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Holiday Drives

Food Drive

 

 

Thank you to everyone from the community who donated food to our holiday food drive. We collected enough food for 180 local families.

Thank you to all those who put out flyers, picked up food, sorted, packed and delivered. We are so grateful for everyone who helped show God's love to our community.

 

Gifts for kids in Foster Care

We are once again providing kids in foster care with Christmas gifts. Each child listed has a wish list of gifts they would like to receive. Please purchase at least 2-3 items off of their list (spending at least $40). Feel free to partner with another family to "adopt" a child and provide them with more off their list.

All sign-ups are being done online this year. If slots are full, please consider purchasing gift cards to add to the bags or contact CBlocal to find out if additional items are needed for the bags.

All Gifts must be dropped off in Gift bags (not wrapped) with the child's name and ID information on the package. Gifts can be dropped off at on or before 11/30 at either location (early drop off before 11/30 is appreciated): 

Katie Halpin's Home (36 Stonemill Way, Logan)

Becky Frey's Home (99 Deer Horn Drive, Mt. Royal)

CBlocal is a group within Crossbridge that organizes our local outreach opportunities.

All of our activities will be in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area and will focus on loving people who are in need- whether they are homeless, foster children, lonely senior citizens, children & adults with special needs, families with financial hardships, or anyone going through a difficult time. Our goal is to embody what it says in John 13:35:

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

If you are looking for more ways to love people, here are some other organiztions where you can volunteer your time.

The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission focuses on providing for the practical & spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless & hurting in Philadelphia. They provide meals and transitional housing for Men. They have several ways to volunteer: SundayBreakfast.org

Meals on Wheels is a wonderful organization that provides meals to local senior citizens who are homebound get a hot meal & a visit from a friendly face that day. Several of our CBLocal members have recently gone to volunteer training to assist in this ministry, and they can always use more help! If you'd like to get involved with this ministry, please contact Teresa Christoff to volunteer or get more information. This is a great opportunity and only requires once a month commitment for about 2 hours.

When youth age-out of foster care, there is a good chance they have no safety net. The Age-Out Angels Foundation is dedicated to helping these children avoid the pitfalls and succeed in life. Our mission is to help age-outs gain access to all the services available to them. We fill the gap that exists between youth and services. We make sure their paperwork is up to date and on time, that they have food, shelter, healthcare. To volunteer, donate or for more info, visit:  https://www.ageoutangels.org/

Hub of Hope is a ministry of Project Home in Philadelphia that provides a provide coffee, showers and a place to do laundry from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  daily for homeless individuals. On weekends, it serves free meals. There are plans for a health clinic, medical professionals and behavioral health specialists to be on site, as well as certified peer specialists who can help people apply for jobs and housing.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Projecthome.org

Drivers Needed

Transportation can be one of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment. As a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program, you can help provide patients in need with a free ride to treatment. Volunteers can choose how far they wish to drive, how often, what days, etc. The volunteer must be between 18 and 84, be familiar with using a computer, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance, be willing to have a DMV and background check completed and take a 45-minute training. Volunteer Info Here