PENNSYLVANIA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE
OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Olivet-Schwenkfelder
United Church of Christ

619 Township Line Road, East Norriton, PA  19403
"An Open and Affirming Community of Faith"
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Ministry Programs

Ongoing Summer Mission Projects

The Baby Bureau is a 501 (c) 3 mon-profit organization that donates "Baby Bundles" of clothing to social service providers, local hospitals, shelters food banks, etc., that determine the need of the new mom and baby. Each "Baby Bundle" includes 30 seasonally appropriate outfits, a receiving blanket, onesies, sleepers, a hat, a bib, socks and shoes, They are in need of sizes 0-2T. They also include baby board books in the bundles because it is never too early to start reading to your baby. They consider the "Baby Bundle" as a gift for mom and the baby.


Cradles to Crayons - A child needs to be emotionally and physically prepared in order to succeed in school. Many children lack the tools they need to translate their knowledge and creativity into confidence and academic success. In fact, by age four, children living below the poverty line are already 18 months behind their peers. To help alleviate the effects of poverty on school readiness, the Ready for School initiative provides local children in low-income and homeless situations with the school supplies they need to be able to participate fully in class and do homework. Anchored by our annual Backpack-A-ThonŽ each year hundreds of volunteers, fill tens of thousands of backpacks with age-appropriate school supplies. The backpacks, along with KidPacks (containing clothing, shoes, and more), are then distributed to kids in need, giving them the tools and confidence they need to arrive at school ready, confident, and excited to learn. We are collecting school supplies including calculators, pens and pencils, markers, notebooks, etc.

Helping Hands Wish List - Helping Hands is a humanitarian program that reunites unaccompanied youth from Central America with family that resides in the USA. Bethany Children's Home provides them with a safe place to live and grow until they are reunited with their families. They are currently in need to the NEW items listed below, as many of the youth will arrive with just the clothes on their backs. Ages 5 - 14.

* Bibles (Spanish Version)
* Kids Craft Projects & Kits
* Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
* Coloring Books
* Soccer Balls
* Spanish Books
* Games for all Ages
* Pillows and Pillow Cases
* Twin Blankets
* Fleece Throws
* Blankets
* Bath Towels
* Kid Friendly Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner
* Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
* Hairbrushes & Combs
* Girls & Boys Socks (Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Girls Sports Bra (Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Girls Panties (Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Boys Boxer Shorts (Sizes Small, & Medium)
* Girls & Boys Jeans (All Sizes)
* Girls & Boys Shorts (Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Girls & Boys T-Shirts - Solid Colors (Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Girls & Boys Sweat Pants (Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Girls Shoes (All Sizes)
* Girls & Boys Sneakers (All Sizes)
* Girls & Boys Pajamas Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Girls & Boys Coats (Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Girls & Boys Sweaters (Sizes X-Small, Small, & Medium)
* Girls & Boys Church Attire and Shoes (All Sizes)














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