Yarn and knitting supplies needed for Veterans’ project

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RSVP volunteers make lap robes and afghans for veterans at VA Centers, shelters and senior residences. Yarn may be dropped off at our RSVP office in Camp Hill, between 9am and 4pm weekdays. Please call before delivering. A cart is available for transfer from your vehicle. We can arrange to pick up large quantities. In addition to yarn (no rug yarn please), we also need other knitting supplies.

RSVP partners with schools, food banks and shelters by collecting and distributing hats, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves and personal care items. If you have other handmade needle-arts items that you would like to donate, we would appreciate your collaboration. Cash donations are also welcomed.

If you know of veterans in residence that are in need of any of the items mentioned above, please contact us. RSVP of the Capital Region is a 501[c]3 non-profit community benefit organization that has been assisting volunteers throughout the Susquehanna Valley for more than forty years.

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To donate or inquire, please contact Juli Obaya at 800-870-2616 or email Office@rsvpCapReg.org

 

Make Your Holiday Auction Reservations Today

The RSVP Board of Directors is proud to announce the
7th Annual RSVP Holiday Auction & Fundraiser
Nov. 15, 2-5 pm

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Plan to join us for a truly “Wonderful” event…
good food, good company, great entertainment, & more!

Register today Call or email us:
1-800-870-2616  •  rsvp@rsvpcapreg.org

It’s a Wonderful Life on November 15, 2015!

SaveDateArtRSVP Board of Directors is proud to announce the
7th Annual RSVP Holiday Auction & Fundraiser
Nov. 15, 2-5 pm

Plan to join us for a truly “Wonderful” event…
good food, good company, great entertainment, & more!

Be sure to mark your calendar now!
Or better yet, register early. Call or email us.
1-800-870-2616  •  rsvp@rsvpcapreg.org

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January Volunteer of the Month for Dauphin County

RSVP_volunteer_DisendRSVP of the Capital Region is excited to present Shirley Disend as our Dauphin County Volunteer of the Month for January.  Shirley has been a volunteer with RSVP for 4 years and has volunteered in several capacities. Initially, she volunteered as a clerical assistant at the Hospice of Central Pennsylvania. Soon after, she added to her service to the community as a knitter knitting and crocheting items to be donated to veterans or children in need. Currently, she spends most of her time maintaining the Five Senses Garden on the Capital Area Greenbelt in Harrisburg.

The Five Senses Gardens is a one-of-a-kind sensory experience started on the Capital Area Greenbelt in 1996. It has held its ground (and flowers and wildlife) despite torrential floods and environmental adversity via the leadership of Ms. Disend in concert with the efforts of other volunteers and the skillful hands of its groundskeepers. Shirley turns in an average of almost 20 hours per week during the height of the growing season and can be found in the garden as early as February and as late as Thanksgiving. The only thing that keeps her away is extreme weather. And in cases where the weather doesn’t permit her to be in the garden, she returns to knitting and crocheting to let others know they are thought about.

RSVP would like to thank Ms. Shirley Disend for her willingness to share her time and talents via our organization in service to the Greater Harrisburg Community. Your dedication is exemplary and inspiring to all who want to lead by example and become leaders in the community.