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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Volume 16, Number 1
               Emmaus Community                                 MATCHING DONATION                                                                            Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh                                                                                                 Spring 2010
                                                                                                                Mission Statement
                  of Pittsburgh                                 OPPORTUNITY                                  The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh is
                                                                                                                                                             A Community that Serves Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Promotes Public Awareness of Their Needs

         Timothy F. Noca, Chairman                              The Emmaus Community “Journey              dedicated to providing residential homes for
         Diane Redington, Secretary                             Home Capital Campaign” is well on its      persons with developmental disabilities and
         Cynthia L. Meegan, Treasurer
         Michael C. Fitzgerald
         Leon L. Haley, Ph.D.
                                                                way to reaching our five-year goal of
                                                                $1,600,000! This year, an anonymous
                                                                donor has come forward and agreed to
                                                                                                            promoting public awareness of their needs.
                                                                                                              The Community, inspired by Faith and a
                                                                                                             desire to help others, seeks to improve the
                                                                                                           quality of life for persons with developmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE EMMAUS JOURNEY
         Delia N. Hook
         Joseph W. Hufnagel
         Lisa Iadicicco
                                                                match $.50 on the dollar for every indi-
                                                                vidual donation or pledge made to the
                                                                Capital Campaign between November 1,
                                                                                                            disabilities. In living, working, and breaking
                                                                                                              bread together, people with and without
                                                                                                              disabilities enjoy fellowship by sharing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      SPRING NEWSLETTER 2010
         Clare Kushma
                                                                                                            who they are and what they have with one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     "AND THEY RECOGNIZED HIM IN THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD." LUKE 24:35
         David G. Matesic                                       2009 and March 1, 2010, up to a total of
                                                                                                           another. Strengthened by its spirituality and
         David D. Moritz                                        $50,000! It’s not too late to make your
                                                                                                                                                             WE OFFER OUR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SPECIAL THANKS
                                                                                                           prayerful direction, the Community helps all
         Rev. Garry G. Patriquin                                donation and help Emmaus achieve this           members grow and become whole.
         Sr. Mary Jean Petrarca, SC
         Margaret W. Pollock*
                                                                very important goal! To participate,                  To accomplish its mission,
                                                                                                              The Emmaus Community works toward
                                                                                                                                                             CONDOLENCES TO THE
         Jane B. Sarra                                          please mail your check to: 2821 Sarah                                                                                                                  –By Karen Jacobsen
         Regis W. Stafford, M.D.                                Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15203 today!                      the following goals:                FOLLOWING FRIENDS
         Clayton A. Sweeney, Esq.
         J. Kenneth Wagner
                                                                                                            • To maintain the highest quality of care in     AND FAITHFUL SUPPORTERS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       T
                                                                JOIN OUR MISSION NOW!                       residential homes that foster acceptance by                                                                     hank you to everyone who
         Lorraine Sweeney Wagner
                                                                United Way Contributor Choice #9123
                                                                                                                            the community;                   OF EMMAUS:                                                     helped make the holidays a
                                                                                                            • To create an environment where everyone
                                                                3 Rivers Combined Federal                      can use their abilities and live to their                                                                    special time for the residents
         Karen D. Jacobsen*                                                                                                                                  ❏   The Donoghue Family, on the loss
         Executive Director                                     Campaign #34738                                           fullest potential;                     of Msg. Don Donoghue                                  of Emmaus.
                                                                                                           • To educate the community about the needs
         *Ex officio                                            Gift Annuity – Life Insurance                of persons with developmental disabilities      ❏   The Hindman Family, on the                            This including: Pittsburgh’s South Side
                                                                Please consider a gift in perpetuity for      and advocate for a productive response to          loss of Mary Ann Hindman
         Emmaus Contacts:                                                                                                 those needs; and                                                                             Rotary Club, who collected gifts for
                                                                Emmaus by providing a bequest in your
         Call 412-381-0277                                      Will. If guidance in doing so is needed,
                                                                                                           • To provide short-term respite opportunities     ❏   The Lopata Family, on the loss of                     the residents; the Pilot Club, who
         Residential Homes – Kelly                                                                                  for families and individuals.                Mrs. Helen Lopata
                                                                please contact Karen at 412-381-0277.                                                                                                                  organized a holiday craft night and
         Respite Care – Lorraine
         Internships – Jennifer                                                                                                                              ❏   The McClain Family, on the                            brought stockings for the residents;
         Volunteers – Ruth                                                                                                                                       loss of Mrs. Nancy McClain                            John and Sherri Lynn Dunik, who
         Golf – Tiffany                                                                                                                                                                                                prepared a Christmas breakfast celebration
         In Kind Donations – Sr. Mary Jean                      WE NEED YOUR HELP!                                                                           ❏   The Brodie Family, on the loss                        for the residents on Christmas morning;
                                                                THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!                                                                  of Mark W. Brodie
         Emmaus Offices                                                                                                                                                                                                Shadyside Presbyterian Church, who
         2810 Carey Way                                                                                                                                          The Banks family, on the loss of
         Pittsburgh PA 15203                                    Ways to Donate                                                                               ❏                                                         went caroling at the Emmaus homes,                  Caption: Debbie Crighton
         Tele: 412-381-0277                                     ❏ I have a car to donate. Please contact me at #_________________________                        Elvira Jones                                          brought stockings for the residents, and            shows off her new gifts on
         Fax: 412-431-8653                                      ❏ I will begin to use GoodSearch.com daily.                                                  ❏   The Banks family, on the loss                         invited Emmaus to be part of its annual             Christmas morning
         Emmaus House                                           ❏ I will collect used cell phones and cartridges for your recycling program.                     of William White, Jr.                                 Malachi Market; and the youth group
         2821 Sarah Street                                                                                                                                                                                             of Saints John and Paul, who donated
         Pittsburgh PA 15203
                                                                ❏ Please accept my tax deductible general contribution.
