October 2019
Sponsored By:
The Extra Mile Award
Nominations are due by October 15, 2019
Who do you know that goes the extra mile in service to a
non-profit organization or community group in
Cumberland, Dauphin or Perry County?
100 Women Reading Day & Career Exploration! Join us in the Harrisburg and Steelton Highspire School Districts on November 13 . Women will have the opportunity to read to elementary school students and discuss careers with middle and high school students. To register contact Candice Coleman at (717)-421-6662 or CandiceColeman100womenreading@gmail.com .
Dedicated Helpline Specialists Needed!  Directly impact your community one connection at a time! Specialists at CONTACT Helpline play a critical role in assisting callers with difficult situations, providing confidential, nonjudgmental, and emotional support on the helpline. We also provide referrals to callers who need assistance with basic needs (food/clothing/housing, etc.). We are always prepared, 24/7, to take a call from someone that may just need someone to talk. You must be 18 years old to participate. Training and apprenticeships are required as well as a background check. For more information, contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor at 717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
The Cumberland County Democratic Committee is seeking an experienced fundraiser to help pro bono with revamping current efforts and teaching a group of enthusiastic volunteers how to effectively raise money. Help is also needed with coordinating a new capital campaign, as well as, running training seminars for candidates on how to fundraise for their own campaigns. If interested, please contact Maurice Reeves at 717-649-7000 or maurice.reeves@gmail.com .
Elegant Progressions , the renowned black-tie progressive dinner presented each December through a unique and creative partnership of Historic Harrisburg Association and The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania , has volunteer opportunities for event planners, decorators, cater-waiters, bus hosts, coat checkers and more.  The 28 th edition of this legendary event takes place Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 (choice of evenings for volunteers and attendees), while “progressing” among four distinctive Central Pennsylvania architectural landmarks. Contact KFCP at 717-652-8123 or info@kfcp.org , or HHA at 717-233-4646 or info@historicharrisburg.com .

