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Bringing Warmth to the Hungry and Homeless of Carlisle, PA

Neighbors Embracing Neighbors in Joyful Compassion for the Holidays.

About Sweaters & Sustenance: Carlisle

The Reason: The picturesque campus of Dickinson College is a place dedicated to service and learning with the motto of “engage the world.” Volunteerism and civic engagement are a long-held tradition, resulting in many good works for the Carlisle community and beyond. While the beauty of Carlisle, Pennsylvania is welcoming and warm, some may be surprised to learn that there are many in the community who live with food instability or are homeless and in great need.

The Partnership: Sweaters & Sustenance: Carlisle has partnered with the Dickinson College Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice (CS3) to work in support of two organizations that help care for Carlisle’s most vulnerable. The first is Carlisle CARES, an emergency shelter and resource center for homeless families and veterans. The second is Project SHARE, a cooperative food pantry with the mission to provide food and nutritional education to the hungry of Greater Carlisle.

On Dickinson’s campus, a giving tree will be decorated with tags reflecting the holiday wish of a youth or family in Carlisle who is in need during the holidays. Students and members of the Dickinson community will have an opportunity to take a tag and make a purchase that will bring that holiday wish to life.

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Donations to Sweaters & Sustenance: Carlisle will help to ensure that every single wish placed on the giving tree is granted by directly purchasing gifts requested or supporting students who wish to give but may not have the full funds to complete the purchase.

Furthermore, donations to Sweaters & Sustenance will also support Project SHARE’s two major holiday food projects. The first is the delivery of traditional Thanksgiving dinners (a turkey, accessories, and all the trimmings) to families who need making the meal this year. $25 can provide a Carlisle family with a full Thanksgiving dinner this year. Donations will also help provide food and supplies to Project SHARE’s annual holiday dinner, which will be held on December 1st this year. This event invites the people of Carlisle who may not otherwise enjoy a lovingly cooked holiday meal to enjoy good food, laughter, and a beautifully created holiday party in their honor.

Your donation to Sweaters & Sustenance: Carlisle can and will provide a lot to the community of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Not only will you provide a meal and a gift, you’ll provide the warmth of care and giving during a special time of the year.