In 2019, the 5th Annual Harvest 5K Run/Walk raised over $4,000 to benefit Allentown’s Central Elementary School of Allentown PA. Central Elementary is one of 15 elementary schools located in the city of Allentown, and almost all their students are very poor with 89% of families classified as Low Income, and everyone receives Free/Reduced Lunch. The school serves a community with a poverty rate of about 39% of the City’s population (2013 Census).
In 2018, the Harvest 5K run/walk raised close to $5,000 to help abused and neglected children, and also to teach adults English through 2 charities:
- The Fund to Benefit Children and Youth, which provides at-risk children in Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the beds, clothing, heating, and other bare necessities they cannot receive through traditional government resources. For additional information, please visit: helplehighvalleychildren.org
- The Literacy Center of the Lehigh Valley. dedicated to helping the people of the Lehigh Valley achieve the literacy and English language skills needed not only to succeed in today’s competitive world, but to live a happier, more fulfilled life. For additional information, please visit: theliteracycenter-lv.org
In 2017, the Harvest 5K run/walk raised about $3,000 to benefit Habitat of Humanity of the Lehigh Valley specifically a low income hardworking family with 7 young children who’s trying to build their home in Allentown, PA.
In 2016, the Harvest 5K Run/Walk raised over $3,000 to benefit Victory House of Lehigh Valley. For over 30 years, Victory House has been a recognized leader in providing local homeless veterans and homeless men with opportunities to transition to independent affordable housing and to begin new lives. Hope, compassion, dignity, and respect are paramount to attaining their mission.
In 2015, the First Annual Harvest 5K Run/Walk raised over $7,000 to benefit Allentown’s Central Elementary School.
|Special Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors|
Congregation Keneseth Israel
City Center Allentown
Mark Pinsley and Family
Sunburst Property Management