Historic Harrisburg Association , “promoting historic preservation, urban revitalization and smart growth since 1973!” has a wide array of volunteer opportunities ranging from board membership, service on committees (education, special events, communication, etc.). You can also act as guides for house tours and as greeters and hosts at parties and events. Contact the Historic Harrisburg office at 717-233-4646 or info@historicharrisburg.com for more information.
JDRF , formerly known as The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is seeking committed, dynamic, and energized community leaders within the Central Pennsylvania region to serve on its Advocacy, Corporate Development, Outreach, Gala and Walk committees of its Central PA Chapter. Interested individuals should have time and interest to devote to being an active volunteer to support our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. For more information, please contact Natasha Lewis, Executive Director, at 717-395-9778 or nclewis@jdrf.org .
The Finkelstein-Cohen Kosher Meals on Wheels Program at Jewish Family Services of Greater Harrisburg is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Dauphin County. The hours range from 2 – 6 hours per week on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. Please join us in our efforts to change people’s lives. Contact John Jantos at jjantos@jfsofhbg.org or 717-233-1681 for more information.
The Nobody's Cats Foundation needs your help to keep its fee for community cat spay/neuter, vaccines and related services affordable to the public! We are especially in need of volunteers who can assist with fundraising activities to help us retain our $35 per-cat fee. Do you have an idea for an event or strategy that might help us raise funds? Or are you available to help staff or manage events, from Meowy-Hours at local breweries to our annual summer community yard sale or spaghetti dinner? To learn more about us, visit our website or Facebook page to learn more about our mission, or contact Christine Arnold at carnold@nobodyscats.org or call 1-855-867-4228.
Do you enjoy the outdoors?  The Friends of Pinchot State Park is looking for volunteers. We help the State Park at Gifford Pinchot maintain the park and campground and assist with environmental efforts and learning experiences for neighboring children at the Education Learning Center. To volunteer please contact Terry Christopher at tchristopher1958@gmail.com or call 717-877-2978.
Since converting  The Salvation Army  food pantry to a choice shopping model, we have doubled the number of people we are serving each month including larger families and those with specific dietary needs. We need volunteers to assist clients with Choice Food Pantry and breakfast feeding program. If you can assist, please click  here . For more information, contact Kathy Anderson-Martin at kathy.anderson-martin@use.salvationarmy.org
Every year, the YWCA Greater Harrisburg partners with local individuals and organizations to support hundreds of families in need during the holidays. Last year, our community sponsors helped us brighten the holidays for more than 500 families and we are hoping to hold another successful Holiday Giving program! If you or your organization would like to sponsor an individual(s) or a family(ies) this year, please download the 2019 Holiday Giving form  and submit it to Monica Flickinger by Friday,  November 1 .
We are expanding our board! Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope  located in Uptown Harrisburg near Polyclinic is a faith-based, FREE primary healthcare clinic serving the uninsured and underserved in the Greater Harrisburg communities. We provide health care and prescription medicines as well as health education and the promotion of health to adults 18 years and older. We welcome all! For more information, please call Dave Getz at 717-234-4182, email at dgetz@wwwpalaw.com , or Deb McClain, executive director at 717-418-1829 or email at  executivedirector@beaconclinicpa.org . Click here for application.
The Capital Area Greenbelt Association is looking for someone with an energetic and philanthropic personality to chair the newly created Volunteer Committee . Responsibilities for this role include: lead the Volunteer Committee, recruit other Volunteer Committee members as needed, hold monthly committee meetings and provide monthly updates to the CAGA Board of Directors and work with the Volunteer Coordinator. Also needed: connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities which include trail maintenance, PR events, fundraising events, maintain a database of contacts for all past and newly interested CAGA volunteers and coordinate and provide annual recognition to those who have volunteered. If interested please contact Michael Shaull (Vice President) at 717-585-3435 or  meshaull@hotmail.com .
The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) in Grantville is growing its board of directors. Since 1985 CATRA has offered an opportunity for Capital Area residents from all generations with all types of special and typical needs to establish an atmosphere of support, respect, and health in an equestrian farm environment. We offer a therapeutic riding experience to those able to benefit from it. CATRA also offers opportunities and events well beyond its weekly therapeutic riding program including its Miniature Horse and Equine-Assisted Programming as well as Paws N' Read in support of childhood literacy. All interested individuals, especially those with strategic planning, legal, IT infrastructure, or human services experience encouraged to contact Mike Babbitt at  Mike@catra.net .
Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is seeking a few music-loving folks to join our Board of Directors. Specifically, we need new members to replace our retiring fundraising chair and folks with an interest in writing for our newsletter and website. If you want to join a board with other people dedicated to the preservation of jazz in Central PA, call Sheila Ross at 717-540-1010.

Scouting for Board Members!  Become a board member for  CONTACT Helpline . Help bridge the gap between community needs and CONTACT Helpline . Through decision making, fundraising, and building rapport within the community, you will be helping the people in your community receive the resources they need to lead a more fulfilling life. For more information, please contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor, at 717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
Daystar Center is seeking board members with a legal, financial, or medical background and knowledge of recovery from addiction. Daystar Center for Spiritual Recovery is serving individuals and families through a community-based holistic residential treatment approach for those suffering from substance abuse. Recovery is accomplished through evidence-based counseling, case management, spiritual guidance, compassionate support, education, and practice of daily life skills. If you have a desire to help our community please contact Fern Wilcox, Executive Director, at 717-230-9898 or email Fwilcox@daystarrecovery.net.
Dauphin County Library System   seeks board members to join in the mission of strengthening our Dauphin County community by promoting literacy and providing resources and services for information, education, and recreation. The board meets monthly. To learn more about the Library  please contact Karen Cullings, Executive Director, at  kcullings@dcls.org  or 717-234-4961 ext. 1105 for more information.
The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center 's (HCPAC) Board of Directors is seeking diverse individuals who are passionate about impacting today's youth and young adults. The following committees are actively seeking new members:  Finance Committee - assists in the management of finances;  Development Committee - responsible for oversight and coordination of all HCPAC fundraising activities;  Church & Community Outreach - responsible for the public presentation of HCPAC to the community.   Building & Grounds Committee - responsible for overseeing the building and grounds;  Safety & Security Committee - regularly examines the building, grounds, operation and policies of the organization with respect to the safety and security of students, guests and volunteers. Please email Sherry Webb at   swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information to receive more information about serving on one of these committees.
The Harrisburg Parks Foundation is seeking board members to grow our all-volunteer organization to better support the needs of Harrisburg’s green network of parks, parkways, and playgrounds. Board members guide the organization, but also help raise funds for specific playgrounds (such as a new play equipment or a pavilion), or to improve numerous recreation areas (such as new picnic tables and attractive trash bins). Board members assist committees where their skills and interests fit best, including organizing special events, soliciting sponsors, connecting with donors, managing our website, outreach through social media, or writing grants. For more information, contact Paul Zeph, Chair, at pzeph1@verizon.net .

