We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday and found good reasons to be grateful. As we reflect on this very memorable year, we consider our ELU members to be one of our greatest gifts. Thank you for lending your time, talent and treasure to help make our local community a more joyful place to live and offering hope to those who need it most. During the holiday season, we value being together with many of you, and recognize that while we had developed events to accommodate our current environment, we are disheartened to share we must change plans again.
Leading in to the Thanksgiving holiday, Governor Wolf issued new orders for citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth due to a variety of reasons. With all of this AND your safety in mind, we believe it is most appropriate for us to cancel our in-person events for the month of December. We recognize this may come as a disappointment; however, we want you to know there are still other opportunities that allow us to celebrate and spread holiday cheer.
Please consider one of the following events:
Collecting Holiday Cheer for Tenth and Penn Elementary
We will be collecting items to fill 50 gender neutral holiday gift bags for students at Tenth and Penn Elementary who work with Communities in Schools. Items for the collection can be purchased through our
We will be collecting the following gender neutral items:
• Fidget toys
• Small tabletop/desk games
• Fuzzy socks
• Crafts kits
• Colorful face masks
• Card games/dominoes
Youth Volunteer Corps. Virtual Brighten Doors for Seniors Project – Saturday, December 5 @ 9:00 am
Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a program for youth ages 11-18 and they need our help! They are collecting hand made wreaths for local senior centers to spread holiday cheer. This virtual project is great to do with your family, and all materials will be supplied. Supplies can be picked up at Goggleworks on Friday, December 4 @ 3-5 pm. This project can also be done with items at home using paper plates, construction paper, tissue paper, ribbon and pipe cleaners. Instructions will be provided on a Zoom with members of YVC. Completed wreaths can be dropped off at Goggleworks on Saturday, December 12th between 9:00-10:00 am. Register Here
Volunteer Holiday Guide
If you would like to volunteer on your own or perhaps with your family and/or friends, visit our Holiday Guide that features opportunities with 30+ local agencies. Click Here