IMG_1473The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s 14th Annual Holiday Hope Chests

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is celebrating their 14th year of Holiday Hope Chests and the most successful Holiday Hope Chests event ever! They wish to thank their corporate family and individual donors who generously collected, wrapped and filled over 4,400 shoe boxes that will be opened by underserved kids from ages 2 to 14 here in our community. Whether it was one shoebox or 510, the impact will be felt this holiday season.

IMG_1471Holiday Hope Chests is a program that the Volunteer Center has coordinated for the past 14 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 serve more children every year. 98 donors (individuals, families, associations and organizations) donated wrapped shoe boxes benefiting 23 Lehigh Valley non-profit agencies

Thanks 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 year 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 510 boxes! Additional congratulations to Northampton Community College who pledged to bring 250 shoeboxes and dropped off 487! The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley thanks each and every one who helped make a difference for a child this year by your participation!

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 2014 alone, 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to serve more than 300 agencies across the Greater Lehigh Valley, generating significant savings in staff time, donations and skilled and unskilled labor. Learn more at