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Holiday Hope Chests 2021

Help us bring extra smiles to children this holiday season by filling a shoe box (or two or three!) with new toys and gifts for children in the community. This program supports our regional nonprofit partners who support youth in the community through their programs and services. Last year, generous donors provided 8,000 filled gift boxes that were distributed by 34 of our partners. See the list of last year’s participating nonprofits here and our recap videos below.

3 Ways you can Help this Year!

1. Donate Filled Gift Boxes

You can participate as an individual, a family, or coordinate with your church, club, or co-workers to fill, wrap and deliver gift boxes for children ages 2-18. We ask for filled boxes to contain new, age-appropriate gift items valued at $25 per box. The donation pledge form will be available in October and donation drop-offs will be between November 30th and December 4th. Sign up here to receive notice when the pledge form is available and to receive information on needs by age, drop off locations and times, and the list of this year’s participating nonprofits. 



2. Financial Support

We also welcome financial donations for this program. Click on the button below and select "Holiday Hope Chests" from the "Use this donation for" drop down to do that.

3. Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of this seasonal program, from collecting and delivering empty shoe boxes to wrapping boxes to assisting with the organizing on pick-up day. 

2020 Recap

Holiday Hope Chests 2020 in the News!

WFMZ Coverage

WFMZ Interview with Karen Smith



Thank you to our Sponsors for 2021

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Contact Us

25 W 3rd Street
Bethlehem, PA  18015

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