Do you enjoy beautifully performed choral music?  If so, come join us!  The Harrisburg Singers  is looking for servant leaders (specifically those with a financial or business background, social media expertise and/or fundraising experience) to serve on its Board of Directors. Additionally, we are seeking an individual to fill the role of treasurer. The Harrisburg Singers' mission is to set the standard for virtuosity and tonal beauty in choral performance for Central Pennsylvania and beyond. We aspire to be innovative, inspiring and artistically adventuresome. We dedicate ourselves to imparting to our audiences the real joy that lives in great choral literature from a variety of musical traditions. Please contact Whitney Sherbocker (LHA Class of 2011) with any questions and interest at  wsherbocker@gmail.com  or 717-385-7511.
The LGBT Center of Central PA is seeking passionate and committed individuals to serve 3-year terms on our Board of Directors starting in January 2020! We are looking for people with the following skill sets: 1) Someone with non-profit finance experience (background as a CFO or a CPA preferred) to serve as our Board Treasurer; 2) individuals with development experience; and 3) individuals with legal expertise. If you're interested in learning more, please contact Amanda L. Arbour at aarbour@centralpalgbtcenter.org or 717-920-9534.
Make a difference in the lives of Central PA teens!  Medard's House is a youth-focused non-profit after school program that helps teens by providing a safe space for mentoring, a hot meal after school, organized physical activity, homework help and spiritual growth. In fall of 2019 we will launch two new programs in partnership with local school districts and community partners: (1) supporting students who want to go to college with resources to do academic research and direction to find scholarships and additional monies to help lower costs (2) a program collaborating with businesses who emphasize the trades, creating apprenticeship opportunities for teens who are unsure of their path after graduation.  

Needed now - A person with a professional finance background to join the Board and Chair the Finance Committee.   The role of the Finance Committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization including: budgeting, financial planning, financial reporting/monitoring, and developing internal controls and accountability policies.   

Interested persons please contact Gigi Jantos at gigijantos@gmail.com .

Open Stage of Harrisburg , a professional non-profit theatre located downtown, is seeking professionals interested in serving on its board and committees. The theatre company is entering into its 34th season of contemporary theatre, starting this fall. Interested in joining the team? Contact join@openstagehbg.com for more information. 
The Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is recruiting new Board of Trustee members to support the mission of the NMSS. People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Trustees work together with chapter staff and society leadership to raise revenue and awareness within a 56 county-wide territory of Pennsylvania to achieve MS breakthroughs. Please contact Anne Mageras, Chapter President, anne.mageras@nmss.org , or 412-261-6347, ext. 63203 to discuss opportunities. 
The Premier Arts and Science Charter School in Harrisburg is seeking board members with legal and financial backgrounds. Additional board members are also needed to support our mission and vision, "To provide access to a world-class education for every student, without exception, using a back-to-basics approach to learning integrating science, technology, and the arts." If you are interested in learning more, please contact Darlene Smith at 717-648-8790 or dmsmith316@aol.com.
The Sycamore House , an Episcopal Service Corps program supported by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, seeks board members to strengthen our mission in Greater Harrisburg to provide recent college graduates with opportunities to serve local nonprofit organizations while living in community with one another. The board meets monthly. Interested? Please contact Lynda Goldstein, current chair at lynder28@gmail.com and 814.321.5335 or Micalagh Moritz, Program Director at mmoritz@statep.org or 717.557.3321.
The Art Association of Harrisburg has full calendar of events for Fall. Lots to do for the entire family!

