Annual Holiday Auction & Fundraiser

cruiseship_rsvpThe RSVP of the Capital Region Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend our 6th Annual Holiday Auction and Fundraiser…

Cruisin’ into the Holidays!
Sunday, November 16th
2-5 pm
Central Pennsylvania
College Conference Center
600 Valley Road, Summerdale PA, 17093

Delicious hot & cold buffet luncheon with scrumptious homemade desserts. Bidding is open on an extensive array of silent auction items…theatre tickets, winery packages, longaberger baskets, wine & spirits, golf packages, gift cards, unique items, collectibles, and much more. There will also be vendors, door prizes, and unique raffle items—including a Cruise Vacation!holland_logoEntertainment by Dovetail…husband and wife musicians/vocalists, John & Joreen Kelly, will be sure to delight with contemporary classics by artists such as Adele, Jimmy Buffet, Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, the Beatles, and more.

Tickets to the Auction are $35 per person. Seating is limited so register early by calling the RSVP office at 1-800-870-2616.

ONLY 100 Cruise raffle tickets are available for purchase at $50 each… a 1 in 100 chance to win a fabulous vacation for two (one room) on any Holland America LIne Caribbean or Mexico Cruise of up to seven days! Some restrictions apply. Need not be present to win. To purchase, please contact an RSVP Board member or call the RSVP office at 1-800-870-2616.

Volunteers Log 14,000 Hours!

REPRINTED FROM Lebanon Daily News 09/24/2014, Page A04

scott_brubakerScott Brubaker, development coordinator for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a part of Senior Corps, laughs after he presents a “check” for $310,758.16 to Lebanon County Comissioner Bill Ames. That is the value of more than 14,000 hours retired and senior volunteers in Lebanon County served from Aug. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014. Ames joked he was going to put the money toward the county’s pension fund. RSVP is a part of Senior Corps and was established in 1971. The program engages volunteers aged 55 and over in volunteer positions that have a positive impact on their community.

Jeremy Long – Lebanon Daily News

 

SOCK IT TO US!

It’s not too late to Sock It to Us! No one should be cold this winter. No child. No adult. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Capital Region wants to eliminate this problem for many of the residents of York County through Sock It To Us!, a statewide signature project of Senior Corps of Pennsylvania.

socksYou can still help! Grab a pair or two of new socks, scarves, gloves or winter hats for any age child or adult. Deposit them at any of the following drop off sites starting 10/8/14 and ending on 11/10/14:
Windy Hill Senior Center
Stewartstown Elementary School
Red Lion Senior Center
Member Churches of the Hanover Council of Churches
Hanover Street Elementary School
Issac’s Deli, York

Just look for the Sock It To Us! sign.

All donations go to residents of the York County. Donations will be made to the following organizations and schools for distribution to those most in need:
Stewartstown Elementary School
Hanover Council of Churches
Mason-Dixon Community Services
York City School District
Hanover Street Elementary School

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RSVP recruits and places volunteers as: tutors, meals on wheels deliverers, friendly visitors, mentors, knitters/crocheters, food bank workers, van drivers, activities aides, clerical workers, quilters, and numerous other volunteers where they are most needed in York County. For large donations or more information on drop-off sites or volunteer opportunities, call RSVP’s York County office at 443 619-3842 or the statewide Senior Corps of Pennsylvania hotline at 1.800.870.2616.

Dauphin County October Volunteer of the Month

RSVP of the Capital Region is excited to present Lyn “Gram-gram” Clark as our Dauphin County Volunteer of the Month for October.  Lyn has been a volunteer with RSVP for 2 years and serves at Steelton Highspire Elementary School where she has donated over 3,000 hours of service to children of the Steelton-Highspire School District.

Lyn is such an inspiration to the children and staff that they affectionately call her Gram-gram”.  She spends most of her time working with children from first to third grade but she spearheaded the coordination of a gardening project between Kindergarten students, the seventh grade science club, and State Rep Patty Kim that started flowers and vegetables for the school garden vegetable-garden-clip-art-borderas an Earth Day celebration. She also spends time recruiting and managing additional RSVP volunteers to help the children and the school district. Mrs. Clark is as dedicated to student development as paid staff and is always willing to help out wherever she is needed.

RSVP would like to thank Mrs. Lyn “Gram-gram” Clark for her willingness to share her time and talents with our organization in service to the children of/and the Steelton Highspire School District.  Thank you, Gram-gram!  Your dedication is exemplary and inspiring to all who aspire to help others in the community.

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senior_corps_logoRSVP works with volunteers who are 55 and over to help match their time and talents with volunteer positions in the community. For more information about RSVP and volunteering in Dauphin County please call 717-541-9521 or by emailing:  dauphinrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org.

York County October Volunteer of the Month

kool-aidRSVP of the Capital Region is excited to present or volunteer of the month for October in York County, Josie Aumon. Josie has been a volunteer with RSVP for twenty months and has volunteered at York Food Bank for many years. She volunteers between sixty to seventy hours a month at the food bank where she picks up donations, distributes food for families, helps at shows, and works at the front desk.

Josie is an inspiration to those around her and always has a smile for everyone. She loves giving back to the community as a volunteer for an organization that helps the citizens of York. She has stated, “volunteering isn’t a strain, it keeps me active and healthy.”

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senior_corps_logoRSVP works with volunteers who are 55 and over to help match their time and talents with volunteer positions in the community. For more information about RSVP and volunteering in York County please call Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or by email at yorkrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org.

Lebanon County October Volunteer of the Month

RSVP of the Capital Region is excited to present Robert “Bob” Boyer as our Lebanon County Volunteer of the Month for October. Bob has been a volunteer with RSVP for 1.5 years and has served at the Lebanon Veterans Administration Medical Center where he has donated over 3,379 hours of service to veterans during the last 10 years.

Bob is such an inspiration. A veteran of the US Air Force, Bob retired from the electronics industry after a career that spanned over 36 years. He spends most of his time at the Ambassador Desk inside the main entrance to Building 17 guiding veterans to the services they need. Bob always has a smile and is willing to help out wherever he is needed. In fact, Bob also spends time in the hospice unit comforting veterans facing the ends of their lives.

RSVP would like to thank Bob for his willingness to share his time and talents with his fellow veterans. Thank you, Bob, for all you do to help others in the community! You are a hero serving our heroes.

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senior_corps_logoRSVP works with volunteers who are 55 and over to help match their time and talents with volunteer positions in the community. For more information on volunteer opportunities in Lebanon County, email lebanonrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org or call (717) 454-8956.