Do you have a desire to get involved in something bigger than yourself? GAiN provides opportunities for you and your family to make a difference through humanitarian projects. We offer events such as seed and meal packing, quilt-making and LuoPad sewing sessions, and our bi-annual Mission Packing Projects at the GAiN Logistics Center (GLC) in Pennsylvania. Make an impact on the life of a refugee, orphan, or poverty-stricken family by volunteering for a humanitarian project. Not only will their lives be changed, but yours will, too!
Watch the video to the right to learn more about what it’s like to experience a Mission Packing Project at the GAiN Logistics Center.
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Upcoming Humanitarian Projects
Save the Date! The summer Mission Packing Project is scheduled for June 19 – 23. Online registration will begin early next year.
The fall Mission Packing Weekends are scheduled for:
- September 14-15
- October 12-13
- November 9-10
Ongoing Projects at the GAiN Logistics Center
The GAiN Logistics Center hosts two weekly volunteer projects. Walk-ins are welcome. If you plan to attend with a group of 10 or more, please call the logistics center in advance — 717-285-4220.
- LuoPad cutting, tracing, and sewing, Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon
- Blanket quilting and sewing, Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon
To participate in any volunteer activities at the GAiN Logistics Center, you must complete a liability waiver. Please visit gainusa.org/sign to digitally sign the applicable form. If you prefer paper forms, you can sign a form upon arrival at the GAiN Logistics Center.
For your safety, when you arrive at the logistics center for work, please wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops or sandals).
Note: The GAiN Logistics Center follows the inclement weather closure policy of Hempfield High School.
Engage Your Community
Without school supplies, many children around the world cannot enter the door of a school. Education is vital for preparing them for a rise out of poverty. When you give a CarePack you invest in future doctors, teachers, or pastors. You can help by collecting items to provide CarePacks for a classroom or school.
GAiN uses blankets to meet physical needs of those facing harsh winters, and as an opening to tell people about God’s love. Help us collect blankets for people in need worldwide. We accept new or gently used, clean blankets. Include a $7 financial donation with each blanket to help get them into the hands of people who need them.
Are you a quilter? Turn a hobby into a beautiful gift for someone in need.
Help Make LuoPads
Without access to feminine hygiene supplies, women in developing countries can’t leave their homes, and some even find themselves shunned during this sensitive time. Young girls can miss 20 percent of the school year! LuoPads can restore their dignity by helping them reclaim control of their lives and take charge of their health. It also gives our ministry partners the opportunity to tell these vulnerable women that Jesus loves and values them. Sew LuoPads or if you don’t sew, collect used flannel sheets and terry cloth towels for volunteers who sew LuoPads at the GAiN Logistics Center.
Send donated items to:
GAiN Logistics Center
1506 Quarry Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552