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Homelessness in Lower Bucks Continues to Rise

January 19, 2015 | Amanda Kuehnle | LevittownNow.com

On bitter winter nights when the wind-chill sets the temperature below 26 degrees, you’ll find a bustling, underground network of volunteers appearing from across Bucks County.

They ditch the comforts of their warm homes to brace the freezing cold, where they’ll spend their nights bringing those inside not as lucky as them.

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Warming Hearts and Bodies on Dr. King’s Birthday

January 19, 2015 | Jo Ciavaglia | Bucks County Courier Times

Call it a coat drive fit for a King.

Upstairs, a joyful noise shook the walls at the Norton Avenue First Baptist Church on Monday night during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Community Service. In the basement of the Bristol Township church, more than 100 donated coats waited for bodies to warm.

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Letter of Intent: Fairless Hills Student Helps the Homeless

January 18, 2015 | Matt Schickling | The Midweek Wire

Most kids try to talk their way into a later bedtime or higher allowance, but Aaron Hammer decided to use his rhetorical skills for a different purpose.

Before the holidays, the eight-year-old from Fairless Hills was assigned in school to write a persuasive letter. He chose to convince his parents to help him help the homeless.

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Third-Grader Aids Homeless

January 15, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Just before the holidays, 8-year-old Aaron Hammer of Fairless Hills was given an assignment in school to write a persuasive letter.

The third-grader took this opportunity to beg his parents for an experience that, in his words, would be the time of his life. When the letter made its way home among piles of homework and papers, Aaron’s parents were astounded by their son’s request…

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Bowlers Chip In for Buck Up Bucks

January 12, 2015 | Angie Mountain | Bucks County Courier Times

The Edgewood Ladies Bowling League collected $67 for the Buck Up Bucks campaign.

The league bowls at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Morrisville Lanes.

Buck Up Bucks raised $60,000 to buy a handicapped-accessible bus for Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need. The remaining money from the campaign will be used to renovate bathrooms at Family Service Association’s Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Bristol Township.

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Community Calendar: CONTACT Helpline

January 12, 2015 | Bucks County Courier Times

Provide anonymous, confidential telephone assistance and respond to calls on local helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Following training, volunteers are responsible for answering phones in either the Bucks or Montgomery county phone room locations for one 4-hour shift each week. Training provided. Ellen 215-757-6916 ext. 202.

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Community Calendar: Suicide Prevention Steering Committee

January 12, 2015 | Bucks County Courier Times

Family Service Association of Bucks County is seeking additional members for its steering committee that shapes, informs and enhances community-wide suicide prevention efforts. Participants must have suffered the loss of a family members as a result of suicide. Nancie Miller, 215-757-6916, ext 205 or nmiller@fsabc.org.

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Eight-Year-Old Persuades Parents to Let Him Help Homeless

January 08, 2015 | Family Service Press Release

Just before the holidays, eight-year-old Aaron Hammer of Fairless Hills was given an assignment in school to write a persuasive letter. The third grader took this opportunity to beg his parents for an experience that, in his words, would be the time of his life. When the letter made its way home among piles of homework and papers, Aaron’s parents were astounded by their son’s request:

“Mom and Dad…About the fresh lemonade stand, I have to do it. I’ve got a perfect plan. You can hold a tray of lemonade and we can go around the neighborhood. I can say: ‘Would you like to help the homeless shelter by buying lemonade?’ I really need to do it! I really, really, really, really want to do it. I really do. I’ll do anything to earn for it. I want to help the homeless badly. I will even stop fighting with my sister Kaylin. It will be the best time of my life.”

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Foundations Community Partnership Awards $210,000 in Grants

January 08, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Foundations Community Partnership’s board of directors has announced the distribution of $210,000 in grant funding to support 19 Bucks County nonprofit organizations and the families they serve.

The grant program is an integral part of Foundations’ mission to improve the lives of youth and their families in Bucks County. The grants included $100,000 in Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG), $60,000 in Capital Grants and a $50,000 Target Funding Grant.

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Bucks Links Remembers King through Service

January 08, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of hope and social justice rings with honor in Central Bucks County.

For more than a decade, the Bucks County (PA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has joined forces with the historic Second Baptist Church of Doylestown to celebrate the legacy of a man who defined a movement by actively giving to communities in need.

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