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

June 2018 Mission Packing Project

June 19, 2018 – June 23, 2018

Packing Event


The GAiN Logistics Center operates year-round to receive, process, pack, and ship humanitarian supplies to people in need around the globe. Our international ministry partners working in the toughest places on earth use these items to express the love of Jesus by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope. Your help makes it possible to carry out this very important ministry!

Join us and other volunteers for this family-friendly event to engage personally in world missions. Bring your family and friends to the Mission Packing Project at the GAiN Logistics Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to prepare and pack blankets, school supplies, clothing, and other aid to be shipped to our international ministry partners.

Event times:
Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Register for a single day or multiple days. Lunch and snacks available.

Complete registration before April 30, 6:00 p.m. EST to receive a handy carabiner!

 

Would you like to join us for packing rice and bean meals during the Mission Packing Project? Call the GAiN Logistics Center at 717-285-4220 for session times and more information. Note there is a fundraising component associated with this packing area.

GAiN Logistics Center
1506 Quarry Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552
717-285-4220

Register by June 6, 2017 to receive a complimentary T-shirt!

 

*If you are interested in food packing, please call the GAiN Logistics Center at 717-285-4220. We will be opening sessions if there is interest. Note there is a fundraising component associated with this packing area.

Financial Cost for this Event: No


REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2018
June 2018 Mission Packing Project
Packing Event

June 2018 Mission Packing Project

The GAiN Logistics Center operates year-round to receive, process, pack, and ship humanitarian supplies to people in need around the globe. Our international ministry partners working in the toughest places on earth use these items to express the love of Jesus by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope. Your help makes it possible to carry out this very important ministry!

Join us and other volunteers for this family-friendly event to engage personally in world missions. Bring your family and friends to the Mission Packing Project at the GAiN Logistics Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to prepare and pack blankets, school supplies, clothing, and other aid to be shipped to our international ministry partners.

Event times:
Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Register for a single day or multiple days. Lunch and snacks available.

Complete registration before April 30, 6:00 p.m. EST to receive a handy carabiner!

 

Would you like to join us for packing rice and bean meals during the Mission Packing Project? Call the GAiN Logistics Center at 717-285-4220 for session times and more information. Note there is a fundraising component associated with this packing area.

GAiN Logistics Center
1506 Quarry Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552
717-285-4220

Register by June 6, 2017 to receive a complimentary T-shirt!

 

*If you are interested in food packing, please call the GAiN Logistics Center at 717-285-4220. We will be opening sessions if there is interest. Note there is a fundraising component associated with this packing area.

Financial Cost for this Event: No


REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Save the Date! 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 or download the adult waiver or minor waiver and bring the signed form with you.

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

Assemble CarePacks

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.

carepack-list

Collect Blankets

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.

blankets

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