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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.

NEWSLETTER

CHRIST AMONG NEIGHBORS

January-February 2024

February is the month in which we celebrate love. We rejoice in the love of God, as well as that of our significant others, families, friends, and neighbors. At CAN, we are busy sharing the love of God to our neighbors in the Shippensburg area. We appreciate your heart for those in need in our area!

The Partnership for Better Health’s Match Madness campaign is coming soon! If you would like to help support CAN with a financial donation, you may send a check made payable to the Partnership for Better Health (with designation to Christ Among Neighbors) and be mailed to the Partnership for Better Health, 274 Wilson Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Donations must be received on or after March 1 to be counted.

Inflation and other economic pressures continue to distress many in our area. 2023 was our busiest year ever. During the past year, CAN received applications from 467 people and provided financial aid in the amount of $105,425.75 to 297 applicants.

The Salvation Army service has instituted new recording procedures, which we are currently working on. Messiah UM and Ridge Covenant churches rang the bell for Salvation Army during the Christmas season, and they raised over $2,000 for the Shippensburg service unit! Many, many thanks to these two churches for their assistance!

CAN is working on grants to help us with our funding. A Corn Festival grant is finished and applications to the Hosfield and Alexander Stewart grants are in progress. Many thanks to the volunteers who have worked on these projects!

Woodforest bank will be offering another financial wellness class on March 13. They offer lunch and great information about how to budget on a limited income.

We are still in need of new volunteers, especially on 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 join us in working to help our neighbors in their time of need! Our volunteers receive a blessing, as well as the people we help. If you are interested and would like to talk to someone about volunteering, please call 717 532 7577.

 

But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish. Psalm 9:18

 

May God bless you richly as you serve Him!

The CAN Team

717-532-7577

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

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