In the spirit of giving, PennLive is once again offering its annual “Wish List” of goods and services needed by nonprofit organizations and charities across central Pa.
The wish list is a compilation of requests, wishes, and needs from local organizations that help assist the nonprofit organizations. From a gas card to office paper, volunteers to stamps, there are endless ways to give. We hope you find something below that resonates with you and encourages you to make a difference in someone’s life and the communities they serve.
Below is a wish list of needed items from nonprofit organizations throughout central Pa. who submitted their wish list to PennLive. These organizations offer their thanks to all who have made donations so far.
A New Tomorrow, 310 Bonnymead Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17111
- Mission: To provide safe housing for women returning from prison, treatment, or other facilities and assisting them with their goals to gain stability as they prepare to get their own place.
- Wishes: 1) Gift cards for food, toiletries, and immediate needs upon women’s arrival. 2) 11 ride CAT bus passes. 3) Monetary donations to assist with the costs of housing for women who enter the organization. During their first week, housing will be covered at no cost until they find employment.
- Contact: Geri Forrest and Edith Cook at [email protected]
Adams County Christian Academy, 1865 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
- Mission: To provide quality private Christian education to children in PreK -12th grade.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to support student needs through scholarship funds. 2) New equipment for outdated playground. 3) New flooring for gymnasium.
- Contact: Kristen Zell at 717-334-9177.
Alder Health Services, 100 N Cameron St Ste 201 Harrisburg Pa 17112
- Mission: To improve the health and well-being of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ+ communities in south central Pennsylvania by providing an inclusive and affirming environment that empowers people they serve.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to purchase updated medical equipment and supplies. 2) Feminine hygiene products of all varieties. 3) Canned, non-perishable items and toiletries for the Alder’s Gibson Copeland Food Pantry.
- Contact: Kimberly Snyder at [email protected]
Amberson Athletic Association & Community Center, PO Box 68, 19289 Amberson Rd., Amberson, PA 17210
- Mission: To restore the association back to a treasure of the valley, with lots of activities that bring the community together. The center maintains the only athletic field in Amberson and the community center.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to repair the heating system for better use of the facility and to replace roof due to its leaking issues. 2) The need for volunteers is their second biggest obstacle, as the organization had to scale back by canceling events due to a volunteer shortage.
- Contact: Troy Stevens at [email protected] or 717-217-9934.
American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA), 1520 Greening Lane, Harrisburg PA 17110 USA
- Mission: To provide comprehensive services to infected and affected HIV+ children and their caregivers. Since 2005, in collaboration with our in-country partners, AFCA have served tens of thousands of families in some of the most underserved and marginalized communities in Africa. The areas of impact include medical support, livelihoods, sustainable food solutions, educational support, and emergency relief.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations. 2) Hospital beds. 3) Neonatal equipment.
- Contact: Tanya Weaver at [email protected]
American Mental Wellness Association, 25 Spruce Road Marysville, PA 17053
- Mission: To build healthier lives free of mental health issues through educational outreach. The state-wide non-profit corporation focuses on public education for prevention, early intervention, scientific research, and cures of mental health problems (including substance misuse) for the holistic health of the individual and society.
- Wishes: 1) Sustaining (dedicated) funding for long-term subsidy of mental health first aid training and other association mental wellness programs. 2) Mental Health First Aid qualified instructors who are also interested in training to teach other association programs. 3) Volunteer assistance to help manage program marketing, scheduling, and coordination.
- Contact: Sharon C. Engdahl, Executive Director at 717-343-4945.
Animal Rescue, Inc., 2 Heritage Farm Dr, New Freedom, PA 17349
- Mission: Is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of abused and abandoned animals. The animal rescue also provides supportive services to pet owners and pets in times of extreme hardship, with the goal of keeping the human-animal bond intact; pet-assisted therapy; humane education; and spay-neuter surgeries. The shelter is also home to hundreds of homeless dogs and cats waiting to be placed new adoptive homes.
- Wishes: 1) Both dry and wet foods for dogs and cats. 2) Monetary donations.
- Contact: Sarah Smith at [email protected] or 717-993-3232.
AniMeals of Pa. 1434 Rocky Way Mechanicsburg Pa 17055
- Mission: To provide free pet food and veterinary care for the companion animals of local low-income senior citizens. The AniMeals program is a 100 percent volunteer, donation driven, non-profit organization. The organization is currently caring for one dog and 12 cats.
- Wishes: Monetary donations to assist with veterinary expenses, provide flea and tick medicine, and pet food/treats to keep their diets consistent.
- Contact: Theresa Fazzolari at [email protected]
Annie E. Sterline Library in Lewisberry, 308 Market St, Lewisberry, PA 17339
- Mission: To bring more people from the public into the library.
- Wishes: 1) Volunteers. 2) Monetary donations for new computers. 3) Books.
- Contact: [email protected]
Army Heritage Center Foundation, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
- Mission: To support the development and expansion of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), and its programs, and to sustain and enhance the Center’s and the Foundation’s ability to inform and educate the American public on contributions by Soldiers and the U.S. Army to our nation’s history.
- Wishes: 1) Veterans to participate in the Veterans Oral History Program with Cumberland Valley High School. 2) Volunteers (with tech skills) to assist with administrative tasks for the Veterans’ Oral History Program. 3) Facilities willing to donate space and a meal for Veteran events.
- Contact: Jeff Hawks at [email protected] or 717-258-1102.
Babs Curran Senior Center, 403 N. Market Street, Duncannon, PA 17020
- Mission: To help sponsor local seniors with meals, social activities, and exercise classes. The senior center also works with many organizations such as Perry County Area Agency on Aging and its partners to support and provide resources for seniors and the community.
- Wishes: 1) Paper towels and toilet paper. 2) Cleaning supplies. 3) Grocery gift cards. 4) Office supplies. 5) Cannon printer ink (PGI-280/PGI-281). 6) Cannon toner cartridge (057H).
- Contact: (717) 834-4777
Bell Socialization Services, 160 S. George Street, York, PA 17401
- Mission: Bell’s mission is to provide an environment of support and empowerment where people can improve their quality of living. The organization also helps with people living with a mental illness, an intellectual disability, or people experiencing homelessness through their emergency/ residential housing and living support programs.
- Wishes: Monetary donations to help individuals and families cover the cost of rental application fees ($35 to $50 per adult in each household). 2) Monetary donations to purchase bus passes for people who do not drive or don’t have reliable personal transportation for work, school, and necessary appointments. 3) Easy-to-open non-perishable, and individually wrapped food items.
- Contact: Averie Clark at 717-848-5767, ext. 1505.
Benny’s Pet Foundation, 5202 Simpson Ferry Road, Suite 102, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
- Mission: To provide grants to qualifying veterinary care funds, nonprofit organizations, and nonprofit rescues for emergency vet care.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to help local rescues who have pets in need of emergency care. 2) Volunteers for their annual PawtoberFest – Pet Appreciation Day in October.
- Contact: Marsha Brandt at [email protected]
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, 1519 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
- Mission: To create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to purchase curriculum materials and activity supplies for our school-based youth mentoring programs. 2) Gift cards for youth-friendly activities for ages (bowling, trampoline parks, restaurants, sports games, theatre tickets, etc.). 3) Match Activity Bags – Fill a backpack, tote bag or drawstring bag with games, puzzles, crafts, and activities to jump-start conversations for a new match.
- Contact: Rachel Gerber at [email protected] Gerber can also be reached via phone at 717- 620-9746 (mobile) or 717-236-1099 (office).
Bike A Better Path, 5917 Shope Place Harrisburg, PA 17109
- Mission: Donating brand new bikes, locks, helmets, treat bags, and support packets to Harrisburg area children in need during the holidays. This year, their goal is to giveaway 200 bikes, locks, and helmets.
- Wishes: 1) New bike locks (cable combo or alphabet bike locks). 2) Brand new bikes. 3) Monetary donations to help cover costs of treat bags, new bikes, and bike locks.
- Contact: Forrest Healey Executive Director at [email protected] or 717-645-1996.
Bloomfield Public Library, 23 E. McClure St., New Bloomfield, PA 17068
- Mission: To provide quality materials and services to fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the New Bloomfield community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.
- Wishes: 1) Children’s tote bags (40) for books for our children’s program. 2) Amazon gift cards for new books and DVD purchases.
- Contact: Kazia Gemmill Interim Library Director at [email protected] or 717-582-7426.
Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg, 1227 Berryhill Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
- Mission: To serve as a neighborhood-based organization committed to serving youth of all backgrounds in developing self-esteem, character, and to help them become responsible citizens by providing physical, recreational, social, educational, and vocational programs.
- Wishes: 1) Art supplies. (Watercolors, brushes, sketch pads, etc.) 2) Board Games. (Uno, Connect Four, Chess, etc.) 3) Monetary donations for Summer Camp 2023 for club members who applies for scholarship assistance at the rate of $44 per day; $220 per week; $1,980 per summer.
- Contact: Mark Hawthorne Executive Director at mhawthornebgchbg.org or 717-234-3268, ext. 100.
