Posts by Orion

Affordable Housing

Joe has traveled the road of being homeless. Now that he is safely housed, he finds his calling is to help connect others in need. Click here to read his interview in the Philadelphia Inquirer and learn more about how Phoenixville is helping people understand the pressing need for affordable housing for all of our…

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Orion’s Tree of Hope

Please help Orion win a generous donation by voting for our tree by December 17th! Wrapped with ribbon that reads “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, adorned with ornaments that have photos and testimonials of friends whom we have helped through tough times, sprinkled with the glittery words “Hope” throughout, and topped with Orion’s signature gold star, this…

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Warmth for All – THANK YOU!

What an AMAZING community! Thank you to everyone who donated to help our neighbors stay warm this winter. The response was incredible! Because of YOU so many of our friends have found just the right coat, blanket, socks, scarf or hat and have a new reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving! Thank you to¬†Charlie Frey’s…

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Two Winners Going to JAMAICA!

Congratulations to our TWO winners of a week in JAMAICA! Many THANKS to The Magazzenis for the donating this AMAZING raffle prize! Drawing was held on OCTOBER 18th at MUSIC for EVERYONE 1st – Villa for 6 people 2nd – Cottage for 4 people Lookout Cove, Little Bay, Jamaica “A truly relaxing vacation, where you…

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MUSIC for EVERYONE

Oh what a night of beautiful voices in song and friendship! Many thanks to our performers – Cory O’Niell Walker – Vocal Studio, Veronica Chapman-Smith, Soprano and Reese Revak as well as our pre-concert performer Paul Dake – Musician and ALL of our guests that celebrated community with us. It truly was an evening to…

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Kudos to Phoenixville Borough Council!

It’s being called a ‘national crisis’. Whether buying or renting, the monthly costs for housing are going up across the US. Over 500,000 people nationally are homeless on any given night. Phoenixville is ahead of the curve in responding to the need for low priced homes. Last winter the Affordable Housing Task Force, led by…

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Touched by STARS*

After a full year in operation, the STARS* team has been able to assess the program’s first year. During the preceding 12 months, the STARS* staff and volunteers (teachers, computer specialists and book enthusiasts) worked with 58 families (117 children & 19 parents), gifted 65 computers and over 1600 children’s books! One young man had…

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Buddies

Francis, recovering nicely from knee surgery, goes for a walk with his buddy, Glenn. Most Thursdays and Fridays Glenn can be found at Orion’s front desk answering the phone and greeting clients. And every week, Francis comes to visit and chat with him about everything from the weather to his latest catch while fishing in…

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Excitement is Building…

Registrations are growing & teams are coming together for Orion’s first 5K/1M Run, Walk n’ Roll on the beautiful grounds of the University of Valley Forge and Charlestown Township on Sept 9th! Orion’s front window is all decked out and ready for the fun. Runners, walkers, people pushing strollers and those in wheelchairs are all…

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Lending a Hand

Tom decided to walk to Phoenixville from Ohio because he was starting to get out of shape and wanted to lose weight. He shared that he has been traveling state to state for the past 25 years. Now with a deep cough he knew he needed to get out of the rain and get home.…

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