Turning Point is always in need of NEW donation items for our Safe House Emergency Shelter program and our families establishing violence-free homes. We ask that all donations be dropped off at our administration building located at: 444 E. Susquehanna Street, Allentown, PA 18103. Our team is here Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our needs are varied and change frequently. We are also closed on various holidays. Please contact us before you drop off your donation or conduct a drive so we can give you a list of our current needs and confirm that someone will be here.
Questions? Contact our Director of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (610) 797-0530 extension 234.
OUR CURRENT NEEDS
High Priority Wish List (updated 10/21/22)
- Baby Wipes
- Diapers (sizes: Newborn, 4, 5, 6)
- Pull Ups (sizes: 2T-3T, 3T-4T, 4T-5T)
- New Twin Size Bedding - Comforters, Sheet Sets, Blankets, and Standard Size Bed Pillows
- Art supplies/activity sets/toys for children of all ages
- Bath towels
- Body wash
- Body lotion
- Hand soap
- Dish detergent
- Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
Shampoo & conditioner
Socks (children's & adults)
Phone Chargers (C-Type & iPhone)
Brushes & combs
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
- Women's underwear, sports bras, and bras (all sizes)
- New clothing/pajamas (infants and toddlers all sizes)
- New clothing/pajamas (teens and adults - all sizes)
General Wish List
Personal Care - body wash, body lotion, razors and shaving cream, alcohol prep pads, deodorant, chapstick, face wash, Q-tips, cotton balls, grooming sets (nail clippers, nail files, tweezers)
Hair Care (for ALL hair types) - Hair brushes & Combs (Wet Brush, Bristle Brushes, Wide Tooth Combs, Round Brushes, Hair Picks, Styling Combs, Detangling Combs), Mousse, Gel, Leave-In Conditioner, Shampoo & Conditioner, Hair Ties, Blow Dryers, Hair Straighteners, Curling Irons
Women’s/Teen Clothing and Footwear - Pajamas, leggings, jeans, short sleeved shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, sweatpants (Sizes XS-XL), slippers (rubber sole), sneakers/snow boots (Sizes 5-11), underwear (Sizes S-L), bras and sports bras (sizes All Sizes)
Infants Clothing and Needs - Onesies, toys, pajamas, outfits, (Sizes newborn-24 months), cloth bibs, blankets, baby bottles, crib sheets, car seats, strollers, booster seats, grooming kit, socks, baby wipes, diaper bags, diapers (all sizes)
Toddler/Kids Clothing and Footwear - Pajamas, jeans, shorts, short sleeved shirts, pants/teams, sweatshirts, sweatpants, leggings (Sizes 2T-16/18), slippers, sneakers/snow boots (all sizes)
Men’s/Teen Clothing and Footwear - Pajamas, , shorts, short sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants (Sizes XS-XL), slippers, and sneakers (sizes 8-12)
Gender Neutral Clothing and Footwear - Long sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants (Sizes XS-XL), slippers, and sneakers (all sizes)
Cleaning Supplies - Paper towels, bleach, disinfectant spray, disinfectant wipes, brooms, mops, buckets, dust pan/brush, latex gloves, trash bags
Bathroom - Plastic shower curtains and shower curtain rings, bath towels, hand soap, toilet paper, toilet bowl cleaner, bath mats, plungers
Laundry - Laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets, laundry baskets or hampers, irons/ironing boards
Bedroom - Twin size sheet sets, twin/full size blankets, twin/full size comforters, standard size/queen size pillows
Kitchen - Ziploc bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, food storage containers, disposable plates and plasticware, baking trays
Non-perishable Food Items (Single Serve/Individual) - Mac and cheese cups, Rice A Roni Cups, Pasta Roni Cups, Ramen noodle soups, Mashed Potato Cups, Oatmeal Cups, Cereal Cups, Hormel Compleats meals, Chef Boyardee, Campbell's Soups, Barilla Ready Pasta, Libby's Microwavable Vegetable Cups, Fruit Cups, Cases of individual sized juice or water
Baby Formula - Similac Advance (Blue Can), Similac Sensitive (Orange Can)
Toys - Toys for all ages and cultures, games, interactive and learning toys
Gift Cards - Increments of $25 or $50 to stores to purchase groceries, food, gas, or clothing such as: Amazon, Giant, Target, Sheetz, Walmart, Wawa, Weis, Wegmans, and Visa
Cell Phones - We partner with a cell phone recycling program called SmartPhone Recycling (formerly Shelter Alliance). We send them the used cell phones to recycle and in turn they send us a check towards our empowerment programs and services.
Amazon Wish List - Add Turning Point of Lehigh Valley to your Amazon Smile Charity List and shop our wish list. All items are shipped directly to our administrative building.
Target Registry - We've partnered with Target Circle (again)! You can purchase items off of our registry and use your Target Circle votes to help direct Target's giving to benefit Turning Point.
Our work would not be possible without the help of many friends in the community. Your help can make a real difference to victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse in the Lehigh Valley.
"Turning Point helped me and my children after had to flee for safety with only clothes on our backs. They were such a blessing during such a difficult time in my life and they treated me with dignity and kindness. I will always remember how they helped me through it all," Val.
While Turning Point is very appreciative of the community’s generosity, we do not accept used items, with the exception of cell phones.
We partner with a cell phone recycling program called SmartPhone Recycling (formerly Shelter Alliance). We send them the used cell phones to recycle and in turn they send us a check towards our empowerment programs and services.
Over the last 19 years recycling cell phones through this program, you have helped us raise $59,165.19!
Here is an email received from their program director in April 2021:
"As the economy continues to recover and open back up, the device recycling team at GRC Wireless will continue to support you with our friendly service, great recycling prices, and responsible zero landfill recycling. As we celebrate our 19th anniversary, we thank you for being part of the GRC Wireless recycling family, and look forward to a continued recovery in 2021 and beyond. As a reminder, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley Inc. earned $59,165.19 through our SmartphoneRecycling.com program. We value and appreciate your continued participation."
Turning Point is only able to accept new donations. If your item is in good condition, please consider donating it to one of the listed organizations below. Thank you!
- Perfect Fit for Working Women, 702 West Hamilton Street, Suite 100, Allentown, PA 18101, (610) 871-5060
- Cay Galgon Life House, 714 W Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018, (610) 867-9546
- Tools 4 Success, 555 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109, (484) 426-0274
- New Bethany Ministries, 333 West 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, (610) 691-5602
- Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, (610) 865-0727