We moved out of the Upper Perkiomen valley in May, but folks there are still involved. Last Thanksgiving, Peace Mennonite Church of East Greenville gathered a truck load of coats, blankets and socks to give away.
At Christmas, one of the ladies’ circles at St. Philip Neri R.C. Church in Pennsburg included the homeless in their cookie exchange, giving us hundreds of homemade cookies and some new socks to give away.
This week, the CCD classes at St. Philip Neri made power packs again and gathered two truckloads of blankets, coats and clothing to give away. This time they didn’t just send it. Three members went down to center city, helped us serve the meal, then gave away what they brought.
Back in 1991, it was the CCD at St. Philip Neri that approached me with the idea of power packs and made hundreds for us to give away. So it is good to see them getting involved again.