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PANO exists to support the incredible work you do and to spotlight the incredible work of the sector. Check out the stories of our members below and share your stories with us!

Advocacy Stories

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YWCA Tri-County Area Voter Registration Drive

Stacey Woodland, Executive Director, YWCA Tri-County Area shares their story about their first ever voter registration drive on September 23, National Voter Registation Day. Stacey shares the YWCA's biggest success, including registering first-time voters ages 18 to 75, the lessons they learned and their impact.

Listen to the YWCA Tri-County Area's story now!

Collaboration Stories

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One Day Food & Fundraising Collaborative Project

On November 6, 2014, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Wegmans Food Markets and WITF held their seventh special one-day fundraising and food-raising project. This collaborative project raised more than $30,000 for WITF, resulting in a match of more than 20,000 pounds of food from Wegmans for the Food Bank!

Listen to PANO Member,Joe Arthur, Executive Director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank share his thoughts on the collaboration!


Hope Within Ministries - Creating Successful Collaborations

Hope Within Ministries operates the Hope Within Community Health Center and the Hope Within Counseling Services collaboratively with community partners to offer free healthcare services to eligible individuals living in Lancaster and Dauphin County.

Listen to Donita Sturgis, President, Hope Within Ministries share her thoughts on creating successful collaboration!

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SARCC of Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties and The Children's Resource Center

In 2014 The Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC) in Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties, PinnacleHealth Children's Resource Center, Good Samaritan Health System, County of Lebanon Children & Youth Services and the District Attorney's Office partnered to open the Pinnacle Health Children's Resource Center in Lebanon.

Check out this interview with Jenny Murphy-Shifflet, President/CEO, SARCC of Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties and Lynn Carson, Center Manager, Children's Resource Center to hear about this successful collaboration!

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DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre and Autism York

In the spring of 2014 DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre partnered with Autism York to create Sensory Friendly Performances designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families with children or adults with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Check out this interview with Ann Davis, Executive Director, DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre to hear about this successful collaboration!

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    Megan Shreve, Executive Director, South Central Community Action Program, shared her collaboration story.

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Standards for Excellence Impact Stories

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"It is not an easy task to pass the standards, but with the PANO staff assistance, all who are willing can become accredited. It is a great way to run an ethical and transparent operation. It is also an opportunity to have better results with their grant writing; we have boosted the yes’s from no’s, in receiving local grants from various municipalities" Kay Washington, Senior Executive Director, PathStone

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