Community Spirit

CARING UNLIMITED SET TO HONOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

24th Annual Candlelight Vigil Schedule for Wednesday, October 3

Since 1987 the month of October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).  With this recognition, October is a time when Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program, works to increase awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in York County.

On Wednesday, October 3, Caring Unlimited will begin its recognition of DVAM with the first of many special events; the 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Speak Out at 6:00pm in Central Park in Sanford (rain or shine, there will be overhead coverage in the event of rain).  Caring Unlimited will gather with members of the community in support of survivors of domestic violence, and to honor the 7 victims of domestic violence whose lives have been taken over the past year.   

Caring Unlimited will host a number of other spe

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

 

Breast cancer survivor and Cumberland Foreside resident, Laurie Hyndman, pays it forward.

“We are grateful for Laurie’s energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Center,” says Michele Johns, Executive Director of the Cancer Community Center (CCC) of Laurie’s recent appointment to the Center’s Board of Directors and ongoing support of the CCC.

“I walked out of my doctor’s office having just had the diagnosis confirmed. I had breast cancer,” says Hyndman. “I drove straight to the Cancer Community Center to sit down with my pal, Michele Johns. I hadn’t been there before, but I knew what the center did. Needless to say, I never ever thought I’d need the CCC’s services. Michele armed me with literature about breast cancer, shared the many program offerings that might help me on my journey and, most importantly, offered her love and support. What a difference that can make.

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer.

I’m doing things a bit differently for Philanthropy Friday today. I’m putting you up to a challenge.

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

"Our Theatre Company" dedicates their performance to raising awareness of domestic violence

"Our Theatre Company" dedicates their performance to raising awareness of domestic violence

Our Theatre Company (OTC) is performing the dark comedy, Little Shop of Horrors. In the show, some light humor is made at abusive relationships, but domestic abuse is a very serious issue.

Caring Unlimited http://www.caring-unlimited.org/ works with the community to end domestic violence in York County. This includes providing support and safe haven to women, their children and men whose lives are affected by domestic abuse in a manner that honors their essential worth, nurtures their inherent strengths and respects their right of self-determination.

To show support, OTC has partnered with Caring Unlimited to help raise awareness about their organization and collect items they need for their organization.