Outdoor Gear for a Good Cause
Meadville, PA 16335
Center for Family Services, Inc. is teaming up with Armstrong during the annual Antlers and Anglers event, to help provide food and funds for agency programs.
Armstrong’s Antlers and Anglers is enjoyed each Fall by hundreds of adults and children. The event offers a variety of family friendly activities and learning experiences, as well as vendors with fishing and hunting items. This year’s event will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds on September 26th and 27th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Cost is $2.00 or two cans of non-perishable food for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Food donations and entrance fees collected will be donated to the Center for Family Services, Inc.
New this year is an “Outdoor Gear for a Good Cause” Hunting and Fishing gear and equipment drive and sale. Armstrong and Center for Family Services are collecting gently used “Outdoor” items to include in a flea market style booth at the Antlers and Anglers event. Items such as hunting or fishing clothing, rods and reels, bobbers and lures, calls, boots, archery equipment, hunting equipment (other than guns or ammunition) and more, are welcome. Please limit the donations to new or gently used items used for hunting or fishing.
Proceeds from the booth will assist Center for Family Services in providing warm winter coats for local children and adults. “The demand for warm coats begins in October and we are often scrambling to fill the need. Having a head start on funding to purchase coats is a great help.” says Center for Family Services Executive Director, Pam Jarrell.
The Winter Coat program helps upwards of 400 adults and children in Crawford County each year. The program relies on community donations of new and gently used coats. The Center for Family Services also holds coat drives later in the Fall. Monetary donations earmarked for the Winter Coat program help purchase coats in sizes that the agency doesn’t often receive. Low inventories of plus size and coats for teenagers is an annual issue. “The Outdoor Gear for a Good Cause booth is a wonderful way to give our Winter Coat program a boost.” says Jarrell.
How you can help
Bring your gently used hunting and fishing clothing, gear and equipment to the Center for Family Services or Armstrong offices by September 23. Donations may be tax deductible. No firearms or ammunition accepted.
Center for Family Services
213 W Center Street, Meadville – Business hours Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm
160 Westview Drive, Meadville
Contact Maria Firkaly, Center for Family Services: 814-337-8450 or at ctrforfamilyservices.org
Joan Kocan, Armstrong: 814-333-6731 ext. 228