Care for the Hurting

One-Time Events | All Ages

Host a Pack Party

Radiant Hope’s mission is to support and encourage those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. By hosting a Pack Party, you take time to fill care packages together and pray for each recipient.

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Host a Brace-Painting Party

Be part of the healing treatment process for children with clubfoot by hosting a brace-painting party. Hope Walks brings hope and healing to families in Africa and Latin America.

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Serve at a Love the Hill Event

Help Wildheart Ministries with the “Love the Hill” initiative focused on building relationships through community restoration projects in Allison Hill.

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Meet Vital Needs

Commitment Varies Based on Role | 18+

Provide a Variety of Social Services

Serve at one of New Hope Ministries’ eight locations that help neighbors in need of a variety of services, including food, help with rent/mortgage, transportation or job skills training.

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Provide Childcare

Provide childcare on Monday evenings at Brethren Housing’s location in Harrisburg so moms who are part of the “Next Steps” program can attend weekly life skills training.

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Inspire Hope by Serving

Bethesda Mission provides a safe place for men and women in need of shelter, food, and clothing.  Choose from various serving opportunities at the men’s shelter, women’s shelter, or youth community center.

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Meet Tangible Needs

With 14,000 kids in foster care and 2,000 kids awaiting adoption in Pennsylvania, there are a lot of tangible needs from foster, adoptive, and biological parents. Keystone Family Alliance has developed a program called Gateway, an online portal that connects people to the needs of vulnerable children and families in their community. Gateway is a simple and easy way for everyone to do something.

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Pack Food Bags for Families  

Serve at Mission Central and help fill bags of food for over 400 families in need through an assembly line process once a month with a team from the church.  This opportunity is to serve during the day.

Invest In the Next Generation

Weekly, During the School Year | 18 +

Be a Mentor

Mentor a student in grades 4-12 once a week at Center for Champions’ Rooted program. Center for Champions connects students with a Christian mentor and provides weekly activities so relationships can grow.

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Be a Tutor

Tutor a student at the Community Resource Center in grades 1 – 5 who has been referred by Mechanicsburg Area School District. Tutors focus on interactive learning with an emphasis on helping with homework and grade-level skills.

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Support a Family

As Needed for One Year | 16+

Welcome Refugee Neighbors to the Area

Serve with a team to offer friendship, resources and life skills mentoring to a refugee family resettling in the Mechanicsburg area. Welcome teams come alongside a family for their first year of rebuilding their lives and establishing self-sufficiency in a new community.

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Become a Part of a Care Community for Foster Families

Care for vulnerable children by supporting foster families as part of a Care Community, a team who provides a variety of practical support over the course of one year.

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Support a Single Parent Facing Homelessness

Help form a Neighboring Volunteer Group, 6 to 10 people, committing to love a single parent facing homelessness. Offer emotional support, encouragement, and invitation into the life of a faith community as the family participates in Bridge of Hope’s 18-24 month program.

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