We have come to the end of another year that seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. For many
of us we are looking forward to the holiday season ahead, spending time with family and friends.
As we usher in the New Year, we can reflect on what improvements we can make in our own lives and
how to positively impact the lives of the people in the community around us.
Each year, in this issue, we highlight an organization that is impacting the community in
extraordinary ways. Manna on Main is such an organization. Manna on Main started out as an
effort to help the homeless and hungry and has expanded to include programs for almost every
individual need. They have now moved into their new home, the community campus at North Penn
Commons, an innovative collaboration between four highly respected non-profits — Advanced
Living Communities, the Lansdale YMCA, The PEAK Senior Center and Manna on Main Street. Read
their mission statement and how their new home allows them to expand their vision and offer even
more services than before. See pages 24 and 25.
Of course, the New Year is a time to count our own blessings and to express our sincerest gratitude
for all of our contributors and how each one helps make MCWJ a resource you can rely on.
Linda Hunsicker and Celeste Kline, Publishers