Holiday Hope Chests 2019 Recap


40 Nonprofit Organizations - Over 9,000 children

What do you get when you have 300+ donors; 75 volunteers; in-kind supporters for space, transportation, boxes & tables; topped off with an awesome staff that stops at nothing EQUALS - 40 nonprofit agencies here in our community sharing happiness in a shoebox with over 9,000 children this year.

From 1 box at a time to 855 boxes by the Northampton County Bar Association Young Lawyers, donors came and dropped off their boxes. Our team and amazing volunteers mobilized to wrap, shop, sort and fill orders. A special shout out to Art of Dance, Crayola, Enterprise, Give Back Lehigh Valley, Josh Early Candies, LG Photography, RCN, St. Thomas Moore and everyone of our donors.

We are so overwhelmed and joyous to be able to share that every agency was able to receive their boxes and donations of items to celebrate the holidays with their children. The nonprofit organizations came fully prepared to pick up their orders and volunteers mobilized to help lift and load the boxes. These nonprofits will now have the joy of watching their children & youth celebrate the holidays with the happiness that comes from these shoeboxes.

We are so blessed to have the great fortune to run this program each year and it continues to grow. Thank you for helping us provide HAPPINESS IN A SHOE BOX through our 2019 Holiday Hope Chests program!


Holiday Hope Chests in the News!

WFMZ Coverage

WFMZ Interview with Karen Smith and Jody King

WLVT Coverage

WFMZ Follow Up Story

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