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.

Women’s Shelter Needs List

  • Men's Mission

    • Silverware
    • Plastic trash bags (13 gal. and 30 gal.)
    • Steel-toed Work boots (sizes 9.5 – 11.5)
    • Sneakers (sizes 9.5 – 11.5)
    • Shorts (sizes 34-56)
    • Short sleeved shirts (sizes L-4XL)
    • Polo shirts (sizes L-4XL)
    • Shaving Razors
    • Shaving cream (small cans)
    • Padlocks with keys for lockers
    • Clorox wipes
    • Walmart gift cards for above items

  • Women's Mission

    • Twin Comforter Sets
    • Twin Sheet sets (Flat and Fitted)
    • Gallon size zip lock bags
    • Large clear plastic storage bins
    • Paper products
    • Clorox Wipes
    • Stamps
    • Fresh Fruit

  • Community Center

    • School Supplies
    • Book Bags
    • Uniforms
    • Board games (new)
    • Xbox1
    • Wii U
    • Nerf guns
    • Earphones
    • Gift cards
    • Commercial Keurig machine
    • For Real Milkshake Machine
    • Portable Soccer Nets
    • Soccer Balls
    • Dodge Balls

  • Food Services

    • #10 Cans of Vegetables
    • Pork, Sausage, Fish
    • Butter
    • Sliced bread
    • BBQ Sauce
    • Aprons
    • Metal fan, 3 speed, 16″ or 20″
    • Meat Slicer (Commercial)
    • Metal Pans (4 inch)
    • Individually-wrapped disposable utensils

  • Medical Clinic

    • Anti-Fungal Cream
    • Aspirin 81mg
    • Cepacol/Sore throat Lozenges
    • Cough drops – regular and sugar free
    • Foot powder
    • Hand Sanitizer (Individual size)
    • Instant Cold Packs
    • Instant Hot Packs
    • Kleenex (large boxes)
    • Multivitamins
    • PeptoBismol Tablets
    • Shoe Insoles
    • Tums

  • 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

  • Outreach (warehouse)

    • Paper towels
    • 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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