LANCASTER, Pa.--()--Share The Blessing, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families in need – and who live in Susquehanna Valley, will again help local families in need celebrate the holidays with a little hope and a lot of dignity.
“Throughout the excitement and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy for us all to forget to take a moment and realize all that we are grateful for”
Residents of Susquehanna Valley can nominate fellow individuals or families living in the community who are in need of extra care and attention this holiday season. Selected recipients will receive a package the week before Christmas filled with donations that will allow them to put food on their tables, clothes on their backs and enjoy the bountiful blessings of a very merry Christmas. Nominees will remain anonymous to honor their privacy. Nominations are currently being accepted at www.sharetheblessing.com.
“Throughout the excitement and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy for us all to forget to take a moment and realize all that we are grateful for,” said Bob Kepiro, board member, Share the Blessing. “Share the Blessing is designed to remind all members of the Central PA community that the holidays are about much more than receiving. They are about giving to the less fortunate and helping provide hope to those enduring difficult and stressful times. We thank everyone for their nominations and those who donated. There is a real gift in knowing we are all working together to make a difference in someone else’s life.”
Launched as a community outreach project by Rockvale Outlets and Lancaster, PA radio station, WDAC in 2004, Share The Blessing has grown from the sincere desire to provide for individuals and families in crisis into a Central Pennsylvania-wide initiative. Over the past seven years, Share the Blessing has gained the support of many local residents and families seeking to give back to their own community, and has given more than $440,000 to local families in need. Past Share the Blessing entries included families undergoing many forms of personal hardship – from those battling disease and crisis, to those displaced or estranged from family due to natural disasters and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“From children battling Leukemia to recent widows caring for their families and those who lost everything due to tragic fires, there are hundreds in our community who live in need this holiday season,” expressed David Ober, President of Share the Blessing and General Partner, Rockvale Outlets.
Share The Blessing is a not-for-profit 501-C3 organization dedicated to helping individuals and families in need – and who live in Susquehanna Valley – enjoy the holiday season. Launched every holiday season, from mid-November through the Christmas holiday, the program is presented by Rockvale Outlets, in conjunction with Central Pennsylvania media partners. Contributors should consult with their accountant or personal tax preparation expert to determine deductibility of any donation. For more information, visit www.sharetheblessing.com.