Happy Thanksgiving from Seamen's Church! We, and the seafarers delivering our goods to the ports on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey side of the Delaware River are grateful to NYK Line and a private donor for their donation of 45 pies for Thanksgiving from MANNA. MANNA's Pie in the Sky program at Thanksgiving raises funds to get the nutrition they need. A donation that helped serve the mission of two non-profits at once! We are indeed thankful! Below is one happy seafarer receiving pies for the whole crew. ... See MoreSee Less
You will see lots of seafarer models of the Philaport ski cap in the coming weeks as we begin to deliver our ditty bags. Today, the Captain of the Valverde visited the center and received a hat. We didn't think the hat style all the way through to serve all seafarers. Next year, the Philaport turban? Nonetheless, he was happy with all the treats he had to take back to his ship! ... See MoreSee Less
Fifteen volunteers spent Thursday working with SCI staff to assemble ditty bags containing small gifts of appreciation for the seafarers we serve. SCI ship visitors will take ditty bags on all ship visits throughout the holidays.
Volunteers represented All Saints Episcopal Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Christ Church & St. Michaels, and Church of the Holy Trinity. We are so grateful for their help and for the many churches, businesses, and individuals who generously donated items for the bags. ... See MoreSee Less