CHLTB Project Overview

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2019 Project Overview

This page contains an overview of all the projects our Church has put together. Look through the list and decide which one would best suit your ability. Once you make your decision, sign up at Church or online so we can plan ahead for any addtional supplies. 


 1) Cradles to Crayons

Leader: Gwen Bredow
Date and Time: Saturday, October 19, 1:00- 3:00 PM
Participation: Ages 5 and up. Great family project!
Volunteers will work in the warehouse of donations-- sorting, cleaning donations and filling clothing/toy orders for the kids of the greater Philadelphia area.

 2) Cornerstone Christian Academy

Leaders: Anita and Greg Bell
Time and Place: Saturday, October 26 at Cornerstone Christain Academy
Participation: Ages 10 and up are welcome
Minor carpentry, painting and yard work around the school and community center. Meet at 8am at Lenape Valley Church to carpool to school in Philadelphia.

 3) Gift of Life House

Leader: Loretta Clift 
Time: Saturday, October 26, 8:00 am at church to carpool to their facility
Place: 401 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Participation: Any volunteers needed.
Prepare and serve Sunday Brunch to residents. Or donate a prepared meal item for us to take with us.
Donations also needed: See shopping list for donation suggestions.
Cash Donations: Each $40 contribution helps support one night of lodging for a family staying at the Family House who cannot afford the nightly fee.

 4) Help a Neighbor (1) - New Britain

Leader: Kathy Johnson
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 9:45am - 2:30pm
Participation: 6-8 volunteers needed
Bring mops, cleaning gloves, cleaning rags, bucket, cleaning supplies.

 5) Comfort House for Women Vets - Philly

Leader: Natasha Kenney
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 9:30am at LVC, depart for Philly around 11:30am
Participation: 3-7 volunteers needed
Donate socks and prepared brunch items.  Serve brunch at facility.

 6) Help a Neighbor (2) - Chalfont

Leaders: Matthias Bell and Joyce McCormick
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, Sunday, 9:30am – Rt. 152 and Butler Ave., Chalfont
Participation: 5-7 volunteers needed
Bring Rakes and gloves to do yard work.

 7) Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes

Leader: Sue Harris
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 9:30am Fellowship Hall
Participation: All ages
NO SHOEBOXES NEEDED! Plastic shoeboxes provided!
Donate gifts from suggested list on or before October 27 for children who would not otherwise have Christmas gifts. On Church Leaves the Building Day, volunteers will fill shoeboxes with donated gifts.
Requested Donations: See Project Shopping List for suggestions.
Shipping fee $9.00 per box
Boxes may also be packed at home. Instruction pamphlets available at the Welcome Center. Last day to drop off is Sunday, November 10th!

 8) Food Collection - New Britain Food Larder

Leaders: Sharon Schiavone and Beth Woodring
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 9:30am - Fellowship Hall
Participation: All Ages
Bags will be provided starting October 6th with a list of acceptable donations. Generous donors will return filled bags which will be delivered to the New Britain Food Larder on Sunday.
Monetary donations accepted for youth to purchase food to deliver by grocery cart parade to New Britain Baptist Food Larder.

 9) Community/Volunteer Recognition Baskets

Leaders: Sharon Schiavone and Beth Woodring; Delivery Man Bill Luckenbill
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 9:30am - Fellowship Hall
Participation: All Ages
Donate and/or decorate and fill gift baskets for Chalfont Firemen, Chalfont Police and the Chalfont Habitat ReStore. Donate baked goods or fresh fruit for the baskets.
Requested Items: See Project Shopping list for suggested items.

10) Worthwile Wear (The Well) - Pipersville

Leader: Scott Weidemoyer
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 9:30am - 4:00pm (Location will be disclosed in the morning)
Participation: Anyone above the age of 12
Cut down dying trees along The Well driveway.  Clear overgrowth from walking path and spread mulch
Tools needed: some chain saws, shovels, rakes and wheel barrows

11) A Woman’s Place

Leader: Laura Cooney
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 10:00am to 2:00pm – Doylestown (9:45am to carpool)
Participation: 5-6 volunteers who are able to navigate stairs
Sorting through and organizing food and clothing donations. Cleaning the kids playroom.

