Become a Friend of The Gathering Place for Community, Arts & Education.

Become a Friend today and continue to enjoy all we have to offer.

How do you become a Friend?

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Make your check out to The Gathering Place and mail it to

The Gathering Place
P.O. Box 171
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Why become a Friend? 

In March we had an amazing 42 spring classes scheduled, but as you know we had to close. 

During spring and summer, we stayed busy 

  • gathering Covid masks, made by local people, and distribute them to the public

  • having a grocery giveaway for those in need 

  • celebrating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment and distribute voter registration cards

  • holding writing opportunities: Portraits in Pen contest, Covid Diaries blog, Community poems, Six Word Slams

  • developing Flags of Hope, a community art project expressing hope that were displayed throughout Clarks Summit

Now we are

  • offering Zoom classes 

  • opening the Art Gallery four days a week featuring NEPA artists

  • continuing to meet online with out inclusive Craft & Chat, reading, and writers’ groups

  • offering a baking apprenticeship with the Deutsch Institute

  • sending weekly newsletters with community information, entertaining features, health updates, riddles and brain challenges, recipes by chefs who have taught our classes, opportunities for writers to write and to share their work 

  • maintaining a food pantry that is in the entryway to the Clarks Summit police station on Spring St.

  • providing meeting space to nonprofits that meet our mission statement.

We are grateful that we have been able to continue our mission and serve the           community. Your financial support will guarantee our ability to provide the community with educational and recreational opportunities. 

Please if you are able, donate today and support all we do.

 Your donation of $25 or more will help us continue our quality programming.

The Gathering Place for Community, Art & Education is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.
Your donation is tax deductible.