Arch Street Center News

Member of the Month: December Edition
Shirl, member since 2022   Each month, the members vote to see who will be chosen as the “Member of the Month.” For that month, the chosen member will get to eat lunch first every day, have a special lunch with the executive director at a restaurant of their choosing, and have a social media profile. They will also serve as a “first friend” to help new members as they acclimate to the Center.
Shirl has been a member for a very short amount of time. She has shown in her short time as a member the kind of attitude of gratitude we love to see in members. She participates in a variety of activities, helps out with chores and projects, and loves to be part of the giving culture of the Center. We are delighted to name Shirl the December Member of the Month. Congratulations, Shirl!        What is something you like about Arch Street Center? 
I feel so welcome here. I love it. There is always something to do and everyone is friendly.
What is your favorite hobby?
I love to go for walks and reading books.

What is one word you would use to describe Arch Street.
Arch Street is a blessing to me.

If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would you go? 
I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii.
What does Arch Street Center mean to you? 
Arch Street Center is a great place to hang out. I’ve met so many new friends here at the Center. I feel safe here – I feel like I belong.
What is your favorite movie?
Under the Tuscan Sun and 310 to Yuma with Russell Crowe.       Thank you for GIVING EXTRA to Arch Street Center on November 18th!
We raised over $50,000 in 24 hours! That’s amazing and we couldn’t have done it without your generous support!    Would you like to help Santa this year and be a Secret Santa for an Arch Street Center member? It’s easy! Contact Susanne to claim your member, and if you don’t feel like shopping, you can donate a gift card. Many of our members request them and in the event a member shows up who didn’t sign up for a gift, we’ll have something to give them that we know they will enjoy.
Suggested gift cards: Amazon Walmart McDonald’s (or other restaurants) Five Below CVS Giant Goodwill Gift cards can be in $5, $10, $15, $20, or $25, and we can mix and match to give each member a gift that is equivalent to our $25 maximum. All gifts need to be delivered to Arch Street Center (629 N Market Street) by December 22nd. Toiletries Needed! One of the many benefits of being an Arch Street member is that we offer hygiene products for use while in the Center or to take home with them. (Did you know we have a private shower our members can use?)
The toiletries we are in need of are: Deodorant Hand Soap Lip Balm Paper Towels Shower Gel Tissues Toilet Paper Toothbrushes Toothpaste All donations can be delivered to Arch Street Center (629 N Market Street) during regular Center

hours (M-F 10am-6:30pm/S-S noon-6:00pm).  

Save the Date for Arch Street Center’s Fishbowl Fundraiser!

Sponsorship Opportunities are available now. Contact Susanne or Ed to claim your spot!   Fishbowl Sponsorship Opportunities

Arch Street Center is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Lancaster, PA supporting the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness by providing support, recreation, and meals in a safe and nurturing environment. For more information on our services, contact Arch Street Center at or 717-392-8536.

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