Bread of Life Outreach – Prom Perfect Event, 253 N. 6th Street Newport PA 17074
- Mission: To make teenage girls and boys feel valued by providing free formal wear for Prom. Every spring, hundreds of teens are pampered at their three-day Prom Perfect event by a personal shopping assistant. The nonprofit also provides a new outfit and a gift bag as well. Next year, the nonprofit hopes to restock their inventory for the 2023 Prom Perfect event.
- Wishes: 1) Plus size gowns (16W-26W or 1X-4X). 2) Men’s suits and tuxedos. 3) Commercial garment steamers.
- Contact: Bonnie Bellis at 717-763-0590.
Breaking The Chainz, Inc., 2134 N. Sixth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
- Mission: Is to break the chains of poverty, mental and physical imprisonment, social injustice, and inequality; while adding links of unity, community restoration, education, and substance awareness. Breaking the Chainz Inc. advocates on behalf of battered women and children by creating safer communities for them to reside. They also work with men and women coming home from prison by providing them with the necessary tools to become productive members of society.
- Wishes: 1) Volunteers to assist with events. 2) Office supplies. (Copy paper, toner, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) 3) Monetary donations towards the Julian Mallory Scholarship Fund Annually two $500 scholarships are given to high school students attending their first-year freshmen in college.
- Contact: Dorothy M. Scott at [email protected] or 717-525-9448.
Brethren Community Ministries (bcmPEACE), 219 Hummel St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
- Mission: To serve Allison Hill residents in becoming a safer, healthier community empowered by God’s peace, according to their website. The ministry also aims to strengthen relationships within our community, empower leaders, collaborate with other organizations, and pursue shalom through their peace and nonviolence work.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to update their apartment units. (Updates includes a new, secure back gate, a new washer and dryer, and flooring.) 2) Clothes and household Items. (Kitchen supplies, bedding and towels, and toiletries.) 3) Volunteers who can lay simple flooring, replace lights, light painting, and litter clean up in and around our residential units.
- Contact: Alyssa Parker at [email protected] or 717-234-0415 ext. 20.
- Mission: To rescue abandoned rabbits and place them permanent homes, which includes neutering and promoting their foster and adoption. The animal welfare’s second missions are to promote knowledgeable and correct care of domestic house rabbits by helping people better understand companion animals.
- Wishes: 1) Foster homes for rabbits in need. Please visit bunnybrigadepa.com/foster to apply. 2) Supplies for rabbits in our care. (Amazon Wishlist) 3) Monetary donations to support veterinary costs.
- Contact: Tori Loch at [email protected] or 570-231-4084.
BunnyPeople, 6784 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg PA 17112
- Mission: Taking in unwanted, abused, abandoned, and discarded domestic rabbits; get them necessary medical care, spayed/neutered, and adopted into a forever and loving home where they will become an integral member of that family. The non-profit domestic rabbit rescue, adoption and education organization founded in 1992, also educates the public through speaking engagements at businesses, church youth groups, children’s organizations, schools, and retirement communities.
- Wishes: 1) Grocery store gift cards to buy produce, paper towels, white vinegar, uncoated paper plates. 2) Agway or tractor supply gift cards. 3) Monetary donations.
- Contact: 717-877-3414
Caitlin’s Smiles, 3303 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
- Mission: Encourages children with serious health challenges to explore their uniquely creative talents by taking part in arts and craft activities. While creating feelings of self-worth and instilling confidence in these children, the efforts ultimately put smiles on the faces of everyone involved. The organization also donates arts and craft supplies to area medical facilities for children being treated with a variety of medical conditions.
- Wishes: 1) Gift cards (Amazon, Dollar Tree, Michaels, Walmart) to purchase art and craft supplies. 2) Volunteers to help staff the front welcome desk and to assist with basic maintenance. 3) Monetary donations for children’s puzzles, coloring books and new children’s books.
- Contact: Cheryl Hornung Founder and Director at 717-412-4759.
Canine Partners for Life (CPL), 334 Faggs Manor Road, Cochranville, PA 19330,
- Mission: Canine Partners for Life is dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, residential companion dogs, and courthouse companion dogs to increase the independence and quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities.
- Wishes: 1) Volunteers to walk and cuddle our dogs, puppy raise and whelp our puppies. 2) Monetary Donations- The total cost to raise, train, place, and provide lifetime support for each CPL dog is more than $32,000 per dog, according to CPL. Dogs and services are offered at no cost to recipients. 3) Dog breeder networking. CPL said they’re looking to connect with dog breeders to find breeding quality dogs and puppies to bring into our program.
- Contact: Kirstin Downie Director of Development and Communications at [email protected] or 610-869-4902 ext. 214.
Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair (CASEF), Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown PA
- Mission: To inspire a greater interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) studies and encourage students to conduct creative research with the opportunity to present their projects for evaluation by the professional STEM community.
- Wishes: 1) A laptop with a current windows program and Office 365. 2) STEM professionals to help with judging in March 2023. 3) Monetary donations for promoting pre-college STEM research and the laptop.
- Contact: Valerie Knowles Fair Director at [email protected]
Castaway Critters, The James A. Hueholt Memorial Foundation for Animals, P.O. Box 1421, Harrisburg, PA 17105
- Mission: To provide new beginnings for lost, abused, and abandoned companion animals. Castaway Critters also focus on the sick, the hurt, the seniors, and special needs animals as well, as the organization never turn their backs on the “hard cases”. Animals not adopted will live the rest of their lives in one of our foster homes.
- Wishes: 1) Volunteers and cat fosters. 2) KMR, Purina Pro Plan kitten food, adult wet/dry cat food, adult dry dog food. 3) Gift cards (Chewy, Amazon, and Grocery store) 4) Monetary donations.
- Contact: [email protected]
Catholic Charities, Harrisburg PA
- Mission: Refugee Resettlement agency working to integrate incoming immigrant populations.
- Wishes: 1) Coats 2) Socks. 3) Hygiene items. 4) Household goods. 5) Gas and food gift cards for needy families. 6) Four volunteer drivers. 7) Translators. 8) Legal immigration resources. 9) Monetary donations.
- Contact: Thomas Smith at 717-704-6352
Catholic Charities – Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
- Mission: To foster the ideals of Christ by providing help, compassion, and dignity to those who come to us in need.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations. 2) Gift cards. (Target, Walmart, Giant, etc.) 3) Personal care products. (Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
- Contact: Christopher Meehan at [email protected] or 717-657-4804 ext. 284.
CDSD NutriPacks Program, 600 Rutherford Road, Harrisburg PA 17109
- Mission: Our mission is to help fight food insecurity for families in the Central Dauphin School District. The organization also distribute nutritious food on a weekly basis to families.
- Wishes: 1)Monetary donations payable to Panther Ram Foundation. 2) Jars of 28 oz plastic jars of peanut butter. 3) Volunteers.
- Contact: Pam Jones, Director at [email protected]
Central PA Operation Warm Hearts, 514 W Elmwood Ave Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
- Mission: To make and provide knitted items (hats, scarves, etc.), fleece no sew blankets, PLarn sleeping mats, new socks and hygiene kits to homeless shelters and services in York Dauphin and Cumberland counties. We also provide baby hats and blankets to family life centers.
- Wishes: 1) New cotton crew socks (men’s, women’s, or unisex) 2) Workspace. Their current workspace is intended to be demolished, according to the organization We need a new home! Our working needs include area for storage and sorting/packaging our donations received (quantities 2,000+ serving 13 agencies), meeting/classroom/office space to host our activities, temperature control, electric, internet, ability to place a secure donation box accessible from the outside to receive donations from our volunteers. | Knitting/crochet volunteers always welcome! We also need lots of help behind the scenes: social media, distribution committee, donations committee.
- Contact: Emily Gochenaur 717-516-5601.
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, 3908 Corey Road Harrisburg, PA 17109
- Mission: Fighting hunger, improving lives, strengthening communities
- Wishes: Financial Donations, Volunteers, Advocacy | Financial Donations | Volunteers
- Contact: Jennifer Sands at [email protected]
Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council, 225 Hummel Avenue (Rear), Lemoyne PA 17043
- Mission: To provide individual literacy instruction to adults.
- Wishes: One tablet/iPad for student use. | Office chairs (4), one set of folding chairs (4) | A volunteer to evaluate existing website; update, improve and help us maintain (improved)website
- Contact: L.D. Fishel at [email protected]
Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute, 200 S. 41st Street, Suite B, Harrisburg, PA 17111
- Mission: To help facilitate and nurture an understanding between the oldest culture in the world and the United States American Culture. The CCAI helps to broaden this understanding through the exchange of cultural arts between the two societies. The oldest and deepest cultural roots of any society are in its dances. CCAI helps with the exchange of dance, art, culture, theatre, and language.
- Wishes: A new home! Current location being taken with Eminent Domain by PENNDOT. | Donations to rebuild. |
- Contact: [email protected], or 717-585-7701.
Christian Life Worship Center Church of the Living God, 23 North Linden Street Harrisburg, PA 17103.
