December 9, 2018

Breakfast With Santa

Ho Ho Ho! Before you know it, Santa will be coming to town!

Join Turn To Us for our 2nd Annual Breakfast With Santa at Dean Anthony's. Enjoy breakfast, pictures with Santa, and crafts. Each child will receive a small gift from Santa.

Sunday, December 9th
Dean Anthony's
1122 North Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Reserve your seats for either 9am, 10am, 11am, or Noon by calling 570-732-4220. Pay via cash or check at the door.

Children under two are free
Ages 2 to 12 are $7 per person
Ages 13 and up are $12 per person

Basket raffle.

All funds raised will go towards the Turn To Us client only Christmas Party. This FREE event brings together all of our clients for a sit-down meal at Dean Anthony's, photos with Santa, crafts, and ornament making. Donated toys are hand selected for each child, wrapped, and handed out by Santa. It is a magical time of the year to give back to our clients. If you would like to donate new toys to our clients, please let me know when you reserve your tickets.

Have questions or need to reserve your seats, call Alicia at 570-732-4220.


December 10, 2018

Volunteer Night - Gift Wrapping

Grab your sweatpants, sneakers, and a pair of scissors! We need your help to wrap donated toys and gifts for our clients and their families attending our Christmas Party.

Table space is limited so you may need to sit on the floor to wrap.

We are in need of:
~ new toys, books, coloring books, crafts, and presents for all ages - but we need a lot for boys between 10-17 years old!
~ wrapping paper
~ tape
~ small gifts for grown-ups
~ large, black contractor size trash bags - to help Santa keep each family's gift separate and carry the presents in

If you would like to donate items or help wrap, please call the office at 570-732-4220 or message us!


Making memories!

December 14, 2018

Christmas Party - Clients Only

Clients, watch your mail for your invitation!




October 23, 2018

Trick or Treat Night - Spectrum of Support

***This event is ONLY for families with children diagnosed with ASD and special needs.***

Trick or Treat!

Dress up and come ready to celebrate Halloween with your Spectrum of Support family.

Meet with local resources, get crafty, and grab some dinner. Franklin Township Fire Company will be providing a FREE hot dog to the children and hot food to purchase.

Reserve your FREE tickets through the green link above.

Questions? Call Alicia 570-249-7022 or email Alicia@TurnToUsInc.org


October 23, 2018

Volunteer Night - Spectrum of Support Trick or Treat Night

Volunteers needed to assist with crafts and games. If you are interested, please call Alicia at 570-732-4220 to learn more and register as a volunteer.

October 24, 2018

Tricks and Treats - Spectrum of Support

**** This event is only for children with special needs and Autism****

Spectrum of Support is ECSTATIC to partner with Cathedral Rock Gym in Lehighton to bring you "Tricks and Treats for Teens!"

This free event is ONLY for children ages 7 and up who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or special needs.

Kids and siblings will get to try rock climbing while parents learn about available resources.

You MUST call or text to register your child (ages 12 and up) for one of two climb times 5-7pm or 7-9pm. 610-762-0877. We will need your email or home address to send you Cathedral Rock Gym's waiver.

We are honored that John Mahinis, CEO of CTC Manufacturing, will be on hand to talk to parents about their career opportunities from 5-7pm.

CTC Manufacturing is a 501 c(3) whose mission it is to provide job training and employment to individuals with disabilities who want to work. The organization’s existence began in 1971.

Here is a summary of some of the work they currently do in house:
· Their Valmont Industrial Park location has five conveyor lines (with room for expansion while currently functioning at 30% capacity) where they can pack, unpack, tape, and palletize goods. This location contains four docks. They are capable of printing BOLs and working with third party trucking companies for all necessary shipping arrangements. They currently do so for a Fortune 500 company.
· The Beaver Meadows location is a kitting organization where they create kits for making industrial brushes, assembly tool and screw kits for outdoor furniture and end cap displays for large box stores, such as broom displays.
· The Beaver Meadows location has full sewing, embroidery, and screen printing departments.

Check them out at http://crgym.com/about/

Call or Text Alicia 610-762-0877


ALL of October 2018

Free Microblading Session and Areola Tattooing Session Giveaway

Skin Deep is teaming up with Turn To Us to give back this October.  Skin Deep is offering free Areola Tattooing session for a breast cancer survivor and one woman who her eyebrows due to any illness.  We want to hear your story.

Let us help you as you make this final step in your journey.

Please submit the following information to Turn To Us by September 25, 2018, via mail (Turn To Us, 404 Center Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229) or email Alicia@TurnToUsInc.org.  A panel will choose two people from the submitted stories to receive the free procedures. Winners will need medical clearance from their oncologist/physician.  Treatments are valued at $800 and $450.

Note: Cancer survivors must be 6 months out from surgery and receive medical clearance for the treatment.


