RSVP of the Capital Region and the Senior Companion Program of York County are collecting hygiene and food items to benefit the York County Food Bank, as part of our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project.
Donations are being collected January 8th – February 8th, 2016
Hygiene and non-perishable food items:
Canned vegetables & fruits
Canned and boxed meals (i.e. soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper)
Canned or dried beans, and peas
Pasta, rice, low sugar cereals
Instant mixes like potatoes, gravies, and sauces that add a little something special to a holiday meal
Canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, salmon) that do not require refrigeration before opening
York County RSVP of the Capital Region held the second annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at Alexander’s Restaurant in York on November 5. Twenty-three individuals included: York County RSVP volunteers, RSVP Board Members, and RSVP employees.
Kyle Joines, an aide to State Representative Schreiber, presented two proclamations to volunteers Josie Auman and Alan Dubs. Donna Watkins, The Reading Bug, presented her program and challenged everyone in attendance to read to children. She provided books to take along with them when the breakfast was over. The York County Gospel Choir gave a salute to the volunteers with a variety of songs.
A great time was had by all who attended the breakfast. For more information on volunteering with RSVP please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or by eMail at: YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org
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 administered 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.
Angelina Marnickas, of Hummelstown, RSVP Volunteer at Hershey Library and Milton Hershey Medical Center, received the Senior Corps of PA Legacy Award at the 2015 Zest for Life RSVP Volunteer Recognition at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, on May 6. Alicia Richards, WHTM, ABC-27, emceed the 43rd annual event to recognize RSVP volunteers from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties. Angelina volunteered with the RSVP of Schuylkill County prior to moving to Hummelstown and joining RSVP of the Capital Region in 2004. Angelina epitomizes a life of dedicated, long term, community service.