GUNTHER'S FAVORITE CHARITIES


Allentown Rescue Mission

Animals in Distress

Bill Sugra Memorial Fund

Center for Animal Health & Welfare

Children's Home of Easton

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of NE Pennsylvania

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

MILITARY CHARITIES


BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA

The Blue Star Mothers of America assists families of soldiers deployed overseas and helps wounded soldiers returning home.  The Lehigh Valley chapter meets at 7pm on the second Thursday or every month at the Wilson Kramer Reserve Center just off of Airport Road and Avenue A.  To find out more, call 610-837-6122.

LEHIGH VALLEY VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT

Meetings are the last Thursday of every month at 7pm

@Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 Elm Street (Allentown)

This organization is a non-profit group, whose primary mission is to collect, document and preserve the personal experiences of all U.S. war veterans and home front workers who supported the war effort.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 379 (BETHLEHEM)

New members are needed for this legion post's Honor Guard, which serves at funerals and other events.  For more info call 610-837-0398.

DONATE ITEMS TO OUR TROOPS

Valerie and Blair Ferguson have taken up the cause of shipping packages to troops serving overseas.  Let the troops know you appreciate them!

Items are accepted at 7pm the first Thursday of every month at the Lehigh Valley Tea party meeting at the Starlight Social Club at the Fearless Fire Co. at 1221 South Front Street in Allentown.  Items are also collected on event nights at Hellertown Sportsmen's Association, 173 Meadows Lane in Hellertown.

Suggested items include:  individual snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit, beef jerky), tooth brushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, dry drink mixes and letters of support.

The Fergusons are always looking for names of local soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more info, call 610-438-8885 or email sttroops@gmail.com.

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY

Donations can be mailed to the following address:

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Attn:  Development

875 North Randolph Street

Suite 225

Arlington VA 22203


LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE WORTHWHILE ORGANIZATIONS

UPPER LEHIGH LIONS CLUB

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club is always looking for new members.  To find out more, call 610-799-5333 or click here.

CAMP COMPASS ACADEMY

Camp Compass is a mentoring system developed by educators.  The focus is simple:  our children.  To find out more, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS



CAR WASH

@Carsmetics

Route 145 (Whitehall)

Saturday, August 19 (9:00am-1:00pm)

$5 per car (more for larger vehicles)

Proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 94 (St. Paul's in Catasauqua)


BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION

@ Wesley Church

Church Street (Bethlehem)

Saturday, August 19 (9:00am-1:00pm)

This event will offer free hair cuts, socks, underwear, food and naturally...backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary school students.

For more info:  908-510-7050


WHEELS OF FAITH CAR SHOW/CRAFT FAIR

@Faith Lutheran Church

3355 MacArthur Road (Whitehall)

Saturday, August 19 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Classic cars, crafts, music and great food!

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Whitehall Food Pantry



JOSHUA B. SMITH MEMORIAL 5K/1 MILE WALK

@30 Lone Lane Park (Allentown)

Sunday, August 20 (10:00am)

Proceeds benefit Keystone Warriors!

Click Here for more info.


BILL SUGRA MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

@Green Pond Country Club

3604 Farmersville Road (Bethlehem)

Friday, August 25 (10:00am-registration 12:00pm-shotgun start)

Golfers, volunteers and sponsors are always welcome!

This event remembers Bill Sugra, a Lehigh Valley native lost in the World Trade Center on 9/11/01.

Proceeds from the event benefit numerous local charities.

Click Here for more info.


WOMEN'S GUN SAFETY COURSE

@Guthsville Rod & Gun Club (Guthsville)

Saturday, August 26

This FREE event is geared to first time shooters and women interested in trying different guns before buying one.

For more info:  484-788-8749



CORVETTE & CHEVY SHOW

@SteelStacks at Artsquest

645 East 1st Street (Bethlehem)

Sunday, September 10 (11:30am-2:00pm)

All Chevy vehicles are welcome at this show!

Pre-registration:  $15

Registration day of the show:  $20

Proceeds benefit several local charities.

For more info:  610-530-0923