Help preserve Bordner Cabin in Swatara (PA) State Park on Wednesday, October 19

bordnercabinHow would you like to spend a day in the woods, helping to preserve historic Bordner Cabin in Swatara State Park in northern Lebanon County?

From 9am to 4pm you can help other volunteers stain this deep woods structure.

For directions and information please contact:

  • Jo Ellen Litz, Lebanon County Commissioner, 717-228-4427, jLitz@LbnCty.org
  • Margie Groy, RSVP Lebanon County Coordinator, 717- 454-8647, LancLeb@rsvpCapReg.org

Yarn and knitting supplies needed for Veterans’ project

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RSVP volunteers make lap robes and afghans for veterans at VA Centers, shelters and senior residences. Yarn may be dropped off at our RSVP office in Camp Hill, between 9am and 4pm weekdays. Please call before delivering. A cart is available for transfer from your vehicle. We can arrange to pick up large quantities. In addition to yarn (no rug yarn please), we also need other knitting supplies.

RSVP partners with schools, food banks and shelters by collecting and distributing hats, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves and personal care items. If you have other handmade needle-arts items that you would like to donate, we would appreciate your collaboration. Cash donations are also welcomed.

If you know of veterans in residence that are in need of any of the items mentioned above, please contact us. RSVP of the Capital Region is a 501[c]3 non-profit community benefit organization that has been assisting volunteers throughout the Susquehanna Valley for more than forty years.

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To donate or inquire, please contact Juli Obaya at 800-870-2616 or email Office@rsvpCapReg.org

 

Palmyra Financial Goal Setting Gathering, Monday April 18th

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Support Connections of Lebanon County [SCLC], helps low income families out of poverty.

Join SCLC and RSVP on Monday, April 18 for fellowship and dinner.

Palmyra Church of the Brethren 45 North Chestnut St, Palmyra.

Call 717-269-2130 for more information. Raffle prizes, free coupon keepers.

Join us for Lebanon Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition on April 5

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You are invited to join Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello on Tuesday, April 5 in Mayor’s Day and Volunteerism and Mayor’s Day at All About You Catering (301 E Lehman St, Lebanon).

  • 11:00am Meet and Greet Mayor Sherry Capello
  • 11:15am Mayor’s remarks and address to volunteers
  • 11:30am Volunteer recognition
  • 12:noon Luncheon followed by closing remarks

Please RSVP  by March 28 to Margie Groy at (717) 454-8647 or eMail to LancLeb@rsvpCapReg.org

 

Will Lockwood Named RSVP February Volunteer of the Month

RSVP of the Capital Region has named Will Lockwood as its Lebanon County Volunteer of the Month for February.

After retiring as a mechanic with the US Air Force in Colorado, Will Lockwood moved to Lebanon County and quickly sought out volunteering opportunities through RSVP.

In the fall of 2013, Will began delivering with the Meals on Wheels program Will Lockwoodadministered by the Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging. He delivers meals faithfully every Wednesday in all kinds of weather.  The picture of him putting meals in his truck shows the snow on the ground but NOT the frigid temperature!  He has filled in on numerous occasions when people are sick or on vacation. Recently, Will stepped up when one of the other Meals on Wheels volunteers was out for surgery and delivered both Wednesdays and Thursdays for about 14 weeks while the other driver recuperated.  According to Michelle Long, Volunteer Coordinator for the Area Agency on Aging, “Will is very kind to the Meals on Wheels clients and all of them comment about how caring he is. They look forward to having their meal delivered by Will!  I am so happy to have him as a volunteer!”

Will Lockwood’s life of service, both professionally and as volunteer, exemplifies the finest qualities of citizenship and neighborliness. RSVP salutes Will Lockwood as its Volunteer of the Month for February.