Charity Director & email:

Pat Cockerill:
Maryann Abbott:

Charitable Donation Request Form: click here

Charity 2013 News

Yearly Update

Local Soup Kitchens:
St. Francis
St. Vincent DePaul
Seven Loaves

Local Libraries:
Abington Community
Osterhout Free Library

True Friends Animal welfare Center
Care for Constance Fund
Bingo with the Vets

Toys for Tots:
Toys - 61
Donation - $25

Warmth for the Homeless:
Scarves - 103
Hats - 50
Afghans - 5
Socks - 21

Warmth for the Homeless:

We have had 3 garbage bags and 2 large boxes of yarn donated to us to help keep the homeless of our area warm during the cold months coming up. If you have crochet or knitting talents and would like to make a few scarves, hat, mittens, etc. to warm the homeless of Lackawanna, Wyoming and Luzerne counties and need supplies please see Pat Cockerill (587-4101or 436-8189) and you can have all the yarn you would like. All of the donated yarn has been laundered and ready to go. So far we have 8 scarves and 1 afghan ready to go - a small drop in the bucket from what we hope to donate.


We have recently honored several requests for donations of $100 per organization. While we still have some money left in our charity fund, it is going down quickly and we need some ideas on how to build up the fund. If you have any ideas, please contact either Pat Cockerill or any of the other board members so we can continue to help local people in need. 

Ring tabs and toys are always being collected and are very welcome additions to the Cockerill attic.

June 2013

We have a date to play bingo with some of the vets who reside at the V.A. hospital in Wilkes Barre. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 9 and plan to join us at 2:00 as we help to brighten the day of the residents. More details regarding our meeting time and place to follow closer to the date.

We are always looking for ring tabs and new, unwrapped toys for our annual Toys for Tots collection.

The Charity Committee is hoping to collect new or very gently used winter hats, scarves, and gloves to help to keep the homeless of NEPA warm this upcoming winter. There will be hundreds of men, women and children in need of a bit of warmth when the temps. begin to drop again in the fall and winter. Please give anything you care to contribute to either Barb McCracken or Pat Cockerill.

Spring News

Here's What's Happening With Charity We are continuing our tradition of helping to feed some of the areas' many homeless by sending $100 checks to both St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes Barre and St. Francis Assisi in Scranton.

In the same vain, we are asking anyone who can crochet or knit and has some extra yarn and time to begin making scarfs, mufflers, hats and maybe even an afghan or two to help out our homeless friends. A very disturbing national report was released in early March that stated that not since the Great Depression of 1929 has this country had as many homeless as we currently have. Any items that you donate to help alleviate someone's discomfort next fall and winter will be greatly appreciated and stored at Pat Cockerill's home for distribution when the weather starts to turn chill in the fall. Pat already has one muffler tucked away.

Toys for Tots is off to a nice start for 2013 with 7 toys already stored for December delivery. Please watch the sales and remember the kids.

We have a couple of buckets of ring tabs stored and waiting for more to join them before we can turn them in to help our Toys for Tots. Keep drinking!!

Remember, if you have a special local charity that you would like the Club to donate $100 to please see either Pat Cockerill or Barb McCracken for the forms for you request.


Charity 2012 News

Thanks to your generosity we were able to help out several local organizations to the tune of $830.67 this past year. Next year, with your continued help, we hope to double those figures.

Here is a breakdown of who we helped this year:

$200 sent to local soup kitchens: St. Francis, Scranton and St. Vincent DePaul, Wilkes Barre
$100 donation to Jeffery DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament
$100 True Friends Animal Shelter, Montrose
$100 Gino Merli Vets Center for bingo
$230.67 Toys for Tots ( from the Toys for Tots separate fund)

As of our December 13 meeting we donated 57 toys to Toys for Tots (46 of them purchased from our Toys for Tots fund). 

Remember, if you have a charity that you feel could benefit from a maximum $100 donation from our club please see Pat Cockerill to obtain a request form. The Committee will review one request yearly from each member as long as our charity fund has the funds.

Charity News 2011

Charity News 2011 was a very busy year for the Club when it comes to helping the less fortunate in NEPA. Here is an over view of what we accomplished during the past year:

Sponsored a meal at St. Vincent's Soup Kitchen in Wilkes Barre

Sponsored and served a meal at St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Scranton

Helped the women and children who rely on the safe haven of the Women's
resource center in Scranton and Wilkes Barre

                       Helped to brighten the day of the Vets living at the Gino Merli Veteran's Center by playing Bingo and serving refreshments

We helped our furry friends living in the animal shelters of Luzerne and Lackawanna counties

Participated in a car show and presented a monetary gift to the children suffering with Autism

Helped local food banks with not only monetary help but also with non perishables

Contributed to the Osterhout Free Library Fund in Wilkes-Barre

Supported and contributed to a local fund raiser for a fallen Veteran

Collected over 80 toys to help the Toys for Tots drive

Helped a local family who lost everything in the September flooding get back into a home for the Holidays

                We also collected tens of thousands of ring tabs to help with future purchases for Toys for Tots Thanks everyone!!

                   It's great to know we provided so many smiles and so much comfort! With your continued help and support we will be able to help even more of our neighbors in 2012!

Charities & Groups
This is a partial list of Charities & Groups that CCNEPA is and has been involved with.

SPCA of Luzerne County
Humane Society of Lackawanna County
SPCA of Luzerne County and the Humane Society of Lackawanna County & CCNEPA

St. Joseph’s
*St Joesph's & CCNEPA*


Children’s Miracle Network


Toys for Tots (yearly drive)
*Toy's for Tots & CCNEPA*

Wounded Warrior Project


American Legion

American Cancer Society

Make a Wish Foundation

Spina Bifida


911 Memorial Fund

Local families in need




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