This year the Christmas Mission Offerings will be divided to Valley Youth House and Habitat for Humanity. Please support these two mission organizations by using the Christmas Mission Offering envelope in your envelope packet, or blank envelope marked – Christmas Mission.
Valley Youth House
Starting in the Lehigh Valley in 1973 as a single shelter , Valley Youth House ensured that vulnerable, abused and homeless young people in the community had access to shelter and counseling. They were more than just a roof and beds, they were committed to building a solid foundation for every individual who came through their doors.
The same dedication drives Valley Youth House today, as they have grown to over 250 residential sites throughout Pennsylvania. For over forty years, their mission to improve the lives of young people in the community remains the same.
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley
The Habitat mission is to offer families in need a hand up, not a hand out. They strive to walk along side them as they realize the dream of home ownership. Each family contributes 250 hours of sweat equity to help build their home and the homes of their neighbors.
Stable, affordable housing is critical to education, health, and economic success to families and the community. Habitat’s unique home ownership program allows hardworking, low income families to build and buy a home, working “hands on” building their home and side by side with volunteer members of the community. Over 120 homes have been built in the Lehigh Valley since 1989.
The Mission Committee