Our Wishlist

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


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Health Care Supplies (no outdated items accepted)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

Household Items

Stainless Steel Pots and Pans, Baking Sheets, Cake Pans

Dish and flatware sets, bedding, towels, curtains

clean start squareLaundry 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

Coloring books

Word search books

DVD Movies

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.  Metal frames preferred.  No water beds.

Lamps: Table lamps, floor lamps, desk models

Small household appliances in very good working condition.

New area rugs. No used carpets.

No refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers or cabinet stereos or console TVs.  (Please contact Re-Source York at 717-852-7574 to donate)