- Mission: The Christian Life Worship Center is a people who desire to be a blessing to the community. We believe as followers of Jesus the Christ we are to be examples of God’s amazing Grace through service to those less fortunate. As the holidays are rapidly approaching, we are in need of monetary donations to purchase everyday items, paper prods, non-perishable items, such as, box pasta, can goods, dairy prods. Our 2022 goal is to give away 75-100 free food boxes via Outreach Ministries Dec 19,2022. Volunteers are welcome to participate.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary gifts. 2) Volunteers are welcome to help distribute boxes through the drive-thru.
- Contact: The Rev Laura Thomas at (OFC-)717-526-8765. PO Box 62195 Harrisburg PA 17106
Cocoa Kitties, 862 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA. 17033
- Mission: Our mission of our cat rescue is to provide help to companion animals by rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and spay/neuter, while creating a more compassionate and caring community for animals through education.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to help us cover medical costs for the cats. 2) Chewy/Amazon gift cards to purchase supplies for the cats. 3) An inexpensive commercial space in the Hershey area to set up an adoption center.
- Contact: Kendra Daub at 717-533-6734.
Cross Inc., CROSS inc. 712 Pinola Road, Shippensburg. Local address: Cumberland Vista 1073 Yor Road, Dillsburg PA
- Mission: CROSS has 3 homes for adults with intellectual disabilities. One in Cumberland County and 2 in Franklin County. We do life together. The residents live with us – we help them manage their lives. We have been doing life together since 1985.
- Wishes: Safe reliable transportation is always a great need as we take them to doctors, day programs, church, etc. We put on lots of years. A generous gift last year provided one to be delivered early 2023 – present need – Minivan. | Sheetz gift cards for gas. A pressing need as prices have risen | Volunteers for our camp for Special needs June 19-23, 2023, Nurse(s), Counselors
- Contact: Jim Roberts at [email protected], or 717-816-6493.
Cumberland County Search and Rescue Team, CCSAR 400, 1 Public Safety Drive, Carlisle, PA 17015
- Mission: The Cumberland County Search and Rescue Team has primary jurisdiction and responsibility to conduct search and rescue missions for lost or missing persons within Cumberland County. The team also responds to calls in neighboring counties without their own search and rescue assets.
- Wishes: Money to purchase an all-terrain gurney (approx. $2500) | Money to purchase a search and rescue drone (approx. $26, 860) | Volunteers to assist in search and rescue operations
- Contact: Dave Moyer, [email protected]
D.R.E.A.M. Partnership, 3815 Market St, Camp Hill PA 17011
- Mission: To develop scholarship and post-secondary (college) educational opportunities, which lead to independent living and employment for students with intellectual disabilities in Pennsylvania.
- Wishes: Monetary donations to be used for scholarships for students with intellectual disabilities attending college | Monetary donations to be used for program development in colleges/universities for students with intellectual disabilities | Monetary donations to be used for overall programming costs
- Contact: Nancy Shirley at [email protected]
Dauphin County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children), 2080 Linglestown Road, Suite 107
- Mission: To empower citizen volunteers to speak up for children who have experienced abuse and neglect by advocating for their best interests both in and out of the courtroom. Through a review of records as well as community involvement, our volunteers prepare insightful reports to assist the Judges and Hearing Examiners presiding over dependency matters in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas.
- Wishes: 1) Community volunteers who can commit to go through 30 hours of preservice training and accept an assignment from the court once sworn in by the Judge to be his eyes or ears by investigating the services and placement being given to the child. 2) Monetary donations to help staff members train and supervise the CASA volunteers. These two needs are the essence of the Dauphin County CASA program to serve abused and neglected children so that they realize the best possible outcome when they leave dependency due to abuse and neglect and find a forever home. 3) Monetary donations to increase community attendance of fundraising events which is the virtual Giving Tree campaign Nov. 29 through Dec. 31 along with other future events.
- Contact: Corey L. Korinda, Executive Director at [email protected] or 717-888-9973.
Derry Township Community Cats, 47 E. Derry Rd. Hershey PA 17033
- Mission: We are a trap/neuter/return (TNR) program dedicated to humanely controlling the outdoor cat population in Derry Township.
- Wishes: 1) Cat food: Purina adult cat chow, Purina kitten chow and Friskies or Fancy Feast wet food 2) Cat litter: clumping or paper pellet 3) Donations to help with medical expenses. Mail to: PO Box 976 Hershey PA 17033
- Contact: [email protected] or 717-592-8087.
Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, PO Box 42, Lebanon, PA 17042
- Mission: To provide safety, support, and advocate for justice for victims of domestic violence in Lebanon County along with public education for the community.
- Wishes: 1) New large tote and reusable grocery bags 2) Store gift cards (Walmart, Target, etc.) 3) Hand truck (for smaller loads)
- Contact: LeAnne Burchik, Executive Director at [email protected], or 717-273-7154.
Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc., PO Box 42, Lebanon, PA 17042
- Mission: To unite and educate the Lebanon County community by advocating for justice and creating safety for victims of domestic violence and their children, so they may live free from abuse.
- Wishes: 1) Money to put toward the installation of a wheelchair lift at our emergency shelter 2) Weis Markets gift/grocery cards 3) Non-perishable food items
- Contact: Mike Ritter at [email protected]
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties, PO Box 1039 Carlisle, PA
- Mission: DVSCP supports the empowerment of those who are experiencing domestic violence through the provision of equitable and inclusive direct services and the promotion of nonviolence through social and systems change.
- Wishes: 1) A TV for the shelter’s childcare room. 2) Kitchen playset for our childcare room. 3) A Little Tykes station for our childcare room.
- Contact: Tasha Frey at [email protected], or 717-258-4806.
Ducks Unlimited Conodoguinet Chapter (Ducks.org), Nation-wide organization with our local chapter at: 217 Brindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
- Mission: To conserve, preserve, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for waterfowl and wildlife as well as for the benefit of the local community.
- Wishes: 1) Money – event costs for fundraising are on the rise, making it harder to forward substantial net proceeds towards our mission. 2) We do bi-annual highway cleanup as well as an annual creek clean-up event (of the Conodoguinet) and are always seeking community volunteers for these two efforts. 3) Donations from local businesses to create raffle baskets for our annual banquet on April 15, 2023. We would love to support local businesses through these raffles.
- Contact: Kalene Faircloth at [email protected], or 717-350-1261.
East Penn Panther Pack, 890 Panther Parkway, Enola, PA 17025
- Mission: Our mission is to provide weekly groceries to the families of EPASD that are on free or reduced lunch.
- Wishes: 1) Money into our account at the Central Pa Food Bank. We partner with them and purchase large amounts of groceries every week. 2) A commercial size refrigerator. We have a few hand me down refrigerators which are great but take up a ton of space. It would be great to have everything stored in on 3) More shelving. We have expanded so much due to the increase in need. We need more shelves to store our items.
- Contact: Leanne Kalb at [email protected], or 717-512-3852.
Ecumenical Food Pantry, 901 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
- Mission: The Ecumenical Food Pantry supports those in the greater Harrisburg area who are experiencing food insecurity, primarily through the provision of emergency food assistance.
- Wishes: 1) Money (to purchase food) 2) Personal Hygiene Items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper), 3) Non-perishable Food (canned soup, vegetables, fruit, tuna, peanut butter, crackers, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, etc.)
- Contact: Deidre Lenker at [email protected], or 717-599-1714.
Emily’s Care Closet Inc., 3140 Ridings Way, York, PA 17408
- Mission: Emily’s Care Closet helps families in the Central Pennsylvania region with personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products. Our organization also provides new clothes and holiday gifts for teens. In the fall, we host a back-to-school drive and provide new clothes and backpacks for teens.
- Wishes: 1) Personal care items such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo 2) New teen girl and boy’s clothes 3) Monetary donations to purchase personal care products and teen clothes for the holidays
- Contact: Kristin Warner 717-870-9962 [email protected]
Family Promise Harrisburg Capital Region, 56 Erford Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
- Mission: We help families with children experiencing homelessness or at risk for being homeless. We believe every child deserves a permanent home.
- Wishes: 1) Volunteers to help with driving the families from the Day Center in Camp Hill to our hosting sites. 2) Cleaning supplies such as dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, and Swiffer mop pads. 3) Diapers of all sizes and baby wipes
- Contact: Matthew Wagner, Executive Director at [email protected], or 717-737-1100.
FLOW (For the Love of Women), 2468 Rudy Road, Harrisburg, PA 17104
- Mission: Our mission is to provide menstrual hygiene products to women and girls in vulnerable communities.
- Wishes: 1) Unscented Menstrual Hygiene Pads 2) Unscented Panty Liners 3) Unscented Wipes
- Contact: Tracey Jennings at [email protected]
Forget-Me-Not Prom Wear, Hershey, Pa.
- Mission: Providing free new or gently used formal attire for youth, who are financially struggling or who are in foster care, wishing to attend their prom.
- Wishes: 1) Large sized prom gowns (size 16 and above) 2) Men’s suits, neck ties, bow ties and dress shoes 3) Women’s formal shoes and accessories such as jewelry, clutch bags, etc.
- Contact: Ann Bickelman at [email protected], or 717-319-6424.
Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc., 317 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070
- Mission: The West Shore Theatre will be the center for arts in New Cumberland and surrounding communities, enriching the region by offering high quality, diverse, affordable entertainment and education through cinema, music, theatre and theatre arts education.
- Wishes: 1) Donations to provide support for indirect costs such as heat, air conditioning, insurance, utilities so we can offer entertainment at reasonable prices. 2) Funding for or donation of Three microphones for use on stage productions, including music and theatre. 3) Donated printing services for brochures, theatre flyers and more.
- Contact: Ann Moffitt, ACFRE 717-856-4428, 100 carol StndF
Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments, Inc. (G-PACT), 185-132 Newberry Commons, Etters, PA 17319
- Mission: G-PACT is dedicated to increasing awareness of and providing a network of resources for gastro-intestinal (GI) tract illnesses and working towards improved quality of life for those with GI issues. G-PACT helps those who have gastroparesis, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and colonic inertia as well as other GI issues to have a better quality of life through education, medical support, emotional support, educational resources, multiple support programs, patient advocacy programs and other aid as needed.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to support the organization and its free resources 2) Volunteers – board members | CAD designer to help design medical products
- Contact: Jeanne Troy [email protected]
GBC Church (Gettysburg Baptist Church), 95 Fairview Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
- Mission: Our church’s mission is to reach as many people in our community as possible. To feed them spiritually and physically. We have a food drive for the community to come and get food once a month. We have been passing out food to over 200 families monthly. At the same time, we give them information on other resources in our community and a tract about Jesus’s love for us.
- Wishes: 1) $6,000 for a triple door freezer for our food pantry/food drive. We have had several hunters donate deer. We process it and then give it out at our monthly food drive. 2) $200 for heavy duty metal shelving for our food drive room. We would like three of these shelves ($600) but would be happy with one. 3) Canned food and dry food. We give out bags of food to over 200 family’s a month at our Food Drive.
- Contact: Denise Wentz at [email protected], or 717-465-8910. Tammy Hawks can be reached at [email protected], or 484-866-4278.
Girl Scout Troop 80972 Blessing Box, Our troop is located in Shippensburg PA
- Mission: Our Girl Scout troop installed a Blessing Box to provide food to those in our community who need a helping hand.
- Wishes: 1) Grocery store gift cards to buy non-perishable food items to place in the Blessing Box. 2) Non-perishable food items
- Contact: [email protected]
Good Karma Garage, 1611 Buckingham Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111
- Mission: We provide no cost automotive repair to assist our financially struggling neighbors to ensure that they have a safe and legal vehicle with which to earn a living and take care of their families.
- Wishes: Monetary donations to cover auto parts for our Working-Class Heroes recipients.
- Contact: Cindy Case, [email protected], or 717-329-1888.
Grandparents Involved from the Start, Inc., 6193 Chatham Glenn Way N, Harrisburg, PA
- Mission: We support grandparents that are raising their grandchildren between the ages of 5-18 years old with information, resources and in some cases financial assistance.
- Wishes: Monetary donation of $50 each to purchase gift cards to local grocery stores. | Monetary donation of $25 each to purchase gift cards for gas. | Monetary donation of $20 each to purchase school supplies for grandchildren.
- Contact: Dolorez Cobb-Jones 717-686-9237
Grantville Volunteer Fire Company, 9199 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028
- Mission: The Grantville Volunteer Fire Company’s purpose is to help protect lives and property. Our primary function is prevention, control and extinguishment of fires and to provide rescue and emergency medical services with the East Hanover Township of Dauphin County, note this includes an active piece of I81. We also provide mutual aid to surrounding communities.
- Wishes: 1) Hydration and energy drinks – we prefer Gatorade please 2) Bottled water is always in short supply 3) Energy boosting/sustaining individual snacks
- Contact: Linda Youngblood at 717-566-3656.
Gretna Theatre, 451 State Route 117, 2nd FL, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
- Mission: In addition to our five Mainstage productions each summer, we are shining a spotlight on arts accessibility through every opportunity offered at America’s OLDEST Summer Theatre. Your gift can make it possible for someone to appreciate theatre and arts-education for the very first time.
- Wishes: 1) monetary donations. 2) Volunteering services.
- Contact: Adrienne Sperratore, [email protected] or 717-964-3322 ext. 6.
Halifax Wildcat Education Foundation, 3940 Peters Mountain Road Halifax, PA 17032
- Mission: Our mission is to enrich, enhance and expand the academic opportunities for students in the Halifax Community.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to help fund summer camps, including supplies. 2) Monetary donations to help fund tutoring program.
- Contact: Jean Wilson at [email protected]
Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society, 105 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
- Mission: To increase tourism and economic development while fostering enhanced educational opportunities in Central Pennsylvania by showcasing the diverse ecology, history, recreational attraction, and scenic beauty of the Susquehanna River.
- Wishes: 1) iPads (2) for our Ticket Booth & Galley Square registers. 2) New sound system with indoor and outdoor speakers. 1) Monetary or product donation for hardwood floor replacement in Pride Riverboat salon.
- Contact: Melissa Snyder at [email protected], or 717-234-6500.
Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services, 725 S. 22nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
- Mission: A non-profit, 100% volunteer Organization that provides water safety education & training for the community & professional rescue personnel, as well as water rescue & emergency response to municipalities & organizations throughout Dauphin County & other counties upon request.
- Wishes: 1) Donation of a new or in very good condition mid-size SUV with a trailer pkg, to be used as a OIC vehicle with additional equipment, for immediate responses to a water rescue scene. 2) Male & female volunteers, 18 years and older to help with water rescue calls, dive missions, drone operators, fundraising and administrative duties. Experience not necessary, we will train. 3) Person(s) familiar with grant writing for equipment ‚training, educational materials and building upgrades & renovations.
- Contact: Joe Ketterer, Public Information Officer, at [email protected], or 717-255-5999.
HART – Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, 3407 N 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17110
- Mission: Our mission is to rescue cats and kittens, have them treated medically, vaccinated, spayed, or neutered and adopt them into loving homes. We help residents of the Harrisburg surrounding gates. We hope to reduce the number of unwanted cats and kittens.
- Wishes: 1) Wet and dry food 2) Cat litter 3) Flea medications
- Contact: William Forgy, 717-512-6543, [email protected]
HBG1ST Assembly, 4100 N. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110
- Mission: We want to engage, equip, and empower people to fulfill the Great Commission, which is sharing the love of Jesus! We do this through weekly services, as well as outreach programs including our Epic Easter Egg Hunt, Faith Into Action Family Festival, Trunk or Treat, and Heart of Christmas. HBG1ST is a place for new beginnings, where the best is yet to come!
- Wishes: We are looking for monetary donations to purchase food items & school supplies for our annual Faith Into Action Family Festival on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Checks can be made to HBG1ST Assembly with FIA in the memo line. Donations can be made through our website. Please mark other and contact the church office to let us know that is designated for FIA.
- Contact: Missy Cook at [email protected], or (717) 657-2500.
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank, 4075 Linglestown Rd #229, Harrisburg, PA 17112
- Mission: We provide free diapers and period supplies to South Central Pennsylvania families in need. We rely on donations to complete our mission. Please help us keep babies and families clean, dry & healthy this holiday with an easy online donation.
- Wishes: 1) Size 6 diapers from our Amazon Wishlist 2) Overnight period pads from our Amazon Wishlist 3) Monetary donations for diapers or mailed to Healthy Steps Diaper Bank, 4075 Linglestown Rd #229, Harrisburg, PA 17112
- Contact: Rebecca Cason [email protected]
Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation Inc. , 813 S. Baltimore St, Dillsburg, PA 17019
- Mission: We are a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill animal rescue helping abandoned, abused and stray cats and dogs find safety, love and forever homes.
- Wishes: 1) We always need volunteers to help us clean cat rooms and walk dogs, especially evenings 2) Cleaning supplies are always a need. Paper towels, 13- and 33-gal trash bags, HE liquid laundry detergent, bleach, and dish soap. 3) Pet food is always needed. Purina Cat Chow Complete dry and Purina Dog Chicken and Rice formula kibble.
- Contact: Alex Holden: [email protected]
Helping the Harrisburg Family, Inc., 511 West Granada Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
- Mission: Our mission is to provide non-food household and personal items to the greater Harrisburg area. We provide purchased and donated items to the less fortunate families and homeless population. Our goal is to help poor families and the homeless community survive by providing items that they cannot purchase with their SNAP cards.
- Wishes: Monetary donations to purchase toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent and hand soap, etc.
- Contact: Ron Memmi at [email protected], or 717-503-4455.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (York Springs), 216 Main Street, York Springs, PA 17372
- Mission: We will provide Christmas gifts of food baskets to approximately 25 families experiencing food insecurity in our community, including York Springs and areas served by the Bermudian Springs School District.
- Wishes: 1) Nonperishable foods such as canned vegetables, fruits, soups, canned meat or fish, peanut butter, or other nonperishables such as rice, pasta, or instant potatoes. 2) Monetary donations for the purchase of a chicken for each basket. 3) Monetary donations to provide a $20 grocery store gift card for each family.
