FOOD & TOY “DRIVE”

October 22 – December 23, 2012
At the AACA Museum in Hershey

The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is teaming up with Carry the Light Ministries of Mechanicsburg for the sixth consecutive year to help sponsor a Food & Toy “DRIVE”.  Last year this “DRIVE” was able to assist more than 100 families in the Central Pennsylvania Area with groceries and toys over the holiday season and we thank you for your generosity. 

Today more than 137,000 children are struggling with hunger in Central Pennsylvania. Throughout the commonwealth, more than 588,000 children are food insecure (Central PA Food Bank). With your help, we’re hoping to increase the number of families that get help this year. An antique pick up truck will be parked in the Museum’s lobby and we’re looking to you to “DRIVE” on over to the Museum and help fill the truck with non-perishable food, household items, toiletries and toy items for families in need through the Thanksgiving and holiday season. We are also accepting toys that will be provided to the children in these families for holiday gifts.  No families have ever been turned away.  “We’re trying to help the families who make just a little too much for the welfare or food bank help, and have to struggle to make the ends meet” stated Pastor Dan Lehman, founder of Carry the Light Ministries.  “There are lots of families out there who continually struggle financially and have just a bit too much income to receive public assistance.”

Dan, along with his wife Dolores, are the “driving” force behind making this community Food & Toy “DRIVE” a great success. In addition to being a co-founder of Carry the Light Ministries, Dan is an avid bus and motorcycle enthusiast and a volunteer at both the Museum of Bus Transportation and the AACA Museum.   

Members of the community and Museum visitors can help by donating non-perishable food and household items (soups, canned goods, boxes of pasta, cans of tuna, etc.) or money to purchase groceries or grocery store gift cards.  General household items such as bathroom tissue, soap, toothpaste, and home cleaning products are also appreciated for inclusion in the gift packages.  Carry the Light Ministries has established a separate account to manage these donations. 

Donations of food, toys or money can be made at the following locations:

AACA Museum             Carry the Light Ministries

161 Museum Drive      16 Dewalt Drive
Hershey, PA  17033     Mechanicsburg, PA  17050
717-566-7100              717-691-8200

At the AACA Museum, a donation truck will be parked in the Museum’s lobby from October 22nd – December 23rd to be filled with donations.  The Museum is open daily from 9 AM – 5 PM and is closed on November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.   

ABOUT THE AACA MUSEUM:

The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1900′s – 1970′s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco.   This Museum, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is one of the nation’s newest and largest automotive museums.  Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles.  The Museum is located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Regular admission $10, seniors age 61 and older $9, juniors age 4-12 $7, children age 3 and under are FREE.  The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.   For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit Museum in Hershey.