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Monday, September 30 All day


For our September’s food collections, let’s think about hot foods. Some suggestions are cans of soup or stew, dry soup mixes, hot cereals, canned ingredients for chili, pasta, and noodle meal kits, stewed tomatoes, any canned vegetables and broth that could be the basis of a soup.

Let’s get in the spirit of fall with October’s food collection for ICCAP which represents the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner (except for the turkey). We always begin early on this collection because we must turn in the donated food to ICCAP by November 1 for distribution in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some idea starters are boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie crust mix, dessert mixes, canned cranberries, vegetables, fruits, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, applesauce, gravy, canned milk, mushroom soup, onion rings, brown and white sugar, pumpkin spices.

CROP Hunger Walk

The annual Indiana County CROP Hunger Walk will be on Sunday, October 13, with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. and the Walk at 1:00 p.m. Collection envelopes and other materials are available on the Mission Table in the Chalice Room.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Crop Hunger Walk, first held in York, Pennsylvania, in 1970 and one year after the first similar, but an unnamed event, which took place in Bismarck, N.D.

Money collected through CROP Hunger Walk is divided with 75% of donations designated for world hunger projects and 25%, local, in our case, Indiana County Community Action Program (ICCAP).

Blanket Collection for Arcadia

Arcadia Presbyterian Church will hand out blankets to people in their general area who face cold nights of winter with little or no heat. We will accept blankets of all sizes, afghans, and throws that you no longer need. The blankets will be delivered to Arcadia Presbyterian Church so they can be incorporated into their October food distribution. Please make your donatations by October 6,

2019 Hurricane Response Assistance

Our Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Hygiene Kits and Clean-up Buckets are already being distributed to those in need, but if you would like to send a check on your own, please write “2019 Hurricane Response” in the memo section of your check and send it to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. To give by telephone, call (800) 872-3283 or to give online go to pda.pcusa.org.

Trades of Hope

Janet Davis Treacy, Compassionate Entrepreneur and Calvary member, has generously offered to donate a commission from Trades of Hope orders this fall and holiday season to Rally for Rwanda. Please consider Trades of Hope for holiday gift-giving. Every Fair Trade gift purchased is providing sustainable income to women around the world. Several catalogs are available on the Mission table. Please leave those copies on the table, but you can view the online catalog, at www.mytradesofhope/JanetDavisTreacy. Janet will happily answer questions or help you place an order.

Tomorrow’s Hope

If you see any great sales on men’s socks, we are collecting cotton socks for Tomorrow’s Hope in Coalport, PA, beginning Sunday, October 6 through November 3, Black or white, one-size-fits-all, tube socks are requested. The socks will be delivered to this transitional housing and service organization for veterans of our U.S. Armed Forces, prior to Veteran’s Day, November 11.