IN OUR COMMUNITY
People come first with RE/MAX Pinnacle and we believe that it is important to be involved in our local community, both professionally and philanthropically. Below are just a few of the local organizations we are involved with.
ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITIES THAT CARE
Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) has been working in Elizabethtown since 1999 when a group of concerned community citizens came together to try to figure out how to address what were perceived as escalating adolescent problems in the community. This group of concerned citizens looked to national and state expertise for answers. What was working in other communities? What would work in Elizabethtown? The Communities That Care (CTC) model was the answer.
CTC was being implemented in communities across the nation and across Pennsylvania with good results. At the time CTC was being implemented in over 127 communities right here in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and then Governor Ridge felt so strongly about the positive results obtainable that they made it possible for local communities to implement CTC by providing training, technical assistance, materials, and dollars to get CTCs started.
DOVE YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS
DOVE began as a youth movement in the 1970’s when Larry and Laverne Kreider started ministering in low-income neighborhoods throughout Lancaster County. The Kreider’s witnessed dozens of youth of the region begin to give their lives to Christ. Momentum grew as this group multiplied and, by 1980, DOVE Christian Fellowship was formed. Fast forward to today and we are now a network of churches across the USA, yet we continue to yearn to see the next generation equipped and empowered for Jesus. DOVE USA Youth functions to serve as a resource and encouragement to our youth leaders across the USA throughout the year. Each year we hold events that gather our youth and create opportunities for the young people of DOVE to discover who God is, who He says they are, and how God has equipped them to participate in the Kingdom.
TLC/Veterans' Victory House Lancaster is a 52 room short-term housing facility located in the heart of downtown Lancaster City. The focus of the TLC program is to end the cycle of homelessness and each household must be committed to the goal of finding permanent housing upon enrollment into the TLC program. At TLC, we refer to the housing process as the TLC Bridges to Housing program.
The TLC Bridges to Housing Program is an innovative housing approach based on nationally recognized, evidence-based models, including a Housing First Model of homeless services delivery and a Trauma-Informed Care model of practice. Guided by a case manager, each TLC Participant/Household engages in a program that focuses as needed on four main areas of development including: development of an Individualized Housing Plan (IHP), Budgeting, a Life Long Learning Program of developmental classes provided in the context of a Caring, Safe and Supportive Community. Each area of the TLC program combines to provide the foundation for success in achieving each participant’s housing goals.
As the only Level I pediatric trauma center between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, we offer more than 20 pediatric specialties in Hershey and more than 30 outpatient locations throughout Pennsylvania.
The Children’s Hospital is committed to providing children with the highest quality of treatment and support.
The hospital takes a holistic approach in caring for our patients, focusing on each child’s physical and emotional well being.
TABOR COMMUNITY SERVICES
Rebuilding Lives and Community
Tabor Community Services helps Lancaster County, PA residents by teaching them the skills they need to solve their housing and financial problems. Tabor has helped families find these solutions since 1968, and the organization continues to grow because its services develop with the needs of the county. Whether a client needs to move from a shelter or pay off a difficult mortgage, Tabor can help.
GHAR THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
In 1986, the Thanksgiving Food Drive started as a small community service project when the association decided to collect food and distribute it to needy families through local agencies.
The first year, 78 boxes of food were distributed. The Thanksgiving Food Drive has grown considerably, meeting our goal and distributing 1,000 turkeys and gift cards in 2019. Over the past 33 years, the Thanksgiving Food Drive has distributed 15,462 meals in the greater Harrisburg area.
Each year, the generosity of our REALTOR® and affiliate members who support the Food Drive makes it the huge success it is.
THE BRIDGE YOUTH CENTER
Each evening many youth come to enjoy basketball, kickball, and dodge ball in the gym or to play pool, foosball, video and board games in the recreation room. In January 2016 we also started serving hot, nutritious meals on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Our programs, designed for different age groups, also include a share time during which students enjoy discussing many important issues regarding faith, life and stories from the Bible. All this is done with our biggest asset, our caring, positive volunteers, who want to give back into our community by providing a loving, safe and accepting place for all youth.