Turning Point offers confidential resources to individuals and families.
There are several ways in which the community may become involving in assisting Turning Point clients during the holiday season.
Family Sponsorship Program
The purpose of our family sponsorship program is to help victims of domestic violence in our community who are establishing self-sufficient, violence-free households for their families. All referrals for assistance through this program come from the agency staff. Financial need is a prerequisite.
We provide a wish list from the parent and children with the understanding they may not receive every item on the list. Individuals or business groups may call our Administrative offices to inquire about sponsoring a family: 610-797-0530.
All gifts should be new; we do not accept used items, unless noted. The gifts should be wrapped and clearly marked with the recipient’s first name. Due to client confidentiality and privacy please do not expect to visit our clients’ homes.
Pre-arranged deliveries of gilts should be made at our Administrative Building at 444 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown.
Pre-Paid Gift Cards
The agency is always happy to accept pre-paid gift cards of all kinds. Often our clients have financial need, but would like to select and purchase gifts for their own family members. Gifts cards empower these clients by providing financial assistance, while still giving them choices.
The cards are helpful because they can be used as gifts at the holidays and throughout the year. Many of our families have very tight budgets and occasionally need a gas card to get to work or school, grocery help, or new shoes.
Gift cards have also been used to purchase crib mattresses for donated cribs, baby monitors, telephones, and many other items for our clients.
K Mart, Walmart, Target, Wawa, as well as cards for restaurants and grocery stores, are all appreciated. We prefer gift cards valued between $10 and $40. We also welcome Visa or American Express gift cards.
Giving Tree Program
This program provides holiday gifts for families in need who may not have been sponsored in the Family Sponsorship Program or who began receiving services late in the holiday season. These items are also used to provide birthday and other celebration gifts for our safe house residents throughout the year. Turning Point will provide your group with printed paper “doves of peace” tags suitable for display on a tree. Group members can select a tag and purchase a gift from the suggestions on the tag. These gifts must be delivered to us UNWRAPPED.