Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters – Wreaths for a Reason was a huge success (click for more)
Posted on 2011-12-11 by al
- Our event sponsors: McNaughton Homes, PSECU, and Strawberry Square
- Harristown Development Corporation, for design services, wreath cards, and display space
- All of our wreath makers including individuals, senior centers, and businesses
- “Special Agents and Secret Weapon Enola” who created and donated so many beautiful wreaths
- Students at Trinity High School who created and donated 90 wreaths, as well as the wonderful and creative students at Harrsburg High School, St. Joseph School in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill School, and Lower Dauphin High School
- Scott Brummett, who designed the “Wreaths for a Reason” logo
- Mary Klaus from the Patriot News who reported on student wreath makers
- Chuck Rhodes and ABC27 who featured us on “Out and About”
- Lamar Advertising for three digital billboards advertising the event
And last, but certainly not least, thank you to everyone who had fun buying a wreath! We’ll see you next year!
Loida – Her Journey Home for the Holidays (click for more)
Posted on 2011-11-19 by ep
One cold day last January, Loida became homeless. With three children under the age of four, she desperately needed a place to stay, and made her way to Shalom House, where the family was welcomed, fed, and given a safe, warm bedroom. But that was only the beginning. Through the Shalom House program, Loida quickly began the hard work it takes to recreate an independent life – looking for a job, child care, health care, and formulating a plan and a budget.
This year, Loida and her daughters will be celebrating the holidays in their own home. In her five-month stay at Shalom House, Loida got the skills and confidence she needed, and she is back on her feet.
Homelessness has complex causes, but rarely is it solely about not having a place to sleep. This is why Shalom House is so vital in our community; it is more than an emergency shelter — it offers women a second chance, a roadmap back to self-sufficiency.
Thanks for your generous support of Shalom House, of Loida, and of the thousands of other women who’ve remade their lives!
Loida and her familiy were recently featured on WHTM a local Harrisburg TV station.
Shalom House Holiday Wish List (click for more)
Posted on 2011-11-19 by ep
Looking for an opportunity to help the homeless for the Holidays???
The Shalom House is in need of the following:
- Laptop Computer
- Desk Top Computers
- 35 MM Camera
- Contractor – willing to do handiwork around the shelter such as repairs general upkeep
- Gift Cards from Office Max, Staples, Giant Foods, WalMart, and Target
- Grocery Items
- Paper Products
- Storage Bins
- Personal Care Items
- Bus Passes and Individual Ride Tickets
Join Shalom House at the Whitaker Center February 11 for the 2012 Theater Event (click for more)
Posted on 2011-11-04 by al
Reception and Silent Auction at Harrisburg University
Theater Performance at WhitakerCenter for Science & the Arts
The well-known biblical tale of a young man with a very special gift and some very big adventures. When Joseph receives a wondrous colorful coat from his father, his jealous brothers take matters into their own hands. In Egypt, however, his fortunes take an unexpected turn for the better when he helps a troubled – but rockin’ – Pharaoh. A delightful, eclectic pop score by Andrew Lloyd Webber highlights this timeless favorite for audiences of all ages. Don’t miss it!
Reception and Silent Auction at HarrisburgUniversity - 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Theatre Seating at WhitakerCenter - 7:45 p.m.
Send your reservation requests and payment by February 3 to Shalom House, c/o Marsha Fortney, 2166 Gale Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Reception and Show: Couple – $150.00 and Individual - $85.00
Show Only: Couple - $80.00 and Individual - $45.00
Sponsorships are available
Halloween Hustle Results Posted (click for more)
Posted on 2011-10-31 by ep
On behalf of Shalom House, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2nd Annual Halloween Hustle! Thanks to your generosity and willingness to come out and support this event in spite of the October blizzard, we are a step closer to fulfilling our mission of providing a safe and secure temporary living environment for women and their children. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and dedicated runners and walkers for allowing this event to be such a success!
Race results can be found at the Pretzel City website:http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/roadracesresults.html
Second Annual Wreaths for a Reason (click for more)
Posted on 2011-10-08 by ep
Shalom House is holding its second annual “Wreaths for a Reason” auction in the first floor lobby of Strawberry Square on November 15 though November 17. Items for auction include a wide assortment of holiday wreaths made by local individuals, schools, businesses, libraries, senior centers, and other community organizations. All proceeds go to support Shalom House.
For more information, contact Shalom House volunteer Janet McNally at email@example.com or (717) 805-6935.
It’s Time to Hustle! (click for more)
Posted on 2011-09-08 by al
Registration begins at 8:00 am
5K Run begins at 9:00 am
Registration Fees:(pre-registered participants will receive a Halloween Hustle t-shirt!)
Registration received before 10/21/11: $20
Registration recieved after 10/21/11: $25
Family registration received before 10/21/11: $55
Family registration recieved after 10/21/11: $60
Event will be held rain or shine. As this event is a charity fundraising event, we cannot provide refunds if the event is cancelled.
The Course: the 5k run, which starts and finishes at the University FitnessCenter, follows along Bullfrog Valley Road and the Shank Park trail.
Awards and prizes: prizes will be given to the top finishers in each age group and the top overall male and female runners. Prizes do not overlap. You must be present to collect your prize.
Age groups: 14 and under; 15 – 19; 20 – 29; 30 – 39; 40 – 49; 50 - 59; 60+
Mail In Registration is also available
Mail In Registration is also available
Join Shalom House May 14th for Highmark Walk for Healthier Community (click for more)
Posted on 2011-04-03 by al
Shalom House would like to thank friends and supporters for a very successful theater event (click for more)
Posted on 2011-04-03 by ep
Many thanks are due to the many friends and supporters of Shalom House gala theater event at Fishing Creek Theater April 2
Gold Event Sponsor: M&T Bank
Silver Sponsor: Exelon
Bronze Sponsors: Hangley, Aronchick, Segal, and Pudlin
Sing for Shalom (click for more)
Posted on 2011-02-23 by les
Flash from the Past!!! Step Back Into the 60′s for Dinner and A Show! (click for more)
Posted on 2011-02-06 by ep
Alternately hilarious five wailing women, a hot six-piece band, 50 outrageous costumes and wigs and 15 cans of hairspray a week can only mean one thing – BEEHIVE! This high energy musical revue traces the coming of age of women’s music through 37 popular hits from groups and solo artists such as The Chiffons, The Supremes, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin just to name a few.
Hear such favorites as My Boyfriend’s Back, One Fine Day, Where the Boys Are, Downtown, Proud Mary, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and Respect portrayed by a super talented cast.
Join us Saturday April 2, 2011 at Fishing Creek Playhouse & Dinner Theater 450 Fishing Creek Road, Etters PA.
Enjoy a pre-show Reception with Dinner, Wine and Beer as well as a Silent Auction 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Show at 7:30pm.
Send your reservation requests and payment by March 25, 2011 to: Shalom House, c/o Marsha Fortney, 2166 Gale Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assigned Theatre Seating – Individual Show Only $40.00
Assigned Theatre Seating – Individual Reception and Show $50.00
Assigned Theatre Seating – Couple Reception and Show $100.00
Assigned Theatre Seating – Groups of 10 or more Dinner and Show $45.00 per person
Be a FRIEND OF SHALOM HOUSE with a $100-$500 donation
Tickets and seating information will be mailed to the provided address after 3/23/11.
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the PA Dept of State by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.