3rd Annual Gala - Celebrating Lives Changed | Allentown Rescue Mission

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3rd Annual Gala - Celebrating Lives Changed


The Allentown Rescue Mission’s third annual Gala is being held on Saturday, April 21st at DeSales University. This cocktail attire dinner combined with silent & live auction fundraiser has a new program that you won’t want to miss. Doors open with a 5:30 p.m. social hour and silent auction. Mingle with a stellar audience of high profile leaders throughout the Lehigh Valley. Enjoy dinner followed by a live auction and Mission graduate testimonies. 
What is new this year? A more robust social hour, interactive fun, and a professional auctioneer are just a few exciting features to make our third Gala an extraordinary experience that you will not forget. Ways for you to participate:

Receive corporate & community recognition in an elegant social setting while showing your support of the Mission. Download a PDF version of our Sponsorship form.

Donate Auction Items
We are humbly requesting product donations for our silent & live auctions. Donors are listed in the program. Mail items to the Mission or contact us for pick up.  

Join Us!
Reserve your seat, be a Table Captain, reserve a table of eight. Download a Reservation form, complete and mail back to the address located on the form. 

You make change happen! Our 2017 Gala raised over $85,000 to help provide more than 52,000 meals and 38,000 nights of shelter, enhanced program education and improved training for the Clean Team. We are the largest men’s shelter in the Lehigh Valley and utilize 3 major programs to serve immediate and long-term needs of homeless Guests. Services offered by the Mission provide support to Guests as they work towards creating a healthy, safe and sustainable life. We need your continued support to make change happen in 2018!

Thank you for participating in our concerted effort to eliminate chronic homelessness, to help change lives, and for your faithful support and prayers for the Allentown Rescue Mission. 

Volunteer Information

We are excited to announce that the Gala Planning Committee will be meeting every Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m, at the Mission through April. Can’t make it? No fear, you can volunteer from home and call into meetings as needed. Whether you have a creative side or are a wiz at Microsoft Excel, we can use your help! Contact Deirdre to RSVP and volunteer. or, call  610-740-5500 x322.

You may also download a PDF version of our Committee Position Descriptions to see where you would like to lend a hand. 

PDF Downloads

2018 Gala Sponsorship Form

2018 Gala Reservation Form

​​Committee Position Descriptions

​​Table Captain Description