The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Valley

August 16, 2013

Christmas postcards available as orphan project fundraiser

— MILTON — Christmas postcards are now available as a fundraiser for Father’s Hope, a Central Pennsylvania based international orphan outreach project.

The design on the cards was created by Hanna Mensch, a 10-year-old Meadowbrook Christian School student. Mensch’s design was picked as the winner of the Father’s Hope Youth Christmas Postcard Design contest.

The cards are available for a suggested donation of $10 for a pack of 20 cards. All proceeds will benefit Father’s Hope’s mission.

The postcards are available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at 21 N. Arch St., Milton. Other arrangements to obtain the cards may be made by emailing Father’s Hope at

The primary mission of Father’s Hope is to ship or personally deliver small stuffed animals and greeting cards created by local youth to orphanages around the world. Since it was founded late last year, the outreach has already touched the lives of approximately 3,000 orphans in four countries.

Donations of small stuffed animals and jump ropes are now being sought for Christmas-time shipments to multiple orphanages around the world.

The donations may be dropped off at: Revival Tabernacle, 960 Susquehanna Trail, Watsontown; Keystone Power Washers Auto Detailing Center, located at the intersection of Routes 405 and 45 near Montandon; The Milton Public Library, 541 Broadway, Milton; and the Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library, 20 Church St., McEwensville.

Father’s Hope also welcomes the opportunity to partner with, or make presentations to, local community organizations, youth groups, churches, schools and other community entities.

For more information on becoming involved with the project, visit or email


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