Your Donations Are Important to Us!
Providing quality services to those who come to us for help is a main focus here at Bell. As 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 wishlist 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.
CONTACT our Outreach Coordinator Janel Fox at 717-848-5767, ext. 515
Large (18 to 20 gallon) plastic storage totes with lids
Diapers, larger sizes (4, 5, & 6)
We are always in need of twin sheet sets (new or clean, gently used)
Bed Pillows (new or clean, gently used)
Towels washcloths, hand, and bath towels, new or clean, gently used
THINGS WE CAN USE MOST OF THE TIME:
At any time of year, we generally accept the following donations in GOOD, USABLE CONDITION:
Socks, new underwear – all ages and sizes
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Health Care Supplies (no outdated items accepted)
Hair Care items: shampoo, conditioner & styling product for all hair types, brushes, combs & picks
Assorted size bandages, gauze & sterile pads, medical tape, antibiotic cream
Pain Relievers (adult & pediatric)
Cough syrup (alcohol free)
Tissues & Toilet Paper
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste, Mouthwash (alcohol free)
Diapers (all sizes) and Baby Wipes
Stainless Steel Pots and Pans, Baking Sheets, Cake Pans
Dish and flatware sets, bedding, towels, curtains
Laundry supplies (detergent, softeners, laundry baskets)
Household cleaning products (cleaners, mops, brooms, rubber gloves, sponges)
Plastic drinking cups
Craft / Activity Items
Free passes/tickets to exhibits, shows, festivals and more
Colored Pencils & washable colored markers
Foam crafting sheets, Canvas, Poster Board
Paints and Brushes
Word search books
Canned Goods and Dry Boxed Foods
No. 10 Cans & Quantity-Sized Packaging are Best
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 (in good condition only)
Tables: Kitchen, dining, side/end/coffee; picnic or patio
Chairs: Straight-back, desk, easy chairs, recliners
Sofas: Smaller size. NO SOFA BEDS
CLEAN Beds, Mattresses, Box Springs: Twin size are the most needed. Full size are needed on occasion. NO QUEEN OR KING SIZE. No water beds. Metal frames preferred.
Lamps: Table lamps, floor lamps, desk models
Small household appliances in very good working condition.
NO REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS, DISHWASHERS OR CABINET STEREOS or CONSOLE TVS. (Please contact Re-Source York at 717-852-7574 to donate)
NO USED CARPETS