Some missions and programs we work with and collect for are listed below. The most current information about things needed for current collections are posted in the Bulletin each week.
Backpack Pals of Bethlehem – Provides food backpacks (commercially packaged non-perishable nutritious food) over long vacation weekends to local school children who may be experiencing food insufficiency when not in school. Backpack Pals is a partnership. Key volunteers and food items come from the community, congregations, organizations and individuals. Non-food items are also included, such as age appropriate reading and educational materials and personal hygiene products.
Feed the Children – Feed the Children will work with its partner on the ground, World Neighbors, to assist those families and individuals whose lives were tragically impacted by this devastating natural disaster.
Northeast Ministry Food Bank – Our mission is to empower individuals and families of the Marvine-Pembroke community to break the cycle of dependence and reach their highest potential. Our vision is a unified community which supports and builds self-reliant and responsible individuals
Safe Harbor – Safe Harbor Easton is dedicated to empowering and educating homeless men and women, and to helping them to achieve a better way of life. To that end, we provide safe, secure housing and case management for all clients. It is our mission to see that everyone who comes to us is given the means and opportunity to live a life of fulfillment and recovery. Epworth prepares a dinner on the 21st of the month for Safe Harbor. Sign up Are posted in the Narthex.
Join us for lunch and intergenerational mission activities on Sunday, November 8th from noon to 2 PM. We will be packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Lunch will be provided. So that we know how many will be attending, please sign up on the sheet posted in the Narthex.
Item Request: Safe Harbor is in need of forks, both plastic and metal.
Items may be placed in the basket in the Narthex.
The July Safe Harbor dinner is Tuesday, July 21st. Please sign up on the sheet posted in the Narthex to provide stew, salad, dessert, rolls or butter.
We are collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House of Hershey which provides comfort, support, and rest for families of seriously ill children. Each year the House free-of-charge serves over 1,000 out-of-town families whose children are patients at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. This Ronald McDonald House is the philanthropy of the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, to which Lauren Pysher is part of at Shippensburg University.
A wish list of items includes gift cards, food items, house supply items, hygiene & baby items, toys & recreational items, office items and cash donations for general day-to-day operations of the House. A detailed list of items is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Please place your items in the collection box by August 9, so that Lauren can take the items back with her when she returns for the fall semester.