Be Rich is a season of generous actions and good deeds toward our community. We are compelled to generous love because God first loved us, entrusted to us all we have and invited us to manage his resources well and for the good of others. Throughout the year we live this out individually and corporately but each year around the holiday season we challenge ourselves to rise to new heights in good deeds and generous actions. Keep scrolling to learn how.
We challenge each family to contribute $40 to the cause. Does that seem unreasonable? Consider $20 or $10. Does that seem disobedient to the blessings God has entrusted you with? Consider giving more! Hit THIS BUTTON to head to our giving portal. Indicate Be Rich when giving.
Several of our projects need to be resourced. We are accepting donations of diapers, wipes (see below for details), gift wrap (see below for details) and food (see below for details).
Two projects involve shopping to bless our community: The Giving Tree, our annual Christmas blessing to those in need locally (see below for details) and our Penn Valley teachers Christmas blessing (see below for details).
Use your time and energy to serve. Various projects will require hands to help and bodies to love on our community in fun, practical and tangible ways. See below for which efforts need volunteers.
WHEN: DECEMBER 4 | 10:00 - 12:30
WHERE: Falls Township Community Park, Soccer Pavilion
Come and be blessed with free diapers and wipes. If you are in need, for whatever reason, come and receive!
Being an educator is hard work. This has always been the case but the challenge has increased exponentially due the pandemic. The average teachers spends $750 of their own money to support their classroom each year. As part of our Be Rich season we are gifting the educators at Penn Valley with gifts for their classroom, their desk or simply for them as a tangible expression of our love and gratitude for all they do.
To buy for a teacher, please see the WISH LIST
WHEN: NOVEMBER 14
WHERE: Various homes
As part of our Be Rich season The Giving Tree is our opportunity to bless local families who need help providing a happy Christmas for their families. It may mean helping to purchase presents, providing meals, clothing or other needs and unless the family you sponsor has only one child, or you take an entire family, you will be working together with others to bless your family.
To sponsor a child, or an entire family, check out our interactive CHRISTMAS TREE
Help us help those in need of food items this season. We support the Interfaith Food Alliance and Advocacy for the Homeless and Those in Need by stocking pantry shelves. While you're out shopping, pick up a a few extra supplies and drop them off in our lobby. We'll collect until December 12. Below is a list of ideas:
Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, SPAM)
Peanut butter and Jelly (in plastic containers)
Grocery Gift cards $5 - $100
Also, if you would like to contribute to Thanksgiving baskets for families in need, Restoration Church is also collecting
60 boxes of turkey stuffing
20 cans of cranberry sauce
40 cans of French style green beans
WHEN: DECEMBER 16 | 7 - 9PM
WHERE: Restoration Church | Fellowship Hall
We've purchased the gifts...now it's time to wrap them! Our friends at Penn Valley Elementary School shared their mid-year wish list with us and now it's time to wrap and share the gifts - just in time for Christmas!
Join us as we listen to music and wrap gifts. We'll provide the supplies and music - you bring your holiday happiness.
WHEN: NOW - DECEMBER 3
WHERE: Drop diapers and wipes off at Restoration Church, 401 Pinewood Dr, Levittown PA 19054
We are gathering diapers and wipes to give to those in need. Diapers cannot be purchased on WIC and many families have to choose between putting food on their table and these sanitary items. Let's help out local families by collecting 10,000 diapers and 12,000 wipes!
Our goal: 500 NB; 500 1s; 1000 2s; 3000 3s; 3000 4s; 1500 5s; 500 6/7s
Here's a LINK TO AMAZON for diapers to help.
Here's a link to amazon for wipes to help.
WHEN: NOVEMBER 21 | 1 - 3PM
WHERE: Gather at 31 Morning Glory, Levittown.
Like to rake leaves? All are invited to join our Tree House teens and help clean up some of our neighbors' yards in Magnolia Hill as an act of generosity.
We would love some parents or other adults to come alongside our teens to help make this venture a success.
BYO rake and any extra to share. We'll supply the lawn & leaf bags (if you don't have a rake but would still like to help, don't worry... we'll have a few extra!)
WHEN: NOVEMBER 20 | 9 - 1pm
Join us as we clean up our building and grounds and prepare for the busy holiday season when we expect to welcome new friends! This is also your chance to help get our sanctuary ready for Christmas by setting up trees and stringing lights!
Come lend a hand when you can and leave when you must! Any help from all ages is appreciated!
WHEN: NOVEMBER 18 | 6:30pm
WHERE: Start at Restoration | Sanctuary
Gather your family & friends and head out into the community to bless some perfect strangers. We'll meet at Restoration Church at 6:30pm, hand you some cash and basic guidelines then have at it! Pay for someone's dinner or gas. Buy someone a cup of coffee. Hang out at the grocery store check out and just hand out money. Yes, people will ask "what's the catch?" but there is none. God's grace is FREE. We want them to feel that in this very tangible way.
WHEN: NOVEMBER 14 | 9am - 5pm
WHERE: Laundry Zone, Pennsbury Plaza
Join us to meet people where they have a need and share God's love and generosity by paying for their laundry with funds raised through our Quarter Carnivals. We'll spend the day getting to know people and sharing that they are loved unconditionally.
Bring the kids and sign up for a shift or two!
WHEN: NOVEMBER 7 | 11:30am
WHERE: Hood Blvd
We are going to our adopted road (Hood Blvd between Oxford Valley and Penn Valley) for our fall clean up! Last fall we collected 12 bags full of trash!
Join us in this simple task and get some exercise out of it as well.