Local Bank Collecting Food, Personal Care Items for Homeless

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A local bank hopes Saucon Valley residents will find it in their hearts to donate and help make a difference in the lives of less fortunate Lehigh Valley residents this Thanksgiving.

Embassy Bank Homeless

Embassy Bank’s Saucon Valley branch is located at Rt. 378 and Colesville Road in Lower Saucon Township. ‘Thanks for Giving’ donation boxes can be found in the bank’s lobby.

Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley–which has a branch on Rt. 378 in Lower Saucon Township–is collecting food, personal care and other items (see below for the lists) that will be donated to the Allentown Rescue Mission for distribution to the homeless this holiday season.

Items can be dropped off at any of Embassy’s local branches, where donors will find marked “Thanks for Giving” collection boxes in the lobbies.

In addition to its Saucon Valley branch, Embassy also has locations in Bethlehem, Hanover Township-Northampton County, Nazareth, Palmer Township, Salisbury Township, South Whitehall Township, Lower Macungie Township and Macungie.

The deadline to donate items to this campaign is Friday, Nov. 16. Branches are open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please visit or call your local Embassy Bank branch.

Food Supplies

  • Single-serve beverages (juice, soda, tea, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Non-perishable canned goods
  • Salad dressing
  • Individually-wrapped snack packs

Personal Care Items

Embassy Bank Homeless

Collection boxes for the ‘Thanks for Giving’ campaign can be found in the lobbies of the nine Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley branches.

  • Q-tips
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Soap bars
  • Disposable razors
  • Wristwatches
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops)
  • Men’s white T-shirts (sizes L, XL, XXL and XXXL)
  • Poison ivy wipes
  • Sunscreen

Janitorial Supplies

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Laundry detergent
  • Trash bags (sizes: 55 gal., 40-45 gal., 33 gal. and 12-16 gal.)
  • Glass cleaner
  • Odoban multipurpose disinfectant (sold at Home Depot)
  • Disposable vinyl gloves (size L or XL)

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