Bethany Children’s Home Hosts Annual Tribute to Children’s Heroes

Barbara A. Jakubek, MSW, of Berks County (Pa.) Children and Youth Services will be recognized October 13 as Bethany Children’s Home 2016 Children’s Award recipient.

The award will be presented at Bethany’s Tribute Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Wyomissing, Pa.

The Children’s Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to Bethany Children’s Home in an extraordinary manner with their time, talent and treasure. Barb has been the leading advocate and voice for children and youth throughout Berks County who are seeking a Brighter Future. Her compassion to help youth heal and develop a path of support and encouragement has touched tens of thousands of lives.

Larry R. and Barbara K. Brenneman also will be recognized for their lifetime dedication and faithfulness to the thousands of youth served at Bethany with the The Rev. Dr. Harold A. Henning Spirit Award Recipient. In its second year, this award recognizes the recipient’s compassion for developing and empowering others. Following in the grace and footsteps of Rev. Henning, the Brenneman’s have served Bethany with humility, authenticity, and faithfulness.

The awards will be presented at Bethany’s annual Tribute Breakfast at the Crowne plaza Hotel in Wyomissing, Pa.

The mission of United Church of Christ-related Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, Pa., is to provide a safe place of nurture, protection, and supportive care to aid our residents in their self-understanding, growth, and healing toward a brighter, healthier future.

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