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Newtown Quaker Kids raise $2,515 for charities


The young people of Newtown Friends Meeting on Court Street once again held a Virtual Simple Supper to raise funds for charity and it was a huge success.
They provided 170 servings of 17 different soups and 232 servings of 14 different desserts for pick-up on the Meetinghouse porch.
This event raised over $2,515, bringing their total raised for charities over the past 14 years to more than $36,500.
In lieu of prices for servings of soup and desserts for the Virtual Simple Supper, purchasers were asked to make donations when they picked up their orders.
Lisa Li of West Windsor, N.J., was head of the children’s Simple Supper Committee and was assisted by Sharon Hulihan of Newtown.

Adults in the Quaker Meeting provided food and the teenagers organized the Virtual Simple Supper. People ordered in advance and the teens had the orders waiting in compostable containers. Masks and social distancing were required during preparation and pick-up.
Soups included such varieties as Spicy Black Bean, West African Peanut, Sweet Potato Red Curry, Coconut Lentil, Creamy Smoked Chicken and Rice, Italian Wedding, Tuscan Bean and Kale, and Chicken Tortilla.
Desserts included Carrot Cake, Coconut Cake, Pumpkin Cookies, Apple Pie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies, Peach Torte, and Cherry Pie.
The Newtown Friends Meeting youth select at least two charities to support each year. Proceeds from this year’s Simple Supper will go to Bucks County Interfaith Coalition for the Resettlement of Refugees (BCICRR), which sponsors Afghan refugee families in this area and Tuesday’s Children, a charity that supports 9/11 Responders and their families.
Newtown Friends Meeting, ( holds services every First Day (Sunday) with classes for children and adults at 9:45 a.m. and traditional Quaker Meeting for Worship at 11 a.m. with people speaking out of the silence if they are moved to do so. Currently, people attending in person are asked to be vaccinated and wear masks. Others may attend via Zoom. The public is welcome at all events.