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Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Huffington Post Blog by Untours Foundation Director Elizabeth Killough     Or are they foobs? Apparently, some breast cancer survivors refer to their reconstructed breasts that way. While you take that in… After her double mastectomy and breast reconstructions five years ago, Dana Donofree was bummed to discover that the only thing the American...

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Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, Models, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We invest worldwide in amazing businesses including several in Chester, PA, which is just ten minutes from our offices. Chester holds the tragic distinction of having the highest homicide rate in the US. But help has come from the heart of Chester in the form of several entrepreneurs, who have stepped up to the plate using the arts to transform this town...

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Kitchen Harvest — A Bit of a Love Story

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

By Frances Schwabenland, our photojournalist. If you are lucky enough to spend time with Chris, you will be in the midst of poetry in motion! An artist of nature! It was just after sunrise when I was introduced to the Kitchen Harvest garden. I am not a morning person but the thought of missing that golden light awakening those tender baby strawberries and...

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Wash Cycle Laundry — Up Close and Personal

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

By Frances Schwabenland, our photojournalist. “I have to be here.” Mildred was fighting a cold but she didn’t let that stop her. Her sense of responsibility and dedication has made her the first Employee of the Month for Wash Cycle Laundry. That morning, 39 bags filled with clothes, linens, sheets and towels had to be weighed, checked in...

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Hal & Me

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in Blog | 12 comments

Above: Hal loved all of our loan recipients, including Gabriel Mandujano of Wash Cycle Laundry, who gifted us these great sweatshirts. My dear friend Hal passed away yesterday. I was so incredibly lucky to work with Hal for a decade. What a man, what a character, what an inspiration. He walked his talk with joy in his heart and a good dose of mischief...

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The first-ever Untours Ungala

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog, Investees, Special Event | 0 comments

On October 3rd, Untours — the foundation and business together — hosted the first-ever Ungala, in celebration of 40 years of Untours and 23 years of the foundation. We brought together staff, board members, Untourists and donors, investees and community partners into a board member’s home for a cozy evening of socializing. We’ve...

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