Hanover Area Council of Churches (HACC) NEWS & NEEDS
PAL (Provide-a-Lunch) Program: Single serve fruits; Individual size chips, pretzels, etc.; Instant white rice; Scallop potatoes; Laundry detergent; Dish towels/rags; Pot holders.
Shelter: Deodorant (Men & Women); Disposable cleaning gloves (Medium & Large); Razors; Body wash; Lysol spray; Ajax cleaner; Clorox wipes; Paper towels; Ziploc baggies (gallon size); Bottled water; Sleeping bags; Bed pillows.
General Needs: Lysol spray/disinfecting spray
Clothing Bank: Family-sized toiletries, Sheet sets all sizes, Bath towels, Men’s white t-shirts L/XL, Baby diapers sz. 4-5, Bread wire ties.
Ruth’s Harvest: Single serve entrees, cereal, juice boxes, snacks or veggies.
All Donations can be placed in the bins by the office. The bin on the corner table is for HACC needs and the bin on the floor is for Ruth’s Harvest.
GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP: HACC Good Friday: The traditional 7 Last Words of Christ Good Friday worship hosted by HACC each year will be offered by a video that can be accessed anytime directly at https://youtu.be/RQZHiNIcrvE (HACC’s youtube channel) or on our church website Friday morning, April 2nd by going to www.stmarkhanover.org. Be sure to check out the 2nd Word’s special anthem that features Martha Lobaugh on the St. Mark organ.
Meals on Wheels News: Two-person teams (one driver and one runner to take food to the door) are needed Monday through Friday to drive and deliver meals from 11:00am — 12:00pm on certain circuits around town. You simply stop by the HACC building at the loading dock and pick up the preloaded containers and then deliver them to the homes on the list, returning the container when empty. If you can help one day or a combination of days, we are looking for you. Please call the HACC office (717)633-6353 and ask to speak to Laura Zimmerman, Coordinator.
As you know delivering meals to the elderly and ailing helps nourish the body and soul of our neighbors. Occasionally, we try to include a word search puzzle or a brief passage from Holy Scripture to nourish the faith. Our recipients look forward to these small things to brighten their days. The next time you visit the Dollar Store, consider picking up a couple of the following items, marking them for Meals-On-Wheels (MOWs) and dropping them off at the HACC building at 36 Carlisle Street or placing them in the box at the end of the hall by the St. Mark church office. They can use:
Small Calendars Devotional Books
Word Searches Adult Coloring Books
Easy Crossword Puzzles Colored Pencils & Sharpeners
Tell a friend, share the news, come and shop – the HACC Clothing Bank on the 2nd floor of the Carlisle Street HACC building is open to the public. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm.
Due to COVID and to keep everyone safe an appointment must be made by calling 717-633-6353. Appointments are made on an hourly basis with a limit of 6 fully masked individuals (adult and children) at a time.
There are many items including: • Gently used clothing (all styles & sizes.)
• Dishes • Small appliances • Home accessories and much more!
Clothing is free, although monetary donations are appreciated. Other items are priced accordingly. Donations can also be made by calling 717-633-6353 for drop off directions.
Ruth’s Harvest: Feed the Children
Ruth’s Harvest News: We are collecting single serve food items. Bags of these items are put together each Thursday during the school year and delivered to Hanover elementary students to take home and have nourishment over the weekend when they cannot receive the in-school breakfast and lunch meals. We are grateful for monetary donations as well. All food items can be placed in the box on the floor at the end of the Office Hallway and the items will be delivered by Martha and Wayne Lippy, our St. Mark Ruth’s Harvest Food Stocking Team. Please feel free to contact Debby Seibert, HACC Coordinator of Ruth’s Harvest if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. 717) 451-7001 (717) 632-1181
Changing Lives Shelter News: Due to Covid concerns, the Changing Lives Shelter remains on a limited capacity. But we are still open and providing shelter 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The shelter office operates 22-hours a day, closing each day between 11am and 1pm, while meals are being served at PAL (Provide-A-Lunch).
PAL is still operating as take and go only during the pandemic. Meals are made each day by area churches and agencies providing on average a 100 meals a day to people stopping by between 11:30 and 12:30 every day of the year. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. Contact the HACC office for more info 717-633-6353.