The following organizations are designated by the Mission Committee as beneficiaries of MPC mission giving.Click on the organization name to find more information.
Enhances the lives of the residents of the Allison Hill neighborhood of
the City of Harrisburg, by supporting nonprofit agencies that serve
charitable, educational, scientific or civic purposes, and that are
faith-based, grass-roots organizations based within that community. Donations are sent in care of Allison Hill Fund to the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
is a mission in downtown Harrisburg that seeks to provide food, shelter, clothing, and the good news of Jesus Christ.
a ministry of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches that serves
thousands of truckers who use I-81 and the PA turnpike and stop at truck
stops at the interchange of these two roads in Carlisle.
27 counties and is the largest non-profit food distribution
organization in central PA. The Food Bank solicits, inventories and
distributes food and other donated products to more than 800 partner
agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.) that directly
serve people struggling with hunger. The Food Bank distributes more than
28 million pounds of food and grocery products. That is the equivalent
of 23 million meals!
Is an organization sponsored by many Central PA churches that provides temporary shelter and food to those in extreme need.
quality gently used clothing at an affordable price for individuals and
families. They also serve the community by creating good paying jobs
and provide onsite training and coaching for their employees. They
improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our
community by providing clothing and cash grants directly to the
partnerships formed by churches and nonprofit charitable organizations. MPC
has a Virtual Partnership Agreement with CommunityAid. The donation
center closest to the church is at 4833 Carlise Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
17050. Hours for drive-up donation are 9AM to 6PM Monday through
Saturday. Please include with your clothing donation a request to
credit your donation to Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church Virtual
a Christ-centered, church-based, child-focused organization whose
mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Through a
holistic approach to child development, they carefully blend physical,
social, economic and spiritual care together. MPC sponsors a child who
lives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
a ministry of CROSS (Christian Residential Opportunities and Social
Services) that provides a homelike environment for adults with
developmental disabilities. CROSS runs three homes: Grace Home in
Shippensburg, Griffith Home in St. Thomas, and Cumberland Vista in
Dillsburg. Between the three, CROSS cares for 22 residents with
disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism. Various groups from the
church go to Cumberland Vista House for evenings of games and pizza. Presby Peelers processes donated fresh vegetables for freezing or preparing meals.
Cumberland and Perry Counties provides temporary emergency shelter and
counseling for those seeking relief from domestic violence.
Is a soup kitchen located in the Boyd
Building of Pine Street Presbyterian Church. Pine Street and other local
churches give support financially and assist by serving a daily midday
meal. The Deacons of MPC organize people to serve meals the first and
third Monday of every month.
donations from many local churches and is housed in Messiah Lutheran
Church, Harrisburg. Volunteers from MPC help staff the Ecumenical Food
Pantry on a monthly basis.
Is a ministry in Adams, Franklin and
Cumberland Counties for migrant workers in the fruit industry to provide
emergency and spiritual care, health kits, warm clothing, blankets,
fellowship and other needs as they arise.
Ss a housing ministry that is local, national, and global. MPC gives to both Cumberland Valley Habitat for Humanity in Carlisle, and Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area. Groups coming from other locations to work at Habitat may stay at our Youth Center.
located at 124 South 13th Street in the Allison Hill section of
Harrisburg. It offers free nurse-run drop-in medical, prenatal care,
dental, and urgent care clinics to the people in their neighborhood who
have no health insurance. They also offer English as a Second Language
Classes, have a Hospitality Center, a Free Baby Furniture Bank, a
Durable Medical Goods Bank, and Orthopedic Bank. FaceBook page
is a social service hub in Dauphin County which provides a comprehensive approach to homeless and poverty alleviation through crisis resolution, emergency aid, and housing assistance.
Through the efforts of World Mission, the Honduras Mission Network, and the presbyteries of Arkansas, Carlisle and Tampa Bay, the Rev. Dori Kay Hjalmarson is the mission co-worker to Honduras.
our church camp, owned by the Presbyterys of Carlisle, Huntington and
Northumberland, and is located in Madisonburg, PA, near State College.
Provides one meal a day delivered to the homes of elderly.
Is an international organization associated with the PC(USA) that provides clinics and medical care in underdeveloped countries.
Helps to offset the costs for MPC youth and supplies needed for mission trips.
located in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, and Mechanicsburg. It provides
assistance for emergency crisis, rent/mortgage, prescription, medical,
dental, eye care, and transportation. In addition it has a food pantry
and offers counseling and referral services as well as maintaining a
children and youth program. They give out holiday food baskets and
gifts. New Hope Ministries also offers ongoing support and guidance to
help people become self-sufficient and stable over the long term.
“A purposeful relational community of Presbyterian leaders whose mission is to strengthen a vibrant and thriving PC(USA) that shares the good news of Jesus Christ in way that matter to and have impact on Good’s evolving world.”
a long-term shelter at the former James Wilson Hotel on High Street in
Carlisle. Provides housing and self-enhancement programs for the
homeless and potentially homeless single adults and families.
Is a non-profit, grass roots
organization comprised of an all volunteer staff dedicated to serving
the Harrisburg community and surrounding area’s by helping those
impacted by violence.
Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church300 East Simpson Street | Mechanicsburg, PA 17055717-697-0351