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Donation Information

Thank you for your interest in donating to The Hope Center. We do not receive government tax assistance, so we rely on the sales of gently used donated goods in our thrift stores and the financial gifts given by individuals, churches, civic groups, businesses, and others in our community.

Donating supports our programs and ministries and helps your neighbors in the Hagerstown community. Your donation, whether great or small, can help change the lives of your needy neighbors.

Below are the various ways you can donate to provide HOPE to Hagerstown.

Financial Giving

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Financial support is essential​ to keeping our facility open and operational 365 days a year.

There are three easy ways to give:

  • Donate online

  • Donate by phone: Credit card donations may also be made over the phone, Monday through Friday, 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM, by calling 301-739-1165.

  • Donate by mail: Make your check or money order payable to The Hope Center and send it to P.O. Box 685, Hagerstown, MD 21741-0685.

For more information, please call 301-739-1165 or email

The Hope Center is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization.

Donations are tax-deductible.

Food Donations

Our food pantry uses large quantities of food to feed our residents, guests, and the community multiple daily meals and supply grocery items in our food bags.

Food donations information:

  • Non-perishable foods: please drop them off at our Administrative Office during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm). To make other arrangements, please call 301-739-1165.

  • Perishable/fresh foods: Please drop off food at our Administrative Office during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm). If after business hours, please drop food off at the kitchen or check-in office in our main residential building. For questions, please call 301-739-1165.

Food drive info:

CLICK HERE for information about hosting a food drive, or call us at 301-739-1165 or email

CLICK HERE for our pantry needs list and Pantry Item of the Month.

In-kind Gifts

We will gladly accept your furniture, housewares, clothing, shoes, accessories and more that are in good, usable condition.

We have a convenient drop-off center at our Hagerstown campus located at 215 W. Church Street.

Donation Dock Schedule:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 


Donation Center is closed on Sundays and the following holidays: New Year's Eve & Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

There may be other days where the donation locations are closed due to special events, inclement weather or work projects. If you are driving from a far distance please call 301-739-1165 to check before making the journey or follow us on Facebook for up-to-date operating information.

CLICK HERE for donation pickup information. We are not able to accept donations at our Chambersburg Thrift Store.

CLICK HERE for a list of acceptable items and items we can not accept.


We love our volunteers! If you would like to donate your time and become a volunteer, just CLICK HERE for more information, or call Michelle, our Volunteer Coordinator at 301-739-1165.

The Hope Center is an accredited member in good standing with the ECFA.

Accreditation in ECFA is an important public statement of this ministry's resolve to conduct and disclose its activities in the most responsible manner possible.

Donation Receipt

If you are interested in a receipt for your donations of in-kind gifts for tax purposes, then we can help.

To ensure that you document everything appropriately, we ask that you consult with your tax preparer before filling out a receipt form. Various tax prep agencies require different information, so it's important that you provide them with the necessary documentation.

To get an idea of the gently used value of your items, go to

Below are a few pointers about creating a list of donated items for a receipt.

  • Please provide a list of items donated*

  • We can provide you with a form to list items, or you can make a list on your own.

  • Please include your name and address on the list.

  • Please print the information on the list.

  • Please provide a list to us in a timely fashion following the donation.

  • Donation trucks only sometimes have donation forms available at pick-up.

*The more detailed the list, the better for your documentation. When listing items, be sure to include how many of each item was given, i.e., shirts (2), pants (3), shoes (1).

For any questions, please call us at 301-739-1165.

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