Making A Difference

Equi-librium  A horse, of course, and more

Equi-librium A horse, of course, and more

A really cool therapy center occupies 18 lush acres of farmland along Fehr Rd. in Nazareth. Stop in sometime, and you’ll see people of all ages – who’ve been affected by physical, mental or behavioral disabilities – striving to maximize their quality-of-life. It’s called Equi-librium, and (in various incarnations) it’s been an important part of the Lehigh Valley therapy sc... »

Miles of Smiles

Miles of Smiles

For years children were coming to Lehigh Valley Health Network’s dental clinic at 17th and Chew Streets for regular check-up visits but few returned for restorations, extractions or more serious cases. When parents were asked why they didn’t bring their children back for much needed follow-up the response was often, “I couldn’t take any more time off from work.”  Often the... »

The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association

The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association

By Liz Reph The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association, or GLVMA, is a non-profit community based arts organization dedicated to supporting local musicians and helping develop the Valley’s music scene. “Our mission is to create and deliver positive experiences through music, with a focus on honoring and developing our youth,” said Ricardo Flores, GLVMA President. “We beli... »

No Kill Lehigh Valley

No Kill Lehigh Valley

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio Few things are as cute and cuddly as cats and dogs, two of America’s favorite pets. For many of us who have pets at home, love at first sight – not to mention unconditional love – truly does exist. That special bond typically sparks when we first bring a pet into the home and continues to grow stronger over the years shared together as a family. No ... »

ProJeCt of Easton

ProJeCt of Easton

by Liz Reph In the spring of 1968 America was in turmoil. Demonstrations protesting the war in Vietnam and the draft, that many believed unfairly targeted poor and minority people, were erupting throughout the nation, while racial tensions, already frayed from years of Civil Rights struggles, were becoming increasingly volatile. In April of 1968, this explosive atmosphere ... »

Judith Adele Agentis Charitable Foundation

Judith Adele Agentis Charitable Foundation

by Ann Wlazelek Contrary to American economist Milton Friedman’s warning, there is a free lunch: It happens every Thursday at St. Luke’s Hospice in Lower Saucon Township. There, about 30 family members and staffers gather round a table for pizza, homemade soup or even a gourmet meal from some of the Lehigh Valley’s finest restaurants, including the Apollo Grill and Emeril’... »

Camelot for Children

Camelot for Children

By Liz Reph It’s a place where kids can momentarily forget about the endless routines of hospitals, doctors and medication… a place where parents can connect with one another over their shared fears and difficulties… a place where all of them can come together and realize that they are not alone in their struggles. This place is Camelot for Children – a non-profit organiza... »

Judith’s Reading Room

Judith’s Reading Room

By Kathryn Finegan Clark An American soldier in Afghanistan carries a book he’s reading – and another, for younger eyes, to give to a small child. A mother in Allentown, who can barely afford food, accepts a book to read to her pre-school child. Another holds a new board book she promises to read to her baby. A patient in a hospital chooses a book from a special red librar... »

A Safe Haven for Horses

A Safe Haven for Horses

By Kathryn Finegan Clark Rescuing a horse from slaughter and finding a good home for the animal is actually what she lives for. It’s also a happy ending, although a bit different, from a wish she had as a child – a pony. Now Laurie Wuchter and her husband, Dan, who shares an enduring passion for horses and ponies, own Chincoteague ponies named Apple Jack and Brownie, and a... »

Paper Bag Child

Paper Bag Child

By Nancy Moffett As children grow up, they also grow out… out of their clothes, out of their toys, out of their strollers, their play yards and high chairs. Meanwhile, many non-profit organizations across the Lehigh Valley are looking for just these outgrown items for the children they serve. Putting the donor and the organization together is the mission of Paper Bag Child... »

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