Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Best Christmas Open House Yet

Gemeinschaft Home, a 40-bed residential facility, is about to celebrate its 30th year
Gemeinschaft Home is having what looks like its best year in all of its 30-year history.

As a long time board member, I am happy to invite you hear more at the 2014 Christmas Reception and Open House this Sunday afternoon, December 7, at 1423 Mt. Clinton Pike, just west of EMU. Hours are from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m. you are invited to attend an approximately 30-minute informational presentation in the Bender Building behind the main house. An update about our program will be presented by staff and residents. Please join us to learn more about the exciting things happening at Gemeinschaft, and feel free to bring your questions.

Before and after these presentations you are invited to enjoy hot drinks and freshly baked Christmas treats from the Gemeinschaft kitchen. Residents and staff will be available to take you on a brief tour of the House, where you will see a Christmas tree decorated with colorful cards (such as the one below) with names of friends like you.

You can let us know if you can join us by calling Melissa at 434-1690 or email her at, but you are also welcome to just drop by unannounced. Parking will be available on both the east (upper) and west (lower) sides of the Home.

You are encouraged to make a generous year-end donation when you arrive, or by either mailing it in or giving a gift online. Your support means so much to us and to our residents who are here for the opportunity to have a fresh new start in life after having been incarcerated.

Thanks for caring--and please invite your friends to join us too!

Sam Showalter, Chair,
Gemeinschaft Board of Directors

Other current board members are Timothy Brazill,  John Butler, MuAwia DaMes, Chris Edwards, Don Foth, John Holloran, Randy Hook, Chris Johnson, Larry Hoover, Joan Kauffman, Kay Knichrehm, Sam Miller, Ron Pierantoni, Doris Pye, Everett Ressler and Carl Stauffer.

P. S. Bring your copy of the little card below if you received one in the mail, or you may pick one up when you arrive and have a resident tie it to our Christmas tree as a sign of your support..

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