Fundraising Events

Special fundraising activities help to support Penn Highlands Community Nurses programs and services.  We welcome and appreciate your participation in these special events.

  • Used Book Sale  
  • Butterfly Release  

Please see below for more detailed information about each event.

Used Book Sale

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Readers of all ages enjoy the Community Nurses Used Book Sale

The Used Book Sale is a popular annual fundraising event for  Penn Highlands Community Nurses. The 2018 sale will be held on May 17, 18 & 19 at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1st Floor Gymnasium on Center Street in St. Marys. Typically, over 10,000 books, donated by area residents, are made available to avid readers at very reasonable prices. Watch our calendar for more information on the times of the sale, and the date and times for collection days. Please save your used books to donate to our sale!  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Are you interested in a fun volunteer experience helping with the book sale?  Our fantastic volunteers collect, organize and sell the books.  Call 814-781-1415 for more information.

2018 Used Book Sale flyer 


Butterfly Release for Hospice

Penn Highlands Community Nurses "Whisper Your Wish to a Butterfly"
Proceeds benefit PHCN Hospice Program.

  • 2018 Butterfly Release - DuBois Event - July 28, 2018
  • 2018 Butterfly Release - Clearfield Event - July 29, 2018
  • 2018 Butterfly Release - St. Marys Event - August 5, 2018
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Hundreds of butterflies will be released at these events, to benefit thePenn Highlands Community Nurses Hospice program. The butterflies are sponsored to honor and remember loved ones. When released, some butterflies flutter away immediately, while many others delight the crowd by staying to rest on hands, shoulders and nearby flowers and bushes. The events will also include inspirational readings, beautiful music and the reading of names. It is not necessary to sponsor a butterfly to attend this special event. All are encouraged to gather and join the celebration of remembrance.

Butterflies are available for purchase please download the event flyer/form below for instructions.