Archive of: Volunteer Spotlight

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Rose Ostrowski

Rose Ostrowski

Rose Ostrowski may look like the average 12-year-old seventh grader from Berwick, but she has amazing skill and passion to spare. In 2012, with the support of her family, Rose set the goal of using her singing talents to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Great Strides.

April 2017
Mike & Terese Cudwadie

Mike & Terese Cudwadie

Mike and Terese Cudwadie have been longtime advocates of Dorneyville’s Angel Shop, a major contributor to Mary’s Shelter in Reading. As the parents of two sons, the loneliness of them being away at school inspired Mike and Terese to further their involvement with Mary’s Shelter, a nonprofit that provides social services, such as counseling and temporary housing, to women who are pregnant.

March 2017
Catherine Benincasa

Catherine Benincasa

Catherine Benincasa has been volunteering at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps every Thursday for the past six years and works extra days as needed. Benincasa, who has Down syndrome, first began volunteering there because she wanted to help people.

February 2017
Ashanti Littlejohn

Ashanti Littlejohn

In 2009, when Ashanti Littlejohn was in high school, she began investing in her college career. She started volunteering at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s main campus with the goal to one day work there, and she has been volunteering with them ever since.

January 2017
Logan Houptley

Logan Houptley

When Logan Houptley moved to Nazareth Area School District in 2004, one of his first friends was Mikayla. Mikayla was brain damaged at birth, which resulted in spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, severe intellectual disability, seizure disorder, legal blindness, hearing impairment and numerous other medical conditions.

December 2016
Nick Ogutu

Nick Ogutu

When Nick Ogutu started attending Cedar Crest College, he was looking for a way to continue his passion and commitment to human rights. From the ground up, he started Amnesty International Cedar Crest College Chapter. Amnesty International is a global movement with over 7 million members promoting human rights and fighting against injustices such as oppressive laws and discrimination.

November 2016
Trish Dilg

Trish Dilg

Donate.Local.Simple is an organization dedicated to connecting those in need with those willing to give. The organization was founded roughly seven years ago by Trish Dilg when she and her family relocated to the Lehigh Valley and realized its need for a centralized and local donation center.

October 2016
Bill & Chris Hankee

Bill & Chris Hankee

Bill and Chris Hankee founded the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund in 2007 in memory of their daughter, Krysta Hankee. Krysta died at the age of 22, a few days after having collapsed while exercising. As a way to keep her memory alive and pay forward the impact that Krysta had on her loved ones, the memorial fund set out to positively impact the lives of others.

September 2016
Janysa Morales

Janysa Morales

The America Reads challenge was a government initiative formed during the Clinton Administration, which challenged hundreds of thousands of volunteers to gather and tutor children who were at the risk of falling behind in school.

August 2016
Sarah Stanlick

Sarah Stanlick

Nestled in Lehigh University’s Bethlehem campus is a dynamic “hub” at which the university’s faculty, staff and students are encouraged to form community partnerships in order to become engaged, active citizens through learning and research projects. Dr. Sarah Stanlick founded the Center for Community Engagement in 2015 after a year of multidisciplinary discussion regarding areas and opportunities to grow Lehigh’s sense of public purpose.

July 2016
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