During the month of September, Grace will be focusing its mission efforts on collecting items for Love In the Name of Christ’s Personal Care Closet Ministry.

This outreach is offered in partnership with the Hummelstown Food Pantry, the Hershey Free Church and Hershey Food Banks. The Personal Care Closet provides a place where neighbors in need who are served at one of the partner food banks can receive personal care, household and baby items. For example: toothpaste, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent, and paper towels which are not covered by food stamps. The Personal Care Closet Ministry (or PCC) has greatly expanded in the past few years. Every household who regularly attends a food bank is entitled to receive three to twelve products per month based on family size.

Statistics for May/June show that 1,494/1,461 items were distributed to 125/131 households, respectively. The cost savings for a particular family may make the difference of catching up on an overdue utility bill or getting that much needed over-the-counter medicine for a sick loved one. With the recent expansions to the ministry comes greater costs in providing the items monthly. Love INC thanks those individuals who have supported this ministry over the last eight years and is hopeful to see an increase in giving by many others.

Thus, Grace’s Mission Committee has picked September as the month to highlight the PCC and is challenging members to donate 1,500 items which would match one month of Love INC’s need! On your shopping trips, please consider picking up a few extra items and placing them in the basket outside the church office. Check out the needed items below. Let’s go Grace family and exceed that challenge of 1,500 items!!

Most Used/Most Needed (full-size products):

  • Dish Detergent
  • Feminine Hygiene Pads – regular or overnight
  • Hand Soap
  • Laundry Pods
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Deodorant
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Disposable Razor
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Poise Incontinence Pads

Other Commonly Used Items (full-sized products)

  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Body Wash
  • Shaving Cream
  • Band-Aids
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Household Cleaners (screw cap preferred)
  • Dishwasher Pads


When: Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:30–9:30 pm

Where: Picard Grand Pavilion, Hershey Country Club

  • 6:30 pm – Silent Auction / Social Hour
  • 8:15 pm – Live Auction

Be inspired at the 8th Annual fundraiser to benefit Love INC of Greater Hershey. Enjoy light hors d’ouvres, a pie walk, fellowship, and friendly bidding at the Silent Auction. Compete for unique pie entries in the Live Auction.

CALLING ALL PIE BAKERS! We need your best homemade pie creations. Varieties of fruit, savory, breakfast, seafood, meat and all things yummy are welcome! Have you considered gluten-free or sugar-free? Bakers sign-up online beginning Sept. 1, through a partner church, or call the Love INC office.  No restaurant or store-bought pies please.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! It takes nearly 70 volunteers to make the Pie Auction a sweet success.  Sign-up online beginning Sept. 1 or call the Love INC office.

TICKETS $25 through October 7th, $30 after October 7th.  Online sales will open on September 1st right here… CLICK HERE.


                                                                                          When:       October 28th
                                                                                          Where:     Milton Hershey School
Grace will be participating in the CROP Hunger Walk again this year.  The walk will be on October 28th at 1:00pm at Milton Hershey School. 
CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. You can join the Grace CROP Hunger Walk Team by signing up online HERE.