Lewes Presbyterian Church Coat Drive and Thanksgiving Dinner
LEWES, Del.-As the giving season approaches there are tons of opportunities to make donations and volunteer, especially for one church in Lewes.
Zip into the holiday spirit by donating. The Lewes Presbyterian Church is currently accepting jacket donations, which will be given out at its annual Thanksgiving dinner.
Kathy Heronemus, the volunteer coordinator for Thanksgiving dinner said, "and then upstairs, we serve a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with turkey, and mashed potatoes, and gravy and pumpkin pie."
Over the next few weeks before the holiday hits they are keeping their doors open for more coats. Last year Kathy said that they had over 400 coats to give out.
Around 3pm the Sunday before Thanksgiving, people can come into the church, they'll be able to grab a warm coat to walk out the door with as well as a warm meal, and they'll leave with a full belly and a full heart."
Greg Weist the pastor of the church said, "and it really draws the community together, the people who serve and help us. I think the people who serve and help get as much out of the dinner as those who are served."
Kathy even said it's not just for adults, they have a variety of options for anyone who wants to come.
"It's a free dinner, anyone who comes is welcome to go into the social hall that we have. We have all the coats set up, we have children's coats, we buy some new children's coats as well as donations."
"I'm looking forward to people getting coats," the pastor added.
Although Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, and the kitchen at the church doesn't have all the food out, Kathy says the day before the dinner, it will be a totally different scene.