Navigating the choppy waters of adolescence has never been easy. "Fitting in" ranks high on the popularity scale. So when your appearance or self-identity is different, whether by choice or circumstance, it takes a lot of courage to just be you.
Good Shepherd held its most successful annual Gala in the Garden fundraiser on Saturday, June 1, under the leadership of Gala Chairs Mike and Shelley Pessina, raising $329,000 for the Inpatient Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem.
By now, the "Faith and Fifty Cents" story of the first donation to Papa and Mama Raker's mission to serve "the least of these," is a familiar one. In the years since its founding in 1908, Good Shepherd's mission has, in deed and spirit, remained the same, strengthened by countless gifts large and small.
By the crunch of the leaves under our feet, it tells us that the change of the season is upon us and fall is here. I am quickly reminded of soft warm sweaters and fluffy scarfs on a cool day. I am more significantly reminded of the season of thanksgiving and gratitude.
The Women's Giving Circle celebrated 10 years of philanthropy supporting Good Shepherd's mission serving children and adults with disabilities on Thursday, June 20, at GatherMeetings & Events in Emmaus. Sixty-eight women came together for an evening of elegant hors d'oeuvres, dessert and camaraderie organized by Wendy Body. Anne Baum is this year's chair.