Blog – News & Stories from GSS

GSK Impact Award

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On November 9th, staff from Good Samaritan Shelter attended the Glaxo Smith Kline Impact award ceremony, where we were recognized as being an innovative and transformational program that is making our community healthier. For more than 20 years GSK has honored outstanding nonprofit programs that are working every day to address critical community challenges in… 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

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

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

2015-2016 Annual Report!

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Because of your support we are able to touch the lives of many people in need. Thank you for equipping us daily to display God’s love and compassion to those who are most vulnerable.   We want to share with you our latest annual report which highlights the incredible work we’ve been able to accomplish.… Read More

GSS Gives Over $11,000 Since 2012

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The Matched Savings program has helped many GSS guests develop good saving habits In 2012 the Good Samaritan Shelter, in partnership with National Penn Bank, launched the Matched Savings Program. The program was designed to encourage clients to develop good saving habits. To enroll in the program, a client must first open up a savings… Read More

10 Room Home Donated to GSS!

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GSS now owns 6 homes in Phoenixville to serve men Paul and Helen Breitegam have donated their 10 room home in Phoenixville to the Good Samaritan Shelter! What a tremendous act of kindness and generosity. We’ll be sure to use it to serve people in need of our help. We’re thankful to Paul and Helen,… Read More