About

Our Mission

Providing help and hope for Susquehanna County

 

Susquehanna County Interfaith opened its thrift store doors in 1990 with the goal of providing hope and care for those in need. However, Susquehanna County Interfaith is so much more than a thrift store. The Christmas Bureau program also began in 1990, providing 50 food and toy baskets in its first year. In 1991, the Back to School Shoe Program began when 25 children received new shoes. Numerous times over the years, Susquehanna County Interfaith has expanded, moved, and continued to find new avenues of helping those in need.  On the wings of a caring community and the countless hours of service by volunteers and employees, help for our community continues to soar. Working together, we are making a difference.

Our Vision

Every individual or family will be connected with needed support, will have access to emergency assistance, will be offered faith and hope, will have access to resources for personal development/life change, will be treated with dignity and compassion, will have a voice of advocacy, and will be provided with educational pathways for personal development and long-term independence.

Our Values

Compassion, dignity, education, excellence, and stewardship

Our Team

Cindy Beeman
Executive Director

Cindy Beeman is an accomplished and creative executive possessing multifaceted experience and proven ability to revitalize organizations, create an effective and enjoyable culture of success, and capture untapped opportunities for growth. Cindy believes that every person is uniquely created with natural strengths and abilities and that everyone can work together which results in stronger families and a supportive community.  Most recently, Cindy worked with over 163 organizations, businesses and churches to provide 1,842 individuals a brighter Christmas in Susquehanna County.  In the past Cindy has been honored as one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s top 25 Women in Business, her agency has been a finalist in Social Solutions Impact Awards and a winner of the Gold Standard award. Cindy holds a master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Liberty University.

Sandra White
Operations Manager

Sandra excels at making everything look beautiful. She helps families in the office and arranges delightful vignettes in the store, and always has a smile for everyone.  

Annette Brunges
Store Manager

Annette makes serving others look easy. A life-long leader in the service industry, Annette always goes the extra mile to make sure you have what you need. 

Janice Benedict
Education Consultant

Janice helps run all the educational programs at Interfaith. She's lived her whole life in Susquehanna County and enjoys the opportunity to work with other residents on a daily basis. Janice was a teacher for 13 years before homeschooling her 3 children. 

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