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Cumberland County football players team up to help the homeless

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LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Some Cumberland County athletes are making sure they don't drop the ball when it comes to caring for those in need, The Cedar Cliff High school football team has a game plan to help the homeless beat the cold this coming winter. They will be holding a "Socks 'N Sweats" drive for the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg.

The community, students and entire school are challenged to give gently used or new sweatshirts and socks a select games.

"It's wonderful that the kids are involved," Bethesda Mission Executive Director Chuck Wingate said, "that they're not content just to just know about it and forget about, but they want to do something and this is real tangible impact that they can have that's going to keep somebody warm this winter."

The drive kicks off September 4 and runs through November 6.

Donations can be dropped at these games and locations:

  • 9/4  Manheim Twp @ Central Dauphin
  • 9/11  Central York @ CV
  • 9/18  Susquehanna @ Central Dauphin East
  • 9/25  Susquehanna @ Lower Dauphin
  • 10/02  CD East @ CV
  • 10/09  Steel High @ Camp Hill
  • 10/16  Bishop McDevitt @ Cedar Cliff
  • 10/23  Cumberland Valley @ Central Dauphin
  • 11/06  Bishop McDevitt @ Lower Dauphin
  • Bethesda Mission (611 Reily St. Harrisburg)
  • Advanced HOOPS facility (6003 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg)
  • Capital Region Insurance Agency (510 Front St. Wormleysburg)
  • Groff Tractor & Equipment (6779 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg)
  • Philadelphia Steaks & Hoagies (4401 Carlisle Pike, Camp Hill)
  • L.B. Smith Ford Lincoln (1100 Market St, Lemoyne)
  • Roberto’s Pizza (2000 Market St, Camp Hill),
  • Brenner Nissan (6271 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg)
  • East Shore YMCA (701 N. Front St, Harrisburg)
  • Ice Cream Heaven (5890 Derry St, Harrisburg)