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Tackling Every Step

September 20th, 2021|

It doesn’t matter if a child at the Masonic Children’s Home is in the transition process of their first week at the children’s home or their first week in college; Donna Shaffer, educational coordinator, is eager to tackle each educational step along the way. 

The New “Glue”

July 25th, 2021|

The social worker at the Masonic Children’s Home is “the glue that holds everything together.” Alison Izer-Bowman is now that “glue.”

Stepping Into New Shoes

March 18th, 2021|

Mark Kurzenknabe is a familiar face at the Masonic Children’s Home. Though he was only recently named director of children’s services, upon Ginny Migrala’s retirement in December 2020, he has been leaving an impact on the lives of many for more than 20 years.

Director Ginny Migrala Retires After 42 Years of Service

March 11th, 2021|

Ginny Migrala has impacted the lives of hundreds of children through her dedication and hard work at the children’s home. She retired in December 2020 after 42 years of service, most recently serving as director for 13 years. During her time at the children’s home, Ginny also served as a house parent, coordinator of family [...]

Finding Fulfillment on a Whim

March 11th, 2021|

Growing up, Hope Painter attended Elizabethtown Area School District and had friends and classmates who lived at the children’s home. After studying early childhood education, Hope applied to become a house parent at the children’s home on a whim, out of curiosity. “I was hesitant, as I hadn’t worked outside the home since having my [...]

A Brotherly Bond

March 11th, 2021|

There’s nothing stronger than a bond between brothers, especially brothers who have overcome struggles together. While Eriyah (pictured above, right) and Emmet (pictured above, left) were only 10 and 8 years old when they came to the children’s home, they remember quite a bit about their home life in the outskirts of Philadelphia. “My mom [...]

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