Annual or Quarterly Support
St. Luke's Winter Clothing Drive: During the colder months (October - February), we collect gently-used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and sweat suits. These are given to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in downtown Allentown, where they are distributed to people in need. Men’s, women’s, and children’s coats of all sizes are needed. Please please leave your donations in the large blue bin in the chapel.
In Winter 2021-2022, Grace collected a total of 1 jumbo, 24 large, 5 medium, and 15 small bags of coats, hats, scarves and other clothing. Thanks to all who donated, and to Bill Konek for delivering these items.
Lehigh Mission District Ingathering: Through the Lehigh Mission District of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of Lutheran churches, the annual Ingathering provides needed personal items and Christmas gifts to many different non-profit institutions in the Lehigh Valley. Grace collects the requested items during October and November. The items are then packed up and delvered to the organizations in need during the first week of December. In addition to the gifts listed below, $700 was donated to the following organizations for Christmas 2022:
Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley (109 items given)
● bath towels, twin size comforters, full size comforters, pillows, body wash, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, baby wipes, pull ups in all sizes, diapers in sizes 4-8, paper plates, plastic cutlery, disposable cups for hot or cold drinks, laundry detergent, laundry softener, leggings in women’s sizes M-XL, and $10 gift cards to the following: Giant, Weis, Wawa, Walmart, Target.
Allentown Rescue Mission (203 items given)
● coffee, powdered eggs, corned beef hash, canned chicken, tuna fish, single serve drinks, granola and cereal bars, laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner, Pinesol, window cleaner, trash bags in 45 & 55 gallon sizes, liquid bleach, Ajax cleaner, paper towels, toilet paper, and any supermarket gift cards.
Good Shepherd Home (10 wrapped Christmas gifts given)
Thank you for all of your generous contributions!!!
ELCA World Hunger Appeal: We give to help eradicate world hunger through the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Learn more about the ELCA's efforts at this link: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/ELCA-World-Hunger