The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s 15th Annual Holiday Hope Chests – Joy in a Shoebox!

106 donors (individuals, families, associations and organizations) donated wrapped shoe boxes benefitting 20 Lehigh Valley non-profit agencies

youth-1The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is celebrating their 15th year of Holiday Hope Chests and are excited to announce that the program continues to grow. 4,816 shoeboxes are being opened around the Lehigh Valley by youth thanks to the corporate, family and individual donors who generously collected, wrapped and filled over 4,800 shoe boxes. The underserved kids from ages 2 to 14 are once again shouting with glee as they rip open their shoeboxes.

Holiday Hope Chests is a program that the Volunteer Center has coordinated for the past 15 years. Each year this program benefits non-profit agencies here in the Lehigh Valley by providing them with fully wrapped, age appropriate gift boxes that have been donated by individuals, groups and companies. The program continues to expand allowing the Volunteer Center to spread holiday magic each year. There is no better re-use of a shoebox than Holiday Hope Chests.

Thank you to the sponsors of the program: UGI, Enterprise & Kids Care Clubs. Holiday Hope Chests is coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley and staffed by volunteers each auditorium-7year who give generously of their time and talent.

This year’s biggest shoe box collection came from the Northampton County Bar Association-Young Lawyer’s Division with 607 boxes! Additional congratulations to Northampton Community College who brought in almost 300 boxes!

About Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit agency that is committed to engaging the community to care for one another through volunteerism. The agency offers a number of programs to recruit, train and place volunteers with non-profit groups across the Greater Lehigh Valley region. In 2015 over 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to serve more than 300 agencies across the Greater Lehigh Valley.