• Operation Backpack 2016

    When you support the needs of a child in your community by donating a backpack filled with the tools necessary for a solid foundation to learn, you offer a child a real chance for a better future!

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  • The Children's Center Allentown

    Providing affordable, quality child care for ages 13 months to 10 years.

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Helping America’s most vulnerable®

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Volunteers of America has served the people of Pennsylvania since 1896, the same year our nationwide movement began with the promise to "go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand."

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    Programs & Services

    Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania designs and operates programs that address today's most pressing social needs. Volunteers of America services in Pennsylvania include daycare, thrift stores, mental health services, supportive living, pregnancy counseling, and transportation for the elderly and handicapped. Additionally, Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania specializes in providing affordable housing for veterans, the elderly, those with chronic and persistent mental illness and young adults, ages 18 to 25, who are struggling and at risk for homelessness.

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    Give a Gift

    Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is devoted to nurturing, uplifting and empowering those we serve to reach their full potential. Your donation to Volunteers of America will touch thousands across Pennsylvania. Your contribution makes a lasting difference for veterans, people with disabilities, chronic mental illness, the elderly, at-risk children and thousands of others we serve in Pennsylvania through 30 vital human services. Your gift of $15 will provide a healthful meal to a child at our Children's Center; $25 will provide baby formula and diapers for a young mother and her newborn; $50 will provide clothing and shoes to a person who is homeless; $100 can help an elderly person in need of affordable housing.

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    PPL Corporation Donates $10,000 to The Children’s Center

    PPL Corporation recently contributed $10,000 to The Children’s Center, Volunteers of America, to provide scholarships for local children. PPL’s gift, made through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, will enable 3- to 5-year olds from low income families to enroll in high-quality pre-kindergarten. “PPL is committed to being a good corporate citizen” said Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL Electric Utilities’ regional affairs director. “We also know that a quality early childhood education for our community’s children today will help them be prepared for high-quality jobs tomorrow.”

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