  • SUSTAINED: ARTISTS & THE ENVIRONMENT - AAH Fall Membership Exhibition, September 8-October 10.
  • INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION - October 18-November 21 - Opening Reception October 18 from 5-8 PM.
  • Psychic Gallery with William Stillman - November 9 from 6-8:30 PM - $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
  • Painting Demonstration by Katriel Srebnik - November 10 at 2:30 - #10 donation at the door.
For more information on all of the above visit WWW.ARTASSOCOFHBG.COM
The Harrisburg Book Festival and Midtown Scholar are thrilled to host our annual outdoor tent sale with over 20,000 used books priced at $1, $2, and $3! The book sale will take place at 3rd and Verbeke Streets adjacent to the Broad Street Market from October 3-October 6 . Hours of the sale are as follows: Thursday, October 3- 4 PM-7 PM, Friday, October 4-8 AM - 7 PM, October 5 - 8 AM-7 PM and October 6 - 10 AM-5 PM.
Gamut Theatre Group presents The Monster Mash-Up : A Hybrid of Humor and Horror from Stage Door and TMI, October 4-6 and 11-13 . Join members of Gamut’s Stage Door Ensemble and TMI comedy improv troupe as they expertly weave the classic tales The Monkey’s Paw and The Lottery with original, improvised stories inspired by your favorite scary stories and audience suggestions! No two performances will be the same. Funny. Frightening. And just in time for Halloween. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. at the Alexander Grass Second Stage. Peggy’s Pub is open one hour before and after performance in the Capital BlueCross Lobby.
Wildheart Ministries , located at 333 S 13th St, Harrisburg, invites you to their Open House on October 5 from 1-4 PM . Tours, food and conversation. Walk the halls, learn the story and make a difference.
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra presents Malina Madness October 5 & 6 at Forum Place. Stuart Malina opens his 20th season as HSO music director with a Suite for Orchestra by his son, Zev, and then performs as soloist and conductor in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26. After intermission, enjoy the technicolor orchestral showpiece inspired by The Arabian Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Order tickets here .
Junior Achievement has volunteer opportunities in our one-day financial literacy, career readiness and STEM programs for the fall semester . Besides the one-day programs listed below, we offer classroom programs at the elementary level that are five sessions and each session is 30-55 minutes. To volunteer or for more information contact Mary Reinhard at MReinhard@jascpa.org        

