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You can make a personal impact


New Hope Ministries’ after school programs serve elementary-aged children throughout our service area. The youth who attend our programs get the homework help they need, as well as learn life skills, participate in community service, and have fun, all in a safe environment where they are cared for and loved.

Right now, we are in need of volunteers to help at some of our after school programs. Here’s where we have the greatest needs:

  • Lemoyne (Washington Heights Elementary School): Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Dover (Harmony Grove Church): Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Dillsburg (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church): Mondays through Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wellsville (Wellsville Elementary School): Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

You can make a personal impact by volunteering for one or more days a week. If you are interested in learning more about our programs and how you can help, please contact our After School Manager, Joel Giovannetti, at 766-7333 x3016 or You can also complete our online after school program volunteer application by clicking here. Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who joined us at last week’s 18th Annual Golf Fore Hope, presented by Event Sponsor Bobby Rahal Automotive Group.

We had a beautiful day for our golfers and volunteers this year.
Thanks to all our golfers and sponsors, more than $30,000 was raised to help the people we serve at New Hope Ministries every day.

new-hope-golflogoClick here to check-out some pictures.

Click here to watch our video.

We hope to see you next year:

Friday, September 22, 2017





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Operation Wildcat – Meeting the Needs of All Students in Our District



Operation Wildcat continues to work to pool the Mechanicsburg Area School District community resources to help local families in need on an on-going basis.

Project Cinderella

Do you have old prom and homecoming dresses that you’ll never wear again? Please donate them to Project Cinderella!  Project Cinderella helps girls find prom dresses who don’t want to spend money buying one.Donations can be dropped off at the High School guidance office or at the middle school.  If you have a large donation, or have any questions, please contact, Amanda Banzhoff (, Ally Hart (, Brooke Serina (, Ms. Risley (, Ms. Mariani (, Ms. Zdanowicz (

Open House: Your First Stop Before You Shop!
Information on Try On Day in April will be posted on Operation Wildcat’s website.  Open House is open to all!! At the Open House, students will be able to enter into a raffle to win one of these two prizes:
#2. Hair & Makeup: donated by Salon noti, 434 Market St, Lemoyne
#3. Photo Session on day of Prom: donated by Emil

Project Yard Sales ‘N More: Operation Wildcat Largest Yard Sale Ever V April 24-25

On April 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. , and April 25 from 8 a.m. to Noon,, Operation Wildcat will once again be holding its’ Largest Yard Sale Ever V!  (NOTE:  Our ‘Fill A Bag for A Buck Sale’ starts promptly at 10 a.m. on Saturday).  We have everything from baby/kids toys to knic knacs, books, pictures, household items, decorative items, kids and adult clothing – you name it – we probably have it for sale.
Time to once again clean out the closets, drawers, garage, attic, shed and get ready for the next Operation Wildcat yard sale!    Donations (small amounts) may be left at Maureen’s house (2425 Clover Drive) or arrangements can be made to accept larger donations at our storage units at Storage Depot.  Call or email Maureen –, 717-773-1988 or Pat at, 717-512-4164.
We will also accept donations of items for the yard sale on April 23rd from 4 – 8 p.m.  So clean out the closets, the garage, the boxes tucked away in the basement – and bring the items to McBic on the 23rdth.
NOTE:  WE DO NOT accept computers, printers, televisions or stereo equipment.  Computer equipment can be dropped off at Mission Central/Computer Ministries.
All the money raised is turned into gift cards to stores such as Giant, Weis, Target, Walmart, and Sheetz or utilized to purchase items needed for families.
Thank you in advance for your help and support!
Maureen Ross and Pat Clawges, Project Yard Sale Co-Chairs

Service Opportunities

Saturday mornings
Looking for service hour opportunities? Operation Wildcat will be scheduling times to clean up its space in MMS basement on Saturday mornings, 9 a.m., until noon.  No one needs to stay all 3 hours.  Our next clean up day is April 18th; please go to to sign up.  For future clean up days, please go to Operation Wildcat’s website for link to signup.

Project Back to School

Our donation bins will be out in the community over the summer collecting needed back to school items.  Please visit our website in June for the list of items we are collecting for our students in need.

Project Clothes

Ongoing Needs New underwear and socks, both genders and all sizes.  Please visit our website for up to date list of other items needs.  Donations may be left in any of the OW bins in the district buildings. Please label all bags of donations. If you have a large donation, please contact Melissa Herbein  to make arrangements.

Project Furniture

Wanted: Pickup Trucks and Labor to help with Furniture Pick-up/delivery. If you can help in afternoons and weekends, please contact Maureen Ross, mmross4@comcast.netto be put on the list of volunteers.

Donations: Please visit our website for current list of items needed.  To donate please contact Toni Fitzgerald 421-0531, or Maureen Ross at , 717-773-1988.

Laptops Needed

Replacing your current laptop? Don’t junk it; donate it to Computer Ministry. They will also take your old desktop, monitors, printers, peripheals, and other office equipment. They are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and are located in Mission Central, 5 Pleasant View Drive, Mechanicsburg (near the district courthouse, BBEC, Sauve Bros and Grandpa’s Growlers).

For Assistance

For assistance from Operation Wildcat, please contact your child’s school counselor.

General Information

PLEASE LIKE Operation Wildcat on Facebook.
If you are on Facebook, please “like” the OPERATION WILDCAT page.  We will be posting news, needs, upcoming events on this page.   Help us to “grow the community” of Operation Wildcat supporters.


For up to date information on all our projects, please visit our website,