On May 7, Angels and Dragonflies will partner with Labyrinth Garden PA in Greentown. Their goal is to bring awareness to the children’s charity and all they do for the northern part of PA. Constructed by Carol Nesco and her family, the labyrinth is one of the region’s largest.
The event will feature live music, food from Angel’s Cook Catering, and other specialty vendors. They invite the community to enjoy the labyrinth from 10-5 for a modest $3 donation. Children 12 under are free. Grab a bite to eat and bring a blanket to relax. Angels and Dragonflies will be collecting full-sized or hotel-sized toiletries for our Bags of Love Campaign and any other kids donations you may have.
Angels and Dragonflies started out assisting grandparents and families, raising children due to addiction. Their incredible story began in 2019, with a backpack and diaper bag drive, from Our Lady of Victory Church, which they distributed to Children and Youth in Stroudsburg. In May of 2020, the organization became a 501C3 non-profit and continues to help area kids in foster care and local families struggling to make ends meet. Last year they partnered with First Baptist Church of East Stroudsburg while running the non-profit out of a storage unit. The church wanted to help by graciously allowing Angels and Dragonflies to use some of their space.
They have also partnered with Just Between Friends PA, a thrift-style market. They receive all the donations at the end, in Spring and Fall. They then created programs like Bags of Love, Recycled Kids Things, and Diaper Bags of Hope. All of which helps local families by providing essentials for kids for free. They have a no questions asked policy and offer support regardless of your circumstances. The organization collects new and gently used children’s items and then pass them on to those in need. Commonly requested items range from toys, books, baby items, toiletries, and other popular items children may look for. Angels and Dragonflies partners with multiple local agencies to find items they may not currently have. As they continue to expand and help more and more area families, they are rapidly outgrowing their location and hope to expand into a larger one soon. They are also looking for volunteers to help with sorting, marketing, and fundraising.
The Labyrinth Garden PA is located at 314 Sawmill Rd in Greentown, PA 18426. Visit their website at https://labyrinthgardenpa.com/.
Complete information about Angels and Dragonflies and their upcoming events is available at https://angelsanddragonfliescc.org/.
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