Whether residents want to learn more about locally brewed beers or fine art and independent films – Hanover has it.
Hanover also has a strong community of givers.
There is so much that we continue to learn about this borough as you all share your stories and welcome us to your events. Your ability to give – to lift others up – is what makes Hanover so distinct.
As a parent, I’ve always believed that my role is to prepare my children for any road, rather than prepare the road for my children. Doing the latter is enabling rather than empowering them. Preparing the road fosters dependency rather than independence.
Hanover is not just a community of givers; it is a community that empowers those who, often temporarily, have to receive. So many Hanover residents, agencies and ministries give and simultaneously coach so that those who receive can give back.
It is a win/win model.
New Hope Ministries, a Christian social service agency, is one spoke in Hanover’s giving wheel. From the food pantry, to life coaching about budgets or obtaining a GED, New Hope lives up to its name.
Another spoke is Olivia’s House which, operating without taxpayers’ money, provides a safe haven for children who need support because they are caught in the crossfire of some of society’s worst ills, like drug addiction.
A third spoke is Terry Dendron who, as the American Legion’s Department Service Officer, each week connects veterans to benefits that many didn’t realize they could tap.
Not all the spokes on the giving wheel are so readily apparent. At first glance, About It All seems like a cool catch-all business that creates customized sportswear and team apparel while offering vaping supplies. Dig deeper and you’ll discover Robert Anthony “Tony” Myers who manages the business and provides employment and a sense of purpose for adults with special needs.
Together, and with many others too numerous to count, they demonstrate the community of givers that is Hanover.
Who are the givers in Hanover that you know? In each issue of Hanover Magazine, you will read more about them.
Email their names and a few brief lines about how they give back to individuals or the community to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the second issue of Hanover Magazine. We loved creating it.
We hope you will share your reactions to what you read and continue to let us know what, or who, you would like to read about in future issues.
How? Email us: email@example.com
Lisa Moody Breslin