for the homeless and potentially homeless of Cumberland County, holdsthe event annually to allow volunteers to experience the hard-knock life ofsleeping outdoors and toughing out a cold night in a sleeping bag or othershelter to raise awareness for the plight of those who truly are without a roofover their heads.
Logan Thomas holds a toy tractor beside Curtis Rivers at the Hope Station in Carlisle that will be delivered along with other gifts to the Safe Harbor Shelter.
|Motorcycle club brightens Christmas for Safe Harbour children|
November 18, 2012
On Saturday afternoon, 62 motorcycles and five cars from theBuffalo Soldiers Cavalry Scouts Motorcycle Club thundered down West Penn Streetin Carlisle en route to Hope Station, where they dropped of armloads of toysfor Safe Harbour to distribute to children during the Christmas season.
Groups are building their shelters for the evening.
|Safe Harbour is hosting its 10th Annual One Night Without A Home|
November 17, 2012
|Motorcycle Toy Ride to Benefit Children of Safe Harbour|
November 15, 2012
The Buffalo Soldiers Cavalry Scouts Motorcycle Club ofPennsylvania will be riding from Harrisburg to Carlisle on Saturday, November 17, 2012 to deliver donated toys for thechildren of Safe Harbour to enjoy this holiday season.
|Cumberland County Non-Profit Organizations Come Together to Raise Awareness during National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week|
November 9, 2012
Five Cumberland County non-profit organizations withcomplementary missions in serving individuals and families in need have joinedtogether to provide a series of events as part of National Homelessness andHunger Awareness Week.
CarlisleC.A.R.E.S., Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties,Project SHARE, Safe Harbour, and Salvation Army of Carlisle have developed aseries of educational tours and special events to provide board members,volunteers, and the public with information and activities that will provideinformation and a greater understanding of the challenges facing individualsand families who are homeless and hungry. The events coincide with a week-long information and awareness campaigncoordinated by National Coalition forthe Homeless and the NationalStudent Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness.
|Safe Harbour preps for a night of homelessness|
November 8, 2012
Hundreds of arearesidents, college students and others will go homeless for one night on Nov.17 as part of Safe Harbour's 10th annual "One Night Without a Home" fundraiser.
The nonprofit,which provides a continuum of housing services for the homeless and potentiallyhomeless of Cumberland County, has invited volunteers to experience thehard-knock life of sleeping outdoors and toughing out a cold night in asleeping bag or other shelter to raise awareness for the plight of those whotruly are without four walls and a roof over their heads.
|Carlisle charities win in games of chance|
October 20, 2012
Punchboards, pull tabs, raffles and drawingsare just the ticket for local clubs to expand their financial reach in thecommunity.
Happy campers help raise funds at the 2011 "One Night Without a Home."
|Safe Harbour Seeks Participants for 10th Annual "One Night Without a Home"|
October 16, 2012
Safe Harbour is seeking participants for its 10th Annual "One Night Without a Home" fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, November 17, on the campus of Dickinson College.
Each year, during the week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness cosponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, schools and communities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.
|Music Event at Holly Inn Benefits Safe Harbour|
August 25, 2012
The Holly Inn, the Charles Bruce Foundation and The Justin Pietrowski Trio (JP3) are partnering to present a music event to benefit Safe Harbour, a non-profit organization providing shelter and services for homeless individuals and families in Cumberland County.
JP3 will be performing on Saturday, August 25, at the Holly Inn in Mt. Holly Springs. The event begins at 8 p.m. with opening act Ajay Shughart and Rhythm on Main, a promising Carlisle area group.
|Safe Harbour Hosts Trivia Night Fundraising Event|
April 9, 2012
When Did the American Revolutionary War end? In what ocean is the world's deepest point? Who pitched the last complete game no-hitter for the Baltimore Orioles?*
If you know the answers to these trivia questions and more, Safe Harbour invites you to have fun, enjoy a buffet dinner and compete for prizes when it hosts a fundraising Trivia Night on Monday, April 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar on the Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg.
|Safe Harbour Surpasses Annual Campaign Fundraising Goal|
February 2, 2012
Safe Harbour has surpassed its 2011-2012 Annual Campaign fundraising goal, raising $45,500 in donations and pledges from November 2011 to January 31, 2012. The fund drive's original goal was $40,000.
In addition to the monetary donations, Safe Harbour received more than 300 pounds of food donations worth an estimated value of $3,500 from a Healthy Snack Food drive conducted at every F&M Trust community banking offices in Cumberland County. Safe Harbour grocery carts were on display at participating bank branches where community members could contribute healthy treats for the child residents of Safe Harbour. Food items received included cereal, cereal bars, granola bars, juice and non-perishable milk. And for the youngest children in need, baby food also was donated.
|Safe Harbour Welcomes Vice President For Community Relations and Development|
January 11, 2012
Scott K. Shewell has joined Safe Harbour as vice president for community relations and development.
As vice president, Shewell will oversee Safe Harbour's fundraising initiatives, including the human services agency's Annual Campaign, major gifts and planned giving, grant development, and state and federal appropriations. Additionally, he is responsible for public relations and marketing initiatives, special events, and government and community relations.