Every month, we collect requested items for the State College Food Bank. Below are some additional ways we help our community throughout the year. Join us in helping and giving!
February – Out of the Cold Quarters for Laundry
April – Go ReEntry Specialists Easter Candy and Cards, College Care Packages
May – Veteran Gift Cards
June – Pregnancy Resource Center Layette Collection
September – NALC Disaster Relief Buckets
October – Socktober Crew Socks for Soldiers
November – Operation Christmas Child, College Care Packages
December – Mitten, Cap and Scarf Tree, Interfaith Human Services Bell Ringing
College Care Packages
Every April and November, we pack Finals Boxes filled with treats for our congregation's college students and Penn State students who have worshiped with us. We enjoy getting to know these young adults and hope to shepherd them along their faith journey.
Operation Christmas Child
Emmanuel's members and friends are happy to support Operation Christmas Child each year! We drop off many shoe boxes in November to our local collection site and follow the gifts with prayers! For more info about this wonderful ministry, please visit Samaritan's Purse.
Mitten, Cap and Scarf Tree
During Advent, members donate mittens, caps, and scarves by hanging them on a Christmas Tree. In January, these items are delivered to Centre County Youth Service Bureau. This project is organized by a church group of women called the KNIT WITS. Many of the mitten, cap, and scarf items are hand knit by these women. Other members donate store bought items. All winter warm pieces are welcome!