Program Date School Volunteers Needed
STEM October 8 Cumberland Valley High School 3
STEM October 9 Cumberland Valley High School 1
YES October 10 Allen Middle School 3
STEM October 10 Cumberland Valley High School 4
STEM October 22 Central Dauphin East High School 16
STEM October 23 Central Dauphin East High School 13
STEM October 29 Carlisle High School 3
Plan to attend the YWCA’s Power of Style Fashion Show on October 10 from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Hilton Harrisburg Power of Style features the fashions and accessories of local, women-owned boutiques. Local speaker, mentor, author and domestic abuse survivor, Cherie Faus-Smith , will deliver the keynote address. Proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA's Violence Intervention and Prevention department, which offers free medical, legal, housing, employment and counseling services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Central PA. Purchase tickets here . Get a 10% discount on all tickets . Use promo code LHA2019.
This year BHA celebrates 30 years of Building a Future with Hope. Join us for our Annual Celebration on October 10 , at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey . It will be an evening of reflection, thanks, and anticipation for the future. For additional information, contact  Jessica Johnson Vinton  at 717-233-6016. Purchase tickets here .
Join us for the 23rd Annual Harrisburg Rotary Pancake Breakfast, October 12 from 8 AM - 12 Noon at Harrisburg High School , 2451 Market Street. Adults $6.00, Students $4.00 and Children - 10 and under $3.00. Proceeds benefit the homeless program of the Harrisburg School District via the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation. For more details contact Addeline Edwards at addeline@hbgrotary.org .
Imagine a luncheon for everyone! A gathering place where you can come as you are and pay with your time if you are short on cash. Heartshine's mission is to feed our community using whole, nutrient-rich ingredients in a donation-based restaurant model where all are welcome to dine with dignity. Join us for a cookout on October 12 from 11 AM-2 PM at the Broad Street Market Plaza, 1233 North 3rd Street. Meet team heartshine & members of our Cooperative Care Team! Help build community through nourishment, creativity & open-hearted connection! Register here .
HYP presents the 6th Annual 5 Miler for 5 Charities on October 12 on City Island from 7:30-11:30 AM . The race features a safe and scenic course running along Riverfront Park (Capital Area Greenbelt) and ending back at City Island. In addition to the 5 Miler Race, we are bringing back the Kids Fun Run! The Kids Fun Run will be a 1/4 mile and all registrations will be “day of.” There will be no entry fee, but donations are welcome. Register here .
Leadership Harrisburg Area created The Extra Mile award with the intent to recognize volunteers and employees whose efforts sometimes go unnoticed. This award is for the people who don’t seek the spotlight, sometimes avoid the spotlight, but who significantly impact the success of a non-profit organization, community group, faith-based institution, or school. Their work is sometimes the compilation of dozens of small things… sometimes it’s a big gesture, but always above and beyond the boundaries of their position or volunteer role. Check out this video and nominate someone today . Deadline is October 15 .
Assistance Needed: PA Conference for the Blind October 17-20! The Pennsylvania Conference for the Blind will hold their annual convention at the Crown Plaza in downtown Harrisburg this year. They need assistance to help the attendees with visual impairments. The sign-up sheet can be found at this link  Assist at the PA Conference for the Blind . For details please contact Chris Hunsinger (412) 414-1628 or cs.hunsinger@verizon.net .
Books & Brews! Join The McCormick Riverfront Library on October 18 at 5:30 PM for a special evening of beer tastings and live music. Beer tastings feature Iron Hill Brewery, Troegs Brewing Company, River Bend Hop Farm and Brewery, Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works. Biergarden bites buffet and scavenger hunt. Live music by The Austens. Purchase tickets here .
The Salvation Army - Carlisle invites you to dine under the stars and enjoy an exclusive and unique culinary experience at Destination Carlisle's Farm-to-Table for Charity on October 18 The four-course gourmet dinner will feature fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and be prepared by Executive Chef Duane Miller of Cafe Bruges and Maria Ntzanis of Grazery. This table-service dinner will be served outside in Cumberland County Historical Society's Pocket Park . After dinner you will be treated to a lively historical ghost tour of downtown Carlisle by TimeWalker Tours. Proceeds will benefit Stuart House, affordable housing for families. Register here .
Ready to build that business idea?   Startup Challenge , a 48-hour business-building experience for community and student entrepreneurs is on October 18-20 at Penn State Harrisburg Campus . Over the course of a weekend, participants will pitch business ideas, vote on which ideas to work on, form teams and build their business models, and deliver their elevator pitches to judges to compete for prizes. Startup Challenge welcomes participants from all backgrounds and levels of experience.  Apply by October 12 . Register here . No affiliation with Penn State University is required to participate.   
Join us for Fall Harvest Festival at Central Penn College on October 19 from 10 AM-2 PM . This year’s theme is “A Very Hippie Harvest” in honor of Woodstock’s 50 th anniversary. The festival features inflatables, live music, food trucks, vendors, an original children’s play, pumpkin carving, face-painting, tarot-card readings, raffle baskets and more! Free and open to the public!
Messiah College School of Arts presents upcoming concerts, listed below. To purchase tickets, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets
  • October 19 at 11 AM - Messiah College Symphony Orchestra Family Concert with Timothy Dixon, conductor, High Center, Parmer Hall
  • October 19 at 4 PM Concert Choir and Alumni Choir with Joy Meade, conductor, High Center, Parmer Hall
  • October 19 at 7:30 PM Messiah Jazz Ensembles with William Stowman and Mark Hunsberge, directors, Palmer Hall
  • October 29 at 7:30 PM - AN EVENING with CHRIS THILE - mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer and radio personality, High Center, Parmer Hall 
The Central PA Friends of Jazz Fall Concert Series presents Lucy Yeghiazaryan on October 20 at 6 PM at the Susquehanna Art Museum . As a young immigrant who has brought the real richness of her heritage together with her love for what is truly American, Lucy beautifully sounds out the best expression of the American dream. Since arriving from Armenia sixteen years ago at age 12, Lucy has enriched American jazz with a voice that is clear and strong, and with the release of her debut album  Blue Heaven  (Cellar Live Records 2019) critics and musicians agree that a new vocal force has arrived on the scene. Purchase tickets here .
Chamber Business Women presents Workplace Community: Let's Be Intentional by Lori Mitchell, M.Ed., United States Department of Defense on October 23 at 8 AM at Central Penn College Conference Center . A person spends a significant amount of their time daily in the workplace with a group of people collectively pursuing similar goals, dreams, passions, requirements and deadlines. We will explore the idea of working relationships and rules of engagement. Register here .
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc Harrisburg Chapter will host our 2nd Annual Tribute to Trailblazers Awards Gala on October 25 , at Colonial Golf and Tennis Club . Join us for a grand celebration! Purchase tickets here .
Pints for Polio - October 29 at Zeroday Brewing Company , 250 Reily Street, Suite 103, Harrisburg. The cost is $25.00 and includes a stainless steel pint "glass" as well as your first round. All proceeds benefit the Polio Plus Fund of the Rotary Foundation . For payment and registration, use this link  Pints for Polio Registration.
Join Leadership Harrisburg Area for Beyond Leadership on October 30 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Central Penn College Conference Center . Beyond Leadership overviews the 10 Essentials of Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership is not about the number of non profit organizations served by an individual, or the number of hours spent attending board meetings or community events. Servant Leadership is about one person making an investment in the growth and development of another person; it's one person putting another's needs before their own. It happens at home, at work, and in the community, and it is very important. Register here !
Thank God it's Wednesday! Join Open Stage every Wednesday evening from 9-10:30 PM, October 30-December 18 , in their newly renovated Lobby! Parody Readings of your favorite 80's and 90's TV shows provide a hilarious and heart-filled evening of entertainment. Local actors interpret both the brilliant and cringeworthy shows from the 1980's and 90's - some would say the golden age of sitcom television (some...probably not most). Get a drink at the bar and settle in for a humpday treat at THANK GOD IT'S WEDNESDAY! Purchase tickets here .
The Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg invites you to their Gala on November 1 at 5:30 PM at the Hilton Harrisburg . One of the ways we ensure that we can serve our children is through the fundraising efforts of our annual gala. This year’s gala promises to be ‘ Out of This World. ’ We are bringing Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., the first African American astronaut to walk in space, to share his inspiring story of success and determination at the gala. Register here .
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra opens their POPS Series on November 2 at 7:30 PM and November 3 at 3 PM at the Forum. “Aretha, a Tribute” – we bring back HSO favorite, Capathia Jenkins, along with three-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw, for this high energy tribute to the Queen of Soul. The show will include such iconic hits as Respect, Think, A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, and many others. Purchase tickets here .
Join the Joshua Group for Dancing with the Cars on November 2 at 6 PM at the AACA Museum in Hershey. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, program, and live music for a fun night with dancing among the cars. Reserve tickets here .
Mark your calendar for the American Lung Association’s 6 th Annual LUNG FORCE Walk on November 2 on City Island. Register as a team, individual, virtual walker, or volunteer! Proceeds and donations go towards clinical trials, access to lung cancer screenings and asthma care, development of treatments and cures, tobacco and air pollution regulation, and community education. For more information, questions, or how YOU can help, contact Janise Bankard , Development Director, at Janise.bankard@lung.org or 717-971-1118 or visit our website .
Want to help end or prevent homelessness? Join us on November 7 at 5:30 PM at Best Western Premier for United In Love. This is the annual celebration banquet of Christian Churches United and its HELP Ministries and Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven Programs. LHA graduate Joseph Robinson Jr. of the MLK Leadership Development Institute will inspire us to work together while opening our hearts to our neighbors in need. The evening will feature a fun, interactive reception with silent auction and music by Celtic folk band Seasons, along with inspiring stories of lives changed. Tickets and table sponsorships available at www.UnitedInLoveBanquet.org or by calling (717) 230-9550.
TFEC - The Fund for Women & Girls presents the Power of the Purse Auction on November 8 from 11:30 AM - 2 PM at the Sheraton - Hershey Hotel . Start your weekend early and come ready to shop. Festivities include purse silent auction, cash bar & plated luncheon, “Women in Philanthropy” award presentation and “Dream Team” induction. Buy tickets here .

