The Kindness Project is an all-volunteer, donation based, non-profit organization created to provide support to foster families in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas by supplying clothing, furniture and other essential items free of charge to children in foster care. Many children enter foster care with nothing but the clothing they are wearing. The Kindness Project works to defray any financial burden, especially in emergency placement situations, where buying items like cribs, strollers, car seats, and diapers can add up very quickly.
The Sixth Street Shelter is a program that was created by the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, a non-profit organization. The Shelter’s mission is to “provide the opportunity and direction for all people to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community.” Serving families since 1984, The Sixth Street Shelter provides temporary housing for homeless families with children in the Lehigh Valley. The Shelter also helps families to set and reach goals by means of case management, in-house programming, and access to appropriate services that fit the needs of individual families. They currently offer 25 individual family apartments that include all necessary utilities.