Daybreak Drop-in Center (a ministry of the Lehigh Conference of Churches): The Daybreak members love to play Bingo every day, which means Daybreak is in need of more “Bingo prizes.” They are happy to accept anything you have around the house, such as items you might find in a garage sale or thrift store. Items can be new or in reasonably good used condition. Since the kitchen is cooking and serving breakfast and lunch again, they won’t need breakfast bars, granola bars, etc. However, items like chips or water bottles for lunches are still needed. Art supplies are also still needed, e.g., markers, glitter/gel pens, glue sticks, water color or acrylic paints, construction or tissue paper. Please drop off your donations in the box labeled “Daybreak” in the Chapel.
Thank you so much for always caring for Daybreak clients! Thanks also to Bill Konek, who delivers your donations to Dubbs Memorial Community Center where this ministry resides. Read more about Daybreak: lehighchurches.org/what-we-do/daybreak
Annual or Quarterly Support
St. Luke's Winter Clothing Drive: During the colder months, we collect gently-used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and sweat suits. These are given to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in downtown Allentown, where they are distributed to people in need. Men’s, women’s, and children’s coats of all sizes are needed. From November through March, please leave your donations in the large blue bin in the chapel. In 2022, Grace collected a total of 1 jumbo, 24 large, 5 medium, and 15 small bags of coats, hats, scarves and other clothing. Thanks to all who donated, and to Bill Konek for delivering these items.
Lehigh Mission District Ingathering: Through the Lehigh Mission District of ELCA Lutheran churches, the annual Ingathering provides needed personal items and Christmas gifts to many different non-profit institutions in the Lehigh Valley. Grace collects the requested items during October and November. The items are then packed up and taken to Trinity Memorial Lutheran in Allentown the first week of December. In 2021, the Ingathering items provided by GLC went to:
● Boys & Girls Clubs of Allentown - Christmas-themed plates, napkins, plastic knives/forks/spoons, cold drink cups, plastic tablecloths, Christmas candy, and candy canes
● YMCA Warming Station - men’s underwear sizes M-2XL, women’s underwear sizes S-XL, white bath towels, and microwavable single-serving meals (not frozen)
Thanks to all who contributed!
ELCA World Hunger Appeal: We give to help eradicate world hunger through the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Learn more about the ELCA's efforts at this link: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/ELCA-World-Hunger