Your Donations Are Useful and Greatly Appreciated!
As need in our community grows and government funding sources become more scarce and less dependable, your in-kind donations of goods and services are vital to our efforts to meet the needs of our neighbors.
Want to organize a DONATION DRIVE for Bell? Take a look at our wish list below to see what is most useful, and then contact us to let us know what you have in mind so we can help spread the word.
TO KEEP YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE, ALL DONATION DROP OFFS MUST BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE.
Contact Outreach Coordinator Janel Fox 717-848-5767, ext. 515
Delivering pre-arranged Christmas gifts to Bell Family Shelter? Call 717-845-9536 to schedule.
THINGS WE NEED RIGHT NOW and pretty much always:
Socks, new underwear – all ages and sizes
Twin sheet sets (new or clean, gently used)
Bed Pillows (new)
Large (18 to 20 gallon) plastic storage totes with lids
Diapers & Pull-Ups, larger sizes (4, 5, & 6)
Towels washcloths, hand, and bath towels, new or clean, gently used
At any time of year, we generally accept the following donations in GOOD, USABLE CONDITION:
Umbrellas – Imagine waiting for the bus in the rain without an umbrella. Most Bell service users do not drive cars, relying on public transportation to get to work, job interviews, Bell programs, and doctor’s appointments. Something simple like not having an umbrella can make a big difference in how their day plays out.
Health Care Supplies (no outdated items accepted) – Assorted size bandages, gauze & sterile pads, medical tape, antibiotic cream, Pain Relievers (adult & pediatric), Cough syrup (alcohol free)
Hair Care items: shampoo, conditioner & styling product for all hair types, brushes, combs & picks
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste, Mouthwash (alcohol free)
Diapers (all sizes) and Baby Wipes
Laundry & Household Cleaning Supplies (detergent, softeners, laundry baskets) (cleaners, mops, brooms, rubber gloves, sponges)
These items are great for a collection drive, and easy for us to distribute to individuals and families in a bucket or laundry basket when they are setting up a new place to live.
Craft / Activity Items – Colored Pencils & washable colored markers, Foam crafting sheets, Canvas, Poster Board, Paints and Brushes, Coloring books ,Word search books. Used in a variety of programs for both adults and children.
Canned Goods and Dry Boxed Foods
Non-perishables are best for general purposes: Vegetables, Fruits, Meats (tuna/stews), Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup, Sugar, Flour, Brown Sugar, Pastas & Rice, Spaghetti Sauce, Cereals/Breakfast Bars, Boxed Potato & Noodle Mixes, Apple & Orange Juice
Furniture Please call to find out if we are able to accept your good-condition furniture items, as our space is limited and need varies. Note that we may likely refer you to our partner, Re-Source York at 717-852-7574 which sells donated items and benefits Bell through quarterly contributions.)