OUR STORY: THEN AND NOW
THE EVOLUTION OF CHRIST AMONG NEIGHBORS (C.A.N.)
Christ Among Neighbors is a faith based organization that was started when a group of churches came together to form one organization for our neighbors to get help. This assistance may include emergency service delivery and/or referrals/consultations to other agencies with the means to solve the problem. We have been faithfully serving our community and in 2021 are celebrating our 20th year assisting clients.
CHRIST AMONG NEIGHBORS
Fall is upon us, with all the joys that it has to offer. I hope you are enjoying the beauty of creation that makes this season so special.
Our CAN clients continue to struggle with pressing financial needs, and we have continued to help as many as we can. In August, we paid out over $9,000 in aid to clients. We assisted 14 clients with rent, 4 with utilities, 5 with gas or car expenses, and met 2 miscellaneous needs. In September, our aid payments amounted to nearly $6,000.00 for 5 clients needing rent, 6 needing utility assistance, 6 clients with gas or car needs, and 4 with miscellaneous expenses. We are always grateful for those who help us raise funds to continue serving our neighbors here in Shippensburg!
Since CAN administers funds for the Shippensburg service unit of the Salvation Army, we are thinking ahead to Christmastime and the opportunity Walmart offers us to place a Salvation Army bellringer at their store entrance. All of the money we collect in this way stays in Shippensburg to meet needs here. If you think you, your family, your youth group, or your club or organization would be interested in helping ring the bell this year, please call us at 717-372-1112 or 717-532-7577 (leave a message) or email us at email@example.com. All help is appreciated!
CAN participated in the Katie’s Place Better Together event on September 15. Sixteen area agencies participated, showcasing the services they offer. Special features included a Kids’ Zone, free food, and door prizes. Approximately 150 community members attended.
Several CAN board members attended the United Way kickoff mixer on October 5. Our president, Suzanne Hildabrand, gave a talk about CAN. We are grateful for the substantial support that United Way gives us each year, and for all of you who donate to United Way and make this possible!
The annual Community Christmas Party, sponsored jointly by the Chamber of Commerce and CAN, has been scheduled for Monday, December 18 at the Shippensburg University Rec Center from 6-7:30PM. This is always a fun time for area children. Flyers will be available soon.
We are still in need of new volunteers, especially those who are available to help us to interview clients on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The schedule is flexible; you may volunteer for as few or as many days as you wish. We’d love to have you as part of our team!
Psalm 72:12: For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.
May God bless you richly as you serve Him!
The CAN Team
A HUGE THANK YOU to Truck Mart of Shippensburg for their fundraiser at the Shippensburg Fair with funds donated to Christ Among Neighbors! Thank you for helping us continue the call to serve in the Shippensburg community.
Funding for Christ Among Neighbors is provided in part by the
Partnership for Better Health!
The Partnership for Better Health sponsored Match Madness, a large matching gift campaign, and we have been awarded a grant to further support our mission!
Community Christmas Party!
December 18th, 6-730 pm
Must Pre-Register - Please see flyer below for further details