GUNTHER'S FAVORITE CHARITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
@Breinigsville VFW Post 8282
1522 Butz Road (Breinigsville)
First Sunday of every month from October through May
STUDENTS OF THE YEAR FUNDRAISER
This organization is a philanthropic program in which students foster professional skills in order to raise money during a seven-week competition for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The candidate or candidate teams that earn the title of Student(s) of the Year will receive a $2500 scholarship and participating candidates can apply for a scholarship of up to $1000. Candidates will form and lead a team to help with fundraising, strategy planning and communications.
The campaign workshop is November 17.
Campaign kickoff is January 12.
The grand finale celebration is February 29.
For more info: www.studentsoftheyear.org
@St. John the Baptist Church
924 North Front Street (Allentown)
Sunday, January 19 (12:00pm)
For more info: 610-432-3505
5th Street & Schreiber Avenue (Coplay)
Sunday, February 2 (7:30am-11:30am)
Children 5-12: $3
Children under 5: Free
LENTEN FISH DINNERS
@St. Jane's Father Farrell Hall
1922 Washington Boulevard (Wilson)
Friday, February 28 (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Friday, March 6 (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Friday, March 13 (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Friday, March 27 (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Friday, April 3 (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Baked & fried fish, french fries, macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, green beans, cole slaw, dessert & more.
Children 5-12: $6
Children under 5: free
For more info: 484-821-7325