OUR STORY: THEN AND NOW
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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.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Christ Among Neighbors has been answering the call for help in our community for 20 years. We are now back in the office - check out “Application Process” under our home page for more details.
Check out our May fundraiser at the Breadbasket in Shippensburg!
Christ Among Neighbors (C.A.N.) has been helping the residents of Shippensburg for over 20 years by offering a crisis intervention service to our community. We have assisted our neighbors with financial aid for rent, clothing, utility & medical bills, and other necessities.
We want to thank everyone who donated to us during The Partnership for Better Health’s Match Madness campaign during the month of March. We raised funds which will allow us to continue our mission in supporting residents of Shippensburg.
We will be having a “Mother’s Day” fundraiser on May 7 hosted by the Breadbasket Bakery on Garfield Street. Check our home page in the coming weeks to get additional details.
CHRIST AMONG NEIGHBORS
Greetings from Christ Among Neighbors. We trust that you all had a blessed holiday season and that you are keeping cozy during this winter weather.
For the second year, CAN is participating in the Match Madness campaign funded by the Partnership for Better Health foundation, M&T Bank, and the Kline Foundation. During the month of March, your contributions, funneled through this program, will earn CAN a matching percentage. To be sure that your donation earns these matching funds, you must make your gift between March 1-31. There are two options: For online giving, go to www.forbetterhealth.org and choose Christ Among Neighbors as your non-profit; to give by check, make your check payable to PFBH, mark CAN on the memo line, and mail to PFBH at 274 Wilson Street Carlisle, PA 17013. CAN will receive 100% of the amount you donated, plus additional matching funds at the percentages earned. This will greatly assist us in providing the help that is so desperately needed by many in our community.
Need continues to increase in our area. In December, we gave out $11,031.53 in aid payments. In December, we received 86 calls for assistance; this month we have had 43 calls as of January 17. We have assisted 23 families or individuals with rent; 7 with utilities; 3 with car payments or insurance; 2 with mobile phones. We have assisted 5 homeless families or individuals in cooperation with 211, Community Cares, Tri-County, and SASD. In addition to financial help, we continue to give referrals to local resources that might also be helpful to our clients.
The Cumberland and Franklin Counties Emergency Rental Programs (ERAP) are still available for those financially affected in the last two years. They can help with up to 15 months of rent, mortgages, and utilities. This program is still well-funded and remains open for applications.
We are very much in need of additional volunteer help to interview clients. If you think you might be interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717- 532-7577 and leave a message. We’d be glad to allow you to observe our operation to help you determine whether it’s something you would enjoy doing. We interview clients on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Our volunteer schedule allows individuals to decide how often to volunteer, and which dates they can be available.
To keep informed about what is happening with CAN, please check out our Facebook page and our website, www.christamongneighbors.com.
You can learn more about what our community is doing for Shippensburg residents by attending the Community Calls via Zoom on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 11:00 AM. If you are not on the distribution list sent by the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition, contact us at email@example.com or visit the SCRC website at shipresources.org to be added.
May God bless you richly as you serve Him!
The CAN Team