The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs. Their work is funded through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to Salvation Army Family Stores. Eighty-two cents of every dollar we spend supports the various missions across the country.
Habitat for Humanity builds, renovates and repairs simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit organization that works to build simple, decent homes for hardworking, disadvantaged families in the Lehigh Valley. They are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a global organization that has provided housing for more than 2 million people in communities in America and around the world. As one of 1,500 U.S. affiliates, Habitat Lehigh Valley embodies the mission and goals of HFHI at the local level.
Goodwill® strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work. Goodwill meets the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 9.8 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful — such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care.
When you shop at Divine Resale you are helping families and changing lives. All store proceeds benefit Care Net Lehigh Valley which provides life-affirming pregnancy support services, resources, and life skills education to families in our community. All services are free to clients.
Because we really don’t want to throw any usable junk into landfills, we are constantly looking for places that will accept items we find on jobs. In our search, we have found community centers, local shelters, synagogues and churches can help us redistribute household goods, toys, books, clothes, shoes, appliances, and much more! When we are not able to find a local organization to take our donation, we try to donate directly to the people through online postings. Please email us and let us know if you know of a donation center in our area.
Willow Lane, Eyer Students Aid Storm Victims
The Community Service Club of Willow Lane Elementary School in Lower Macungie collected more than 100 bags of toiletries, cleaning supplies, clothes and food for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Willow Lane Elementary School Community Service Club gathered more than 100 bags of donated goods for the New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed neighborhoods and boardwalks along the Jersey Shore.
Club members, with the help of Eyer Middle School students and parents, were at the Lower Macungie home of Nancy Schmitt, co-chairwoman of the club, to load the donations onto a truck from Call2Haul.com of Allentown Thursday.
Brandon, Call2Haul.com’s project manager, donated his company’s truck and services to drive the contributions to Red Bank, N.J. where a group called Project Rebuild & Recover will be distributing the goods to victims of the storm. Schmitt, who chairs the Willow Lane club with her sister Janet Mehrtens, said the students were glad to be part of the relief efforts. “Most people around here are from New York and New Jersey so it was close to our hearts,” Schmitt said.