Cabbage Patch Christmas Baskets
Kicked-off on Sunday, September 24, 2017
Join us this year in these activities for our Cabbage Patch Christmas project. For as Christ said, “Whatever you do for the least of these you do for me.” Checks can be made out to Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church with “Cabbage Patch Christmas” on the memo line.
Explanation of each project for Cabbage Patch Christmas:
- Shopping Day – November 4 meet at Burlington in Bashford Manor at 8:30 a.m. We partner with Cabbage Patch adults to shop for their families. Sign up with Betsy Barrick starting October 9, until shopping day.
- Wrapping Room – Our wrapping room, headed by Laura Krausen is located in Room 209 behind Eline Hall. EachWednesday evening after dinner beginning November 8 we will be wrapping the gifts bought at Burlington and labeling them by family. We can use donations of adult scissors and tape to help with this project.
- Parents Day Out – They will be collecting snack food for the baskets.
- Grocery Cart – Our grocery cart during November and early December will accept these items; products not covered by food stamps such as paper goods, soap products for kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Questions, ask Wilma and Fred Bennett.
- Christmas Tree Gift Tags – Starting November 19 come to the Foyer find the small Christmas Tree and choose a gift tag with a child’s name and interests. Buy a gift for that child then bring it back to the church no later than December 10, wrapped with the tag attached to the package. Look for Anne Hughes.
- Grocery Sorting – On Friday evening, December 15, at 6:00 p.m. groceries and donations will be sorted in Emory (gym) for our 20 families. This is a fun evening with the Mariners organizing all of us who can come to help. Wrapped gifts will be taken from Room 209 to the gym. Families are welcome to help.
- Delivery Day – Sunday, December 17 after the 11:00 Worship service those who have signed up to help deliver the baskets will come to Emory (gym). Baskets will be delivered directly to the families homes wishing them a very Merry Christmas and God’s blessings. This is a meaningful family project. You will need a vehicle and will get instructions and directions when you get to the gym. Sign up with Bob Smith.
Contact persons for each project:
- Burlington Shopping Day– Betsy Barrick firstname.lastname@example.org 777-2750
- Wrapping Room- Laura Krausen email@example.com 295-9585
- Gift Tree- Anne Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org 254-5103
- PDO- Julie Rousseau email@example.com 693-5535
- Groceries- Al & Nancy Pollock& Mariners firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com 458-6413
- Delivery- Bob Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 254-2008
- General Information- Linda Garrett email@example.com 499-5708
- Cabbage Patch Liaison- Doug Holm firstname.lastname@example.org 493-5920\
About Cabbage Patch:
The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a local, non-profit Christian organization. Their mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth and their families to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential. In 2016, “The Patch” celebrated its 106th year of profoundly changing lives.
HBPres has been a part of their ministry for many years. At Christmas we support 20 families with gifts, groceries and presence. During the summer we participate in their bingo/dinner family night and provide necessary back to school supplies. If you would like to know more about or volunteer at The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, go to their website at https://www.cabbagepatch.org.