         Tele: 412-381-0277                                     ❏ Check enclosed made payable to:                                                                                                                      their time to wrap gifts.
                                                                                            The Emmaus Community
         Bethany House
         514 Dunster Street                                                        2821 Sarah Street • Pittsburgh, PA 15203                                  SAVE THE DATE:
         Pittsburgh, PA 15226                                   ❏ Credit card payments:                                                                      March 1, 2010                                             NEW RESPITE OPPORTUNITIES
         Tele: 412-531-8202                                                                                                                                  Matching Gift Offer deadline for all new
         Fax: 412-531-2647                                                                                                                                   Capital Campaign donations (see back                      Do you know about the Emmaus Respite Program? Emmaus
                                                                Name_____________________________________________________________                                                                                      offers short-term respite care to individuals with intellectual
         Tabor House                                                                                                                                         for details)
         2859 Espy Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                disabilities and autism. Respite care includes 24-hour support,
         Pittsburgh, PA 15216                                   Address___________________________________________________________                           May 1, 2010
                                                                                                                                                             Emmaus Kentucky Derby Gala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       meals, assistance with daily living skills, and many activities at
         Tele: 412-388-0227
         Fax: 412-388-0499                                                                                                                                   (see inside for details                                   our Center and in the community. If you are interested, please
                                                                Phone :___________________________________________________________                                                                                     contact your Independent Supports Coordinator and mention our
         Jordan House                                                                                                                                        May 22, 2010
         2810 Carey Way                                                                                                                                                                                                respite program. For questions regarding Respite, please contact
                                                                Type of Credit Card:_________________________________________________                        Emmaus Pentecost Social at
         Pittsburgh, PA 15203                                                                                                                                                                                          Lorraine at 412-381-0277 or e-mail lwagner@emmauspgh.org
         Tele: 412-381-3429                                                                                                                                  St. John Capistran
                                                                Credit Card Number:________________________________________________
                       www.emmauspgh.org
         The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh does not
         discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious
                                                                Expiration Date:____________________________________________________
             creed, disability, ancestry, national origin,
                              age or sex.                       Signature:_________________________________________________________                                                                                                               Watch for weekly e-mails regarding Emmaus happenings.
             Newsletter design donated by Scott Fingal,
               Behar-Fingal www.behar-fingal.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you would like to be added to the list send an
                                                                     All proceeds benefit The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh Foundation                                                                                                                             e-mail to EmmausCommPgh@aol.com
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                      You’re Invited to
                     THE EMMAUS COMMUNITY’S 2010

                     KENTUCKY DERBY GALA
                     Saturday, May 1, 2010 • Oakmont Country Club • 1233 Hulton Road Oakmont, PA 15139
      Winners’ Circle Sponsor                                                         Grand Stand Sponsor
      $500 – Only 50 tickets sold! Three Winners on this Ticket:                      $50 – Only 125 tickets sold! Three Winners on this Ticket:
        • Win! 1st prize is a week-long stay at beautiful Stone Harbor, NJ               • Win! 1st prize is a night at the Sheraton at Station Square and
          beach house (4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 10, 1 ½ blocks from the                 dinner at the Sonoma Grille
          beach) (Valid June 2010 through May 2011 – excluding July & August)            • Place! 2nd prize is two Pirates tickets and dinner for two at Atria’s
        • Place! 2nd prize is roundtrip airfare for two / continental U.S. &               at PNC Park
          a piece of carry-on luggage                                                    • Show! 3rd prize is a deluxe travel basket, filled with everything
        • Show! 3rd prize is a $500 Marriott gift voucher                                  you’ll need for your next adventure
      Starting Gate Sponsor
                                                                                      All sponsors will receive recognition in the program, the Emmaus
        $200 – Only 75 tickets sold! Three Winners on this Ticket:
                                                                                      newsletter, and the Emmaus website. Starting Gate and Winners’ Circle
        • Win! 1st prize is an overnight at Gibson Bed & Breakfast in Hershey, PA,    sponsors will receive a Powerpoint ad at the Gala, and Winners’ Circle
          dinner at the Hershey Resort, a tour of the Hershey Theatre, and tickets    sponsors will receive signage at the Gala.
          to Hershey Park                                                                                                                                          Logan Stillwell, Lizzie McKenna, Donnie Renk, Mark Jacobsen, Addison Pavlisko, & Aria Merriman-Preston:
        • Place! 2nd prize is a night at Nemacolin Resort, dinner for two, and        SPONSORS NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN!                                         Our six newest members of the Emmaus Community.
