The Salvation Army Lehigh Valley, PA
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THE SALVATION ARMY YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM IN ALLENTOWN BENEFITS FROM PPL SUPPORT
Providing services that help nurture the love of learning in children is among the highest priorities of The Salvation Army. Support from the PPL Foundation will help strengthen these important services in the Lehigh Valley.
The Salvation Army, Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 sustaining grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Youth Enrichment Programs at The Salvation Army Allentown Corps.
Through our Youth Department, we provide a positive and motivating environment for children to learn and grow. Our after-school and summer programs provide children with nutritious meals, innovative educational programs through Reading Revival, Repertory Dance Theatre, STEAM programs, poetry interpretation and environmental education.
This grant will provide support the more than 140 children in Allentown that are enrolled in our Youth Enrichment Program. These children come from low income households and neighborhoods and The Salvation Army meets their need for after-school and summer program care.
Major Brenda DeVault, Corps Officer in Allentown states, “We are honored to partner with PPL in an effort to better the lives of the children who participate in our programs. PPL does great work in our community and their support is commendable.”
Thank you PPL!
The Allentown Corps has been selected as an EverFi site and we could not be more honored to provide this opportunity to the children we serve!
Watch the PBS-39 'Trailer' Video Below Featuring The Salvation Army
Our 2017 Back-to-School supply drive is in full swing for the Lehigh Valley. Our goal is to distribute more than 500 backpacks to children in need this year. Our partners are helping us get children in our community ready to succeed for the next school year! We thank the following organizations for their support of this event. For more information on how you can be a part of this great mission, call (610) 432-0128 ext.103. to learn more.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church
Congratulations Joyce Reed-Ebling!
Joyce recieved a Senate Proclamation honoring her years of volunteer service!
Joyce Reed-Ebling, mother to Andre, Dion, Tyrone and Teshia Reed was the Allentown Corps Social Service Director in the late 1990’s before starting employment in the Parkland School District where she continues to work today. Since then, Joyce has continued to volunteer countless hours every year coordinating our Angel Tree program to ensure that impoverished children have a Merry Christmas. This holiday program assists more than 500 children each holiday season!