Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, Doylestown Presbyterian Church members took time to remember those in need in our surrounding community. In just a few short weeks, the congregation collected over 1,000 pairs of underwear and other items for Undie Sunday, which were donated to guests of Broad Street Ministries in Philadelphia; assembled 65 hygiene kits for Hurricane Sandy victims; provided 155 gifts for Aid for Friends' Holiday Gifts of Warmth for the homebound elderly; and contributed 135 Christmas gifts to people in our community who are in need this holiday season through the church's Giving Trees. This is in addition to all of the wonderful food donations that continued to come in to support our local food pantries. Many DPC members also chose to purchase gifts for their loved ones and friends at the Alternative Giving Market during Advent, helping to support many great charitable organizations, including Heifer International, World Vision, PalCraft Aid, Habitat for Humanity, Nothing but Nets, Americans for Native Americans, and a handful of others.
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make these mission endeavors a success!