Mark your calendars!!  Our Annual Celebration Breakfast will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Hampton Inn in Easton.  The event starts at 7:30 a.m. and a delicious breakfast will be served.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of our care receivers and for our organization to thank individuals and organizations who have supported us over the past five years.

Invitations will be going out during the last week of March.  RSVP quickly because seating is limited!  If you do not receive an invitation, please contact us.  We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!


The winner of our beautiful watercolor donated by local artist, Danette Gower, is Jane Walsh!  Jane is the HR Manager of Boscov’s who is our partner in our Visions of Joy program.  Her lucky ticket was drawn at our Oldies Dance in October.  Congratulations Jane!!


Our largest fundraiser, the annual $20 challenge postcards, are in the mail!  Keep an eye out for yours and if you do not receive one and would like to donate, checks can be mailed to PO Box 231 Nazareth PA 18064 or donations can be made through Paypal on this website.  Last year, thanks to our amazing supporters, we raised over $15,000.  Thank you everyone for your continued support which helps the people of the Nazareth Area School District!!



We are in the planning stages for our 2017 Visions of Joy program.  Letters have been sent to area churches and organizations and we are compiling our lists of recipients who will receive three gifts from our “VOE Santas”!  Please contact us at our website or our phone at 484-264-7505 if you are aware of anyone who should be added to our list.

Boscov’s Department Store, who is our VOJ partner, has offered to place an angel gift tree in their store for our Visions of Joy gift recipients.  Be sure to check out the tree when you shop there and get an angel.  We are very thankful to all who shop for our “angels”!



We will be hosting an Oldies Dance at Klecknersville Rangers on October 17!  The doors open at 6 p.m. and the kitchen will be open.  Beer and birch beer on tap will be included.  We will also be selling tickets for the beautiful water color painting donated to us by local artist, Danette Gower, and we will be picking our winner that evening.  The cost is $15 and will benefit VOE as we continue to support families and individuals in the Nazareth Area School District.  Grab your friends and come on out for a fun evening!




VOE committee member, Darrel Mengel, is the creator of the Nazareth Park Pool Books.  He wants to let everyone know who purchased a book, that additional pages are available to complete your book.  Please contact VOE at 484-264-7505 or email us at to get your additional pages.  Thank you for supporting VOE!

VOE Picks Our First High School Scholarship Recipient

On June 3, 2015, Sally Jablonski, our Vice President and Treasurer, presented our first $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at the Nazareth High School Academic Achievement Ceremony.  Mikaela Esposito was the 2015 recipient.  Mikaela also received an engraved trophy which read, “Congratulations Mikaela Esposito Recipient of the first Visions of Eagles Scholarship. In recognition of your outstanding contribution to the Nazareth Area School District through music, theater and your desire to inspire, motivate and bring hope to others.”  Mikaela has a GPA in excess of 94% and is graduating in the top 10% of her class.  She is very involved in many community organizations and school activities.  She also has been nominated for 8 Freddy Awards over the past 4 years.  Mikaela will attend Muhlenberg College in the Fall and she plans on studying for a double major in Musical Theater and Communications with a focus in Journalism.  Congratulations Mikaela and best of luck with your future endeavors!


Guitar Winner!

The winner of our five month long raffle for the “Chicago” guitar made by Glen Burton and donated to VOE by David and Linda Werner was announced on August 2, 2014 at Martin on Main.

Debby S. from Phillipsburg NJ is the proud new owner of this full hollow body electric, tobaccoburst jazz guitar which has an aged asian maple body and rosewood neck.  A soft formed case and practice amp were also included.  Debby shared with us that the guitar is a gift for her son who is currently serving our country in the Middle East!  Congrats Debby S. and her son!!

Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser!

Nazareth Area Middle School Students Hold VOE Walk A Thon


On Friday, March 28, 2014 a Walk a Thon was organized by the Nazareth Area Middle School Eagle Ambassadors.  Over three hundred students, parents and faculty participated in this event which was held inside due to the inclement weather.  Volunteers from the Compassionate Care Hospice organization also helped with the event and provided give away items.  The Walk a Thon was a HUGE success!  Check out the picture of the check that the VOE Ambassadors presented our organization with in the amount of $4535.75!  Thank you Nazareth Middle School VOE Ambassadors, parents, faculty and volunteers for supporting the families and individuals in your school district!  Kudos to all of you for a job well done!!

2013 Visions of Joy Program

Twenty-seven families with eighty children were given gifts this year!  Boscov’s was amazing again!  They not only provided extra personnel for wrapping, but they asked us to participate in their “Angel Tree” program.  Seventy-six angels were put on the tree and most of them were taken and some very generous gifts were purchased.  Because of the “Angel Tree”, our total expenditure for this program for 2013 was only a little over $1600!  Thank you again Boscov’s and all the individuals who took our angels from the “Angel Tree”.  You helped make our 2013 program a huge success and lots of children woke up to find that Santa was at their house!

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