Lancaster Mennonite Middle School: MCC Hygiene Kits.
LMMS students and faculty are collecting items to make hygiene kits for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) this holiday season. MCC is in urgent need of 8,000 hygiene kits in order to respond to multiple crisis situations around the world. Making these kits is an active, hands-on way for students to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, sharing God’s love and compassion with others in need.
Additionally, as a way to keep us aware of local needs, LMMS students are creating care packages for students and families among us who are experiencing a significant change in circumstance or hardship this Christmas.
New Danville: $50 in 50 Days Giving Project for “Feed My Starving Children”
New Danville’s goal is for each family to raise $50 in 50 days to help pay for meals (MobilePacks) that will be packaged by New Danville students and parents this spring and then sent all over the world.
Families took a “Virtual Mission Trip about World Poverty” that was sent home in a small manila folder with quick activities for each of the 50 days.
Kraybill: MCC Rabbits for Gaza
The Kraybill Campus Christmas project is raising money for a Mennonite Central Committee project to purchase rabbits for families in Gaza. Twenty-five dollars will provide four rabbits to one family in need. The rabbits will be used for income and food.
Locust Grove: Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services Food and Toy Drive
Locust Grove is partnering with Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services food and toy drive. Unwrapped toys and nonperishable food will be collected at school for local children and their families.
Food items, such as holiday meal box kits, instant mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy mix, large cans of yams/sweet potatoes and stuffing mix are especially needed for Christmas meals, as are unwrapped toys for elementary school children and gift cards with a suggested price of $25-$35 dollars.