MILLBURN, NJ – When Millburn residents want to decorate their front yards with pumpkins to celebrate the fall season – while supporting a good cause – the Wyoming Presbyterian Church sells pumpkins at their annual patch and donates the proceeds to local charities.
The Wyoming Presbyterian Church has been selling pumpkins grown on the Navajo Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico, since October 9th. The patch will be open through October 31st and 100 percent of the proceeds will be distributed to local and regional charities.
Opening times are:
- Weekdays: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The charities whose proceeds will be donated include food supplies such as MEND, Millburn Food Bank and House of Mercy Mission, as well as the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless. The money will also be used for refugee aid through the One World / One Love and Refugee Assistance Program, Hope for Haiti, and the Christian Appalachian Project – a charity that builds and repairs houses.
A percentage of the sale will be returned to the Navajo Reservation that grew the pumpkins.
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