DONEGAL OUTREACH PROGRAMSDonegal Outreach Programs are those which extend fellowship and/or assitance to members of our local community. Some cross-over with Missions is inevitable, as some programs are designed to share the reality that the needs of those living in poverty or in shelters, in pain or in fear, are as keenly felt in our own community as they are in Third World countries.
SHARING OUR BLESSINGS – GIVING TREE
Christmas brings many opportunities to share the blessings God has given us, especially with those in need. We’ll again be partnering with the Mount Joy Community Food Bank by donating $10 grocery store gift cards that they will distribute at their annual Christmas Box event. Please help!
Deacons will place red paper ornaments representing the gift cards on our Christmas tree in the sanctuary and on the wreath in Fellowship Hall. Just pick a card and take it to Althea Johnson when you purchase your normal grocery cards. Then tell her how many $10 cards you’re purchasing for the food bank. That’s it!
Our Greening of the Church will signal the beginning, and the final deadline to purchase cards for the Food Bank is December 11.
Now for the challenge! Last year we supplied 165 cards - $1650 – to local families in need. Let’s see if we can donate 180 cards this year. Thank you for your generosity!
Clip and Save LabelsClip and Save Labels for the Presbyterian Children’s Village: The session approved that all Campbell’s Labels and General Mills Box Tops be saved for the Presbyterian Children’s Village in Rosemont, PA. Presbyterian Children’s Village provides a comprehensive range of prevention, child welfare, therapeutic, and educational services and programs to help heal the spirits of children and families in crisis in the Greater Philadelphia region. You can help by clipping the UPC CODE off the label of a Campbell’s Product. If in doubt donate the whole label! The Village will get points towards a purchase of classroom resources, accessories and much more. And, clip and save the 10 cents BOX TOPS coupons from hundreds of General Mills products and partnering brands, like Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Ziploc, Kleenex, Avery and more. Please watch the expiration date. Place all the labels and box tops in containers at the Communication Center as you have done in the past.
This WebsiteThis website is a large part of our Donegal Outreach philosophy. We believe in sharing who we are, what we believe, and what we do. In fact, it has been a part of our outreach since 2002, thanks to the diligent work of Scott Mickievicz, who gave much time and effort to our original site that gave us good service for many years. In fact, Scott very generously continues to fund the annual costs for domain registration and hosting of the site, and for that we say "A bhuíochas Céad Míle!" (A Hundred Thousand Thanks!)