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Senior Center/Nutrition Program/Organization Name
Schuylkill Haven Senior Resource Center
121 E. Main St. (Rear Entrance)
Apple Dumpling Sale
Taking of orders, making and sale of apple dumplings.
Time and Manpower
On apple dumpling day we start at 8:00a.m., ending time depends on how many
orders we receive. We have between 3 and 7 volunteers on any given day. Sales
and shopping are done in advance of the project, also sorting of apples and
getting supplies in order. On sales day we do all the prep and baking, packing
and delivery, or people come to the center to pickup. This brings people into
the center who were never here before.
Flyers in the community and word of mouth are the way we have been
Businesses in the downtown area and local banks.
We do get donations of apples and other supplies, this project cost between
$20-$40 depending on how many sold. The center sells the dumplings for $2.50
each, and we make between $150 and $250 again depending on orders.
Impact On Center
Center participants get a dumpling for themselves on the day they are made.
This helps with sales by center clients telling people how good they are, and it
is a small extra for the people who volunteer.
This project started very small and has grown little by little each time we
make them, one personal care center in the area keeps asking when we are going
to make them again.
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