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Serving Our Neighbors
Near and Far

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Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic Backpack Drive

Located in Doylestown for over 25 years, this community based health clinic provides free medical, dental, and social services to uninsured residents of Bucks County.

Salem supports the Clinic's backpack drive by collecting school supplies in July and August and then stuffing backpacks in advance of the school year. In 2023 the backpack drive served over 300 local families.

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Roadside Cleanup

Twice a year a group of volunteers from Salem pick up trash along a stretch of highway that we have adopted. 

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Doylestown FISH

Doylestown FISH provides services to people in need, including food, temporary housing, help with prescriptions, rent, utility bills, a bus ticket, or any other emergency short-term need. 

How and when to help: Salem members provide financial support for FISH through our Social Action giving, and members volunteer their time assisting FISH clients. Learn more and volunteer.

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Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming the Stranger meets in Salem's Boardroom and provides free educational opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

 

Classes are offered in English as a second language, computer skills, and citizenship preparation to adults, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.

 

How and when to help: Volunteer to help instructors and provide hospitality during classes on Tuesday nights. Learn more and volunteer.

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Bethany Children's Home

Located in Womelsdorf, PA, Bethany Children's Home is a United Church of Christ-affiliated residential center for abused and neglected youth. Bethany provides therapeutic, spiritual, and cultural services including psychological treatment, drug and alcohol services, alternative education, community service, and life-skills training.

Salem members support Bethany through our Social Action giving, including annual Christmas gifts for Bethany residents. 

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Blanket Sunday

Blanket Sunday is held every spring at Salem, to support the Church World Service Blankets Project. CWS distributes thousands of blankets around the world in response to disasters, to shelters, and to community organizations helping the needy.

In 2024 our Social Action Network raised over $4,000 for blankets. 

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