Many times “your story” can be better told by someone else. Being seen through the eyes of others gives new perspective and insight that we may not observe or overlook when we narrate our own story.
We asked volunteers, Board members, clients, and community service partners to answer a few questions about ACT in Faith. Their words will be shared with you in this and future newsletters, web, and Facebook communications in hopes that you will see something new when you read our story in their words.
Here’s how volunteer, Mary Alice James, answered…Have you learned anything about our neighbors in need through your work with Act in Faith?
“My work at ACT in Faith has made me aware of the breadth and depth of the areas of need. It goes way beyond food and housing. Whether it is tokens to get to a new job, help paying an electric bill, finding a security deposit for a place to live, having money to pay the fee to get a drivers license for a job, phone minutes so that prospective employers can get in touch, being able to get household and personal items for cleanliness (I had not realized that these are not availablewith food stamps), help with resumes for job applications, etc… The picture of poverty is so much larger than I had ever stopped to imagine.”
Mary Alice has been a volunteer for almost 3 years, supporting the organization in a multitude of ways, From filing and mailings to stocking the Community Cupboard shelves and assisting with cleint needs. She has truly helped our mission grow!
Thank you to all who voted for us by logging onto to DENNISMWALLACE.COM! Your collective efforts helped us win the $500 donation! And it goes without saying, we are very grateful to Dennis for his continued support.
2017 FOUNDER"S AWARD
The 2017 winner wasn't an individual but a group - First Crew from First Presbyterian Church. This wonderful group of men and women have had a monumental impact on ACT in Faith over the last 3 year by assisting with transport of both office and cleint furnature, assisting with the painting and move into our new office space, donating toilet paper monthly, collecting socks, contributing auction baskets to Chef's Best, bi-monthly food transport from the Chester Co Food Bank to our Community Cupboard, and staffing the Community Cup[board every Tuesday. Pictured above, First Crew members Howard Lebold and Steve Soulas accept the award on behalf of the entire Crew.
MERCATO VOTED "BEST OF CHEF'S BEST" 2017
Chef's Best 2017 was an overwhelming success raising close to $32,000! Over 180 guests feasted on some of the area's best dishes and desserts, thoroughly enjoying the event at it's new WCU Foundation Center venue. These funds will allow us to the much-needed gap services and support needed by so many in our community. ACT in Faith is honored and blessed to have the support of the 2017 restaurant competitors, dessert donors, and long list of corporate and individual sponsors.