Gunther Charity Information


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.

EMMAUS VETERANS COMMITTEE

This group of veterans from the American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League and other organizations perform honor guard details for veterans' funerals. For more information, send an email to JM1948@ptd.net.

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

VFW BREAKFAST

@Breinigsville VFW Post 8282

1522 Butz Road (Breinigsville)

7:00am-12:00pm

First Sunday of every month from October through May

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS!

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center is not a mass-gathering site and is safe. Everything used during the donation process is sterile and disposable. Please don't let coronavirus stop you from donating! Schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-B-A-DONOR. or click here.

TRUMP TRACTOR TRAIN

Sunday, October 25 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

This is a 15-mile clockwise loop through the Northwestern Lehigh are to show support for the United States, its military, our law enforcement and President Donald Trump.

There's no starting or ending point, get on or get off the route anytime you please.

For more info, call 610-349-4186.

FALL FESTIVAL/TRICKY TRAY

@St. John the Baptist

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, October 31 (11:00am-6:00pm)

Sunday, November 1 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Great ethnic food: halupkie, pierogies and halusky!

Tickets can be purchased at the church office, after all Sunday Masses or by calling 610-432-0034

245TH UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL

@Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel

300 Gateway Drive (Bethlehem)

Friday, November 13 (6:00pm)

Tickets: $100 per person

For more info: 484-553-5237

Should this event be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, all tickets will be fully refunded.

KAUFFMAN'S CHICKEN BBQ DINNER

@St. John the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, November 14 (11:00am-3:00pm)

1/2 chicken, baked potatoes, dinner roll, dessert

Cost: $10

Tickets can be purchased by calling 610-432-0034. There will be NO sales at the door!

PARKETTES FUNDRAISER

Due to the pandemic, this year's Parkettes Auction has been canceled. However to continue to provide a safe environment and scholarships to the youth of the Lehigh Valley, the Parkettes is selling raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are $20 and are available by calling Stephanie at 610-433-0011. Prizes include: $2000 cash; $1000 cash; $500 cash; a 50" 4K smart LED Roku TV; a $300 Target gift card and your choice of a Parkettes birthday party or a semester of classes at the Parkettes National Gymnastics Center. The drawing will be held on December 15th and you need not be present to win.

LOTTERY CALENDAR

@St. John the Baptist

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

These lottery calendars make great stocking stuffers and are only $20 to play for six full months!

For sale at all Sunday Masses or call 610-432-0034