Carolyn presiding over dinner and Tonya with the “Other Essentials”

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Wednesday, December 3rd at we will have another holiday potluck, combined with a collection of “Other Essentials” for the families we learned about at Megan Shreve’s wonderful presentation to DFA on Nov. 5.

This year we will add an opportunity for cash support for South Central Community Action Program clientele with a Gift Card for gas or groceries.

 We will gather for dinner at 6:30 in the Valentine Hall Café at the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg. Bring a dish to share – an entrée, a salad, or a dessert, and also bring a bag  of household items for low income families.

 Here’s the plan: Fill a cloth or recycling bag with“Other Essentials”–any of the family necessities that are not covered by food stamps. That includes laundry detergent or dish soap, toothbrushes, shampoo, hand soap, napkins, tissues, paper towels, etc.

 If you buy a gift card of any amount for groceries at Kennie’s or Giant or for gas at Sheetz, you could gift wrap it and insert it into your bag of “Other Essentials.” These are really coveted items, and we want to be sure they are noticed.

Mark your calendar for December 3rd, and start collecting! Remember you can bring whatever you want for the pot luck. DFA will provide plate settings, water and iced tea, but it’s BYO for anything else you choose. If you cannot come to the dinner but want to participate in the “Other Essentials” collection, contact Elaine for information on where to drop off your gifts at 677-9442.


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