The 2019 Extraordinary Give raised more than $10 million for nonprofits throughout Lancaster County.
In the Southern End, it also worked to achieve a less well-known goal - increase visibility of nonprofits' and the work they do.
Opening the door to a new profession
Levi Roop is continuing to work at one trade while he is embarking on a new profession.
The East Petersburg resident is still working as an auto body technician, a trade he's had for a decade. "I enjoy working with my hands," he said last week.
On Tuesday, September 24, he spent his first day as a counselor at Quarryville's New Hope Community Life Ministry. He will be working there every Tuesday and acquiring the hours he needs to be licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.
They would rather not use the 'B' word.
"People don't want to talk about budgets," said Todd Capitao, a division manager for Tabor Community Services.
Clients may prefer to talk about a spending and saving plan, but developing a budget is the main goal, Capitao said.
More than a food bank
Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is best known for its emergency food programs.
The nonprofit operates the Solanco Food Bank for families in need and also runs the weekly SWEEP food program for hungry children in the region.