Bank’s Generous Hearts Campaign Helps Local Charity

National Penn Bank in Hellertown recently chose Project You Are Love of Hellertown as the recipient of its Generous Heart Campaign for 2015, Project You Are Love’s Shelley Barchanowitz-Goldberg said in a news release. Donations of kitchen items such as towels, sponges, can openers, spoons, measuring cups and oven mitts will be used to create holiday gift baskets for the families served by New Jerusalem Food Bank in Lower Saucon Township and the Lehigh Valley Outreach Depot in Bethlehem. Donations will be accepted at the bank at 741 Main St., Hellertown, until Saturday, Dec. 5.

Breakfast Club Has Calendar Fundraiser

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the club that is selling the calendar. It is the Tuesday Breakfast Club. Looking for a holiday or birthday gift idea? Hellertown’s Tuesday Breakfast Club has one for you, and it only costs $5. The club is currently selling 2016 “Together We Can Be Helping Hands” calendars featuring photos of its members at local historic sites as a fundraiser to support its charitable efforts, such as the fight against hunger.

Donate Gallons of Milk to Families in Need This Month at Giant

In conjunction with National Dairy Month, Giant Food Stores has announced that it’s joining with The Great American Milk Drive to help deliver much-needed gallons of milk to hungry families. Milk is among the most-need items by food banks, but it is rarely donated to them because it is highly perishable, the supermarket chain said last week in a news release about the fundraiser. Clients of Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization, receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year. “In honor of National Dairy Month this June, when you pick up a gallon of milk for your family, consider donating one to a local family in need too,” Giant’s director of marketing and external communications John MacDonald said in the release.  

From May 31 through June 27, Giant customers can make a $4 donation to their local food bank–which equates to one gallon of milk–whenever they check out.

Dinner Dance Will Benefit Food Bank, Animal Shelter

A dinner dance that will be held at Se-Wy-Co Fire Company Saturday, May 16 from 6 to 11 p.m. will benefit a local food bank and animal shelter. The Spring Fling Dinner Dance organized by Salon Mia in Hellertown will raise funds for the New Jerusalem E.L. Church food bank in Lower Saucon Township and the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, which is located in Williams Township. The evening will include food, a cash bar, a bake sale, music by DJ Slick Vic, a tricky tray and a 50/50. Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Maria at Salon Mia, 401 Main St., Hellertown (610-838-5656).