Each year at the Power of the Purse fundraiser, the Fund for Women & Girls honors local women who are philanthropists through two awards – the Rising Philanthropists Award and the Karen F. Snider Women in Philanthropy Award. Submissions due October 15 . Nominate a local philanthropist today! 
J oin Harrisburg Young Professionals and TheBurg as we showcase 20 of Harrisburg’s young people making a meaningful impact on their community and their workplaces. November 13 from 5:30-8 PM at the Scottish Rite Cathedral . We will start the night with a cocktail hour, followed by a buffet and awards ceremony. Proceeds support HYP and our Emerging Philanthropist Program. Register here .
The 25th class of the Executive Leadership Series , Leadership Harrisburg Area, will graduate on November 15. The celebration begins at 11:30 AM at the Conference Center at Central Penn College . The Class of 2019 includes new-to-the-area executives as well as longer-term Central PA residents who have recently moved into executive positions. Members of the Class of 2019 join over 379 alumni who have graduated from the Executive Leadership Series.  Register here .   
The Partnership for Better Health presents Fundraising Training with Chad Barger, CFRE, from Productive Fundraising . Mark your calendars for November 18 . Fundraising Tune-Up from 10-11:30 AM, Networking Luncheon from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM and Fundraising Solution Room 12:30-1:30 PM. Register here .
The Mental Wellness Association presents the 2019 National Conference, November 21-22 at the Radisson Harrisburg . Register here .
Are you looking for fun fall activities that your family can enjoy? Check out the Fall Calendar of events from Dauphin County Parks and Recreation .
Board Strong is a new program of Leadership Harrisburg Area that was made possible through a partnership with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This 90 minute video series addresses: the roles & responsibilities of non-profit board members; the financial oversight, fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of non-profit board members; non-profit board members’ role in fundraising; tips for non-profit board member to effectively tell the organization’s story; and tips for engaging high performing board. Anyone who is considering serving on a non-profit board; or who is already serving on a non-profit board will gain valuable insights from the experienced non-profit leaders featured in this video. To begin your certification process, click here .
Minimize Conflict! Maximize Your Attendance! 
You plan, you prepare, you promote your event...then you learn that another big fundraiser is being held during your event! Eventsavvy provides a centralized location for organizations in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties to post upcoming events, so that other groups have the information they need to avoid using the same date whenever possible.  Visit eventsavvy.org for more details and to post your group's events. 
Join us for RKL 's Not-for-Profit Forum on October 22 at Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster from 8 AM-3:30 PM . Hear from RKL and industry experts on how to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome challenges and come away with strategies to develop a game plan to minimize your fraud risk, adopt successful fundraising techniques, avoid common legal pitfalls and maximize your recruiting and retention efforts. Five credits available. Register here .
P ANO is offering the following webinars in October.

