Beyond Box City
25% of families in New Castle County live in poverty. Children make up 45% of Delaware’s homeless population. Family Promise of Northern New Castle County is an interfaith organization providing food and hospitality for homeless families. It engages 800+ volunteers through over 30 congregations to help families with children get back on-and stay on– their feet. The organization provides a safe place to eat and sleep, intensive case management, life skills training, support and encouragement. It is an affiliate of the national Family Promise organization, with over 180 affiliates across 41 states.
From 6PM on March 8th to 7AM March 9th, Family Promise will be holding “Beyond Box City” an evening to experience homelessness. Hanover Youth will be participating to help raise raise money and awareness for family homelessness.
All across America and in every community there are families struggling to meet their basic needs. By donating money for NEW winter coats, you can help relieve the burden of poverty and bring the gift of warmth to children in need. To date, Operation Warm has given new winter coats to over 1.4 MILLION children throughout America.
Through the next few weeks, Hanover Youth will be raising funds to donate to Operation Warm.
Third Annual Bee Good to Creation Carnival
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Their animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.
Sunday, April 6, at 12:30 in the Church School Hall. Enjoy fun and fellowship and play carnival games made from recyclable and re-used objects. Proceeds from the carnival
go to Heifer Project International.