Donate Toys for Salvation Army at SV Schools

Although Toys for Tots is often the focus of toy collection efforts during the holidays, other charities also distribute new toys to local children in need. One of them is the Salvation Army, which will be the recipient of a toy drive taking place at Saucon Valley High School. The drive is spearheaded by student Katie Hoff, a high school student and Lower Saucon Township resident who has been involved with collecting toys for the Salvation Army for a number of years. “Last year she was able to collect over 300 toys for donation as well as get a few more kids to volunteer their time to sort and distribute toys over at the Salvation Army in Bethlehem,” Hoff’s mother, Jane, said. For those who would like to donate toys to this drive, a donation box is located inside the main high school entrance (by the flagpole circle).

CLC-Hellertown Launches Teddy Bear Fundraiser

Christ Lutheran Church of Hellertown is selling teddy bears to be given to sick children in local hospitals and raise money for high school students who will attend the 2015 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Youth Gathering July 15-19 in Detroit. During the mission trip, attendees will work to help underprivileged families in the Michigan city. According to a flyer about the fundraiser, bears are available for purchase for $10 each, or $25 for three. Checks should be made payable to Christ Lutheran Church. For more information about the teddy bear fundraiser, email