Doylestown Presbyterian Church has been a long time supporter of the Bucks County Housing Group, which provides transitional housing and assistance to homeless families in Bucks County. This past year, our congregation provided the funding to replace the stairwell leading to second-floor apartments at BCHG's Doylestown site, which was in disrepair, not up to code, and dangerous for all of the families who used it each day. The work was completed in late August, and the families and staff at BCHG are extremely grateful for the new safe and sturdy staircase that DPC made possible.
In addition to the financial support provided through DPC's mission committee for this and similar projects in the past, DPC supports the Bucks County Housing Group's families in other ways. This fall, youth participating in Club 456 and Element will be collecting much-needed food for the organization's food pantry, and each year hundreds of families participate in the Giving Tree through the Alternative Giving program, giving members the opportunity to purchase Christmas gives for those less fortunate during the holidays.