12) Life Abundant – Letter Writing

Leader: Karen Kuder
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 10:00 am in LVC Parlor
Participation: All are welcome
Supplies will be provided to write letters of spiritual support to inmates,
We suggest you bring your Bible and/or a list of your favorite Bible verses to
include in your letters.

13) Manna On Main Street

Leader: Shannon Wieloch
Time: Sunday, October 27, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Place: 606-608 E. Main St., Lansdale (adjacent to the YMCA)
Participation: 10 volunteers needed
Serve Sunday Brunch to those in need at Manna On Main Street, 606-608 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446
(Park and enter in the back of the YMCA building).

14) Choir and Brass Ensemble

Leader: Martha Lockard
Times/Places: Sunday, October 27
10:30-11:30 am Briarleaf, 252 Belmont Ave., Doylestown
3:00-4:00 pm – Greenleaf, 400 S. Main St., Doylestown
Participants: All ages (Non-choir members welcome!)
For carpooling, arrive at Church 30 minutes before each time.
Call Martha for more information: 267-261-4559 or email choir@lenapevalleychurch.org.

15) Help a Family - Women's Recovery Community Center

Leader: Sue Brodish
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 11:00am Library and New Britain
Participation: 3-5 (providing meal items) 2-4 for air conditioners

Help A Family will focus our efforts at the Women's Recovery Community Center located at 25 Beulah Road in New Britain. The center provides shelter to area women who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Currently there is space for 10 full time resident women, many who are working hard to return to their families. Throughout the year we have worked to raise funds to purchase gifts for residents and the center. Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts and prepare a meal to take to residents.

A second task at the Center calls for removing and storing window air conditioners (could be done on Saturday).

16) Youth Donation Parade

Leader: Amie Bolger
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 11:00am - Meet at Giant Grocery Store
Participation: Families and Youth (under 8 with parent/guardian)

Monetary donations are being accepted for children and youth to purchase non-perishable food items which will be delivered by shopping cart down Butler Avenue to the Food Larder at New Britain Baptist Church on Sunday.

17) Aid for Friends Meal Preparation

Leaders: Cathie Miller, Faith Frank, Darlaine Manning
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 1:30pm – Church Kitchen & Fellowship Hall 
Participants: All adults who like to cook including men; children 6 or older with an adult

Prepare food at home, bring it to church and stay for the packing project on October 27 or – pack at home and take to the AFF freezer at Church either before or on that day. Leaders have a menu for your convenience that lists selections for main course, vegetables, dessert and bread that will be available at sign up.

18) Wrapping Presence

Leaders: Karen Kuder and Marne Dietterich
Time and Place: Sunday, October 27, 1:30pm - 3:00pm – LVC Library
Participation: All Ages welcome
Wrapping Presence delivers FREE Christmas Gift Giving experiences to 2000 nursing home residents in Bucks and Montgomery Counties through generous volunteers and donors. During CHLTB at LVC we will be creating a craft project, suitable for volunteers of all ages, to enhance the delivery of this program. 

19) PJ's for Kids

Leader: Patricia Smith
Donate anything for children’s bedtime needs, such as pajamas, slippers, books, socks, tooth paste, and tooth brushes.  All items MUST still have sales tags on them.  These items will be given to foster children.

20) Help a Classroom Project

Leader: Tracy Spencer
Donate school supplies from the Project Shopping list insert.

21) Youth Project – College Care Packages

Leader: Matthias Bell
Donate snacks which will be assembled into care packages for college students.  You may provide names and addresses for recipients.


 Also check out the shopping list for items that they need donated and packed. 

If you have questions about the projects or just in general, please email office@lenapevalleychurch.org. Thank you.


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