- Contact: Church secretary at 717-528-4393 or [email protected]
Hope House of Cumberland Valley, 6 Ashley Ct, Boiling Springs PA 17007
- Mission: We are establishing a transitional home for women who have escaped domestic violence. These women are in need of a safe, affordable home. They also need supportive services such as counseling, financial training, job placement, legal advocacy, spiritual, emotional, and physical support. Hope House will provide multifaceted support for these women for 1 – 2 years while they heal from the trauma of abuse. Hope House will fill an unmet need between emergency shelter and a new life of independence.
- Wishes: We are currently seeking significant pledges to facilitate the acquisition of a large home in Carlisle that will safely house 5-6 women. With pledges or contributions at this time, we will be able to make a cash purchase of a home and thus provide shelter for women who cannot find affordable housing. 2) Smaller cash donations are also welcomed at this time. We are a 501(c)(3) and 100% of your gifts will go toward the purchase and establishment of this transitional home. Join us in making a big difference in the futures of abused women. 3) We are open to considering any location of a 5-6 bedroom in Carlisle that can safely house women as a purchase by Hope House or for a very low rent. Homelessness should not be the only option for women suffering the trauma of abuse.
- Contact: Laurie Fitzgerald, Ex.Director at [email protected]
HOPE in Handball, East Shore YMCA, 701 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
- Mission: HOPE in Handball challenges Junior Players to learn a new game, meet new people, and have fun in a safe and encouraging environment. The program is dedicated to improving sportsmanship & camaraderie, personal & professional development, and introducing positive community engagement through multiple networking opportunities.
- Wishes: 1) $900 for two years’ worth of NEW equipment: protective eye gear, gloves in all sizes (S, M, L, XL), and 2 cases of handballs 2) $500 for youth tournaments and hospitality. The in-house tournaments are free, and the money will be used for food hospitality and trophies. 3) Adult Handball Players (Volunteers): we have a very engaging group of Junior Players, and the adult players are spread thin with time and commitment. No handball experience necessary; learn alongside with the Junior Players – meet them where they are at; you can learn with everyone else.
- Contact: David Botero at [email protected], or 717-798-7128.
Hope Walks, 1215 Gettysburg Pike, Dillsburg, PA 17019
- Mission: To free children and families from the physical, emotional, and economic burden of clubfoot.
- Wishes: 1) General donations to support treatment for kids born with clubfoot in Latin America and Africa 2) Donations of $15 or more to purchase braces for kids going through the clubfoot treatment process. 3) Monthly donors of $40 or more. A monthly gift at this level for a year supports full treatment for one child born with clubfoot.
- Contact: Steve Robinson at [email protected], or 717-502-4400.
Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, 3333 North Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17110
- Mission: To help people meet life’s most difficult challenges through our high-quality mental health, adoption and foster care, resettlement and community services.
- Wishes: 1) Funds for emergency financial assistance to help people struggling to pay their rent stay housed as winter comes. 2) Funds for mental health services for families who can’t afford to pay for services. 3) Camp scholarships for children in our foster care and adoption programs 4) Funds for scholarship and financial assistance. 5) Volunteers for meals on wheels and Afghan and Ukrainian resettlement
- Contact: Kim Hutnik, Development and Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected], or 717-233-1681 ext. 3014.
Jubilee Ministries, 235 S. 12th St., Lebanon, PA 17042
- Mission: We exist to serve those affected by incarceration by being ambassadors of life change through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Wishes: 1) Funds to purchase a new van which will allow us to transport our prison Aftercare students (men and women) to appointments, classes, church, etc. 2) Volunteers to serve behind the scenes in our thrift store operation. Our thrift stores exist to support our prison ministry programs. We have a full-time volunteer coordinator ready to work with volunteers.
- Contact: Matt Hershey at [email protected], or 717-274-7528 x150.
Juniata Mennonite Historical Society, 37322 Route 35, Richfield, PA 17086
- Mission: Our mission is to save family, church and local history for education and research for anyone who is researching their family genealogy, looking for information on local families & homes. Also, we give opportunities for school students & homeschoolers to participate in a tour of our information & learn about their local & family history.
- Wishes: 1-year digital subscription to the Patriot News/PennLive online.
- Contact: Gladys @ [email protected] or 717-694-3113
Keystone Musical Arts Center, 3705 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
- Mission: Providing music lessons for children & adults along with performance opportunities, sound therapy, the Rock Band program, and other musical experiences. We believe that music enhances every stage of life, and that everyone who pursues music, whether as a profession or as a hobby, should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.
- Wishes: 1) Small desks and tables for lesson studios and break room. 2) Folding tables for events and seminar/training (half-width) tables 3) Soundproofing materials
- Contact: Terry Selders, [email protected] 717-737-5622
Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS), 1001 E Oregon Rd. Lititz, PA 17543
- Mission: Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS), based in Lititz, Pa., provides a network of dependable registered pet therapy teams whose passion is Touching Lives and Warming Hearts by offering comfort, encouragement and rehabilitation through human-animal interactions serving Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. The organization provides this benefit through our volunteer teams of handlers and their companion animal(s). Our mission is to promote the healing and rehabilitating benefits of the human-animal bond, and our services are available to organizations and individuals free of charge.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations for a volunteer video training program 2) Monetary donations for a rebranding process 3) Volunteers
- Contact: Laura Heller: 888.685.7387 [email protected]
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, 1425 Crooked Hill Road, PO Box 60890 Harrisburg, PA 17106
- Mission: The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate but does take — and always has taken — stands on issues its members have studied. Through a rigorous study and consensus-taking process that is initiated by our grassroots membership, we take positions on governmental, social, and environmental issues. Through research and advocacy, the League seeks to encourage Pennsylvanians to actively participate in government.
- Wishes: The League needs passionate advocates to join as members at the state level. As a member of a League, you will receive the national and state newsletters and other publications, action alerts, invitations to League events, and more. As a member of LWVPA, you can work on a wide range of issues, such as voting rights, election laws, protecting clean air, water, and land, fair funding and high standards for public schools, and juvenile justice and criminal justice reform. Give the gift of membership this holiday season! Join at: https://www.palwv.org/join.
- Contact: [email protected]
Leah’s Legacy Foundation, 10631 Grant Shook Road Greencastle, PA 17225
- Mission: Providing necessities, cheer, and love to women in sober living environments
- Wishes: 1) Money for blankets, winter gloves and gloves 2) Money for essential supplies for the purple Leah Legacy purple bags gifted to women in recovery 3) Money for operational costs for Leah’s Gathering Place
- Contact: Michael Straley (founder), at [email protected]
Loving Care Cat Rescue, PO Box 153, Lemoyne, PA 17043
- Mission: To provide loving care to every cat that comes through the rescue, regardless of their circumstances or medical condition; and actively seek a permanent home for each cat/kitten rescued. Unless serious illness would warrant, euthanasia is not an option for cats in the care of Loving Care Cat Rescue.
- Wishes: 1) Purina wet and dry food for cats, and for kittens 2) Kitten Meal Replacement (KMR) 3) Event volunteers
- Contact: Dorothy Minnick, [email protected]
Lydia’s Closet, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA
- Mission: To provide clothing free of charge to school children in Lancaster, especially those in Manheim Township.
- Wishes: 1) Money to purchase new socks/underwear/toiletries. 2) New Socks and Underwear, all sizes over size 4. 3) Gently used clothing, all sizes over size 4.
- Contact: Molly Olmsted [email protected]
Maranatha-Carlisle, 20 N Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
- Mission: Maranatha-Carlisle serves more than 300 clients in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and York counties by providing them with sound financial management services. The services that we provide enable our clients to maintain financial stability while living independently.
- Wishes: 1) Volunteers to assist with basic office tasks and events 2) Small bookcase 3) Standing desk
- Contact: Tammie Gitt, [email protected]
Millerstown Community Pool, 100 West Juniata Parkway
- Mission: To provide family recreation for people of all income levels.
- Wishes: 1) Chlorine tablets-3inch 2) Gift cards- Lowes, Giant, or Weis 3) Volunteers- painting, landscape, or general maintenance
- Contact: George Moore at 717-303-9695.
Mission Central, Inc., 5 Pleasant View Drive – Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
- Mission: Mission Central first opened in 2002 with the mission of “Connecting God’s Resources with Human Need.” This is accomplished by following three areas of focus…Mission Outreach, Mission Education and Disaster Response. By partnering with over 800 different organizations, we provide resources to groups who are doing humanitarian work locally, across the country and around the world. Additionally, we stand ready to respond to all weather-related disasters or emergencies that occur. Mission Central is a nonprofit registered with the IRS under section 501c3 and with the PA Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations.
- Wishes: 1) Financial support – every dollar we receive turns into $12 in resources and assists at least three people. 2) Material donations – school supplies, hygiene items and cleaning supplies 3) Gently used household goods – we can resource those to people in need
- Contact: Stephanie Titzel – [email protected] – 717.766.1533, x118
New Hope Ministries, Inc., Main office is at: 99 W. Church Street, Dillsburg, PA 17019
- Mission: Founded 40 years ago in York County, New Hope Ministries has helped low-income families in need with food, housing assistance, job training programs, and youth programs. With nine fixed program service locations and 16 mobile pantry sites serving portions of Adams, Cumberland and York Counties, New Hope is a vital source of much-needed basic needs assistance and life-changing stability programs to thousands of families every year.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to support all programs that serve the needy in the agency’s south-central Pa. footprint. 2) Personal care items for its pantries (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) 3) Gift cards to local retailers.