  1. Name
  2. Town
  3. Date of last surgery/treatment
  4. Do you have insurance?
  5. Could you afford this treatment on your own?
  6. Tell us your story.  The more descriptive, the better.  Let it come from the heart.


November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner - Clients Only

Turn To Us clients: save the date and watch your mail for the official invitation to the Thanksgiving Dinner.

If you have recently moved, please call the office at 570-732-4220to update your address.

Join Turn To Us to celebrate life after cancer on National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 3rd with an Ice Cream Social.

You are a SURVIVOR the moment you are diagnosed!

Meet us at the NEW Lehighton Outdoor Center on the bypass across from Dominos in Lehighton from 2:30 to 4:30pm.

Read more about the day from the National Cancer Survivors Day website:
Welcome! On Sunday, June 3, 2018, thousands of people around the world will gather to celebrate life after cancer. National Cancer Survivors Day® is the day each year that we pause to honor those who are living with a history of cancer for their strength and courage. It is also a day to acknowledge the contributions of their families, friends, and healthcare providers, as well as those engaged in cancer research.

For millions of people living with cancer, National Cancer Survivors Day® is a treasured Celebration of Life observed annually on the first Sunday in June*. As an NCSD event coordinator, you have the honor of bringing this worldwide celebration to your community.

Who is a cancer survivor? Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor, as defined by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.

Please reserve your free ticket so we know how much ice cream and toppings to have available. LOC's snack bar and gift shop will be open.

For questions or more information, call Alicia at 570-732-4220.

3rd Annual Raise The Stakes Casino Night

Turn To Us is excited to announce our 3rd Annual Raise The Stakes casino night on May 12, 2018!
Dean Anthony's
1122 North Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Saturday, May 12, 2018
6pm to 11pm
$40 per person. Now until April 20th
$50 per person. April 21st until Sold Out or May 11th
TICKETS: Online or mail check to Turn To Us, 404 Center Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
INCLUDES: $200 play money, open bar, food and live music by Abandoned Mind

You know them... you LOVE them... the dealers and pit boss from Philly Casino Parties are ready to gamble! Roulette, Black Jack, Poker, and Craps tables will keep you busy all night. Whether you are a pro or have never gambled, these dealers will keep you on your toes or teach you the game. When you run out of play money you can make a donation to receive more. The pit boss spices it with deals like a $20 donation gets you $500 in play money! Play like a BALLER! All gambling is done with play money.

The number of raffle tickets a player receives for our high-end raffle is dependent upon total donations made throughout the night and winnings.

The staff at Dean Anthony's will serve you tableside like a real casino!

Wear anything from jeans to cocktail dresses. Have fun with it!

Ask anyone who attended the last two years, you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS this night out!

Have questions? Call 570-732-4220 or email Alicia@TurnToUsInc.org.

This event would not be possible without our growing list of SPONSORS:
Kevin and Alicia Kline
Lily Royal Arch Chapter No 131
Lehigh Valley Physician Health Organization
Shawn Kresge Services
Parkland Family Health Center
Hugh Dugan Real Estate, Inc. - Hugh Dugan, II
St. Luke's Miners Rehabilitation Department
Eastern Time, LLC
Dance With Kim
S&O Computers
Packer Commandery
West Side Hammer Electric

Inaugural Jim Thorpe Half Marathon and 5K
SOLD OUT but you can still cheer the runners on!
Date: Sunday April 29th, 2018. Registration opens at 6:30am IF NOT SOLD OUT. Half Marathon Starts at 8am, 5k run starts at 7am. FREE children's run for Ages 9+ starting at 9AM!!
Proceeds: Part of the Proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley and Turn To Us, Inc.
Tell Us: If you would like a chance to be a Schuylkill River featured runner email us an inspirational story on how you started running!! A few chosen people will receive a place on our Web page to serve as an inspiration to others!! Additionally: There will be a live DJ entertaining the spectators at the start/finish area!! (There will be tons of giveaways from our various sponsors as well!!)
Volunteers are NEEDED! Email alicia@TurnToUsInc.org and attend our Volunteer Meeting on Monday, April 23rd at 6pm at 404 Center Street, Jim Thorpe. 570-732-4220.
Afternoon at the Environmental Center
Hang out with TTU at the Carbon County Environmental Center!
This FREE event is open to the community and is special needs friendly.
Complete a scavenger hunt inside and outside and enjoy an animal presentation at 12:30pm.
Pack a lunch to enjoy under the pavilion.
If you have any questions, please call Alicia at 570-732-4220.


