We're here to help during this crisis. Our overnight homeless shelter and food services are still open during this time. If you come to The Hope Center for assistance we do ask that you use the provided hand sanitizer and follow all health criteria to keep yourself and others safe INCLUDING WEARING A MASK IN ALL BUILDINGS. Failure to abide by rules established to protect others during the COVID-19 pandemic could result in expulsion from the property. We're all in this together.
We will continue to update this page with any new information about how we're responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. To talk to someone immediately please call 301.739.1165.
UPDATE!!! EFFECTIVE START DATE 6/1/20
OUR HAGERSTOWN THRIFT STORE, DONATION CENTER AND CHAMBERSBURG THRIFT STORE ARE REOPEN!!! For the safety of our staff and guests we are reopening with adjusted hours and new safety guidelines in place. To learn about our REOPENING please click this link:
COVID-19 Related Information
We will continue to serve daily community meals as well as offer food assistance to people in need during this crisis. With that being said, food donations are extremely important and incredibly helpful at this time. If you would like to donate food please drop it off at our Administrative Office (Admin Office info listed below) or order online to have it delivered (online order info below)
This is a list of various food items we need or use regularly in both our kitchen and food bank program. Please help spread the word to your family & friends and also on social media.
DONATION FOOD LIST
Peanut butter (16oz jars)
Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken, etc.)
Spaghettios or similar canned products
Salads or lettuce and items for salads
Mac & Cheese boxed dinners
Marinara or other pasta appropriate sauces
If donating food by shopping online is a better option for you then by all means do it! To have the food delivered please use our street address:
125 N. Prospect St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
If you prefer Amazon as your online retailer then please consider shopping through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the charitable shopping site for Amazon. If you have an Amazon account you can easily sign in to AmazonSmile just like Amazon. When given the chance to select your charitable organization please select 'The Hope Center Hagerstown'. Then start shopping! Amazon will donate portion of your purchase to The Hope Center! It's a win/win!! Every time you shop Amazon be sure to use AmazonSmile. Click the tab below to go to AmazonSmile and start shopping.
OTHER DONATION INFO
Our donation drop off (at The Hope Center) is open effective 5/18/20! Our Donation Truck is still not operating at this time. Click the link below to get all up-to-date info about our Donation Center Reopening including new hours and safety protocols.
Your financial donation is a HUGE help to The Hope Center. Now that both of our Thrift Stores are closed during this crisis your financial gift is a much needed boost to our operation. Listed below the ways that you can give financially. Again, we appreciate your donation so much!
WAYS TO FINANCIALLY DONATE
Online: to safely donate online please click this tab:
Mail: to send check via USPS please mail to:
P.O. Box 685
Hagerstown, MD 21741
While we've cancelled many of our non-essential programs & activities, we still are open to help the homeless and hungry in our area. We need volunteers to help in many different ways around The Hope Center. Volunteers also help offset the budgetary issues we're now facing with the indefinite closure of our Thrift Stores. If you are healthy and able to give some time to help us please email us or call us immediately (contact info below).
Since safety is a top priority during this time we do ask that those who are ages 65+ or have medical conditions that put you at a higher risk refrain from volunteering. Please help us in other ways by praying, donating financially or with food, and by telling others of our needs.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 685, 21741
Shipping Address: 125 N. Prospect St, 21740
Parking Lot: 215 W. Church St
Office hours are open and operating on normal schedule
M - F 8:15am - 4pm
(closed 11:30am - 12:15pm for lunch)
Soup Line*: M - F: doors open 12pm & close at 12:30pm
Weekend & Holidays: doors open at 12:45pm and close at 1:15pm
Evening Chapel/Meal*: 7pm daily
Overnight Shelter: 5pm daily check in
*Soup Line & Evening Chapel/Meal will temporarily meet in Trinity Center until further notice
We realize that these are difficult times and many people are worried about jobs, bills, and other things and we want to help where we can. Feeding yourself or your family shouldn't cause extra stress so we are offering food bag assistance to any individual or family in need. Just call our office during business hours to schedule an appointment to pick up a food bag. It's that simple. Read the graphic to get all the details and call us to schedule an appointment time.
Call us: 301.739.1165
Mon - Fri 8:15 - 11:30am & 12:15 - 4pm
As we close various programs & activities we will post them here. As we reopen we will make sure you know!