It has been four years since the passing of Arlene Schnitzer. We’re extremely proud of how CommuniCare embodies her belief in young people and her dedication to building strong and vibrant communities. She shines brightly in our hearts! 💖

If you’re one of the many many people with a funny or touching Arlene memory, you’re among good company. She had a sharp wit and energy to match. She passes down a legacy of compassion through her family and the many projects and organizations she supported.

Today, our team is celebrating with her favorite candy – good old Hershey’s chocolates.

Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer.

“I want to inspire other people and other families to do things for their community. If you don’t do it and I don’t do it, who’s going to do it? You owe something. You can’t just take in the fresh air. You have to be responsible. There’s only one way to show it. It’s either put up or shut up.”
– Arlene Schnitzer (1929-2020)

Arlene and Jordan at a Grant Awards Ceremony.