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!
This year for Christmas, the Service & Evangelism Team has decided to support the American House in Lebanon. This is a Personal Care facility for patients who are mentally ill. They are in great need for the items listed as they receive little funding from the state and the patients themselves do not have much financially to pay for their care or their personal needs.
We have made out tags you will find hanging in the sanctuary with the item needed, the color, and in some cases, the amount written on the tag. Below is a list of those tags and items to help speed up your search for the right tag(s).
Bird - White Bath towels
Tree - Washcloths
Angels - Body wash
Gingerbread boy - Coffee mugs or mugs with lids. These can be gently used. No cracks, chips or stains.
Stocking - Cash donations. This should be placed in an envelope marked American House and put in collection plate or given to a member of Service/Evangelism
When selecting tag, please pick off a tag for the number of items you plan to purchase. For example if buying 5 towels pick off 5 birds. There will be a table in the Amen corner of the sanctuary to place all gifts. Any questions please feel free to ask any member of Service/Evangelism.
We appreciate everyone's generosity and we hope to make this the best Christmas ever for these men and women!Type your paragraph here.