The Nonprofit Energy Makeover Contest is a contest fueled by Sustainable Energy Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to upgrade a nonprofit building to be more energy efficient at no cost to the winning organization. While the contest was originally designed to have just one winner, Sustainable Energy Fund and its Board of Directors decided to award two organizations with retrofits: New Bethany Ministries and Lehigh County Humane Society.

The winning nonprofits, chosen for their inefficient buildings and for the good they do for the community, will produce dramatic energy savings after the building retrofits are completed this fall. The money saved from high electric bills can instead be directed towards furthering the nonprofits’ missions. The main goal of the Makeover Contest is to promote energy efficiency and assist energy users in overcoming educational and financial barriers to a sustainable energy future.

About Our Winners

New Bethany Ministries

New Bethany Ministries is an interfaith, non-profit organization with its main location in Southside Bethlehem. The mission of the organization is to provide opportunities for a secure future to the hungry, homeless, poor, and mentally ill of the Lehigh Valley. To learn more about New Bethany Ministries and their services, please visit www.newbethanyministries.org.

New Bethany Ministries is an interfaith, non-profit organization with its main location in Southside Bethlehem.

Lehigh County Humane Society

Lehigh County Humane Society is a lifesaving animal shelter in Allentown which reunites lost pets with their owners, adopts out homeless pets, rescues and provides care for abused pets, investigates animal cruelty, and so much more. To learn more about Lehigh County Humane Society and their services, please visit www.thelehighcountyhumanesociety.org.

Lehigh County Humane Society is a lifesaving animal shelter in Allentown which reunites lost pets with their owners, adopts out homeless pets, rescues and provides care for abused pets, investigates animal cruelty, and so much more.

Kickoff Event:

New Bethany Ministries

Sustainable Energy Fund will be kicking off the makeover for New Bethany Ministries on October 14, 2017! We are excited to get to work to help New Bethany Ministries save money to put towards their mission and their programs. Sponsors and volunteers will be needed to make this event a success, so if you are interested in participating, please call Sustainable Energy Fund at 610-264-4440 or email Kelly Sanders at ksanders@thesef.org.

How to Help

Looking for a unique way to give back? Sustainable Energy Fund needs sponsors and volunteers to make New Bethany Ministries’ energy makeover a success! This organization gives so much to the community, and now it is our turn to give back and offer our services. For more information regarding sponsorship, please download the application below. For information on volunteering, please call Sustainable Energy Fund at 610-264-4440 or email Kelly Sanders at ksanders@thesef.org.

reputable companies and organizations willing to provide financial and in-kind program support

Enthusiastic members of the community willing to donate their time to a worthy cause