We offer a monthly intergenerational opportunity to participate together-side by side- preparing on-going and special mission projects. This group meets at Penn on Tuesdays, November 12 & December 17. Please note there will only be a morning session-10:00-11:00 AM. PLEASE NOTE THE NOVEMBER DATE IS CHANGED DUE TO OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ACTIVITIES ON OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED DATE.
NOVEMBER PROJECT HOPE – WESTMORELAND COUNTY CHILDREN’S BUREAU. Throughout November, we will be collecting toys, books, underwear, socks, games, etc…for the children and youth (Birth-18 years) in our communities who are receiving services through WCCB. Our donations will place gifts under their Christmas Tree. Please drop your items off at the Christmas Boxes located at our churches by Sunday, December 1st. There will be no Project Hope selected for the month of December.
ROGER’S SWEATER DRIVE
As in the past, we are participating in the Mr. Roger’s Sweater Drive. Since 2001 through the Children’s Museum, sweaters have been collected and distributed to families in need across southwestern PA. Sweaters must be clean and in good condition (no tears, missing buttons…). Both adult and children size sweaters will be accepted through Sunday, November 24th.
PROJECT BUNDLE UP
We will be collecting winter coats and accessories (scarves, hats, mittens & gloves) for the Salvation Army’s Project Bundle Up. New and Gently used (clean with no tears, broken zippers, etc…) may be dropped off at the church no later than Sunday, November 17TH. Please see Gwen or contact her with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
You may have noticed that there are fewer products that have the Box Top symbol to clip. That is because Box Tops are moving to a mobile app. They are still accepting the clipped Box Top symbol during this transition, so please continue to clip these. We are saving them for Bethesda Children’s Home as each one is worth at least 10₵. When you download the app, you need to identify the school. Please type in Bethesda Children’s Home. It should come up as an option for Meadville, PA 16335. Click on this and follow the tutorial. The next step is scanning your register receipt (please make sure the date is included). The app will locate all the items that are included in the Box Tops campaign and download them into Bethesda’s account. Gwen has completed this process and will be available to assist. If you don’t want to download the app, you can bring your receipt and she can use her app to enter it so Bethesda can earn the points.