Tree and Turkey BINGO
Kick off the holiday season by winning a tree or turkey!
There will be 25 BINGO games - 12 prizes are for Christmas tree gift certificates, 12 prizes are frozen turkeys, and last game will be a cash prize!
Doors open at 11am, BINGO starts at Noon.
$20 ahead of time - call 570-732-4220
$25 at the door
Food, 50/50 and basket raffle
Breakfast with Santa
Everyone is invited to Breakfast With Santa hosted by Turn To Us!
Dean Anthony's
1122 North Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
December 17th
Seating times: 9am, 10am, 11am, and Noon
Breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, french toast sticks, coffee, tea, juices, and milk.
Adults (ages 13 and up) - $12
Kids ages 3-12 - $7
Kids 2 and under - FREE
Must make reservations by calling 570-732-4220 and leaving a message with name, phone number, number of people attending, and seating time. OR text the information to 610-762-0877.
Santa will talk to every child. A craft table will be set up to make Christmas cards for St. Luke's Miners and Blue Mountain Health Systems hospital patients. Basket Raffle.
Show your support by ordering a Turn To Us t-shirt! Only $20. Sale ends October 31st.
YOU can help this holiday season!
Turn To Us needs YOUR help! Every year, we host a Christmas party for our clients and their families. We are currently up to over 400 people when you add in our client's immediate family members. The evening is special as we make ornaments, have a delicious buffet meal, and Santa visits! Santa can't pack his sled with all the toys we need so we are asking YOU for donations of toys (all ages), books, blankets, and games. We could also use tape and wrapping paper so our elves can wrap the gifts.




Turn To Us is taking ROW RUN RIDE outside with Pocono Biking and Pocono Whitewater!

You will check-in at the Mauch Chunk Lake main boat launch parking lot at 8:30am. After checking in, your day will start with a run/walk down the wooded path along the lake to the dam. There, Pocono Biking will fit you for a bike and provide a bike helmet. Enjoy a ride down the Switchback Trail until you reach Pocono Biking in downtown Jim Thorpe. Return the bike, then head down to the river for your rafting briefing for the 8-mile whitewater rafting adventure! An all-you-can eat buffet will be served midway. Buses will shuttle back to Mauch Chunk Lake.

RATE: $45 per person - open to anyone ages 8 and up.

INCLUDES: Water, snacks, bike rental, helmet, life jacket, 8-mile rafting trip, all-you-can eat lunch (hot dogs, potato salad, chips, drink)

RESERVATIONS: Reservations MUST BE made directly through Pocono Whitewater at 1-800-WHITEWATER(800-944-8392) with the RESERVATION NUMBER: 266240. Reservation is under Alicia Kline, Turn To Us.

WHAT TO WEAR: Wear running/biking clothing to start the trip. You may bring a bag with change of clothes for the rafting portion. Bags must close and be clearly labeled with your name. We will take them to Pocono Biking so you can change before you hit the river. No flip flops are allowed on the river - wear old sneakers or water shoes.

This is not a race as the group will raft together.

Event is rain or shine. You WILL get wet on the river.

While this is a fundraiser for Turn To Us, this is a great way for Turn To Us to get the community out in nature, get active, and have fun!


Triathlon Level - St. Luke's Heath Network Miner's Campus

Row Level - Seitz Brothers, Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank

Ride Level - Mauch Chunk Trust Company, Weahterly Area Community Pharmacy

Run Level - Roberti and Roberti, LLC.

Please contact Alicia at 570-732-4220 or alicia@TurnToUsInc.org with questions.


November 4, 2017

Tree and Turkey Bingo

Kick off the holiday season by winning a turkey or tree!

There will be 25 BINGO games - 12 prizes trees, 12 prizes turkeys, and last game will be a cash prize!

Doors open at 11am, BINGO starts at Noon.

Tickets will be sold throughout the year at the office 404 Center Street and at events we attend or you can mail a check with BINGO in the memo line.

$20 ahead of time
$25 at the door

50/50 and basket raffle

More details to follow.

If you would like to sponsor a tree or turkey, please call Alicia at 570-732-4220.

SPECTRUM OF SUPPORT - Field Day for Special Needs Children and Their Siblings

Saturday, June 17th from 9am to Noon

Details and FREE registration HERE

POWDER PUFF TOURNEY featuring All Male Squad Cheerleading Competition

Sunday, July 30th starting at 9am

Big Creek Grange, 275 Grange Road, Lehighton, PA

$5 per person


Powder Puff Teams - all girls, teams of 16, students entering Freshman year and Seniors who just graduated, players can be from one school district or a mix from several schools.  Be creative!  Show your team spirit in your uniforms.  Get one of your football players to coach your team.


Cheerleading Squads - all boys, any squad size, students entering Freshman year and Seniors who just graduated, cheerleaders can be from one school district or a mix from several schools.  Squads will be judged on uniform, spirit, and DANCE competition.  Get some of your school's cheerleaders to teach you a routine and coach.

The Turn To Us Teen Committee is excited to bring you the FIRST all school powder puff tournament.  Funds raised will help severely and chronically sick children and their siblings in Carbon County.

For more information, call Maria at 484-629-4997 or email at paslog@hotmail.com.