There is an updated "wish list" from the food bank posted on the bulletin board and the shopping cart in the church foyer. Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated. Donations received each month will be divided and delivered to the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry (Berks County) and Lebanon Christian Ministries (Lebanon County).
Plastic Grocery Bags
Bring in your plastic grocery bags (roll them into groups of 10 and put a rubber band around them). These bags will be given to The Power Packs Project to be filled with food for needy children. The Power Packs Project helps parents provide nutritious meals over weekends when school breakfasts and lunch programs are not available. A box has been provided in the church lower hallway for your grocery bag donations
Even though school is out for the summer, please keep collecting the box tops for education. You may put them in the pocket folder on the church lower hallway bulletin board.
We continue to collect magazines only (with shiny paper) for the Ronald McDonald House.
We are expanding the collection for Ronald McDonald House of Hershey to include aluminum tabs and have added a container under the magazine grocery cart to collect them. Any tab can be recycled if it is aluminum. Keep a magnet handy to check them if you are unsure; if it sticks, don't put it in the container. Ronald McDonald House has made an average of $1,000 a month from the donation of tabs!
Thank you to everyone for the huge success we had for the American House Christmas project! All 71 (beautifully hand decorated bags by one of our Service/Evangelism families) were filled with the items requested that were most needed for the residents!
We also gave them coats, hood sweaters, shoes a couple cases of leak proof underwear and several bags of other clothes.
Thanks to a couple of special elves, who were busy bakers, each resident was also give a plate of cookies to go along with their mug and packets of hot chocolate!
On January 5th we again sponsored the Central Pa Blood Bank in our Social Hall for a Blood Drive. Twenty-one persons showed that morning to donate blood. Six were church members and fifteen were from the surrounding communities. By this collection, we were able to provide 18 pints of blood. Thanks to these people someone’s life will be saved or someone’s recovery from surgery will be much quicker.