During the month of November, the Rotary Club of Bethlehem Morning Star will bring "happiness in a shoebox" to many less fortunate children here in the Lehigh Valley.
Holiday Hope Chest is a program run through the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley. In 2019, they collected over 9,000 wrapped shoeboxes donated by area businesses, clubs and churches. Each wrapped box is filled with gifts that go to children served by one of over 40 local non-profits and schools.
We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:
  • Shoebox donors
  • Gift wrap donors
  • Shoebox wrappers
  • Gift donors
  • All of the above
  • Driver to pick up shoeboxes from Rotarians
MSR has pledged to give 45 filled and wrapped boxes. If we meet this goal quickly, we can ALWAYS donate more!
  2. Collect and wrap empty shoeboxes (no boot boxes). HOW TO WRAP A SHOEBOX WITH ATTACHED LID
  3. Purchase age-appropriate items for your boxes (please no food or candy). Value of gifts approximately $25 per box. GIFT SUGGESTIONS BY AGE
  4. Place items into your wrapped shoeboxes.
  5. HOLIDAY HOPE CHEST GIFT TAG - Print, cut, fill out the gift tag, and affix one to the short side of the Holiday Hope Chest. Please make sure the tags you print out match what you have indicated on your form.
  6. A Rotary volunteer will pick up your wrapped and filled Holiday Hope Chest on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 BETWEEN 10AM-2PM.
FAQ Document  (provided by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley)
Please contact Shawn Deiter at sdeiter@LVCConline.org or 610-442-8022 with any questions or to coordinate pick up of boxes/gift wrap.