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    Invest in Community: Fig’s 2022 Giving Back Guide

    The holiday season brings gratitude and cheer, and what better way to celebrate than by giving back to those working to make our community better for everyone?

     

    These nonprofits make an impact all year long, and that wouldn’t be possible without advocates like you. Not only can you support these incredible organizations with a donation, you’ll also find ways to get involved with your time and talents.


     

    Civic Theatre of Allentown

    527 North 19th Street, Allentown

    610.433.8903 Ι civictheatre.com

     

    Civic Theatre of Allentown is a nonprofit organization with 90 years of history in the Lehigh Valley. They rely on the creativity, passion, and inspiration of the staff members, the board, and the thousands of volunteers that are mutually invested in Civic’s growth and success.

     

     

    Get Involved:

    •  A Christmas Carol, playing December 2-17
    • Every Christmas Story Ever Told, playing December 9-18
    • A variety of holiday films showing in Civic’s Arthouse Cinema
    • Craig Thatcher & Friends Rockin’ Holiday Show on December 18

     


     

    Allentown Rescue Mission

    355 Hamilton Street, Allentown

    610.740.5500 Ι allentownrescuemission.org

     

    Founded in 1900, the Allentown Rescue Mission is the largest homeless shelter for men in the Lehigh Valley. The Allentown Rescue Mission helps homeless men 18 years and older reintegrate back into society with its three distinct programs: Emergency Shelter, Transformation Program, and Clean Team Workforce Re-Employment Program. In addition to providing the men with the basic necessities of food, shelter, clothing, and medical care, the programs identify the individual needs of the guests and gives them the confidence and tools needed to succeed. The men receive one-on-one coaching, faith-based education, life skills classes, and paid transitional employment. By the time the men leave the Allentown Rescue Mission, they’ve typically saved enough money for an apartment, secured permanent employment, and have been restored as productive members of
    the community.

     

    Get Involved: The Allentown Rescue Mission is almost exclusively non-government funded, relying on the support of individuals and local businesses. To make a monetary or in-kind donation, or to learn more about ways to help, visit their website. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


     

    Victory House Lehigh Valley

    314 Fillmore Street, Bethlehem

    619.691.3373 Ι victoryhouselv.org

     

    A new beginning for homeless men. For over 35 years, Victory House has been a recognized leader in providing local homeless veterans and homeless men with opportunities to transition to independent affordable housing and to begin new lives. Hope, compassion, dignity, and respect are paramount to attaining our mission.

     

    Get Involved: Help support Victory House with a generous Holiday donation or gift. Be part of helping the future of local homeless men and homeless veterans.


     

    Godfrey Daniels

    7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem

    610.867.2390 Ι godfreydaniels.org

     

    Godfrey Daniels has presented live music in an iconic club tucked away at 7 East Fourth Street in Southside Bethlehem. As one of the oldest listening rooms on the East Coast, Godfrey’s has an extraordinarily rich history of presenting many legendary performers.
    Godfrey Daniels is a nonprofit and depends on membership support to operate and present approximately 130 events annually for audiences of all ages.

     

    Get Involved: This holiday season is a perfect time to consider becoming a member. Many levels and benefits are available. Become a member or make an end of-the-year donation.


     

    Junior League of the Lehigh Valley

    P.O. Box 282, Bethlehem

    484.408.6688 Ι jllvpa.org

     

    Women powered. Mission driven. The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. The Junior League has played an integral part of the development, improvement, and support of the Lehigh Valley for the last century. Currently, they are working with community partners throughout the Lehigh Valley to address and solve pressing issues like educational disparity, food insecurity, and literacy.

     

    Get Involved: Donating to The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley ensures that the organization can continue to thrive in its mission to prepare women to improve their communities with the gift of lifelong leadership. Your donation will make a local impact by funding community programs and training opportunities for members.


     

    Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley

    6969 Silver Crest Road, Nazareth

    484.287.4015 Ι shfblv.org

     

    Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania believes all people deserve access to fresh, nutritious, and delicious foods. Their team is on the front lines working to end food insecurity by serving 80,000 people at 200+ partner agencies across six counties each month. The Second Harvest Food Bank’s Fresh Forward initiative is prioritizing:

    • More fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, and protein
    • Increased access points and improved food pantry infrastructure
    • Community gardens and local farms
    • Education on finding and utilizing healthy ingredients

    Get Involved: Make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. For every $1 donated, they are able to provide 6 meals to neighbors in need. Become a volunteer. There are opportunities for everyone visit shfblv.org/volunteer.


     

    State Theatre

    453 Northampton Street, Easton

    610.252.3132 Ι statetheatre.org

     

    State Theatre has been in business for 96 seasons and counting! The box office is the heart of their operations, and the women who work here are truly the best in the business. This holiday season, State Theatre would like to celebrate their amazing box office staff who make this beautiful, historic Easton theatre the best it can be!

     

    Get Involved: For tickets and info, visit statetheatre.org or call 610.252.3132 to talk directly to the Box Office. You can also become a member to secure the future of delivering quality arts and entertainment to the community.


     

    Zoellner Arts Center

    420 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem

    610.758.2787 Ι zoellnerartscenter.org

     

    In September 1997, Zoellner Arts Center officially opened its doors to the community with a festive celebration of the arts. Since then, the center has infused the arts into the life of Lehigh University and the greater Lehigh Valley. Gala2023 marks their 25th anniversary milestone with a special evening featuring one of the world’s preeminent orchestras, a Broadway star, and a unique vertical performance troupe. Join them for a memorable evening. Tickets are on sale now!

     

    Get Involved: See a performance or donate directly on their website.


     

    United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

    610.758.8010 Ι unitedwayglv.org

     

    For more than 100 years, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has served the people in the community by investing in lasting solutions in education, healthy aging, and community stability. Community-wide change is at the heart of what they do, but they can’t do it alone. They believe United we can give our children the education they deserve, our aging adults the benefits they’ve earned, and our community the support it needs to thrive. Together, we can build tomorrow today.

     

    Get Involved: Every gift counts no matter how small. Learn how you can create lasting change at unitedwayglv.org/donate.


     

    The Center for Animal Health & Welfare

    Project Paw: 452 Northampton Street, Easton

    610.252.7722 Ι healthyanimalcenter.org

     

    Project Paw is a place created to serve not only the four legged, but also their two legged friends. Project Paw also features Betty’s Corner, the Lehigh Valley’s first and only cat café, and Resale to the Rescue, which upcycles donated items and offers them at bargain prices. All proceeds from Betty’s Corner and Resale to the Rescue are used to fund programs for the residents of Easton. Project Paw is a community meeting place. Whether you are shopping or cuddling cats, your support helps bring kindness and smiles to Easton’s downtown and beyond.

     

    Get Involved: Visit Project Paw, Betty’s Place, and Resale to the Rescue in Easton or donate to The Center for Animal Health and Welfare directly at healthyanimalcenter.org/donate.