How can we help?
There's always the "put a nickel in the drum" approach. The Red Kettle Christmas campaign provides food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season. As of December 7, the Salvation Army was at about 40% of its needed target of $350,000 here in the Lehigh Valley.
You can also donate toys to the Lehigh Valley Toys for Tots. Over four pages of local drop off locations all over the area are listed here. For teens between 13 and 16, there is a great need for gift cards.
You can also donate directly to the Salavation Army at the following locations:
Allentown: 144 North 8th Street, Phone (610) 432-0129.
Bethlehem: 521 Pembroke Rd, Phone (610) 867-4681.
Salvation Army Toy Castle: Westgate Mall Phone (610) 653-6395
Easton: 1110 Northampton St, Phone (610) 258-9531.
Pen Argyl: 301 W Main St, Phone (610) 863-6677.
Update: Both QCD and Michael Molovinsky have stories about this, too.