3rd Annual Gala - Celebrating Lives Changed | Allentown Rescue Mission

(610) 740-5500 355 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown info@armpa.org


3rd Annual Gala - Celebrating Lives Changed



The Allentown Rescue Mission’s third annual Gala is being held on Saturday, April 21st at DeSales University. This cocktail attire dinner combined with silent & live auction fundraiser has a new program that you won’t want to miss! Doors open with a 5:30 p.m. social hour and silent auction. Mingle with a stellar audience of high profile leaders throughout the Lehigh Valley. Enjoy dinner followed by a live auction and Mission graduate testimonies. 
You make change happen! Our 2017 Gala raised over $85,000 to help provide more than 52,000 meals and 38,000 nights of shelter, enhanced program education and improved training for the Clean Team. We are the largest men’s shelter in the Lehigh Valley and utilize 3 major programs to serve immediate and long-term needs of homeless Guests. Services offered by the Mission provide support to Guests as they work towards creating a healthy, safe and sustainable life. We need your continued support to make change happen in 2018!

What is new this year?

A more robust social hour, interactive fun, and a professional auctioneer are just a few exciting features to make our third Gala an extraordinary experience that you will not forget.
Ways for you to participate:


Receive corporate & community recognition in an elegant social setting while showing your support for the Mission. Download a Sponsorship form.

Artwork Submission Guidelines

If you have recently become a sponsor of the 2018 Gala Celebrating Lives Changed, please be sure to read the artwork submission guidelines and submit your ad/logo for placement. Should you have any questions, please give us a call Brandon at 610-740-5500 x348 or email bconnor@armpa.org for assistance. 

Donate Auction Items

Silent & live auctions can only happen with your donations. We need your help to make this year's auction better than ever. All donors are listed in the program. Print a copy of our Non-profit Status and mail in your donation. Please contact Deirdre with any questions at dfederico@armpa.org  

Join Us!

Reserve your seat, be a Table Captain, reserve a full table of eight seats. Download a Reservation form, complete and mail or email to the address on the form. You can also make your reservations online by clicking here.


Thank you for participating in our concerted effort to eliminate chronic homelessness, to help change lives, and for your faithful support and prayers for the Allentown Rescue Mission. 

Volunteer Information

The Gala Planning Committee meets on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m, at the Mission through April. Can’t make it? No fear, you can volunteer from home and call into meetings as needed. Whether you have a creative side or are a wiz at Microsoft Excel, we can use your help! Contact Deirdre to RSVP and volunteer. or, call  610-740-5500 x322.

Take a peek at the Gala Committee Position Descriptions to see where you would like to lend a hand. 

PDF Downloads

2018 Gala Sponsorship Form

2018 Gala Reservation Form

​​Committee Position Descriptions

Table Captain Description

Tax Exempt Form: 501(c)(3)

Media Sponsors

We would like to thank the following businesses for providing their services here at the 2018 Gala. Thank You!


Auctioneer services.  


With great appreciation for our generous 2018 Gala Sponsors, Thank You for your support!

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