Meet the “Smiths”

Editor’s Note: To highlight the difference Maranatha-Carlisle is making in people’s lives, we are going to be regularly posting a success story of one of our clients.  This week for “Testimonial Tuesday” we would like to tell you the success story of our clients the “Smiths” (name changed for privacy reasons).

The Smiths started off in the Community CARES program, which provides emergency shelter for those in our community. They were featured clients at the CARES gala one year, and indicated that their hope was to one day have a home of their own. This struck a chord with one of our staff in attendance, who introduced them to Maranatha-Carlisle.

The Smiths then became clients of Maranatha-Carlisle and have grown throughout their time with us. With the help of Maranatha-Carlisle, they have not only have been able to afford to call a place home, but have since moved to an even more upgraded living situation.

The Smiths exemplify the positive changes that Maranatha-Carlisle can have on our clients. Maranatha supported them and taught them valuable financial management skills, which allowed them to achieve their goals and better their situation. Every week they bring their bills in with a smile on their faces, demonstrating the ease of mind that Maranatha-Carlisle has provided them. With Maranatha-Carlisle managing their finances, they have been able to get back on their feet and achieve their goal of having a place to call home.

Thank you to our donors for making success stories like this possible! If you would like to donate to help us expand our services to more individuals in need, you can do so at  Please put the name “Smith” into the notes section so we can let them know how their story is helping us help others. To stay updated on the activities of Maranatha-Carlisle, sign up for our email list at:

To further support our work at Maranatha-Carlisle, consider participating in our Match Madness campaign.  Thanks to the Partnership for Better Health and M&T Bank, you can get even more bang for your buck during the month of March by contributing to the Partnership for Better Health and listing Maranatha-Carlisle as the beneficiary. To contribute by credit card, go to In the memo line, please specify Maranatha-Carlisle so we receive the gift of your contribution.  You can also join us at our last Match Madness event on Thursday, March 28th at the Market Cross Pub (113 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle) and a portion of their sales for the day will be donated to Maranatha-Carlisle through the Partnership to be matched.


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