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Donate to Hope Center


Donations are generally accepted Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10AM and 2PM. Otherwise, please call (570) 622-6220 to set up a drop off time.


Wish list

Art as Healing Supplies
  • Acrylic Paint/Outdoor Paint
  • Canvases (preferably 12” by 12” square or 14’” by 14” square)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrushes (Various Sizes)
Bathroom Items
  • Bath Rugs
  • Bath Towels
  • Shower Caddies
  • Toilet Brushes
  • Wash Cloths

Bedroom Items
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Bed Linens (Twin and Full)
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • Lamps
  • Pillows
Child and Infant Items
  • Baby Gates
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Bottles and Cups
  • Baby and Child Soap
  • Child Safety Locks for Cabinets
  • Diapers (especially sizes 3 and 4)
  • Infant Swings and Seats*
  • Pacifiers
  • Strollers (Single or Double)*
  • Teething Rings
  • Toys (No toys that look like weapons, stuffed animals, puzzles, or Legos please.)
  • Umbrella Strollers

* Please call ahead to check for the availability of space.

Cleaning Supplies
  • Brooms
  • Buckets
  • Cleaning Supplies (Floors, Dishes, Bathroom)
  • Dust Pans
  • Latex Gloves
  • Mops
  • Paper Towels
  • Plungers
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Sponges
  • Vacuum Cleaners (w/ bags if applicable)
  • Toilet Paper
Clothing

Unfortunately, due to limited storage space, Hope Center is unable to keep large amounts of clothing appropriate for every season on hand at all times. For this reason, we can generally accept:

  • FALL and WINTER CLOTHING in the months of October, November, December, and January
  • SPRING and SUMMER CLOTHING in the months of February, March, April, and May
  • SUMMER and FALL CLOTHING in the months of June, July, August, and September

Types of Clothing Needed include new or gently used:

  • Adult Clothing (All Ages and Sizes)
  • Teens, Children, Toddlers, Infant Clothing (All Ages and Sizes)
  • (NEW UNDERWEAR is also always needed in the sizes described above.)
Food
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Spices and Condiments

For specialty food donations, please call (570) 622-3991 to make specific arrangements

Hygiene/Personal Care Items
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Products (Pads and Tampons)
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Shower Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
Kitchen Items
  • Baking Dishes
  • Baking Pans
  • Can Openers
  • Canister Set
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dish Cloths
  • Dish Towels
  • Dishes
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Microwaveable Dishes
  • Pots and Pans
  • Silverware
  • Small Kitchen Appliances
  • Strainers
  • Toasters
Laundry Items
  • Fabric Softener
  • Foldable Hampers
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Laundry Detergent
Miscellaneous
  • Envelopes (Regular and Legal)
  • First Aid Items
  • Gift Cards (Giant, Wal-Mart, Staples)
  • Office Supplies
  • Stationary
  • Umbrellas

No encyclopedias please.

Utility Items
  • Basic Tools (Hammer/Screwdriver)
  • Batteries (All Sizes)
  • Flashlights
  • Garbage Bags
  • Ice Melt
  • Light Bulbs

The items listed in the wish list above are generally accepted in small quantities but please call (570) 622-3991 before bringing items to donate to find out if what you have in mind is something Hope Center can use or has space for at the time.

Donations are accepted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM or by appointment. Please call the day you are interested in making the donation for directions.

HOW DO NON-MONETARY DONATIONS WORK, AND HOW ARE THEY USED?

Hope Center’s Shelter Coordinator and Property Manager oversee all non-monetary donations.

Hope Center greatly appreciates donations of items, but due to fire code, limited storage space, concerns regarding the spread of bedbugs, and the exorbitant amount of donations received, furniture and computers will be accepted at the discretion of the Property Manager. If you are interested in donating large items please call (570) 622-3991 and ask to speak with the Property Manager, if he is not available at that time, please opt to leave him a voicemail with your information and he will get back to you as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, Hope Center does not accept used large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, and televisions, however, Hope Center will take the name and phone number of those interested in donating such items and post their availability for interested service recipients.

Approved items will either be used immediately by or stored for use by residents and/or those receiving Hope Center services.

Donations are available to shelter residents Monday-Friday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, to Hope Center Housing residents on Friday after 7:00 PM, to service recipients by appointment, or otherwise directed by the shelter worker on duty. *Please note any new residents coming into shelter before or after scheduled times will have access to donations as soon as they need.

When the storage area for donations is filled, Hope Center is unable to accept additional items.

Drives of NEW items collected by others on behalf of Hope Center will be accepted.


The official registration and financial information of Schuylkill Women in Crisis (DBA Schuylkill Hope Center for Victims of Domestic Violence) may be obtained at the PA Department of State by calling toll-free within PA 1-800-732-0999.

Registration does not imply endorsement.