Studies have found that early learning in kindergarten and first grade forms the foundation of the entire educational process, and, as a result of the pandemic, many of our most vulnerable students are falling behind.
Books to the Rescue is a program operated by the men of the Allentown Rescue Mission to acquire, through donations, early learning books and distribute them to local elementary schools for the teachers to pass along to their most needy students. The men in our Transformation Program collect, catalog, classify, and organize donated books for distribution. Books to the Rescue provides a way for our men to give back to the community that has so generously blessed them.
OUR APPEAL TO THE COMMUNITY
The Allentown Rescue Mission is asking donors to drop off new or gently-used books. Many people have them stored in the attic or basement, and this is the perfect time to put them to good use and help our youngest generation.
Books can be dropped off at: Allentown Rescue Mission 355 Hamilton Street, Allentown PA 18101.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Stefanie, Community Relations, at 610-740-5500 x349, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Listed below are the schools and organizations that have received books as a result of our community’s generous donations :
Bible Study Fellowship
Governor Wolf Elementary
James Buchanan Elementary
Lehigh Parkway Elementary
Lehigh Valley Christian Academy
Lehigh Valley Reads
Union Terrace Elementary