Holiday Hope Chests 2019

We are gearing up for this year's Holiday Hope Chest program! In 2018, we collected, organized, and distributed over 7,700 shoeboxes filled with gifts for children of need here in the Lehigh Valley.

We are looking for donors again this year to help us bring extra smiles to children this holiday season.

How does it work?

  1. We work with local youth serving nonprofit organizations to understand how many boxes are needed. See the list of nonprofits who received shoeboxes last year.
  2. Once we know the need, we reach out to donors to collect, wrap, and fill shoeboxes with toys and gifts. You can participate as an individual, a family, or coordinate with your church, club, or co-workers. 
  3. You, or a representative of your group, will drop off all wrapped and filled shoeboxes at 85 South Commerce Way in Bethlehem during the week of December 2nd, 2019 (actual drop-off dates and times are available on the donor pledge form). The nonprofits pick them up and distribute them to the children they serve.

New to Holiday Hope Chests? View our Frequently Asked Questions Document

Donor Form Now Available!

Click on the button below to submit your pledge. The form shows how many of each age and gender group we still need. You will receive a confirmation email as well as the blank tags that need to be affixed to the short side of the shoeboxes. We will confirm all details as it gets closer to the drop off week.

Not able to shop or coordinate boxes?

We have a need for people to pick up empty shoeboxes from local shoe stores and to wrap boxes. Check out our volunteer opportunities associated with Holiday Hope Chests here!

We also welcome financial donations and volunteers will do the shopping for you. Click on the button below to do that.


See the difference your generosity makes!

Follow The Box from ASR Media Productions on Vimeo.

For more information about this program, please contact the Volunteer Center at 610-807-0336.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Learn more about Holiday Hope Chest Sponsorship by clicking on the button below:



Contact Us

2158 Avenue C 
Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA  18017

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