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Turning Point is always in need of NEW donation items for our Safe House Emergency Shelter program and our families establishing violence-free homes. We ask that all donations be dropped off at our Administration Building located at 444 E. Susquehanna Street, Allentown, PA 18103, Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm.
Our needs are varied and change frequently. Please contact us before you conduct a drive so we can give you a list of our current needs. For more information, please call Leah Triber, Advancement Coordinator at 610-797-0530, ext. 234.
PLEASE NOTE: All items are asked to be NEW.
Our Current Needs:
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High priority needed for the following NEW items (updated 7/21/21):
- Twin Size Bedding - Comforter, Sheets, and Blankets
- Twin Size Pillows
- Infant and Toddler Car Seats
- Single and Double Strollers
- Stroller/Car Seat Combos
- Laundry detergent, Fabric softener
- Crib sheets, Diaper bags, Baby wipes, Diapers (all sizes)
- Box fans, Umbrellas
- Boys & Girls clothing (sizes 2T-sizes 16 youth)
- Sneakers (Women & Children's all sizes)
- Women's pajamas, leggings, t-shirts (sizes XS-XXL)
Personal Care - Body wash, body lotion, razors and shaving cream, alcohol prep pads, deodorant, chapstick, face wash, Q-tips, cotton balls, band-aids, nail clippers, nail files, tweezers.
Hair Care (for ALL hair types) - Hair brushes & Combs (Wet Brush, Bristle Brushes, Wide Tooth Combs, Round Brushes, Hair Picks, Styling Combs, Detangling Combs), Mousse, Gel, Leave-In Conditioner, Shampoo & Conditioner, Hair Ties, Blow Dryers, Hair Straighteners, Curling Irons.
Women’s/Teen Clothing and Footwear - Pajamas, leggings, shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants (Sizes XS-XL), flip flops, slippers and sneakers (sizes 5-11), underwear (sizes 5-7), bras (sizes AA-DD), rain coats (XS-XL), and rain boots (all sizes).
Infants - Onesies, pajamas, outfits, (Sizes newborn-24 months), cloth bibs, blankets, baby bottles, crib sheets, car seats, strollers, booster seats, grooming kit, socks, baby wipes, diaper bags, diapers (all sizes).
Toddler/Kids Clothing and Footwear - Pajamas, shorts, t-shirts, pants/teams, sweatshirts, sweatpants, leggings (Sizes 2T-16/18), flip flops, slippers, sneakers (all sizes).
Men’s/Teen Clothing and Footwear - Pajamas, shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants (Sizes XS-XL), flip flops, slippers, and sneakers (sizes 8-12).
Gender Neutral Clothing and Footwear - T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants (Sizes XS-XL), slippers, and sneakers (all sizes).
Cleaning Supplies - Paper towels, bleach, disinfectant spray, disinfectant wipes, brooms, mops, buckets, dust pan/brush, latex gloves, trash bags.
Bathroom - Plastic shower curtains and shower curtain rings, bath towels, hand soap, toilet paper, toilet bowl cleaner, bath mats, plungers.
Laundry - Laundry detergent and fabric softener, laundry baskets or hampers, irons and ironing boards.
Bedroom - Twin size sheets and comforters, throw blankets, pillows.
Kitchen Items - Ziploc bags, blenders, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, food storage containers, disposable plates and plasticware, baking trays, cases of bottled water.
Baby Formula - Similac Advance (Blue Can) and Similac Sensitive (Orange Can).
Toys - Toys for outside, journals, games, interactive toys.
Other - Box fans, umbrellas, batteries (AAA & AA)
Cell Phones - We partner with a cell phone recycling program called SmartPhone Recycling (formerly Shelter Alliance). We send them the used cell phones to recycle and in turn they send us a check towards our empowerment programs and services.
Our work would not be possible without the help of many friends in the community. Your help can make a real difference to victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse in the Lehigh Valley.
"Turning Point helped me and my children after had to flee for safety with only clothes on our backs. They were such a blessing during such a difficult time in my life and they treated me with dignity and kindness. I will always remember how they helped me through it all," Val.
While Turning Point is very appreciative of the community’s generosity, we do not accept used items, with the exception of cell phones.
We partner with a cell phone recycling program called SmartPhone Recycling (formerly Shelter Alliance). We send them the used cell phones to recycle and in turn they send us a check towards our empowerment programs and services.
Over the last 19 years recycling cell phones through this program, you have helped us raise $59,165.19!
Here is an email received from this program in April 2021:
"As the economy continues to recover and open back up, the device recycling team at GRC Wireless will continue to support you with our friendly service, great recycling prices, and responsible zero landfill recycling. As we celebrate our 19th anniversary, we thank you for being part of the GRC Wireless recycling family, and look forward to a continued recovery in 2021 and beyond.
As a reminder, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley Inc. earned $59,165.19 through our SmartphoneRecycling.com program. We value and appreciate your continued participation."
Turning Point is only able to accept new donations. If your item is in good condition, please consider donating it to one of the listed organizations below. Thank you!
- Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, (610) 865-0727
- Cay Galgon Life House, 714 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, (610) 867-9546
- New Bethany Ministries, 333 West 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, (610) 691-5602
- Perfect Fit for Working Women, 702 West Hamilton Street, Suite 100, Allentown, PA 18101, (610) 871-5060