Gather a Group and Adopt a Location for Thanks for Giving:

Do you have a fun group of 8-10 people that would love to help out homeless men this Thanksgiving? The Allentown Rescue Mission is looking for groups to request donations from patrons at area food stores. The Mission will provide all necessary materials, transportation of donated goods, and shirts for all your volunteers! Your group simply commits to a day and a location, and then shows up for a wonderful service opportunity!

For more information download a flyer here or you can contact Deirdre at 610-740-5500 ext. 22 or


Make, Bring and Serve a Meal:

The Rescue Mission serves more than 44,000 meals per year to hungry and homeless men.

If your group is looking for a way to serve the Mission, consider providing a meal. We need groups to prepare a meal for 50 to 60 men, then to bring it in and serve it. Please schedule several weeks in advance.

For ideas on what to prepare and bring, please see our sample menus:
Sample Breakfast/Brunch Menu
Sample Dinner Menu

We ask that all servers be 16 or older and that there are 9 or less individuals per group. Each individual must bring a signed copy of our volunteer form, acknowledging adherence to our confidentiality policies.

Click Here to Download Form   •   Email or call 610-740-5500 ext. 22 to schedule a meal.


50 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints spent an entire day at the Mission painting the dorms, cooking and serving brunch to the homeless clients, and reorganizing the clothing donation room.

Vacation Bible School students and staff at Calvary Baptist Church in Easton delivered hundreds of bags of trail mix for our clients.

Volunteer to Lead a Supply Drive

Can you mobilize your church, business or civic group to collect supplies for the Mission?

Download the flyers below to help you collect items for the Mission.

Please call (610)740-5500 before beginning your collection.

Click Here for Cleaning Supplies-Paper Products Drive Flyer
Click Here for Food Drive Flyer
Click Here for Personal Care Products Drive Flyer


Thanks to Air Product's Career Development Program;
they hosted a month-long paper products and coffee
drive for the Mission.

Share What You Do Best!

The Mission needs people with a variety of skills and talents.
• Volunteers who can commit small amounts of time consistently as needed.
• Regular volunteering hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
• Opportunities for minors are limited.

Bob and Beth Over ran a bake sale for the Mission at Five Below in Whitehall on September 18, 2010, and donated the profits to the Mission. Thanks Bob & Beth!



Marianne (Mary) Knapp, a loyal Mission supporter, sold a variety of baked goods at the Wal*Mart Supercenter in Easton. Mary baked the goodies herself, and donated the proceeds to the Mission.  THANK YOU, Mary, for your hard work and dedication!

You can volunteer by mail or by completing the information below. We can email you volunteer opportunities as we have need.

Download volunteer form here, in pdf format. Mail the completed form to:

Allentown Rescue Mission
355 W. Hamilton St.
P.O. Box 748
Allentown, PA 18105-0748

Call Deirdre at (610) 740-5500 ext. 22 to find out how we can match your talent with our needs.

Thank you for volunteering your time and talent to the Allentown Rescue Mission.