Volunteer in our local community
When: Thursday mornings, March 8th & 22nd from 9:30 – 11:30
Where: Project SHARE’s Farm Stand is located at 123 Lincoln Street, Carlisle
Why: To provide fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need.
Fun for all ages! Please sign up at Social Justice table.
Save The Date – March Social Justice Film
Join us on Wednesday, March 28th at 1:00 pm OR 6:30 pm as we view the documentary, Born Into Brothels. The film is about the inspiring non-profit foundation Kids With Cameras, which teaches photography skills to children in marginalized communities. In 1998, New York-based photographer Zana Briski started photographing prostitutes in the red-light district of Calcutta. She eventually developed a relationship with their children, who were fascinated by her equipment.
After several years of learning in workshops with Briski, the kids created their own photographs with point-and-shoot 35 mm cameras. Their images capture the intimacy and color of everyday life in the overpopulated sections of Calcutta. Proceeds from the sale of the children’s photographs go to fund their future education. Directed by Briski and filmmaker Ross Kauffman, Born Into Brothels was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the documentary competition.
Change for the World – Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council
The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council (CVTRC) is an all-volunteer, non-profit, charitable corporation dedicated to conservation, historic preservation, recreation and alternative transportation in the Cumberland Valley through the development of multi-use trails along former railroad corridors and other areas. The CVRTC depends on local membership dues and contributions for its operational funds.
Once a stretch of railroad tracks, the 11-mile Cumberland Valley Trail, from Shippensburg to Newville, was donated to CVRTC by Conrail in 1995. CVRTC has spent the last 19 years developing the former Cumberland Valley Railroad into an improved multi-use trail to serve all ages and abilities. Trail enthusiasts can enjoy walking, jogging, bicycling, horseback riding and other non-motorized recreational uses. The trail, which is wheelchair-accessible, has a crushed limestone surface except for the last ½ mile at the Newville trail head which is paved. All of the road crossings between these two points have been graded to meet ADA specification and paved if it is a long grade. Plans are currently in the works to extend the trail into Carlisle.