Six local organizations work together year round to provide services to the Southern End.
Now they're joining forces for a special event geared to raise funds to assist them with the work they do.
Five Southern End nonprofit organizations are among the groups that will participate in the Lancaster Community Foundation's Extraordinary Give program November 16.
The Solanco Education Foundation, New Hope Community Life Ministries, the Quarryville Library, and the Southern End Community Association have taken part for a number of years. This year, Neighborhood Ministries will join the effort.
Elementary school art is more than finger painting and using white glue to assemble paper cutouts.
This past school year, it's gone high tech.
Carrie Woody's students at Quarryville and Providence elementary schools have been using a pair of iPads to help them incorporate technology in their art projects.
Small books can have a big impact on a young reader's progress.
That's why the Solanco Education Foundation is raising money to buy more of them.
The books are designed to help young students learn to read.
"Each page is very predictable so a child who can't read can understand them. Each has a few very high frequency words in large type and those words are repeated so they are predictable," said foundation member and retired principal Bill Coble.