Now more than ever our community needs you! As the pandemic continues, so does the hardship of our neighbors. This spring we are turning to you for support. Let’s reduce food insecurity TOGETHER!

From March 20th through June 20th, we are offering 3 different ways to give to those in need of your help.  You can donate, participate in Bowls of Hope, or walk with us during the Highmark Walk.

SPRING AGAINST HUNGER 2021

New Bethany Ministries has never closed its doors in over 35 years, and the pandemic was no different. We continued to serve those in desperate need and observed a 50% increase in the number of people served through our food pantry since the onset of the pandemic. This increased demand remains consistent to this day. Our community members need our help! Nobody deserves to go to bed with an empty stomach. Help us give warmth and comfort to those in their darkest hour.

Text SpringHunger21 to 41444 or click here to donate!

 

Are you registered to walk with us in the Virtual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community?

New Bethany Ministries is committed to addressing the immediate needs in our community such as food and basic hygiene, providing short-term housing solutions, and encouraing long-term change that will lift individuals out of poverty. Walking in the Virtual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is a simple way for people to share that commitment.

Join or Create a Team!

Curious about what to do after you registered?

  1. Check out the Participant Toolkit
    Full of tips, tricks, and best practices, this toolkit will prepare you for your virtual fundraiser. 
  2. Tell your friends!
    Once you’ve registered, ask your friends to join you and set your personal goals!  Next, get moving! Walk your dog, walk on your treadmill, walk your neighborhood.  You name it – just go, go, go!
  3.  Ask for support
    New Bethany’s services are needed now more than ever. Use your social media to tell friends and family members about New Bethany Ministries, what we do, and how they can help.
  4.  Walk virtually with us!
    Reach your donation and step goals over the next few weeks and walk with us in late May – more details to come. Share your photos, videos and updates along the way.

Posting on Social Media

Below is sample copy to use on your social posts and 4 different statistic graphics to choose from.  (To download images click on the link,  right-click & save image as)

Join My Team: I’m walking for New Bethany Ministries because no one deserves to go to bed hungry. Help me fight hunger in the Lehigh Valley. Join my team: [insert your team page link] #SpringHunger21 #Walk4NewBethany

Donate To My Team: No one deserves to go to bed hungry. I’m walking for New Bethany Ministries to fight hunger in the #LehighValley. Join my fight & donate today: [insert your team page link] #Walk4NewBethany #SpringHunger21

Use the following graphics on social media and include a link to your personal page in your post copy.

Don’t forget to tag New Bethany Ministries (@NewBethMin) and use #Walk4NewBethany in your posts! 

We will celebrate the end of the walk in late May with a Facebook Live Virtual Walk event! More details to come. We’re all in this together, even when we’re apart!

Register for the Highmark Walk

 

Bowls of Hope Logo

With a donation of $250 or more through Bowls of Hope, you will receive one breathtaking glass bowl. The bowls have been handmade and donated by the very talented Board of Director member, Roy Gruver and his partner Rhonda Snowaert, owners of R&R Glass Studio.

Available on a first-come, first-serve basis between March 20 and April 20.  Limited supply available.

Each donation of $250 provides 1 day of lunch at Mollard Hospitality Center for 90 people in our community.

To participate, text BOWLSOFHOPE to 41444, or visit here.

For further information contact Emily Parker at eparker@newbethanyministries.org

Last winter, both Rhonda and Roy were preparing for a major glass show at the Bethlehem House Gallery. When the pandemic postponed that show, R&R decided to focus their art towards helping those in the community hardest hit.  New Bethany Ministries was feeding about 120 people a day at its take-out kitchen and pantry, so R&R decided to aim at producing 120 art-glass bowls to donate to New Bethany for their annual Spring Against Hunger appeal.

Hand-made by Rhonda Snowaert and Roy Gruver at the R&R Glass Studio in Bethlehem, each bowl is a one-of-a-kind piece of art, food-safe and can be used for a variety of purposes.

Care Instructions:  Please DO NOT place your bowl in the oven, freezer, microwave or dishwasher.

R&R Glass Studio in Bethlehem, PA, was founded by Roy Gruver and Rhonda Snowaert, who together have 30 years of glass-making experience.   R&R is principally a kiln-formed glass studio producing fused and cast glass art.  R&R is also one of the most influential teaching studios in eastern PA as well as providing working studio space for other glass artists.   In addition, both Rhonda and Roy teach at renowned glass studios elsewhere, including the Corning Museum of Glass and the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

To see other works by Rhonda and Roy, visit the Bethlehem House Gallery, April 16 – June 12, 2021.