News and Publications

FROM News and Publications

Making a Difference in our Community

Want to find out what’s new with FROM? Check out the list below for our latest newsletters, publications, press releases, media coverage, and more.

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2021 News

FROM Hiring for Volunteer Coordinator Position

Job listing and ways to apply can be found on or by clicking HERE

One Good Thing: Neighbor to Neighbor

FROM’s Neighbor to Neighbor program was recently featured on WZZM13 as part of the One Good Thing campaign. Read more about it here.

FROM Food Pantry Undergoes Renovations

FROM food pantry recently was able to get some upgrades thanks to Amway, LCTV Fund, and many volunteers. Read more about it here.

Treasures Thrift Shop adds a new section!

If you’ve been to Treasures Thrift Shop at Flat River Outreach Ministries (FROM) recently, you’ve probably noticed clothing on pink hangers near the register, and a sign with the words New Purpose: Treasure’s Youth. It’s our newest department featuring our most in-style and trendy clothing. Read more about it here.

2020 News

FROM Re-Posting Thrift Shop Coordinator Position.

Details on the position and how to apply can be found at Visit the listing by clicking here

FROM’s Response to Racism

Click the image below to read FROM’s statement in response to racism

FROM and Coronavirus

For the most up-to-date information on how FROM is responding to COVID 19, including closures, volunteer needs, and more, visit our COVID-19 Response or our Facebook page

FROM and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click the link to read how FROM is responding to coronavirus (COVID-19) FROM and COVID 19

FROM Hiring Healthy Food Coordinator and Thrift Shop Coordinator

Both position details can be found here

FROM Hiring for Volunteer Coordinator and Building Maintenance Coordinator

Both position details can be found here. Deadline to apply is February 18, 2020.

Diane Kleczynski, Volunteer Coordinator, Announces Retirement

Diane has spent over 20 years involved at FROM. Before joining the staff, she volunteered for over 14 years in many areas in Treasures Thrift Shop, various programs, and on the Board of Directors. Diane has served as the Volunteer and Facilities Coordinator for over 7 years. During this time she has recruited, trained, and welcomed new volunteers as well as supervised Treasures Thrift Shop (before a Store Coordinator was hired). She also oversees maintenance/facilities and some programs. Diane’s passion and commitment to FROM are obvious based not only on her long-term involvement in so many areas of the organization but also her impact on so many people that have been touched by FROM.

FROM will host a Retirement Party for Diane on February 24, 2020 from 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Update on the Executive Director Transition

Lowell’s First Look interviewed both Dawn Broene and Wendie Preiss for an update on our Executive Director transition. Click here for the article and join us on February 3, 2002 from 12:30-2:30 for an Open House for Dawn Broene as we wish her well in her next endeavor.

2019 News

FROM Announces New Executive Director

December 17, 2019: The Board of Directors of FROM is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendie Preiss as Executive Director of the Christian non-profit organization. Preiss will start her new role on January 6, 2020 and will work with Dawn Broene, outgoing Executive Director, through February. Click here to read the full press release.

FROM Searches for Executive Director

November 6, 2019: Resumes due November 15, 2019 to dawnb@fromlowell.orgClick here to read the full job description.

The Board of Directors of FROM announce Dawn Broene has notified them of her resignation as Executive Director of the Christian non-profit organization.

November 4, 2019: The Board and Broene will now begin a six-month succession plan to secure FROM’s next Executive Director. Click here to read the full press release.

2018 News

  • October 8: FROM Updates Donation Policy (including what items are accepted) and Donation Room Hours.

 Click here to read the full article from Lowell’s First Look.

  • September 24: FROM hiring a Client Services Coordinator.

Click here to see full position description, including details on how to apply.

  • September 20: FROM Now Accepting Applications for Neighbor to Neighbor program.

Applications accepted through October 5. For more details

  • June 21: Over 130 people attend FROM’s 20th Anniversary party.

To see photos from the event (on Facebook) click here.

  • June 12: FROM’s Lunch Buddies program offers five free lunches each week to families with school aged children living in the Lowell Area School District.

To see all the details, visit

  • June 6: Food Fight 2018 beats $120,000 goal and declares Team South the 2018 Winner!

Food Fight 2018 raised over $126,000 in food and finances to surpass our 2018 goal. Want to see the final total, click here

  • May 25: FROM Planning 20th Anniversary Party June 20th! 

Click here for all the details, including how to get your tickets

  • April 15: FROM Food Fight 2018 Coming Soon.

Food Fight 2018 runs April 16- June 1st. To find out more about Food Fight, click here

  • January 3, 2018: FROM celebrating 20 years of service