The Giving Spirit

The staff of OIP are getting into the holiday spirit of compassion and giving this week. On Wednesday we held a canned food drive and will be donating 16 boxes of food to the Cupboard at Calvary food pantry. The Cupboard is one of the missions at Calvary United Methodist Church in Harrisburg and is a member agency of the Central PA Food Bank. They serve about 80 to 130 families at any of their weekly distribution times, providing canned fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, juices, as well as cleaning, laundry, and personal products. To find out more about The Cupboard at Calvary food pantry, click here In addition, we held a drive for children’s toys for the Toys for Tots program, which is a mission run by the U.S. Marine Corps. They collect new, unwrapped toys from October through December every year, distributing them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children within our own community. Each toy is given as a message of hope to children who might not otherwise experience some of the joy of Christmas giving. Toys for Tots creates an opportunity for communities to work together to promise a brighter future for its youngest members. To find out more about Toys for Tots, click here A caring group throughout the year, OIP staff will be holding more holiday events throughout the month of December to bring some holiday cheer to our patients, staff, and community.

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