Needs List

Here’s what is needed

Listed below are some items that we currently need, as requested by each area’s director. This list is updated quarterly. If you have any questions, please contact 717-257-4442.

Please drop off all donations at 611 Reily Street. Thank you! New or gently used items are appreciated. 

You can also view our AMAZON.COM wishlist. Feel free to purchase items from them (or any other online store) and have them shipped to us. Donate as you shop by using smile.amazon.com

Women’s Shelter Needs List:

Please contact Shelley Brooks at 717-257-4447 for questions and drop-off information.

Our Amazon Wish List for the new shelter can be found here.

  • Men's Mission

    • Fresh veggies and fruits
    • Trash Bags 13 and 60 gallons
    • Winter clothing: thermal underwear, sweatshirts, long sleeved shirts (Under Armor, etc.) plus-sized, LG-XXXL, needed most
    • Large print bibles NIV or NASB or ESV
    • Shower shoes (flip flops)
    • Wash cloths and towels
    • Underwear
    • AA, AAA,9 volt batteries
    • Umbrellas
    • Printer
    • Plastic grocery bags

  • Women's Mission

    • 13 & 33 gallon trash bags
    • XL twin mattress covers
    • Journals
    • Pens
    • Recovery Bibles
    • Area rugs (bathroom size)
    • Gift cards (Walmart, Target etc.)

    • Paper products

  • Community Center

    • School Supplies
    • Book Bags
    • Nerf guns
    • Earphones
    • Gift cards
    • Commercial Keurig machine
    • “For Real” Milkshake Machine
    • Tablets for reading/math program

  • Food Services

    • #10 Cans of Vegetables
    • Ground beef, Pork, Sausage, Hot Dogs, Fish
    • Butter
    • Sugar

    • Napkins
    • Sliced bread
    • BBQ Sauce
    • Multipurpose cleaner
    • Aprons
    • Metal fan, 3 speed, 16” or 20”
    • Meat Slicer (Commercial)
    • Metal Pans (4 inch)
    • Prepackaged, disposable silverware

    • Chef Knives
    • Spices

  • Medical Clinic

    • Alka Seltzer Cold Medication
    • Antibiotic Cream (Neosporin)
    • Anti-Fungal Cream (Athlete’s Foot Cream)
    • Cepacol/Sore throat Lozenges
    • Cough Drops – Regular and Sugar Free
    • DayQuil Cold Medication
    • Eye Drops
    • Hand Sanitizer (Individual size)
    • Hydrocortisone Cream
    • Instant Hot Packs
    • Lip Balm
    • Sinus Congestion Medication

  • Dental Clinic

    • Hydrogen peroxide 1.5% – 2% mouth rinse
    • Polident adhesive for dentures
    • Travel-sized non-alcoholic mouthwash
    • Dental pics
    • Dental floss/ Flossers
    • Denture cases
    • Denture brushes
    • Toothbrush holders (travel)

  • Mobile Mission

    • Sweatshirts and pants (M, L, XL)
    • Jeans (Waist Size 32, 34, 36, 38, 40)
    • Underwear (S, M, L, XL)
    • T-shirts
    • Candles
    • Sterno
    • Deodorant (men and women)
    • Flashlights

  • Food Bank

    • Graphic wrap for box truck ($3,600)
    • General equipment upgrades and repairs ($2,500)
    • General funds for repairs to walk-in freezer and cooler ($1,000)

  • Items We Do Not Need

    Furniture — Unless specifically stated in our needs list, we do not accept furniture due to limited storage capabilities. We recommend contacting New Digs Ministry 717.620.9735

    Small Household Goods Unless specifically asked for

    Queen and King Size Bedding

    Tracfone Cards

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I conduct a collection drive on your behalf?

    Of course! Please let us know about your drive by sending a quick email to info@bethesdamission.org.

    Are there any other items you need?

    The majority of our needs are listed here. Occasionally, we will send out an email or post on Facebook about urgent needs.

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