DPC supports missions worldwide and locally through quarterly donations and other financial support. Below you can find information about some of the important missions that Dickinson supports or has supported over the years.
Project S.H.A.R.E., which operates out of 5 N. Orange St. No. 4, Carlisle, serves Carlisle, Mt. Holly Springs, Boiling Springs, Plainfield, Gardners, Carlisle Springs, and surrounding areas. It provides supplemental food distribution the third Thursday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon, and the following Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to individuals and families who meet income requirements. Dickinson supports this local foodbank by donating up approximately 150 cans of tuna each month, and also by volunteering their time, in the warmer months, to glean local farms for fresh produce.
Dickinson Presbyterian Church supports Project S.H.A.R.E by with monthly contributions of canned tuna for distribution via the community food bank. Also, DPC participates in gleaning projects sponsored by Project S.H.A.R.E in the summer and fall. Volunteers harvest produce from local farmer’s fields for use by those in need in the community.
To volunteer or make a donation, call Elaine Livas at 249-7773. Those interested also may contact her at email@example.com or visit the website at www.projectshare.net.
This long-term shelter is at the former James Wilson Hotel at 102 W. High St. in Carlisle. It provides housing and self-enhancement programs for homeless and potentially homeless single adults and families. Volunteers are needed to provide short-term child care, to transport residents to appointments and to supervise the childrenâs playroom in the evening. Safe Harbour also seeks volunteers to serve as resident mentors to assist clients as needed and develop a relationship of support.
Dickinson Presbyterian Church makes a quarterly monetary donation to Safe HARBOUR. To volunteer or to make a donation, call 717-249-2200.
World Surgical Foundation
All around the world there are children and adults who cannot get the healthcare they need. In many places, the technology is not available. In others it is just too costly. The World Surgical Foundation Inc. (WSF) takes healthcare where it is not otherwise available. From poor villages in developing countries to free clinics in an American city, the WSF makes healthcare accessible.
Since its inception, the WSF has sponsored several surgical teams that have brought equipment, medications and boundless energy to various islands in the Philippines completing approximately 25-40 surgeries a day over a ten-day period.
The WSF promotes continued patient care and medical self-reliance by teaching resident physicians state-of-the-art surgical techniques and showing them how to use the donated equipment and supplies that will stay in the local hospitals, which are far from large cities, after the mission.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Habitat has built more than 225,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor sweat equity into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. Habitat houses are affordable for low-income families because there is no profit included in the sale price. Mortgage length varies from seven to 30 years.
How are donations distributed and used? Donations, whether to a local Habitat affiliate or to HFHI, are used as designated by the donor. Gifts received by HFHI that are designated to a specific affiliate or building project are forwarded to that affiliate or project. Undesignated gifts are used where most needed and for administrative expenses.