GUNTHER'S FAVORITE 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.
Thursday, June 28
Special guest: Alexander Horanzy, WWII veteran. Mr. Horanzy witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor and later participated in the invasion of New Guinea and other Pacific islands.
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 email@example.com.
NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY
Donations can be mailed to the following address:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
875 North Randolph Street
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.
GO FUND ME PAGE FOR ALBURTIS PARK
Alburtis Park's Bandshell has hosted country music legends like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Tex Ritter in its 93+ year history, but those days could be numbered. The Alburtis Fire Co. and Alburtis Park continue to provide free country music on summer weekends but the costs keep rising. Are you a country music fan and wish to keep Alburtis Park open and thriving? If you're able to donate to the cause, please CLICK HERE.
MORAVIAN SUGAR CAKE SALE
@Lower Saucon UCC
1375 Third Avenue (Hellertown)
These fresh-baked cakes must be pre-ordered by calling 610-838-8821.
@Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church
3441 Devonshire Road (Allentown0
Saturday, June 23
Live entertainment, face painting, balloons, magic and much more!
All are welcome, church members or not!
For more info: 610-797-4242.
WALDHEIM PARK CONCERT
2400 South Hall Street (Allentown)
Sunday, June 24 (7:00pm)
Come enjoy a night of Christian music featuring Matthew Ward and Randy Stonehill.
The concert is free, however a free-will offering will be taken.
OUR LADY OF HELP OF CHRISTIANS ALUMNI EVENT
@Our Lady of Help of Christians Church School
444 North Jasper Street (Allentown)
Saturday, June 30 (4:30pm)
Our Lady of Help of Christians school is closing after 90 years.
All former Our Lady of Help of Christians students are invited to attend.
Mass will be held at 4:30 with the social event to follow.
For more info: email firstname.lastname@example.org
@Annie's Ice Cream
1116 North Street (Jim Thorpe)
Saturday, July 7 (Registration: 12:00pm-1:00pm)
Help find a cure for pediatric cancer with this poker run and this isn't only an event for motorcycles.
A $20 donation entitles you to food at the after party and a chance to win gift cards.
Giveaways, food, music, raffle, 50/50 and much more
This event is all in memory of David Formica and proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the David F. Formica Scholarship Fund.
For more info: 570-814-3288
MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
@Macungie Memorial Park
50 Poplar Street (Macungie)
Sunday, July 15 (11:00am-8:00pm)
10 food trucks and four bands will be there all today to benefit the Miracle League.
For more info: 484-707-5746