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July 12, 2017

Be An Angel in 2017!

The Lancaster Church of the Brethren 2017 Be An Angel campaign began on June 4!

The late Al and Lois Hansell initiated this program in 2009 and worked diligently to spearhead the campaign. In the past eight years, the Be An Angel project raised just over $110,000 in uniforms and school supplies. Last year, the Seekers Fellowship group took over the reins of coordinating the project with Al’s assistance.

The School District of Lancaster currently has 856 homeless students for whom members and friends of LCOB have worked to purchase school supplies and uniforms. The uniforms are especially important because they enable the students to dress alike regardless of their economic status. The uniforms also provide a sense of dignity to those children who may not feel very worthwhile, and the giver receives a great blessing as well.

The Be An Angel program began its 9th year on Sunday, June 4, and runs through August 13. Look for the large angels in the Gathering Place and Heritage Center to select a school supply and/or money amount to donate.

Persons wishing to make a monetary donation may drop a check in the offering or the church office with “Be An Angel” noted on the memo line. Monetary donations allow the committee to purchase more uniforms directly from the wholesaler at a discounted rate.

What a great tribute it would also be to Al and Lois Hansell’s memory to make this a banner year for the Be an Angel project!