MUSIC for EVERYONE – Oct 20th

MUSIC for EVERYONE - Oct 20thJoin us in Celebrating Community with MUSIC for EVERYONE!

Featuring local phenomenon, Julia Chalfin (Soprano)

Cory O’Niell Walker (Tenor)

Dr. Matthew Brower (Pianist)

Mash Up Hits including
Beyoncé, Bizet, The Beatles, Bernstein & More!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7pm

The Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA

Buy Your Tickets Online Now or
call us at 610-415-1140 to order yours today!

 

5k/10k Trail Run/Walk & Wellness Fair

KWS-ORIONKimberton Waldorf School’s
4th Annual French Creek 5k/10k Trail Run/Walk, 1 Mile Stroll & Roll and Wellness Fair

5k Nature Walk, and 1 mile Stroll & Roll
Sunday, October 9, 2016
410 W. Seven Stars Rd.
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460

Registration Form
8:30 am – On-site registration opens
9:00 am – Kids Fun Run
9:30 am – 1 mile Stroll & Roll $20
10:00 am – 5k Trail Run/Walk $30
10:00 am – 10k Trail Run $35

Sponsorship and Booth Registration Form

This year we are partnering with Orion Communities in Phoenixville to raise awareness and funds for the ‘Hungry & Homeless’ in Phoenixville and surrounding communities.  We’ll add a 1 mile noncompetitive Stroller & Wheelchair run/walk along paved sidewalks and driveways on campus.  Trail Runner’s will enjoy our beautiful French Creek Conservation Trails on campus, while traversing the banks of French Creek and over clean water tributaries, within our breathtaking hardwood forests and plethora of native plant-life.  Our Event will include a Wellness Fair (30+ vendors), free lunch for registrants, free massages, free healthy snacks, live music, cash prizes for top male & female finishers, raffles, free children’s activities, free Kid’s Fun Run, and custom made vendor T-shirts.  Performance T-shirts for pre-registrants, and 100% cotton T-shirts for same-day registrants while supplies last. For more information call 484-364-9412.

THANK YOU to the Kimberton Waldorf School for partnering with Orion Communities to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness.

 

Chamber & Foundations Celebrate Orion

Left to right: Keith Burress - Orion Board VP, Beth Briglia - Chester County Community Foundation VP, Jessica Capistrant - Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Ken George – Orion Board President, Rebeca Romain - Orion Board Past President, Lou Beccaria, PhD - Phoenixville Community Health Foundation President/CEO, Kris Keller – Orion Executive Director, Jim Kovaleski - President Phoenixville Borough Council.  ~Photo by Phoenixville Photography

Left to right: Keith Burress – Orion Board VP, Beth Briglia – Chester County Community Foundation VP, Jessica Capistrant – Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Ken George – Orion Board President, Rebeca Romain – Orion Board Past President, Lou Beccaria, PhD – Phoenixville Community Health Foundation President/CEO, Kris Keller – Orion Executive Director, Jim Kovaleski – President Phoenixville Borough Council.
~Photo by Phoenixville Photography

The Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce led a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize the new office and growth of Orion Communities, a non-profit that serves the most vulnerable neighbors in the greater Phoenixville area.

Participating in the ribbon cutting event were two Chester County foundations that have been instrumental in Orion’s growth.

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation provided a technology grant to update office technology as well as help with the implementation of a new web-based data management system.

The Chester County Community Foundation awarded Orion a ‘capacity building’ grant for several items including marketing materials, Orion’s first Annual Report and improvements to the physical office due to the dramatic increase in clients in the preceding year.

Orion Communities believes everyone is entitled to life’s basic essentials of shelter, food, clothing, transportation and medical services. With the support of generous donors and volunteers, Orion is able to increase their impact in serving those experiencing hardships in the community.

Phoenixville Chamber Ribbon Cutting & Open House June 8

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Join the Phoenixville Chamber and Orion Communities for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! The Open House will be from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and is a perfect time to get to know Orion and the various services it provides, while the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be 4:00 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at this event, but don’t fill up on those too much – Orion Communities is partnering with Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville that day for a Give 20 promotion!

Get your coupon here:
http://orioncommunities.org/dine-at-iron-hill-on-june-8-support-orion/

Dine at Iron Hill on June 8 & Support Orion!

Dine at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville Any Time of Day on Wednesday, June 8 and 20% of Your Food Bill Will Go To Support Orion Communities!
Click to print the coupon below, stop by our office at 237 Bridge St or give us a call
at 610-415-1140 and we’d be happy to mail it to you. Thank you!Iron Hill Coupon

Night of Music & Stories – May 5

Night-Music-StoriesGreat food, great music, great cause!

Join us at the Kimberton Inn for hors d’oeuvres, a carving station and more while local singer Liz Faranda and her fiancé and professional pianist Derek Maninfior entertain with show tunes to classical music to benefit Orion in supporting our most vulnerable neighbors.

Tickets are going fast! Call 610-415-1140 or go to our website today!

http://orioncommunities.org/night-of-music/

OPEN HOUSE – April 13, 4pm – 7pm

Please join us for our OPEN HOUSE ON APRIL 13 between 4pm – 7pm
Refreshments Provided

If you can’t make it on Wednesday, please stop by during our office hours Mon – Fri 9am-2pm or Tue & Thurs 6pm-8pm, we’d love to give you the tour.

Get to know the new Orion!
237 Bridge Street
Phoenixvile, PA  19460
610-415-1140

Emergency Fund for the Hungry and Homeless

PHOENIXVILLE—Thank you to everyone for all of the warm clothing and food donations at Warmth for All! Your generosity is appreciated by so many of your neighbors!

As you know, winter is the hardest time for people in poverty and families who are one crisis away from poverty. Inspired by Giving Tuesday and avoiding Black Friday, a friend of Orion launched a fundraiser for our Emergency Fund to support our neighbors in need through the winter. All of the donations to this fund go directly to the people in need with guidance and support from our case managers.

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Details from the Emergency Fund campaign below:
Orion Communities provides support for individuals and families who are suffering from hunger, homeslessness, job insecurity and have sadly fallen through the cracks of our support programs.

We are 100% donor funded (yes, people like you send us anything from $5 to a few hundred) to provide a safe haven for people who have nowhere else to turn, often referred to as the poorest of the poor. We are neighbors helping neighbors. And since we don’t accept government funding and have volunteer case managers, your donations go right to the people who need it the most.

Last weekend, members of our community gathered to donate winter clothes, blankets and food to share with those in need, now we are asking you for a contribution, not matter how small, to our emergency fund.

What is the Emergency Fund?
Someone has lost their job and can’t pay the heating bill for their home, we help them out to make sure their family doesn’t freeze.
Someone just got a new job, but to keep it they have to get there and have no car, we give them enough bus tokens to make it to the next paycheck.
Unexpected medical bills have left too little money to feed their children.

There are so many more scenarios that seem to be little things that most of us don’t think of, but can leave someone with limited income stranded and hopeless wondering how to take care of life’s basic essentials.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, and if you need more information or know someone who needs assistance, please call us: 610-415-1140

Chester County National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week: Nov 12 – 21

The purpose of Chester County National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is to bring greater awareness of the problems of hunger and homelessness nationally and locally to the residents of Chester County

Vision of Chester County National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is for Stakeholders in partnership throughout Chester County to work together to increase the community’s awareness of hunger and homelessness through plan activities, programs and news media events. Each event is to help the residents of Chester County realize the difficulties that the hungry and homeless persons face daily and ways in which they can help.

https://www.facebook.com/ChesterCountyNHHAW