Amanda and the spirit of Christmas

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:04

Milford - Amanda Hutzelman prayed on getting an answer from God on which charity project to choose. Amanda said, “God didn’t answer right away until one day after class he just popped in and answered my prayers.” Amanda said that God told her that she needed to collect food for those people that are less fortunate than she is. Amanda is going to turn all the donated food she collects, at the Grand Union in Milford, over to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church’s food pantry, also in Milford. Amanda is a 10 year-old fifth grader who attends a home school program at Milford Bible Church and had to choose her school charity project from over 100 project choices. The project was part of Amanda’s “Life Skills Class”. With help from Amy Phillip and Sue Pingaro, teachers at the Milford Bible School, Amanda asked the manager of the Grand Union if it would be all right to set up Amanda’s charity food donation project in their store. Grand Union said OK and the project blossomed as Amanda worked out the details to go about getting the job done. Amanda and seven other children, ages 6 years old to 18 years old, from the Milford Bible Church home school program were set up in Grand Union from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Monday and collected several shopping baskets full of food items. Amanda says that if you didn’t manage to donate anything on Monday at the Grand Union you can still drop off food donations at Good Shepherd Church on Fifth and Catherine Street in Milford, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. When dropping off food donations use the entrance across from the firehouse. For those in need, the food pantry is open on Fridays between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information call 570-296-8123