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Julie Lambert May 29, 2013 at 12:14 am
Thank you for your comment and concern. Please know that the group driving the truck out to MonroeRead More is in direct contact with specific locations and people who live in Monroe and have made these specific requests. It is not an aimless effort, but addressing specific requests by the people in Monroe. These churches, schools and centers are part of the Monroe community. We ARE NOT collecting any clothing or bedding. Monroe does not have storage for any of these kinds of things and have not requested them. What we have been asked for are all consumable items that need constant replenishing . Thank you, JL
Laurie Riccio May 29, 2013 at 01:01 pm
Julie, I am so glad that you addressed comments made by George. He was obviously not reading theRead More article that listed specifically what you were asking for. No one said anything about clothes or bedding. I think it is fantastic that you are doing this. It is not a waste of time at all. You have obviously done your homework!
Kathleen Reidy May 30, 2013 at 07:50 pm
Why didn't you include items for pets? They need medicines dog food, cat food, crates etc.
Jordan August 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm
Of course people who belong to a religion donate to that religion. What would be interesting to seeRead More in my opinion would be numbers comparing those who give to actual philanthropy, like purely to charities. Not religions (certainly include the percentage of donations to religions that a church uses to do actual charitable work, but not the percent that goes to heating the church in the winter, for example). Also not universities (except with the same caveat as above). Pure charities who benefit other people. I think those numbers would be more interesting.
Dawn August 21, 2012 at 02:08 pm
http://moneyland.time.com/2012/08/21/how-religious-affiliation-affects-charitable-giving/ When youRead More take religion out, the numbers drastically change, and areas that tend to be more Democratic, like New England,followed by New York, give more. Pennsylvania moves from number 40 to number 5 in its ranking as well.
Joann Jordan August 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm
So, what are you insinuating? Democrats aren't religious? And if you give to a religion, that isRead More somehow different than giving to another charity?? Also, 18940 is a Newtown AREA zip code--I live in Upper Makefield but have the Newtown zip. Not quite the same as saying "Newtown" as a blanket region... Consider that churches do more than just "give to ourselves"-- my church has a food pantry, which services anyone in Bucks County who needs food assistance, regardless of your religious background. We also have free dinners for those in need each month, and have a weekly soup kitchen. Stop thinking of religious people as "nut-job" right wingers. Charity does start at home, and local churches and the people who support them also do much within their communities, opening their doors to scouting troops, CA & AA group meetings , teen meetings. Let's not discount religion as a charity.
Coach Karl August 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm
Just wanted to say we saw "The Music Man" last night at the Newtown Theatre and it was aRead More lot of fun. The music and singing was great and the cast clearly had a great time, which made the experience quite enjoyable. A great night out!
Anne August 16, 2012 at 01:38 pm
This was a great show! Unfortunately it has closed - the dates listed above are not correct!
Jackie Tamburrino August 16, 2012 at 03:37 pm
Sorry that you missed the show. It was great.....when listing and on going event the details are onRead More the listing and not always accurately reflected on the daily Patch times. Thanks for supporting Newtown Arts Company. Our next show is Almost, Maine and will run October 18-25th, performances Thurs 10/18 7:30, Friday and Sat, 10/19&20 @ 8pm, Sun Oct 21 @3 and Tues and Wed Oct 24 & 245 @ 7:30 or check the details @ NewtownArtsCompany.com
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