Shari's Update - 10/29/2022
This article is to let you know about WCHI’s upcoming WCHI programs & how you can help us support our community.
WCHI CASH BINGO: Sunday, November 6th at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. 5th St., Coplay. Doors open at 1 pm Calling starts at 2 pm. Please bring an item for our Food Pantry! We need cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, & instant potatoes! For more info, call/text Liz Rogers 484-274-6687
FREE COMMNITY MEALS: WCHI and the Faith Based Community are proud to provide these FREE meals to low-income Whitehall-Coplay households twice a month through 2023. The host locations change every time. All are welcome to attend both meals on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Tuesday each month from 4:00-6:30PM. Meals are guaranteed for the 1st 100 guests. Once the meals are distributed, the doors will close, and a sign will be posted on the door. For more info, call Karen 610-730-3184
• Sunday, November 6th, St Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, 610-266-0695
• Tuesday, November 15th, First Presbyterian of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., Whitehall, 610-264-9693
• Sunday, December 4th, Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley (MALV), 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall,703-346-8698
• Tuesday, December 20th, Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 7th St., Whitehall, 610-434-8661
WCHI FOODS PANTRY: In October we served 232 households consisting of 382 adults, 318 children, and 174 Seniors (age 60+) for a total of 874 people. We provide enough food for each person to prepare 5 meals a month. For October, this totaled 4,370 meals. We are here to help low-income Whitehall and Coplay residents especially in these hard times. To schedule an appointment for November 10th or 17th, please call 484-225-0358.
This year, GIVING TUESDAY, will fall on November 29, 2022. This global giving day takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Following the consumer-driven holidays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday encourages communities to do good and ushers in the charitable giving season.
MONETARY DONATIONS: are appreciated and can be made payable to the Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative, C/O Shari Noctor, 1080 Schadt Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052. Please go www.tinyurl.com/WCHIprograms to review all the programs we currently offer. Please put in the memo section where you want your monetary donation applied. The Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative is a 501(c) (3) IRS approved nonprofit organization and your donation may be tax deductible
TOILETRY DONATIONS: We always need: Baby and Adult Diapers, Feminine Products, Shampoo & Conditioner, Soap, Tissues, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, and Toilet Paper. Federal Government programs such as SNAP and WIC, do not allow the funds for these programs to purchase toiletry items just food. Second Harvest Food Bank, where we get 85% of our food also cannot purchase toiletries. For low-income residents, toiletries are very expensive. And the lack of certain items also can create some health issues i.e. baby diapers and feminine products in use too long before they are changed causes some infections. See below in Food Donations where the toiletries can be shipped or dropped off.
FOOD DONATIONS: are appreciated and may be shipped c/o Shai Noctor or dropped off at RE/MAX Unlimited Real Estate, 1080 Schadt Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052. Please leave your food donations inside the foyer on the right, Monday through Friday 9AM- 5PM, Saturday 9AM-1PM & Sunday 10AM-1PM. We need cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, and instant mashed potatoes. Please go to https://tinyurl.com/WCHIPantryList for a complete list of both food and toiletry needed items.
Food/Toiletry Drives: Individuals, Businesses, School Clubs, and Faith Based Organizations have all done drives for us. If you are Interested in doing one, please go to https://tinyurl.com/WCHIdrive
AMAZON SMILE is a way for you to support us every time you shop on Amazon. It doesn't cost you anything and takes only a minute to set up Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative as your Amazon Smile charity! Just click on the Amazon Smile image to get started! www.whitehallcoplayhungerinitiative.org/amazon-smile.html
Thank you to everyone in our generous community for your continued support.
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