- Contact: Michelle Zemba at [email protected], or (717) 432-2087 x211.
Operation Wildcat, 600 S Norway Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
- Mission: Operation Wildcat’s mission is to pool resources in the community to help Mechanicsburg Area School District’s students, families, and staff in need
- Wishes: 1) Sets of (new or gently used) sheets, all sizes 2) Household cleaning supplies 3) New pillows
- Contact: Leslie Collins 717-795-7372, [email protected]
PA Breast Cancer Coalition , 2397 Quentin Rd, Suite B. Lebanon, PA 17042
- Mission: The PA Breast Cancer Coalition represents, supports, and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy, and breast cancer research grants. Items collected will be distributed to breast cancer patients through our Friends Like Me care package program.
- Wishes: 1) Knit Scarves 2) Hand/Body Lotion 3) Activity Books (Adult Coloring Books, Crossword Puzzles, Sudoku, Etc.)
- Contact: Katherine Wolf – (717) 769-2305 [email protected]
PA Dream House, Inc., 1323 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103
- Mission: The primary mission of the Dream House is to provide a supportive home for young women to heal from life’s challenges, discover their God-given purpose, and learn the skills needed to pursue their dreams. We also offer support to a group of young adults who do not live at the Dream House but need support in other ways. We strive to see young adults encouraged and empowered to chase their dreams!
- Wishes: 1) Monthly Donors to increase stable income 2) Tangible goods-Paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc. 3) Walmart gift cards
- Contact: Anthony Shelly at [email protected], or 717-598-4033.
PA Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice, 1280 Clover Lane Harrisburg, PA 17113
- Mission: We are the PA Community Partner of the RCRC.org. striving to be our state’s religious voice for reproductive justice, educating, serving, witnessing, and advocating for reproductive justice as a spiritual and moral issue.
- Wishes: 1) Printing services or $200 to pay for printing brochures and banners to get the word out that people of faith care deeply about reproductive justiced 2) Volunteer help to do faith outreach to supportive clergy and other faith leaders who will help us fulfill our mission 3) Volunteer help to assist our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram outreach.
- Contact: Jim Cavenaugh 717 580-6011 [email protected]
Patch-n-Match, Inc., 2101 North Front Street, Building 1, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110
- Mission: We are a drop-in-center for adults in Dauphin County who experience mental illness. We provide socialization, recreation and assistance with a wide variety of day-to-day situations. We help people access community resources and utilizes local establishments. We offer a free lunch every day to those who sign up.
- Wishes: 1) Large men’s belts 2) Adult coloring books and materials 3) New or tenderly used prizes for BINGO
- Contact: Mia Baturin 7172325575 [email protected]
PAW Packs Program, Inc., 475 Shippensburg Road, Newville, PA 17241
- Mission: The PAW Packs Program provides weekend meals to children in the Big Spring School District who deal with food insecurity. Parents have the option of picking up the food at our distribution center or having their children carry it home from school each Friday. Our pickup program continues throughout the summer months.
- Wishes: 1) Our program depends on financial donations made by individuals, churches, and businesses in our community. 2) Our program accepts kid friendly shelf stable foods such as macaroni and cheese cups, fruit cups, granola bars, cereal cups, etc. 3) PAW Packs is run completely by volunteers. Interested persons may contact us through our website.
- Contact: Patricia Wilhide [email protected]
PennyFix, PO Box 6356 Harrisburg, PA 17112
- Mission: The mission of PennyFix is to provide funding for free spay/neuter services for cats and dogs in every county, municipality, and township nationwide.
- Wishes: 1) Donations for our spay and neuter grants 2) Volunteers to help with social media and website 3) Partnerships with pet-related companies to further our mission
- Contact: Mikaela Fleisher, president, at [email protected] or Lynn Stitt, founder, at 717-469-2540
Perry and Juniata Animal Rescue, Inc. (PCoAR ), 379 Sugar Run Rd, Millerstown, PA 17062
- Mission: We are a no kill shelter working with mainly dog and cats to prepare them to be a part of a family. The core mission of PCoAR is to shelter lost and unwanted animals from Juniata and Perry Counties until a new home is found. PCoAR will promote responsible pet ownership through spay/neuter education, vaccinations, and general pet care.
- Wishes: Monetary Donations to the Millerstown Veterinary Associates (c/o Perry-Juniata Animal rescue 807 Sunbury Path, Millerstown, PA 17062) 2) Gift cards to Chewy or Amazon for purchase of litter, food, and supplies. 3) Volunteers to care for animals.
- Contact: Paula Current at [email protected], or 717-589-3005.
Pine Grove Area Pathway, 42 S. Tulpehocken St. Pine Grove, PA 17963
- Mission: PGA Pathway is a 501c3 that provides food and essential items to those in need. We differ from a food pantry because individuals come into our store and shop for their items rather than being given a specific box of food. We also provide items such as shampoo, baby items, pet supplies, and other life essentials.
- Wishes: 1) Deodorant, male and female 2) Toilet paper 3) Toothpaste
- Contact: Sara Barra, 717-460-6755, [email protected]
Pleasant Hall Volunteer Fire company, 9722 Cumberland highway, Pleasant Hall, Pa. 17244
- Mission: Our dedicated members work to provide fire prevention education, fire protection and EMS services to the citizens of our local communities in Lurgan, Letterkenny, Greene Southampton townships and the Borough of Orrstown in Franklin County
- Wishes: 1) A thorough cleaning for our firehouse to show appreciation for our first responders 2) Cleaning supplies, degreasers, disinfectant, paper towels, window cleaners 3) Floor waxing
- Contact: Thomas Rine- Fire Chief, cell#717-331-8297. Email- [email protected]
Pomfret Street Outreach, 79 E. Pomfret St Carlisle Pa 17013
- Mission: Our mission is to build relationships with people. We distribute free diapers and free groceries on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 11-1230 to whomever shows up. We freely give, no information is needed except the name and diaper size of the child being given diapers.
- Wishes: 1) Money to buy food and occasionally diapers. 2) Nonperishable food items. 3) Diapers of all sizes
- Contact: Brent Saville [email protected]
Power Packs Project, 1915 Olde Homestead Lane, Suite 102, Lancaster, PA
- Mission: Power Packs Project empowers families with education and ingredients to create nutritious weekend meals, so their children return to school fed and ready to learn.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to purchase fresh produce for weekly distributions 2) Volunteer drivers to deliver weekly food packs for children 3) Non-perishable food donations or donations of spices for weekly recipes
- Contact: Brad Peterson, [email protected]
Prairie Fire Farms Foundation, Inc., 201 Angle Road Grantville, PA 17028
- Mission: PFF, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing retirement to Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB), also rescuing, rehabilitating, re-homing, and re-careering any equine breeds in need. Additionally, the Foundation is committed to bringing equine educational opportunities to low-income families, underprivileged and/or at-risk youth, first responders and military members, past and present and their families to create an atmosphere for long-term skills and lifelong success.
- Wishes: 1) Financial support to help pay for horses’ feed, hay, supplements, barn operations and supplies, etc. 2) Volunteers to help with barn chores, horse care, fundraising and marketing initiatives. 3) ATV Vehicle – Heavy duty new or used in good condition to help with all aspects of farm maintenance, including hauling things and pulling drags.
- Contact: Megan Good at [email protected]
Radical Son Ministry, 205 Main Street, York Springs, PA 17372
- Mission: To provide the Gospel to those leaving State, Federal, or County incarceration, and to the families of those currently incarcerated. We understand the struggles faced by not only those returning home, but by the family left on the outside – how hard it is to keep the heat on, the lights lit, and the house out of foreclosure. We help in minute ways with our limited resources while showing the love of Christ and stressing that forgiveness and change is possible.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary – to supply assistance with utilities, rent, groceries. 2) Communication of our services to those who have incarcerated family members in the south central PA area.
- Contact: D.B. Frank – [email protected]
Rock Run Animal Rescue, PO Box 272 Newville, PA 17241
- Mission: Rock Run offers life-long sanctuary to horses in need. Our horses have a myriad of health issues, typically those associated with the aging process. We utilize holistic care in conjunction with traditional veterinary care to make them comfortable and happy. These beautiful souls deserve retirement; they are no less valuable due to their health, their inability to be ridden, or requiring sanctuary and care. They still have so much to offer humanity.
