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Lehigh Valley, PA (7/11/18) – The Salvation Army, Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce it has received a $3,500 sustaining grant from the PPL Foundation.  These funds will support the Youth Enrichment Programs at The Salvation Army Allentown Corps.

Providing services that help nurture the love of learning in children are among the highest priorities of The Salvation Army.  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 and innovative educational programs through Reading Revival, Repertory Dance Theatre, STEAM programs, poetry interpretation and environmental education. This grant will provide support to more than 110 children in Allentown that are enrolled in our Youth Enrichment Program. 

We are honored and inspired by our partnership with PPL to improve the lives of the children in our Allentown Youth program” states Major Lydia Mercado, Corps Officer and LVAS Coordinator.

The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process.

We want the communities we serve to be vibrant and thriving,” said Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL Electric Utilities Regional Affairs Director.  “Organizations like The Salvation Army do so much to educate children and to revitalize the surrounding neighborhoods. We are pleased to be able to provide support for such an important initiative.”

About the PPL Foundation:

Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation will support organizations that are working to create vibrant, sustainable communities and empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential.  The PPL Foundation contributes more than $2 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations.  For more information, visit www.pplcares.com



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

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign from PBS39 WLVT on Vimeo.


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What is the EITC Program? 
The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (PA EITC) program allows businesses in the Commonwealth to earn a tax credit of up to 90% for certain Pennsylvania taxes when they make a donation to a "scholarship organization" or an "educational improvement organization," a special category under the state tax code.
Our Youth Enrichment Programs at the Allentown Corps is an approved EITC educational improvement program. Programs in our Allentown Corps provide structured recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for children, ages 6 - 15.  Our programs operates year round in our after-school and Summer classes.  It is our intent to provide a beneficial learning experience that is fun and interesting to the children while supporting the curriculum of area schools.
Please call our Development Office at (610) 432-0128 for more information on how your organization can partner with us as part of the EITC program.
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