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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

March-April 2024

We hope that the beauty of this spring has renewed your sense of wonder and awe in the Creation around us.

 

Some of your neighbors, our clients, have continued to struggle to maintain a minimal lifestyle under sometimes enormous challenges. In March and April, we received 152 phone calls for help: 60 requests for housing and rent, 52 for utility bills, 17 for car repairs or insurance, 5 for food, and 18 for "other".

 

Because of your generous support during The Match Madness campaign sponsored by the Partnership For Better Health, we received $20,033 in donations and $3,358.94 in matching funds for a total of $23,371.94! Our heartfelt thanks to all of you in the Shippensburg community who made this possible! In addition to these funds, CAN received a donation from the Corn Festival Committee to help us help our neighbors in the community. We also are very thankful for the churches and individuals that support CAN monthly. As you are out and about shopping and in restaurants in the community be on the lookout for donation containers at many businesses around town - another way community members can help us achieve our mission.

 

On Thursday May 16 we are having a fundraiser at The Art of Pie at 20 West King St., Shippensburg from 8AM - 7PM. A portion of the proceeds will be given to CAN. Please come by for some delicious food and baked goodies and we will share in the proceeds. You will love the patio!

 

Planning has begun on the 4th annual Better Together event, which will have display tables set up by the various social service groups in the area, including CAN, to help those in need. It will be held September 20th in the Katies Place parking lot and flyers with more information will be provided soon.

We are still welcoming any new members, particularly those who can help interview clients on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. You may volunteer for as few or as many days as you would like. We would love to have you come aboard in meeting our neighbor’s needs! If you are interested in volunteering, please call 717-532-7577 or email canshipinfo@gmail.com.

 

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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