St. Vincent de Paul
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society relies on donations from our parish family, members of the community, the Salvation Army, and other local organizations to help those in need. Throughout the Panther Valley area, we have posted flyers advertising our emergency food pantry services. Those in need simply pull a tab from the flyer and call the parish office. They will receive a return phone call from one of our members, who will assess their needs and deliver food to their door.
LIHEAP helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Crisis grants also are for households in immediate danger of being without heat. With cash grants, a one-time payment is sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider, and will be credited on your bill. Cash grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid. Please click here for more information or to apply for the program.
Schuylkill-Carbon Marine Corps League 2018 Toys for Tots Registration
Registration for Carbon County Toys For Tots is November 16,17 & 30; December 1, 7 & 8 (Friday’s and Saturday’s) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration for Carbon County residents will take place at the Salem Bible Fellowship Church, 1105 Frederick’s Grove Road, Lehighton. This is the only location for registration; no phone calls will be accepted. Schuylkill County residents (Tamaqua area) register with the Tamaqua Salvation Army.
Only parents or legal guardians are permitted to register children. The person registering the children must have ID for themselves. In addition to this, legal guardians must have proof of guardianship.
You must have a current, local resident, photo ID to prove your Carbon County residency.
For each child to being registered, a birth certificate is required.
The age limit is 14 years, handicapped children 16 years. Please specify disability. For questions or more details, contact Ms. Cheryl Laub at 570-386-2129 or email@example.com.
John Horvath – President
Joseph Pelcheck – Vice President
Marie Nihen – Treasurer
Christine LeClair – Secretary
Mary Ellen Ogozalek
Mary Helen Shelton
Mary Heintzelman Kruzik
How You Can Help
There are many ways to help! Donations are accepted in the form of cash, check, grocery store gift cards, food items, and toiletries. Please contact the parish office to schedule the drop off or pick up of food or toiletries. Monetary or gift card donations can be placed in the collection basket at any Mass or mailed to 118 North Market Street, Summit Hill, PA 18250.
If you would like to become involved, we typically hold our meetings in the parish social hall on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm.
Food items that we are currently low on include: cereal, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, stove top stuffing, fruit juices, and soup.
Toiletry items that we currently need include: toothbrushes, toothpaste (adult and child), toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, soap, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, baby wash, diaper cream, and diapers.