Community Connections Brought to you by:
Bar Association of Lehigh County Community Service Committee
Upcoming events: Rock the Valley Veterans Concert on Thursday, November 3, 2017
HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2017
Dear Bar Association Member,
The Bar Association of Lehigh County has started the Annual Ask for the Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Fund Grant. This year’s theme is “Veterans Programs” and this year’s recipients will be Valor Clinic Foundation and the Semper Fi Fund.
We are proud to remind all lawyers that the Bar Association of Lehigh County has conducted an Assistance Program to benefit area 501c3 organizations to provide much needed assistance to our surrounding communities for many years. This program has raised over $215,000 throughout that time and distributed these funds to many deserving area organizations.
This year to assist these organizations, we are asking each lawyer to give generously to help support those in our local community. Remember, these contributions stay in the Greater Lehigh Valley area.
The Program is administered through the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Foundation will acknowledge all gifts for tax purposes.
We will recognize all those nonprofit organizations receiving funds as part of our Law Day celebration in May.
Past years’ contributions went to the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Dream Come True, The Lehigh Valley Zoo, Community Bike Works, The Victory House, Angel 34 , Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley and many more.
Please help by sending your check today, payable to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and mail to:
Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Fund Grant
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310
Allentown, PA 18101
Thank you for your generous donation!
Kristin Noonan, Esquire- Community Service Committee, Chair and Ray Bridgeman, Executive Director, BALC
SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The Community Service Committee is sponsoring a day of volunteering at local soup kitchen, Daybreak at the Lehigh County Conference of Churches. Lawyers may volunteer from 10 to 11:15 AM or 11:15 to 12:30 PM to serve.
You may complete one or both shifts Volunteers from BALC are needed and appreciated.
When: Friday December 8th
Where: Daybreak, 457 Allen St, Allentown (Corner of 5th & Allen, Basement of Dubbs Church (New Location)
*Bring your own hair covering (hats or scarfs) or you will need to wear a Hairnet that will be provided.*
Please contact Erin at 610-433-6204 X 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Who we are: We are a volunteer group of Lehigh County lawyers who look to provide volunteer opportunities to its members that benefit the community we live and serve. What we’ve done: Year over year, the committee has organized events that benefit its citizens directly in the Lehigh Valley. Just a few yearly traditions have been volunteering and raising money for Day Break Shelter at the Lehigh County Conference of Churches Soup kitchen, clothing drives for Perfect Fit Inc and the Holiday Party for The Program for Women & Families Inc. During different disasters, hurricanes, floods, etc., the committee is always quick to react by raising awareness, funds and basic needs such as food and clothing. Every year, the committee organizes a Holiday Campaign that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 20 years that has been distributed to area nonprofits here in the Greater Lehigh Valley.
If you are interested in assisting the committee in its valuable pursuits please feel free to contact the Bar Association at 610-433-6204 X 19