From Audit to Redesign : The Complete Nonprofit Website Toolkit - Thursdays October 3-31 at 1 PM . 5-Part Idealware Web Series. Register here .

Isn't Technology Supposed to Make Collaboration Easier? - October 10 at 10 AM - Free webinar. Register here .

Growing Your Sponsorship Revenue - October 22 at 1 PM . Register here .

Ouch...Benefits Pain Points - October 24 at 10 AM - Free webinar. Register here .

Get Mindful for the Holidays - Fridays, November 1-December 13. A 6-part interactive web series. Register here .
Looking for a meeting space for your non-profit or community organization? Orrstown Bank is proud to share its 1600 square foot Zullinger-Coy Community Room with organizations in the community at no charge. Located at 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, our newly renovated office building features a sizable room ideal for presentations, meetings or special gatherings. The 100 person capacity room is equipped with Wi-Fi, audio-video (AV), a large drop down screen and a podium. Catering access is also a benefit of the facility. Contact Amy Strohm at Orrstown Bank at 717-530-3548 to reserve the room for one-time or recurring use.
The Community Caller is emailed to over 1800 subscribers on a regular schedule during the first week of every month. The goal of the publication is to match people and resources with service opportunities and missions & programs that benefit the community. Announcements are placed primarily by non profit organizations, educational institutions, and other community organizations. If you would like to include an event or announcement in the next issue, please feel free to contact LHA with detailed information including:
  • Organization Website
  • Contact Name, Phone Number and Email
  • Date of Event
  • Specific Request
  • Description
  • Attach a flyer of the event, if applicable
Send submissions to Ann Myers  via email at  special@leadershipharrisburg.org  or call 717-216-5200. All content is subject to approval by LHA and may be edited for space.
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