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Whether you volunteer your time, support YWCA Allentown’s work with a financial gift, donate clothing or supplies, or shop at our resale boutique, it all serves to eliminate racism and empower women and families in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

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Eliminating racism. Empowering women. Our mission lives in the soul of everyone at YWCA Allentown, because we demand a world of equity and human decency.  We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of justice. Every day, we get up and do the work.

But we don’t do it alone. Our power comes from the women and girls we serve, and it comes from our bold, passionate donors and sponsors who are equally committed to the work of justice. When you support YWCA Allentown you help us fulfill our mission to change the power structures that determine the future. With your support, we will get up and do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Join our movement by supporting YWCA Allentown with a financial gift today!

 

 

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Clothing Donations

Thank you for trusting YWCA Allentown with your clothing donations. Our community needs and appreciates them!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have limited staff and volunteers on-site each day.  Donations are accepted Monday-Friday, by appointment only, to allow us to focus on serving our clients with the level of care and attention they deserve. Please be patient with us as we navigate these challenges together, as a community.

We always need new or like-new, current, modern style, clean and ready to wear :

  • business and business casual clothing, especially in sizes 14-28
  • casual clothing
  • scrubs
  • maternity clothing
  • winter coats and gloves
  • dress shoes, sneakers, work boots, steel-toed shoes
  • costume jewelry
  • handbags
  • new undergarments
  • new makeup and toiletries
  • amazon.com gift cards to purchase specialty clothing items

Donations may be dropped off at our entrance facing the Allentown Arts Walk. Please note that the Hamilton Street entrance of the building is currently closed and we are unable to accept donations through this entrance or from cars parked on Hamilton Street.

To drop off donations,

Follow 6th Street to Linden Street
Turn LEFT on Linden Street
Take your FIRST LEFT onto N Emery Street (the alley before the ArtsWalk Parking Garage)
At the top of the street, turn RIGHT onto the Allentown ArtsWalk
Stop in front of the garage and call us at (610) 871-5060 and we will meet you at your car to retrieve your donation.
To EXIT to Hamilton Street:
Continue straight and turn LEFT onto N Church Street (before Frutta Bowl)

Clothing Dropoff Map

Please call (610) 871-5060 with questions or to schedule an appointment to donate. Messages will be returned within 24 hours.

 

YWCA Allentown is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is qualified to accept tax-deductible donations.  A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free (800) 732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.