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Literacy Night-Under the Lights

posted May 19, 2017, 1:11 PM by The Childrens Garden

The Children's Garden participated in Literacy Night Under the Lights, 2017.
   LNUL provided over 154 families , and over 250 children unique experience that most communities can only dream of providing for their residents. Thirty-one vendors arrived ready to have fun in order to share their special way of engaging children in learning important skills through play and exploration. Although it rained outside, forcing us to move our venue indoors, there was plenty of sunshine, laughter and learning happening inside all evening long! Additionally, LNUL provided support resources to families that focused on healthy children physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Pennies for Patients

posted Jan 6, 2015, 5:43 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 5:44 PM ]

We always look for opportunities to serve others. One of the ways we can do this is to raise money for organizations that provide care/services for children. We will be taking part in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients fundraiser. During the week of January 12th-16th the children are encouraged to collect spare change to support LLS’s mission: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Each child will receive a box for collections. Every penny counts! Please turn boxes in to your child’s teacher on or before January 23rd. To have a little fun and raise lots of money, we encourage each child to participate in our Spirit Week. Each day we will have a “fun” incentive for participation.

Monday, Jan. 12th —CRAZY HAIR DAY-Don’t comb it, wear it in braids, color it—donate $.25

Tuesday, Jan. 13th—HAT DAY—Tall hats, short hats, any hats will do—donate $.50

Wednesday, Jan. 14th—PRINCESS/SUPERHERO DAY—Beautiful princesses/Superheroes—you get the idea—donate $1.00

Thursday, Jan. 15th—FUN SPORTS/JERSEY DAY—Support your favorite team--donate $1.25

Friday, Jan. 16th—PAJAMA DAY—donate $1.00

Donations will be put in the classroom donation box. Donations are in addition to the change that is collected in the box that goes home with your child. Our goal is to raise $300 for Pennies for Patients. The classroom that raises the most will win a SPIRIT PARTY!

Christmas Blessings Express

posted Nov 12, 2014, 5:47 PM by Web Admin

The Children’s Garden is joining St. John’s in the “Christmas Blessings Express” service project. New Hope Ministries provides a “wish” list of items often requested by families struggling during Christmas. We have a tree in the hall across from the office with ornaments that have the items listed on them. We ask each child to take an ornament and purchase that item. Bring the unwrapped item and place it under the tree. A member of St. John’s will deliver the “blessings” to New Hope Ministries. The project will go from November 4th-November 25th. Choose an ornament, purchase the item on the ornament, bring it in unwrapped, and help a child who is less fortunate than we are. It’s easy, fun, and teaches our children to give to others. The gifts are for children ages Infant-Teens. We would like for every child to participate in this wonderful service project.

Red Shoe Day

posted Oct 9, 2014, 6:14 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Nov 2, 2014, 10:32 AM ]

On October 24th, wear your red shoes to support and celebrate Ronald McDonald House Hershey's 30th anniversary. We will be taking pictures of our red shoes to enter into the billboard contest for Hershey Ronald McDonald House.

Toss your change in the big red shoe located by the tuition box upstairs. We will also be collecting items to the "Wish List" to help stock the pantry at the Ronald McDonald House. See the attached flyer for the list. Collection for these items begins Monday, October 6. The box for items will be located by the office.

Trick-or-Treat for Unicef

posted Oct 9, 2014, 5:45 PM by Web Admin

It’s Trick-or-Treat time again. The kiddos will dress up in their costumes. They will walk the streets and collect tons of treats. We would like to ask you to help them collect change while they are collecting those treats. To give a little back to kids less fortunate, we are sending home Trick-or-Treat UNICEF boxes for your child to collect coins while they are trick-or-treating in your neighborhood. Please do not allow your child to collect by themselves. The UNICEF boxes need to be returned to your child’s teacher by Monday, November 3rd. Encourage your child to fill the UNICEF box to the top! This experience will help our children understand that there are children who are in need of the things we take for granted such as clean water, medications, and basic food needs. Thanks for your support! The classroom that collects the most money will have a special treat in store for them.


posted Sep 30, 2014, 6:34 PM by Web Admin

The Social Ministry Team in conjunction with The Children’s Garden is collecting new or gently used children’s books throughout the month of September to donate to a local organization known as PROJECT SHARE based in Carlisle. PROJECT SHARE will take our donations and put them on display at their holiday dinner in early December. The children who attend this event can go shopping that night and pick out any books they want and take them home for their reading enjoyment!

PROJECT SHARE (Survival Help and Recipient Education) is an interfaith cooperative effort, begun in 1985, involving over 66 local congregations, schools, and civic organizations. Contributions of food,money, and volunteerism provide essential basic assistance to more than 1000 families each month.Assistance is provided in the communities of Carlisle, Carlisle Springs, Mt. Holly Springs, Boiling Springs, Gardners, Plainfield, New Kingstown, and Middlesex. Of those needing assistance, about 20% are seniors and nearly 30% are children.

So, clean out your bookshelves and help us promote and encourage reading! At the end of September the Social Ministry Team will deliver the books you have donated to the PROJECT SHARE warehouse. Bins for book donations will be labeled and available in the narthex and in designated areas of the Day Care building beginning in September. If you need further information or have any questions, please contact Jen Shuey at 652-2648 or e-mail at jrshuey13@verizon.net.

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