Blog – News & Stories from GSS

Together For Good Celebration a Success

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We are happy to report that 300 ardent supporters of GSS and BoHLCC gathered at Shady Maple last week to celebrate a remarkable event. The two organizations are becoming one, under the name of Good Samaritan Services. The event celebrated the work of both organizations, and a new beginning – because we are indeed Together for… Read More

Good Samaritan Shelter and Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties to join forces

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Merger will provide comprehensive services to address homelessness in Lancaster and Chester Counties PHOENIXVILLE, PA / EPHRATA, PA — Two established non-profits that serve the homeless population of Chester and Lancaster Counties announced today a merger that uniquely positions the organizations to provide emergency shelter, rapid re-housing and permanent housing for homeless men, women and… Read More

From shelter to culinary school!

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Please help us in congratulating Jon on being accepted into the Culinary Institute of America in New York! Just before coming to GSS Jon was living out of his car. Now, Jon has been accepted to the Culinary Institute of America, and he has received an “Outstanding Community Service” Grant in the amount of $3,000… Read More

10th Annual Run By The River on 5/13!

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Join us for our 10th annual Run By The River in beautiful downtown Phoenixville!   Register online here   ABOUT THE RACE Enjoy a fresh spring morning on the Schuylkill River Trail in downtown Phoenixville. If you’re not into running, you can participate in our 1 mile fun walk and enjoy a beautiful day. All… Read More

Member of GSS Appointed To Local Board Position!

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We are very proud of Kirk for being named to the Board of Directors of Petra Community Housing, a non-profit agency focused on providing affordable housing solutions. Kirk has served at Good Samaritan Shelter as a house manager and employee of the Nourish Mobile Market. He’s a tremendous asset to us, and we are thrilled… Read More

19th Annual Garden Luncheon

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Thank you to everyone who made our 19th Annual Garden Luncheon a great success. We hope you will join us next year!   Below are some photos from our 2018 Luncheon: A special thank you to our generous sponsors who made this event possible. Presenting Sponsor: Platinum Sponsors:  Jonathan & Diane Corle James Spring &… Read More

Phoenixville Pastors and Church Leaders Breakfast

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We are planning the next Phoenixville Pastors and Church Leaders Breakfast for Spring 2019! Learn about the important work we are doing in Phoenixville and enjoy a delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting. At the complimentary Breakfast Come share a meal with us in a small group setting Learn how Good Samaritan Shelter is helping men experiencing… Read More

Tickets on sale for Taste of Phoenixville!

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Get your tickets to the tastiest event around!  The 15th annual Taste of Phoenixville, held on Thursday, January 19th, will be an evening of delicious cuisine and entertainment as we celebrate the important work of the Good Samaritan Shelter!  The event will once again be held at the historic Phoenixville Foundry, a stunning facility that… Read More

Give Extra on 11/18!

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With your help, Friday, November 18th is going to be an Extraordinary day for Good Samaritan Shelter! During those 24 hours, the Ephrata Shelter is going to participate in Lancaster County’s Extra Give!  Will you help us by making a donation online that day? During that day each gift that’s at least $25 will drive… Read More

GSS Receives Presitigous Seal of Excellence Accreditation

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We are proud to announce that we are a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (PANO) Seal of Excellence for successfully completing their rigorous Standards for Excellence® accreditation program. We were evaluated on fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. Good Samaritan Shelter’s programs and services, management, fundraising… Read More