2020 Holiday Season

Welcome! We’re glad you’re here. The holidays can be a difficult time of year and it means so much to us to be able to spread some cheer for our families. How can you help? We’ve identified 3 ways below. Our community support is what makes this time of year special and we truly couldn’t do it without you, thank you!

 Out of concern for reducing the amount of traffic in our office during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and for providing the freedom of choice among our residents, we have made some changes to our holiday program. We are asking the community to mail in gift cards, in lieu of gifts, to be distributed to our families based on their requests. 

1. Donate Gift Cards

Please see list below for the retailers that have been requested:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Kohl’s
  • Old Navy
  • Wawa
  • Dollar General
  • Giant
  • Weis
  • AMC Theaters
  • GameStop

You can drop off or mail your gift card(s) of either $25 or $50 in value by December 15th. Please address the envelope as follows:

Sixth Street Shelter-Holiday Program
219 N. 6th St. 
Allentown, PA  18102

So that we can properly record and thank you for your gift, be sure to include your complete contact information (Name, address, email, phone) with your donation.

2. Send Greeting Cards

What better way to share the joy of the season than with a heartfelt card?

You can send your card to the above address, specifying “Greeting Card Program,” instead of “Holiday Program.” You may send up to 25 cards and we will distribute so that each family receives at least one. If you would like to receive a card in exchange, be sure to include your return address on the outer envelope. Important: Please do not include gift cards with greeting cards. These should be mailed separately as instructed above.

3. Send an unwrapped gift or supplies needed for the shelter

The links below are for direct ordering from Amazon. However, we encourage supporting local businesses whenever possible. Please use these lists as ideas for shopping at your favorite locally owned business.

For a list of items holiday gifts, please follow this link: Holiday Wish List

For a list of items that are ongoing needs for families at the shelter, please follow this link: General Needs Wish List

Note: Amazon does not share donor information with us. If you would like a receipt for your gift, please get in touch and let us know what you ordered.

Have other ideas for spreading holiday cheer? We are open to your suggestions. For more information or questions, contact Heather Pritchard
at:hpritchard@caclv.org (subject: Holiday Program)
or by cell: 610-360-0343