Redbank Valley
Trails Association

301 Broad Street
New Bethlehem, PA. 16242
(814) 275-3421
[email protected]

General Donations

Redbank Valley Trails Association will be participating for the first time in the Bridge Builders Week of Giving on March 19th – 23rd.  Please see the flyer for more information on how donations will be used. Week of GIving RVTA Press Release.    Donations will help us improve the Sligo Spur and fund portojohns along the main trail among other needs.

Donations can be given online at between 8 AM on March 19th through March 23rd at 11:59 PM.  Donors can select multiple nonprofits to give to within the same transaction, and also allocate varying contributions to each nonprofit selected.  Donations received through the Week of Giving event are fully tax deductible donations under applicable federal and state laws.

More information is available online at which includes a brief description of participating nonprofits.

Please watch Facebook for our progress toward meeting our goals.

We will also be participating in the second annual Redbank Valley Day of Giving on May 10, 2018.  The only administrative fee is through PayPal (2.2% + .30) so most of your donation is put to use to improve and maintain the trail. Please see below or the brochure at RVTA Day of Giving Brochure 2017  for more details and giving opportunities to help us reach or exceed our goal.  Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  Match Fund donors are being sought now for the 2018 Day of Giving in conjunction with 11 other area charitable organizations.

Looking for a unique gift?  How about naming a shelter ($7500), a small bridge ($5000), bench ($250 or $500), or picnic table ($600) in honor or memory of a special someone?  Would the hard-to-buy-for person who has everything appreciate an annual or lifetime trail membership?  Trail memberships qualify for any matching donation.

Donations can be made on or before midnight on the Day of the Giving on this website via PayPal or by mailing or delivering a check to RVTA at Northwest Savings Bank, 301 Broad Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242. For the Day of Giving, checks can also be delivered on or before the Day of Giving to First Commonwealth Savings Bank at 223 Main Street in Brookville, PA 15825.   If using PayPal please consider adding 2.2% plus $.30 to your intended donation to cover the PayPal fee.

For your convenience, donations can also be delivered on or before the Day of Giving to other donation locations participating in the second annual Redbank Valley Day of Giving:  Redbank Valley Community Center, or Redbank Valley Public Library  in New Bethlehem by their closing hours or to First Commonwealth Bank in Brookville by 5 PM.  Every donation is appreciated!

As we continue to improve the trail our needs remain great: we need to refresh crushed limestone on several miles of the main trail, add 8 miles of crushed limestone on the Sligo Spur after grubbing, grading and drainage work.  We need fuel for equipment and materials and the need for maintenance equipment and fuel is constant.  For more information, please see the flyer on the Sligo Spur improvement project. Sligo Spur Improvements

We also have established a fund for ongoing maintenance and emergency repairs as well as a long term maintenance fund.  Donations and bequests are welcomed as volunteers need funding to improve and maintain the trail.

RVTA is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service.  Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent the law allows.  Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Material, equipment donations and services are also gratefully accepted along with historical information of sites along the trail.  We’d like to add more historic markers.  Monetary donations may be sent to Redbank Valley Trails Association, c/o 301 Broad St., New Bethlehem, PA 16242 or via PayPal.  RVTA participates in the Redbank Valley Day of Giving each year in May.

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The Day of Giving has been a huge success with 9-21% added to each donation over the years through a matching fund.  This year an anonymous donor will match the first $5000 for a 100% match. We’re hoping for your help in 2018 to help us complete and improve the main trail and also to improve 8 more miles of the 9 mile Sligo Spur.  Thank you to all who support us on the Day of Giving and throughout the year.