e-News                                                          Summer 2016 

Welcome to Foundation of HOPE's Summer 2016 issue of "e-News." In each issue, you'll learn about recent happenings at HOPE, as well as current and upcoming news and events.  For more information, if you have a suggestion or if you'd like to be added to the HOPE e-news mailing list, please contact Executive Director Susan Orr at sorr@foundationofhope.org. To learn more about Foundation of HOPE, please visit our website.
In This Issue
Evening of HOPE approaching!

Long-time volunteer Mary Harwick
to be honored at fundraiser

Dan Bull sharing his story
Honorary chair Dan Bull

Please join honorary chair
Dan Bull
founder of Zero Six Eight (zerosixeight.org)
for Foundation of HOPE's Evening of HOPE fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's John Knox Ballroom
Long-time volunteer Mary Harwick will receive the first "Mary Harwick Volunteer of HOPE Award." Beth Bershok, formerly of WLTJ-FM's "Gary & Beth in the Morning" will emcee the evening's festivities.

Sponsors include:  A llegheny Plywood;   PNC;  Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh;  McCandless Crossing;  UPMC Health Plan; Scott Christie and Associates;  First Niagara Risk Management; and  Sears Home Services Pittsburgh Magazine is once again serving as media sponsor. Admission is $75 per guest.  For more information: foundationofhope.orgsorr@foundationofhope.org or 412-688-9070.

Words of HOPE: Pre-Release's inspirational newsletter

If you'd like to learn about the inspirational work created by HOPE's Pre-R elease participants, p lease read the latest issue of  Words of HOPE, the HOPE Pre-Release newsletter, created from submissions from our male and female HOPE Pre-Release participants.

Highlighting Shuman Juvenile Detention Center 
Volunteers Pastor Frank Tillman Jr., Randolph Adams and Dora Paschal with the Rev. Floyd Palmer at Shuman Juvenile Detention Center
On any given Sunday afternoon since 1994, you most likely will have found the ever-kind and compassionate Rev. Floyd Palmer spending up to three hours of his afternoon at Shuman Juvenile Detention Center - part of Foundation of HOPE's Chaplaincy program - offering services to the approximately 50 residents* under the age of 18 who reside at the center. Mind you, each Sunday, the 75-year-old Penn Hills resident travels to preach at his congregation, Shiloh Baptist Church in Butler County, only to travel back to Shuman, located near Highland Park, by 3 p.m., where he spends the rest of his afternoon. Rev. Palmer and volunteers visit each of the living units to preach to, and support the youths who are incarcerated there. Why has Rev. Palmer been doing this for 22 years? 

"The Spirit of the Lord got me to do what I do. He gave me the patience to work with older and younger people ... He sent me to Shuman Center to help the younger people there."  Rev. Palmer, who is also a barber, added with a laugh, "Being a barber, you need a lot of patience!" 

If you are interested in learning more about Shuman Center or making a donation, please email Kimberly.greway@alleghenycounty.us 

*In the 1990s, up to 150 residents could be housed at Shuman. Due to housing alternatives, in addition to juvenile offenders now going to Allegheny County Jail after being charged with adult crimes, the number of Shuman residents has significantly decreased.

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute collaboration

Thanks to a new collaboration between HOPE and 
Pittsburgh Pastoral  Institute, HOPE now offers counseling services.  A Masters-le vel t herapist is offering weekly counseling services to inmates and HOPE Aftercare par ti cipa nts at  no charge. The therapist will be at the Aftercare office every Thursday, and also will visit the jail on a weekly basis. Please call Aftercare to schedule an appointment:412-321-3343.
Rescheduled Day of Giving

Please consider supporting  Foundation of HOPE  during Pittsburgh Foundation's rescheduled  Day of Giving, Wednesday, Sept. 21!  For more information about Day of Giving,visit  pittsburghgives.org (NOTE: Foundation of HOPE is listed under the  "Crime & Legal - Related" category .)  Thank you in advance for your support! 
Business attire needed for Aftercare's Clothing Closet

HOPE's Aftercare location recently opened "The Clothing Closet," where ex-offenders can choose from a variety of professional business attire. According to Aftercare Director Jody Raeford, there will be mainly professional business attire that can be worn to job interviews; however, donations of other gently worn or new, less formal clothing would be appreciated.  No appointment is necessary, but please call the Aftercare office to be sure a staff member is there:  412-321-3343.
Please note that children's clothing donations are available at Light of Life, also located in the North Side. Raeford can take families to Light of Life the last Wednesday of every month. 

If you have clothing you would like to donate, please email jraeford@foundationofhope.org
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