          a 5-piece luggage set
        • Show! 3rd prize is a night at South Side’s Morning Glory Inn, dinner
          at the Cheesecake Factory, and two tickets to the Pittsburgh Playhouse
                                                                                      NOTE: Gala donations arriving before 3/1/10 will be                          STAFF NEWS                                                           CONGRATULATIONS
                                                                                      part of our matching opportunity.                                            Congratulations to staff member Jennifer Pavlisko and                Congratulations to the following staff members who
                                                                                                                                                                   husband Bryan on the birth of their daughter, Addison Lynn           celebrate their anniversaries with Emmaus September
        Please respond by April 20, 2010                                                                                                                           Pavlisko, on 9/27/09!                                                through January:
                                                                                                                                                                   Congratulations to staff member Tiffany Merriman-Preston             Kristy Buczynski ...........................................7 years
        Name(s)___________________________________________________________________________________                                                                 and husband Matt on the birth of their daughter, Aria Hope           Helen Creaturo    ...........................................3 years
                                                                                                                                                                   Merriman-Preston, on 9/28/09!                                        Shania Jones      ...........................................1 year
            ❏ Yes, I/we will be attending the Emmaus Kentucky Derby Spring Gala.                                                                                                                                                        Bridget Kelly     ...........................................1 year
              Enclosed is $___________for __________reservations at $125 per person                                                                                SEEKING DIRECT CARE PROFESSIONALS                                    Tahnee Lewis      ...........................................2 years
            ❏ Yes, I/we will purchase a Sponsorship                                                                                                                                                                                     Eileen McCrea     ...........................................14 years
                                                                                                                                                                   AND LIVE-IN STAFF                                                    Cindy Meegan      ...........................................1 year
                ❏ Winners’ Circle Sponsor: Enclosed is $___________for _________ tickets at $500 each                                                              Emmaus is now hiring for the position of Direct Care                 Jennifer Pavlisko ...........................................8 years
                ❏ Starting Gate Sponsor: Enclosed is $___________for _________ tickets at $200 each                                                                Professional. Duties include assisting individuals with activi-      Sister Mary Jean Petrarca ..................................8 years
                ❏ Grand Stand Sponsor: Enclosed is $___________for __________tickets at $50 each                                                                   ties of daily living and personal care, cooking/meal preparation,    Margaret Pollock ...........................................6 years
                                                                                                                                                                   planning recreational and social outings, attending medical          Anna Sulanowski ...........................................2 years
            ❏ Sorry, I/we cannot attend, but enclosed is a tax deductible contribution of $__________                                                              appointments and driving. We are also seeking mature, com-
            ❏ Check enclosed. (Please make checks payable to Emmaus Community Foundation)                                                                          mitted individuals or married couples to serve as live-in assis-     We have also welcomed Anthony Bradley, Debbie Carr,
                                                                                                                                                                   tants for persons with intellectual disabilities. Live-in posi-      Shauna Casey, Sherri Lynn Dunik, Jaimee Hamilton,
            ❏ Please charge my credit card: ❏ Visa               ❏ Master Card        ❏ American Express ❏ Discover                                                tions include salary, benefits, and room and board. For more         Rayvone Hewston, Diane Kline, Bryan Lippert, and
                                                                                                                                                                   information, contact Jennifer Pavlisko at 412-381-0277 or e-         Shari Tyler.
        Name on Credit Card:____________________________________________________________________________                                                           mail jpavlisko@emmauspgh.org.

        Credit Card Number: __________________________________ Exp Date:__________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                   BLACK & GOLD CLUB
        Signature: ___________________________________________________________________________________                                                             Special thanks to HR Screening, the February sponsor of the          membership and five additional tickets to the Black & Gold
                                                                                                                                                                   Emmaus Black & Gold Club!                                            Bash in the Fall. Please call Tiffany at 412-381-0277 or e-mail
        Address _____________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                   tmerrimanpreston@emmauspgh.org for more information. All
                                                                                                                                                                   It’s not too late to join the 2010 Emmaus Black & Gold Club!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        memberships and sponsorships purchased before 3/1/10 WILL
        City/State/Zip: _____________________________________                         Telephone: _________________________________                                 For only $12/month for ten months, members will be eligible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        be included in our special matching donation opportunity,
                                                                                                                                                                   for forty fantastic drawings for tickets, memorabilia, and cash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        matched at $.50 on the dollar by an anonymous donor!
        Email: ______________________________________________________________________________________                                                              prizes, as well as a free ticket to this year’s Black & Gold Bash.
                                                                                                                                                                   For a $500 donation (payable in cash, sports tickets, or a com-
        Please return to:                                                                                                                                          bination of both), become a Black & Gold Sponsor-of-the-
        Tiffany Merriman-Preston, Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh                                                                                                   Month, with recognition in the Emmaus newsletter, website,
        2821 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203 Call 412-381-0277 with questions.                                                                                   and e-mail updates! Sponsors will also receive a complimentary

				
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