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Project Legacy


Project Legacy’s goal is to involve the community and local businesses to provide families in need with a wide variety of necessities and gifts during the holidays. Donors may “adopt” an entire family, an individual, or provide monetary assistance to assist with last shopping and gift wrapping supplies.

It is Operation Wildcat’s mission to pool the resources in our community to help students and families in need.  Over the past years, OW has seen an increase in needs, and with limited resources, we have revised several of our programs to ensure our ability to assist as many as possible.  If a family received assistance from Legacy the prior year, they will be ineligible to receive assistance from Project Legacy the current year.  Family can still receive holiday gifts for their children from Gift Box.

Project Coordinators:

Jaclyn Gingrich                          

Jessica Green                           

Donors Needed

Project Legacy is looking for donors (groups, businesses, or individuals) to help with the program!  Participation is at the level the donor requests:

  • Adopt a family - you decide how many people (4, 5, 6, etc) . 

  • Adopt a child/parent/senior - you choose .  

  • Purchase a few gifts for a specific child .  - make a donation so our elves can shop! 


Through this program, we provide clothing, bedding, coats, etc., as well as toys.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the coordinators

Project Legacy 2023 Thanks

Operation Wildcat, Project Legacy had another successful year. Through community support , sponsorship,  donations, and volunteer time we were able to assist 20 families in the Mechanicsburg school district this holiday season. 
Thank you Project Clothes for additional and  available clothing and coats provided to our families.  Thank you Project Books for providing over 250 books to our families children. 
A very special thank you to our community sponsors and donors! We couldn’t do it without you . Thank you for supporting your local community and Operation Wildcat: Upper Allen Fire Department, Mechanicsburg Fire Department, Katie & Greg Bernstein, The Susquehanna Valley Federal Credit Union, DeLauter-Koster Family, The Loper Family, The Austin Family, The Despines Family , The Crobak family, Paulus Orchard and Farm, Insurance Agents & Brokers, Alba Orthodontic, KCI Technologies, Inc., Dexcom, The Weiand Family, UPMC Pulmonary Team, MASH Student Council, Girl Scout Troop 20506, Rite-Aid Pharmacy Team, Mechanicsburg Community Church, The Oyler Family, The Accomando Family, The Plum Bottom Staff, S&H Express, Skurcenski Family, Jim & Linda Manotti, Upper Allen Kiwanis, The Daley Family, and our donors who wish to remain Anonymous.
To our community, thank you for the continued support of Operation Wildcat and Project Legacy. 
Happy Holidays!
-Jaclyn and Jessica
Project Legacy


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