- Wishes: Hands down, our most pressing need is volunteers! Specifically, we are in need of a Fundraising Coordinator; volunteers for our Fundraising Committee; people to bake for bake sales; animal care (twice daily during the week as well as weekends); Public Relations and Marketing; social media; Website assistance; and Farm help (maintenance of fencing, equipment, and grounds). Horse experience is not required; we can teach you to care for horses safely. It takes a village to provide for the horses who call Rock Run, home. 2) Monetary donations enable us to continue to provide care. While ~$50,000 in yearly expenses is a large sum, EVERY donation adds up! A quality small square bale of hay is currently almost $7 each, and during the winter months, each horse can consume a bale a day (eating hay helps keep them warm in the winter). Yearly, we encounter large medical and feed expenses, in addition to hay costs. Gift cards are also wonderful! We purchase supplies from Amazon, Tractor Supply, Costco, Keith’s Farm and Dairy in Newville, and Knisely’s Feed in Carlisle. You can also sponsor an animal through our Compassion in Action sponsorship program. Information is on our website. We have a PayPal button on our website as well. 3) Assistance with Public Relations. We offer a new program, Kintsugi Equine Gestalt Coaching, to assist people facing challenges. Our focus is on trauma, helping folks navigate devastating effects of suicide, and restoring hope and direction in their lives. We partner with the horse for individual and group sessions, and we offer workshops throughout the year; we also offer Zoom and telephone coaching. This program will help many, many people and will change lives. We need assistance creating public awareness of Kintsugi Equine Gestalt Coaching.
- Contact: Jodi Kelley, President, and Founder at [email protected], or 717-636-1452.
Roller Nation Foundation, 250 Reynders Ave., Steelton, PA 17113
- Mission: The mission of Roller Nation Foundation is to support Steelton Highspire School District, teachers, staff, students, and volunteers in its academic, athletic, and other endeavors. Our vision is to enhance the Roller Nation community in its entirety.
- Wishes: 1) Board Members 2) Monetary donations 3) Volunteers
- Contact: Jeanne Troy, 717.704.3800, ext. 3880, [email protected]
Safe Harbour, 102 West High Street
- Mission: Safe Harbour provides a continuum of housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families in our communities.
- Wishes: 1) Toiletries for men, women, and children – body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash 2) Linens for full or twin beds 3) Financial contributions or gift cards to local businesses for residents
- Contact: Barrie Ann George 717-249-2200, [email protected]
Second Grace, 1610 Landis Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552
- Mission: Second Grace works to empower and transform the lives of at-risk, single mothers in Central Pennsylvania through mentorship, education, and employment.
- Wishes: 1) We are always looking for Sage mentors who provide the mentoring for our client mothers (whom we call Graces). A volunteer who becomes a Sage must complete a lengthy training and be willing to invest several hours a month to help the young Grace mother to stabilize and mobilize her life. 2) We need additional volunteers to provide other services, such as driving, volunteering at a maker’s market, or representing our mission to the public in various ways. 3) We appreciate donations of any kind for various needs. For instance, as a new organization we are searching for a good central place for a rented office. We would like to establish a travel fund so our young mothers can get to their obligations.
- Contact: Candace Abel – [email protected] – 717-875-8027.
selflessservice, Inc., 831 Lindsey Road Carlisle, PA 17015
- Mission: selflessservice, Inc. is devoted to supporting, aiding, and assisting active military and first responders, as well as veterans, spouses, and immediate family members during times of activation/deployment and service and/or generalized hardship. This organization provides relief and reinforcement to these families via no to low-cost provision of services designed to serve the families of those who serve this great Nation and her communities.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary Donations/Financial Contributions to cover the cost of providing support and professional services to those individuals and families who sacrifice so much in service to protect and preserve our Nation and communities. 2) selflessservice, Inc. is actively seeking dedicated volunteers to assist with childcare, pet sitting, lawn/yard work, snow removal, and other related requests for assistance to aid our military service members, first responders, and their families. 3) selflessservice, Inc. is seeking quality insured professional service providers who recognize the sacrifices made by our active and veteran members of the military, our first responders, and the families that support them, and wish to give back to those who give so much through their service to our great Nation and our communities.
- Contact: Alyssa H. Holstay, Executive Director Email: [email protected], or (717) 991-3471.
Shady Hollow Assisted Riding, 959 E Main Street Birsdboro, PA 19508
- Mission: Shady Hollow Assisted Riding provides a supportive equine environment where individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges can experience therapeutic, social, and educational rewards.
- Wishes: 1) Pine Shavings for bedding. 2) Hoof Polish. 3) Duct Tape.
- Contact: Michele Cooper at [email protected] or 610-858-7937.
Skip Program – Poverty Alleviation and Hunger Relief, 605 Main St Lykens PA
- Mission: The program provides food, pet food, and merchandise such as clothing, bedding, housewares, hygiene items, etc. to people in need. We also operate a pet food bank for shelters in need.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations for donation shipping costs and warehouse rent and utilities. 2) Food (human) for our food pantry. 3) New toys for children in need.
- Contact: Lisa Johnson at [email protected]
Special Olympics of Lebanon County, Lebanon County. P.O. Box 1018 Lebanon Pa. 17042
- Mission: Lebanon County Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round training and competition in Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities providing them physical fitness, joy, and a sense of community. 100% volunteer run and receive no assistance from Federal, state, or local programs. We aim to provide physical fitness, joy, and a sense of community for these special people. Not only will this donation help children, but children and adults that have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Wishes: 1) Money for track uniforms. 2) Money for swimming uniforms. 3) Money for floor hockey uniforms. 4) Travel expenses.
- Contact: John O’Hara fundraiser coordinator [email protected] or 717- 272-1332.
Speranza Animal Rescue, 1216 Brandt Rd Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
- Mission: Speranza Animal Rescue is a volunteer-run rescue, rehabilitation center and sanctuary, committed to saving the most abused and neglected animals with the goal of finding loving homes for as many of them as possible. Speranza also focuses on providing for the medical needs of severely abused and neglected animals, regardless of age or extreme need of medical intervention.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to help cover our veterinary expenses. 2) Dry dog food – any Purina brand or Pedigree preferred 3) Foster families.
- Contact: Linda at [email protected]
St. John’s Franklin Lutheran Church, 151 Clearview Road, Dillsburg, PA
- Mission: To continue to spread the word of God in this rural community as has been done for more than 200 years. And to preserve the historic building for those continuing to worship here. This allows us to also reach out to help others here and around the world.
- Wishes: 1) The carpet on the entrance stairs is worn through in several places and needs to be removed and replaced to make them safe for attendees. 2) Handrails along the steps from the parking area to entrance stairs.
- Contact: [email protected]
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, 215 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA, 10701
- Mission: St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is a preschool through 8th grade program founded in 1978 as the primary mission of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral. The school’s mission is to offer strong academics in a diverse and loving Episcopal school setting. We have 140 students, 76% are students of color and 40% of our families live at or below the poverty line. Over 65% of our students receive some level of tuition assistance. Our vision is to serve a wide array of city center families in Harrisburg while taking advantage of the many opportunities for our students to interact with greater Harrisburg community.
- Wishes: 1) Funds for our food program where we offer most of our student’s free breakfast and lunch. It was funded by Harrisburg Public Schools until this year. 2) Funds for our STEAM program as we look to integrate curriculum to better serve the academic and creative needs of our students and prepare them for life after St. Stephen’s. 3) Funds to upgrade our web site. We would like to hire a professional tech person to bring our web site up to speed.
- Contact: Kirk Duncan at [email protected], or 717-238-8590.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, 215 N Front Street Harrisburg PA 17101
- Mission: Students will recognize they are valued members of a larger family due to the loving, authentic relationships that are built and a sense of belonging that is developed. Students will enter the community being able to take risks, contribute to society, and celebrate diversity.
- Wishes: 1) Fidget bands (50) and bracelets for students 2) Volunteers to clean up the outside of our campus. 3) Monetary donations for our food pantry to feed local homeless.
- Contact: Michelle Loucas at 717-238-8590.
Starfish Ministries, 89 Broadwell Ln., Mechanicsburg
- Mission: To aid the homeless with the goal of transitioning them into independence.
- Wishes: 1) Sleeping bags (clean and good condition). 2) Hand warmers 3) Monetary donations to purchase tents, tarps, and cooking stoves.
- Contact: Carol Crossley at 717-379-9030.
Steelton Community Cats, 1 North Front St., Steelton, PA 17113
- Mission: An all-volunteer organization, provides trap/neuter/vaccinate/return services of free-roaming cats at no cost to residents of Steelton Borough, Swatara Township., Susquehanna Township. and Lower Swatara Township. Our no kill program is also available for residents outside our participating communities for a nominal fee.
- Wishes: 1) Wet and/or dry cat food. 2) Gift cards. 3) Monetary donations.
- Contact: Rosemary Loncar at [email protected] or 717-877-4146.
Summit Search and Rescue, 3960 Lewisberry Rd Lewisberry, PA 17339
- Mission: Mission Statement: 1) To provide trained man trailing bloodhounds to aid in locating missing persons. 2) To assist law enforcement with criminal cases – locating felons and evidence. 3) To assist in the training of other K9 handlers and bloodhounds. 4) To provide animal assisted therapy and intervention to area children and youth in need of behavioral management. 5) To provide educational programming related to the man trailing bloodhound with an emphasis on safety.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations or gas cards to assist with the current gas prices and the volume we use responding to search details etc.
- Contact: Terri Heck at [email protected] or 717-443-7627.
