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

  • Men's Mission

    • Lawn Mower (Gas-powered, push)
    • Silverware
    • Bleach
    • Plastic trash bags (13 gal. and 30 gal.)
    • Steel-toed Work boots (sizes 9.5 – 11.5)
    • Sneakers (sizes 9.5 – 11.5)
    • Shaving Razors
    • Shaving cream (small cans)
    • Padlocks with keys for lockers
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Clorox wipes
    • Ensure Nutritional Drink
    • 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
    • Hand Sanitizer/Wipes
    • Underwear (all sizes)
    • 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
    • Frozen Vegetables
    • Ground beef, Pork, Fish
    • Oil
    • Butter
    • Sugar
    • Hot Sauce
    • BBQ Sauce
    • Sliced bread
    • Trash Bags
    • Disposable Gloves
    • Napkins
    • Cleaner (Multipurpose, Glass, Floor, Oven)
    • Utility Carts
    • Aprons
    • 12 oz. Bowls
    • Metal fan, 3 speed, 16″ or 20″

  • Medical Clinic

    • Alka Seltzer Cold Medication
    • Allergy Medication
    • Anti-Fungal Cream
    • Bacitracin/Triple Antibiotic Cream/Neosporin
    • Cough Drops – Regular and Sugar Free
    • DayQuil Cold Medication
    • Hand Sanitizer (Individual size)
    • Hydrocortisone Cream
    • Ibuprofen 200mg
    • Instant Cold Packs
    • Instant Hot Packs
    • Kleenex (large boxes)
    • Multivitamins
    • Muscle Rub
    • Naproxen 220mg
    • PeptoBismol Tablets
    • Saline Nasal Spray
    • Shoe Insoles
    • Sinus Congestion Medication
    • Toe-nail clippers
    • 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)

    • Combination Hand Pump and Electric Stacker ($2,500)
    • Semi-Electric Pallet Jack ($2,000)
    • Donation to repair forklift ($4,500)
    • 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)

  • Trinity House (Transitional Living)

    • Meat—1 to 2 pound packages
    • Cleaning supplies

  • 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.

Did You Miss Our Virtual Banquet Program?You still have time to watch!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we held our Annual Banquet in a virtual format this year. Please watch as we celebrate the ways hope is bursting forth in people’s lives through God’s work at Bethesda Mission. Highlights include Volunteer of the Year Award, updates on building projects, and testimonies from our Men's Mission, Women's Mission, and Community Center.

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