News and Musings

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Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.

Most pumpkin patches have more activities to keep you and your family entertained all afternoon. Keep reading for a full list of our favorite pumpkinless patch pastimes.

Showing a little encouragement is an easy way to make someone’s day, and we’ve come up with a few ideas on how you can do so.

Autumn’s beautiful weather and fun holidays make it easy to find volunteering opportunities in your area. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started.

Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.

We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.

If you’re on the fence about making the jaunt to your local state or county fair, you’re in luck. We’re here to tell you all the reasons fairs are worth the trip.

Making sure you've packed thoroughly can make your road trip experience even more enjoyable. To help, here's a list of items you'll need once you've hit the road.

We are excited to announce Joseph Robinson, Jr. as our special guest speaker at the 2019 United In Love Banquet on Thursday, November 7 at the Best Western Premier, Harrisburg.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

Harrisburg friends, we have received word that Catholic worker Naed Smith died on Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home on Market Street.

As we announce vital new initiatives to help people living on the streets of Harrisburg, we must grow our team of our monthly, program sustaining donors to meet this challenge...our Matthew 25:40 Team. You'll change lives by giving in a convenient way that quickly adds up.

From short-term crisis to long-term chronic homelessness. All sorts of men visit our Winter Overnight Safe Haven. In the midst of their need, their gratitude touches me. These are their stories.

We are excited to share two new efforts we're launching to help end homelessness for people living on the streets of Harrisburg.

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

Tom Hollingshead and John Brady of Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church in Camp Hill staffed the WOSH during the recent polar vortex. On extreme weather nights, volunteers like Tom and John are literally saving lives.

We were sharing about our Winter Overnight Safe Haven (WOSH) when Don chimed in. Don had been homeless off and on for several years. Now he's looking for more ways to give back. Like volunteering at the Winter Overnight Safe Haven he used to sleep at on cold nights.

Valley Youth House is partnering with the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness (CACH), Educating Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH), Christian Churches United (CCU) and others for the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Campaign and “I will be your voice” drive.

HELP Ministries Office Opening at 10am

Due to the inclement weather, the HELP Ministries office will be opening at 10am this morning, Friday, November 16, 2018.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in your community. To get you started, we came up with six spooky-fun volunteering ideas for October.

Dr. Harold Dean "Doc" Trulear joins us to celebrate the work of our Prison Action ministries at our 2018 Work Release Worship Annual Celebration Service

Christian Churches United launches a new website, providing up to date information on their services, upcoming events and opportunities for involvement.

About 20 UGI employees joined us on September 8, 2018 for the United Way of the Capital Region's annual Day of Caring.

Fundraisers are an important way to give back to your school and raise money to support causes you care about. However, fundraisers aren’t the only way to get involved.

National Honor Society Students from Milton Hershey School blessed CCU with a day of service in August.

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