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Dove Boxes

Dove boxes provide holiday food to families in need. This year marks the 49th year of the Person-to-Person Dove Program. Christmas Doves would never have been possible without the enthusiastic support of area churches. You can take a Dove and prepare gift-wrapped boxes of food ­­– this is a wonderful way to enlist children in the joy of giving; Participation is open to everyone. Or can be as simple as making a direct donation to families/adults through Person to Person.

Each year, our church joins with other churches, to participate in Person-to-Person’s Christmas Dove Program. Through this program, participants respond to the needs of families and seniors in our community who might otherwise go without this Holiday Season.  Simply select a White or Green Dove on Sunday, 11/26, 12/3 and 12/10.  Then follow directions printed on it.
White Dove: Fill a box or two with food and love for Christmas Day. All necessary food items and directions are on the reverse side of the Dove. A $15.00 contribution is required so Person-to-Person can purchase a supermarket gift card for each family to buy their own choice of meat/protein.  The Doves will be hung on tree at the narthex.  Fill in the back dove with your name, e-mail & telephone number and return it (along with the $15.00) to the “Dove Lady” Karen Hanson (and her team).

Green Dove: A financial contribution to Person-to-Person’s Scholarship or Emergency Assistance Fund. Scholarship will enable eager students to continue their education. Emergency Assistance Fund will help someone with a fuel bill, rent or a medical bill not covered by Medicaid.  Please mail your financial contribution directly to Person-to Person; the address being on the Green Dove.

The Doves will be available on the tree in the narthex beginning on Sunday, November 26.

RETURN your filled, closed, wrapped boxes to the Narthex on or before Saturday, December 16. If you fill your box or boxes prior to December 16, you may certainly bring it to church earlier. If you have any questions regarding the Person-to-Person Christmas Dove Program, please contact Karen Hanson at 203-966-5140 or karenh81@optonline.net

 

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