The Caring Cupboard, Inc., 131 N. Railroad St., Palmyra, PA 17078
- Mission: The Caring Cupboard is a choice food pantry located in Palmyra, PA that works to transform the lives of individuals and families through access to quality food, health and wellness education, and a dedicated space to build community connections to improve the well-being of our community.
- Wishes: 1) Diapers and wipes so that we can provide the mothers who use our services with these necessary items for their babies that are not covered by SNAP benefits. 2) Pads and tampons, as these items are considered luxury items and not covered by SNAP benefits. 3) Shampoo and conditioner, as these personal care items are not covered by SNAP benefits.
- Contact: Shanna Adler, Development Director at 717-838-9493, ext. 3.
The Dogs’ Den, 127 Sanjo Drive, Grantville, PA 17028
- Mission: The Dogs’ Den is a Central Pennsylvania based 501c non-profit and publicly supported group and dedicated to improving the quality of life for pets through education and adoption.
- Wishes: 1) Laundry Soap. 2) Stamps/copier paper. 3) Foster homes.
- Contact: Denise Durkay at [email protected] or 717-469-7325.
The Eclipse Project – Helping Harrisburg’s Homeless, 5955 Linglestown Road Harrisburg PA 17112
- Mission: Our goal is to serve the underserved right in their community. We go right into the homeless tent camps to serve a hot home cooked meal and distribute necessities such as feminine products, toiletries, first aid, tents, blankets, and hugs.
- Wishes: 1) Financial support is very important so that we may purchase items as needs arise. 2) Men’s and women’s clothing items such as underwear, bras, Long John’s, sweats. 3) Cold weather items like sleeping bags, blankets, hand warmers, and ways to keep warm inside a tent.
- Contact: Michon via text at 570-394-0309.
The Nativity School of Harrisburg, 2101 N 5th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
- Mission: The Nativity School of Harrisburg is a privately run, independent, non-denominational, Christian preparatory middle school that exists to break the cycle of poverty for low income, inner-city boys by providing a comprehensive middle school education and by continuing to provide educational and support services throughout high school and college. We aim to cultivate a desire for life-long learning and a commitment to a lifestyle of moral character and personal determination.
- Wishes: Monetary donations for student scholarships.
- Contact: Denise Hirn, director of external relations at [email protected]
The Nobody’s Cats Foundation, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill PA 17011
- Mission: To encourage humane management of free-roaming domestic cats in 15 south-central Pennsylvania counties through Trap Neuter Return (TNR), by providing resources to individuals, businesses, and municipalities including a dedicated spay/neuter clinic.
- Wishes: 1) Dry and canned cat food. 2) Puppy training pads (unscented without charcoal or gel fillers) 3) Small paper plates.
- Contact: Christine Arnold at [email protected]
The Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network, 2101 N. Front St. Governors Plaza North 2 Harrisburg, PA 17110
- Mission: Provides help and support for immigrant and refugee women and children; Promotes understanding, respect, and friendship among the many diverse ethnic and cultural groups in our neighborhoods; and Provides leadership training and mentoring for immigrant and refugee women.
- Wishes: 1) Grocery store e-cards to buy healthy snacks for after school program. 2) Money to buy school/ books/ craft supplies. 3) Kids winter weather clothing.
- Contact: Nancy Moya at nancymoya109gmail.com, or 717-557-9174.
The RASE Project, 100 North Cameron Street, 4th floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101
- Mission: To assist individuals and communities affected by substance use issues, challenges, and concerns by fostering progress, enriching lives, and ultimately enhancing recovery.
- Wishes: Canned Goods for our food pantry in the Harrisburg Office | Money to use to buy bus passes for participants | Money to purchase food for the food pantry
- Contact: Jessica Miller at [email protected], or 717- 512-4611.
Tomorrow’s Smile Inc, 5585 Barbara Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA,17050
- Mission: To work to eliminate, especially domestic abuse of women and their dependent children.
- Wishes: Volunteers, clothing, and money.
- Contact: [email protected]
United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pk, Lititz PA 17543
- Mission: United Zion is a 117-year-old continuing care community for seniors whose mission is to provide superior quality services to the aging, based on Christian principles, in a loving and caring community, encouraging independence, promoting wellness, and preserving human dignity. With over 20 percent of residents receiving financial support, gifts from the community are vital to being able to continue our mission of care.
- Wishes: 1) The Gift of Benevolent Care: Benevolent care helps cover the full cost of care so residents can continue to receive the quality care they deserve when they no longer have the financial resources. Over 20% of residents at United Zion receive benevolent care support. 2) Art and craft supplies especially markers and colored pencils. And of course, we love for volunteers to help with craft and game times. 3) Outdoor portable speaker and mic.
- Contact: Megan Weiss, Director of Development at [email protected], or 717-627-8421.
Veterans Outreach of PA, Harrisburg, PA
- Mission: We are devoted to helping local veterans experiencing homelessness through the building of a tiny home village and community center to provide transitional shelter and comprehensive support.
- Wishes: 1) Memorial bricks for $250 to help build 15 tiny homes for veterans. 2) Memorial benches to help fund the construction of the homes. 3) Money for service branch flags in the center of the Veterans Village.
- Contact: Diane McNaughton at [email protected]
Vickie’s Angel Foundation, 511 Bridge Street New Cumberland PA 17070
- Mission: Our mission is to help families fighting cancer who cannot pay their bills due to enduring cancer treatment. We provide financial assistance – all cancers and all ages – to individuals in active cancer treatment: chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to provide financial assistance for household bills. 2) Guardian Angel donations to provide financial assistance for operating costs. 3) Volunteers to help with registration and setting up fundraiser events.
- Contact: Mickey Minnich at 717-774-3800.
Warwick United, 135 front street Lititz PA 17543
- Mission: An advocacy and service organization committed to equitable, evidence-based education and support for all learners.
- Wishes: 1) Underwear/ socks. 2) Leggings/sweatpants. 3) Travel toiletries.
- Contact: Kayla Cook at [email protected]
Waterday Foundation, 100 Sterling Plaza, Mech PA 17011
- Mission: To raise money for local charities by selling commercial bathroom products at or below what a customer is paying now and donate 100 percent of all profits to local charities.
- Wishes: 1) Publicity: Waterday Foundation needs help spreading the word about the Waterday model. 2) Pulling in more customer/partners to help raise for local charities. 3) Monetary donations.
- Contact: Jason Trumpy, Director of Waterday Foundation at 717-592-9264.
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 222 Market Street
- Mission: Whitaker Center serves as the region’s hub for science, art and education.
- Wishes: 1) Volunteers. 2) Monetary donations.
- Contact: Michael Ringenbach, Vice President of Development at [email protected]
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, 234 Strawberry Square, Temple University Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA. 17101
- Mission: Engaging our community in understanding global, national, and local affairs, with a focus on mentoring youth as the next generation of world leaders.’
- Wishes: 1) Financial sponsorship for youth programs, including summer enrichment program. 2) Pro-bono catering services for events. 3) Keynote speakers for events.
- Contact: Joyce Davis at [email protected]
World Surgical Foundation, P.O. Box 1006 Camp Hill, PA 17001
- Mission: WSF is committed to providing charitable surgical health care to the world’s poor and underserved in developing nations regardless of race, color, religion, or creed. WSF has performed over 12,000 free surgeries since October 1997. We have improved health care in many third-world countries, including Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Thailand.
- Wishes: 1) Small/clean stuffed animals such as Beanie Babies to hand out to children undergoing surgery. 2) Funds for shipping medical supplies and equipment to the Philippines, Honduras, and Nigeria, as well as volunteers to help pack and sort supplies in our warehouse. 3) Funds to equip and supply a new OR we are creating in Honduras.
- Contact: Jennifer N. Johnson, Executive Director at [email protected] or 717 232-1404.
York County Food Bank, 254 W. Princess St. York, PA 17401
- Mission: To increase dignified access to nutritious food and community resources that enhance food security in York County.
- Wishes: 1) Monetary donations to provide healthy, nutritious food to food insecure families in York County. 2) Grocery store gift cards ($20) to provide with holiday food boxes for our Give-A-Meal Program, a partnership between us and all York County school districts. 3) Volunteers to assist with box packing, drive-through food distribution, etc.
- Contact: Kelly Rogers, Development Manager, at [email protected] or 717-846-6435 ext. 207.
Young Women’s Empowerment Academy, 3915 Union Deposit Rd, Lower Paxton Township, PA 17109
- Mission: Our mission is to prepare and propel young women ages eight to 18 to be successful in the areas of service, influence, education & entrepreneurship.
- Wishes: 1) Funds to cover the costs of feeding student’s nutritious meals on a weekly basis, supplies, field trips and college tours. 2) Transportation (Van/Vehicle) for students to attend weekly empowerment classes, extracurricular sessions on life management skills like cooking, fitness and more. 3) Travel on field trips & college tours. 4) Technology: Students need laptops for workshops, projects, and schoolwork. 5) Projection screen and equipment, white boards for workshop set ups.
- Contact: Lisa Lickers-Ricks at [email protected] or 717-884-9443.