We have a new online portal. Please click the link above to sign up for online giving or to continue your online giving. The old link and any recurring donations will stop on October 31, 2022.
Use this link to donate electronically using your bank or credit card. Simply fill in the amount and hit go. You will be taken to our Donor Portal where you can finalize your donation. (Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept Discover Card.)
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish is a 501-c(3) Non Profit Organization. We make every effort to gratefully acknowledge donations and gifts that are made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish. If for any reason you believe that an error has been made, then please contact the Parish Office at 610-266-0695 within 10 business days of the transaction and ask for the Finance Manager. We will make every effort to resolve any issue to our mutual satisfaction.
Sunday Donations can be made weekly or monthly. Simply drop your check or cash in the Sunday basket, bring to the Parish office, or drop checks in the mail. We ask that you use your envelope if you want a year-end statement, or if you anticipate needing a Letter of Good Standing to be a godparent or a sponsor.
For tax advantaged gifts and legacy gifts, please consider the following:
For a tax advantaged way to donate to St. Elizabeth, gifts of appreciated stocks can be made. Click here for a two page form that you can complete and submit to your broker. Please also submit a copy to the Diocese and to St. Elizabeth Parish at 618 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall PA 18052.
Consult your tax advisor for details.
Daily purchases can create fund raising dollars:
Use your monthly grocery budget and/or night out budget to painlessly support the Parish and our St. Elizabeth Regional School. Simply exchange your cash or check for a gift card of the same amount. You will receive full value and the Parish will receive a small percentage back from the retailer. Gift cards are available at the School and at the Parish office. You can stop at the Parish office before going to the grocery store to obtain gift cards, allowing for spontaneous shopping that will still benefit your parish. For more information on gift cards, or for a greater selection, click here.
Your purchases will be used to support the need based scholarships for St. Elizabeth students or the Parish as a whole, or you may choose to help a family or friend attending St. Elizabeth, Allentown Central, Notre Dame or Bethlehem Central High Schools.
Give the Gift of a Catholic Education
Complete or partial sponsorship of a student can make a difference in a student's ability to attend Saint Elizabeth Regional School. Our parochial school combines faith with learning to create a well-rounded student who is prepared for the challenges of high school and beyond.
As an "Angel of the Lord Sponsor," you can provide financial support to families who desire the spiritual, moral, and intellectual growth fostered by a Catholic faith-based school for their children.
Choose from any three levels of support:
- Phanuel Angel: Donate any amount.
- Seraphim Angel: Donate a Half Year of Tuition ($1,775)
- Uriel Angel: Donate a Full Year of Tuition ($3,550)
Send donations to Mrs. Kimberly Kocher, Principal; St. Elizabeth Regional School; 431 Pershing Blvd; Whitehall, PA 18052
Other ways to help our students:
St. Elizabeth has a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please see our Ministries tab or events to see what you can do. The Diocese of Allentown requires all volunteers and employees to fulfill Pennsylvania state and local training and clearances. Church staff is available to help with this simple process.
Leading up to the Thanksgiving season, St. Elizabeth creates baskets for our families in need. St. Elizabeth also sponsors a giving tree each Christmas season. Families are encouraged to pick a tab off the tree and bring in an unwrapped gift. There are also opportunities to sponsor a family in need during the season. Any parishioners in need of these services must contact Mrs. Spieker well in advance of the season so appropriate arrangements can be made.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. -Proverbs 19:17
Food is collected on the 3rd Sunday of the month for distribution to the local Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank. Beans (dry or canned), cereal, jello, juice boxes, mac & cheese, peanut butter, pudding, rice, snack packages, soups, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce can always be used. Tissues, toilet tissue, shampoos and detergent are also greatly appreciated. Please bring your gift of non-perishable foods and other items to the back of the Church.
The Basket Social raises money for the Parish Religious education programs. We collect empty baskets, new items to fill the baskets and completed baskets July through September. Items can be dropped off at the parish office weekdays from 8 am to 3 pm. The Basket Social is typically held the weekend before Columbus Day in October.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) meets the last week of June each year. We gratefully accept an assortment of craft supplies, office items, snack foods etc to defray the cost of the program for all our young people. Please click here to see a list of generally requested items.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry accepts donations of yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks as well as completed shawls and lap quilts for distribution throughout the year. Items can be dropped off at the Parish office.
TD Bank - Affinity Program
We've joined TD Bank's Affinity Membership Program, which provides our organization the opportunity to earn annual cash contributions. We're delighted with the ease of participating in this program and that there is no cost to our organization or our members. Simply inform the bank that you are affiliated with St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, and you want to be included in their affinity program. The bank will make an annual contribution to St. Elizabeth based on all participating individuals and businesses. For additional information, stop by or visit your local TD Bank store or call the Church office. Or ask the Church office to register you in the Affinity Program.
Tax Preparation at H & R Block
Saint Elizabeth is working with H&R Block and Block Advisors during the tax season. Bring the attached flyer to the H & R Block office when you have your tax return prepared. Our unique code is 40010001098306. If you are a new client, the Church will receive a $20 contribution from H & R Block. To print the actual flier, go to http://www.hrblockreferrals.com/NonProfit/KitFlyer/40010001098306
"For it is in giving that we receive..."
St. Francis of Assisi