Community Outreach

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Continual Opportunities

  • Aluminum soda can recycling – proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.  Use the white box in the Sunday School wing.
  • Downtown Daily Bread – serve meals twice a month
  • Food Donations – use the bin in the Gathering Area
  • Giant Gift Cards – proceeds help fund mission trips (contact Bob Bell)
  • Lend A Hand – Mission trips coordinated by the Presbytery of Carlisle
  • Local Benevolence – monetary contributions designated to Local Benevolence will be used at the direction of the Mission Committee to provide assistance to local groups or individuals.
  • Meals on Wheels – 3rd Wednesday of the month prepare desserts to accompany meals (contact Pat Heintzelman)
  • New Hope Ministries – donate food, toiletries, and time.
  • Operation Paperback – use the bin in the Gathering Area.
  • Operation Wildcat – donate furniture
  • Presby Peelers – groups of 7 prepare food for Cumberland Visa weekly June – November and monthly January – May. (contact Renee Breen)
  • Ronald McDonald House – collect aluminum can tabs to help with utility expenses.  Use the big jug in the Gathering Area.
  • Stop the Violence – donations of food, clothing, and school supplies; help with the Christmas party, pack holiday meals.  
  • Toiletries – unused travel soap, shampoo, body wash etc are given to Ronald McDonald House, Carlisle Truckstop Ministries, and the Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Use the bin in the Gathering Area.

Special Offerings

Annual

  • Adopt A Highway – 2 mile section of Rt 114
  • Alternative Gifts – Christmas – Monetary donations to our mission organizations in honor or memory of a loved one.
  • Blood Drive at MPC – Bloodmobile of Central PA Blood Bank
  • Christmas Cards, Greeting Cards, & Calendars Collection – new or unused cards and calendars for use by prison inmates.
  • Community Dinners
  • CROP Hunger Walk
  • Giving Tree – Christmas gifts for local organizations
  • Harrisburg Senators Ball Game – one a year event.  Proceeds from this event are provided to organizations identified by the Mission Committee.
  • Kid Friendly Food Drive – food to New Hope Ministries and Stop the Violence to offset greater demand for food in the summer months when school meals are not available.
  • Krislund Camp – Rock the Camp – PYC
  • Mission Trips – Adult, confirmands, PYC
  • More People Caring Sunday
  • Operation Wildcat – Student school supplies for Mechanicsburg Area School District
  • Paper Products Drive – September collection goes to CROSS (Christian Residential Opportunities and Social Services)
  • Parade of Animals – Easter and Christmas – sale of handmade stuffed animals.  Proceeds go to Stop the Violence.
  • Presbyterian Homes – Supply Christmas gifts and send birthday cards to residents
  • PYC Cookie Bake – for college students
  • Rummage Sale – PW – April and October – proceeds go to mission
  • Souper Bowl of Caring
  • Tree of Warmth – Gloves, mittens, scarves and hats for local organizations
  • Truck Stop Ministry – Baked Christmas cookies for drivers

 

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