Mission Partners

We partner with and help support the vital mission of the below organizations through collecting items, volunteering our time, monetary gifts and continually lifting them up in prayer.  If you feel called, please help support these wonderful organization.

Allentown Rescue Mission

The Allentown Rescue Mission is a team of dedicated employees and volunteers who meet people where they’re at and give them the resources to get where they’re going. The Mission is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to homeless and impoverished men, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or religion. The Mission provides emergency shelter, a Christian Living program to help transition back into society and a free medical clinic supported by DeSales University. The Mission has also established the Clean Team, a for profit organization that pays participants while providing job skills training

Current needs of Northeast Ministry Food Bank are as follows:

  • Low Salt Canned Goods
  • Cereal
  • Salad Dressing
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Bowls
  • Toilet  Paper
  • 45 and 44 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Hand Wipes
  • Pump Hand Soap
  • Cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectant
  • Pine Sol
  • Lysoll

More information about the Allentown Rescue Mission can be found at: https://www.allentownrescuemission.org/\

Bethlehem Emergency Shelter

Bethlehem Emergency Shelter is a faith based nonprofit organization providing shelter for the homeless. Epworth services the first Monday of the month during the season. Registration, shower monitors, preparing and servicing dinner and cleanup are just some of the ways to volunteer! Please contact Karen Shadle at karenshadle79@gmail.com or at (484) 553-1345. 

More information about Bethlehem Emergency Shelter can be found at: bethlehememergencysheltering.org/

Backpack Pals of Bethlehem

Backpack Pals seeks to provide food backpacks (commercially packaged non-perishable nutritious food) over long vacation weekends to local school children who may be experiencing food insufficiency when not in school.  The backpacks go home on the last day before the holiday

This is an on going problem that will need continuous help. We collect during the summer months as well and have food to get us started in September. Each backpack contains items for breakfast, lunch, dinners and snacks. The organization choose the healthiest choices possible. Although they cannot provide foods that need refrigeration, they are able to put in fresh fruit (apples or oranges) on the day of the packing. Each backpack may also contain non-food items such as books, school supplies, hygiene items, and educational lessons

Current needs of Backpack Pals are as follows:

  • Jelly or jam (not homemade) squeeze jars are accepted
  • Peanut butter (small jars)
  • Crackers (Saltine or Ritz type)
  • Individual Cereal Boxes
  • Individual Mac n Cheese packages.  

New Bethany Ministries

The mission of New Bethany Ministries is to provide opportunities for a secure future to the hungry, homeless, poor, and mentally ill of the Lehigh Valley. The organization’s goal is to help families and individuals who are capable to become self-sufficient and live independently. They also strive to identify and optimize opportunities to improve the quality of life for their guests who cope with mental illness, disabilities and/or extreme poverty

Current needs of New Bethany Ministries are as follows:

  • Canned Goods (Tuna, Soup, Sauces)
  • Frozen Foods (Meats, Pizza, Vegetables)
  • Refrigerated Items (Cheese, Yogurt)
  • Pasta Products
  • Juice

More information about New Bethany Ministries can be found at https://newbethanyministries.org/

Northeast Ministry Food Bank

Northeast Ministry Food Bank’s mission is to empower individuals and families of the Marvine-Pembroke community to break the cycle of dependence and reach their highest potential. Their vision is a unified community which supports and builds self-reliant and responsible individuals.

More information about Northeast Ministry Food Bank can be found at https://neccbethlehem.org/

Red Bird Mission

Red Bird Mission, Inc. and Red Bird Clinic, Inc. have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

More information about Red Bird Mission can be found at https://rbmission.org/

Tree of Life Ministries, South Dakota

Tree of Life Ministry is a part of the working hands and feet of God to the Lakota Nation residing on the Rosebud Reservation serving body, mind, and soul. We feed, cloth, shelter, and love. We demonstrate His love, power, and grace to a broken, hurting society.

More information about Tree of Life Ministries can be found at https://www.treeofliferelief.org/

Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley

Turning Point is a safe place where victims of abuse and their children can find refuge. They provide services in Lehigh and Northampton Counties and reach nearly 4000 people a year through their programs and services. These services include a 24-hour help line, safe house, counseling, support groups, court advocacy, community outreach, prevention education, and medical advocacy.

Current needs of Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley are as follows:

  • Disposable Face Masks
  • Crib Sheets (must be new)
  • Infant Clothing with sizes NB – 24 months (must be new)
  • Tissues
  • Body Wash
  • Fabric Softener
  • Laundry Soap
  • Laundry Baskets
  • AAA and AA Batteries
  • Rapid COVID-19 Tests

More information about Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley can be found at https://www.turningpointlv.org/