ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Our mission at S.T.A.R., formerly Helping Bethlehem's Homeless, is to reach out to those in our community that are homeless or in need by providing necessities, information and other resources in accordance with their needs.

 

HISTORY

S.T.A.R., formerly Helping Bethlehem's Homeless, was created in March of 2015 with the awareness that there are many in our community that are suffering. There are many that do not have homes, and instead must live under bridges or tucked back deep in the woods, separated from society. A few concerned and dedicated individuals began their own outreach, looking for them where they seek refuge. After starting collections and attending local events, they started their own resource center, focused on creating another place for them to acquire what the homeless need to get by, and somewhere they can relax for just a few moments away from the elements.  

 

It wasn’t until June of 2015 that Rosemont Church had offered their home to S.T.A.R., where we are still located to this day. Through many food and clothing drives we acquired a stocked pantry and many full racks of clothing to assist our clients in their needs. Throughout this time members of S.T.A.R. volunteered at many other events and services, working with El Shaddai, Christ UCC, Trinity, as well as others. S.T.A.R. and its members have a very firm respect for the services provided by many of the fantastic organizations in the Valley, and have always sought to work together to address the issues that plague our community.

 

Some of the events S.T.A.R. and its members have participated in include:

    Stand Up event at El Shaddai Ministries with Hope for Veterans;

    Color Run at Lehigh University

    Boo-Fest 2015

    Downtown Bethlehem Scarves Project

    Basket Raffle

    Gardening Days

    T. Holmes Foundation Book Bags Against Bullying event


As S.T.A.R. continues to build, we seek to add on its outreach with the community, both with our clients and other service organizations that make our community stronger.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT

Brian Hillard

bhillard@starbethlehempa.org

TRESURER

Laura Gross

treasurer@starbethlehempa.org

SECRETARY

Elizabeth Turnbach

secretary@starbethlehempa.org

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS

Nikole Raskovic

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

If interested in this position, please contact

volunteers@starbethlehempa.org

DONATIONS COORDINATOR

donations@starbethlehempa.org

RESOURCE CENTER COORDINATOR

If interested in this position, please contact

info@starbethlehempa.org

FUNDRAISER COORDINATOR

If interested in this position, please contact

info@starbethlehempa.org

MARKETING AND WEB DESIGNER

Nikole Raskovic

marketing@starbethlehempa.org

HELP WANTED

COMMITTEE COORDINATORS

Find us: 

75 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (in the back)


 

© 2016 by Nikole Raskovic