We'd first like to say "THANK YOU" for your interest in donating to The Hope Center. The Hope Center does not receive any form of government tax assistance to operate so we rely heavily on the sales of gently used donated goods in our Thrift Stores along with the generous financial gifts given by individuals, churches, civic groups, businesses and others in our community.
When you donate, the money given or generated from Thrift Store sales stays directly in our community helping those who are homeless, hungry and struggling with addictions. You'd be surprised how much your donation, whether great or small, can help change the lives, and save lives, of your neighbors in need.
When you give you're investing in people in our own backyard. All money given stays here. Your support helps to keep our facility free for all of our guests in need. From families needing help, to after school & summer programs for at-risk kids, to homeless men who need a safe place to sleep, your generous support helps thousands of people in difficult situations get the assistance needed to change their lives, or even, save their lives.
People might not realize the darkness that many in our community are facing. But the need is real. And your help is crucial and life-changing.
So again, thank you for partnering with us to help make a difference in our community.
Read through the various ways that you can provide HOPE to Hagerstown. Any little bit helps us keep our doors open and lights on all year long.
Financial support is a very important part of keeping our facility open and operational 365 days a year.
If you'd like to become a partner of our ministry then there are three easy ways to give:
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: Simply make your check or money order payable to The Hope Center and send it to P.O. Box 685, Hagerstown, MD 21741-0685
The Hope Center is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, charitable organization.
Donations are tax-deductible.
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.
We use a lot of food to feed Hagerstown. Food in our pantry is used for the multiple daily meals, food bags/boxes and special events throughout the year.
To drop off food donations:
Non-perishable foods - please drop off at Administrative Office during business hours (M - F 8:30am - 4pm). If that does not work with you please call 301.739.1165 to make other arrangements.)
Perishable/fresh foods - if during the business day (M - F 8:30am - 4pm) please drop off food to Administrative Office. Any other time please drop food off at kitchen or check-in office in our main residential building. For questions please call 301.739.1165.
Food drive info:
To see our current Needs List and to get other ideas of frequently used foods please click the link below:
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.
Drop-off Dock Schedule:
Donation Dock (CLOSED WEDNESDAY) - dock open M - F 9am - 4pm and Sat 9am - 3pm. Please take to dock at the back of the parking lot. Please do not place items on dock after business hours. Thank you. To talk to someone about donation drop off please call 301.739.1165
All donation locations are closed on Sundays and the following holidays: New Year's 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.
Our Donation Truck is operating on a limited schedule. We will be able to offer furniture pickups to Hagerstown on Mon - Fri. To schedule a pickup please call 301.739.1165.
Also, we are not able to accept donations at our Chambersburg Thrift Store.
For a list of items accepted and those we cannot accept please click on the link below.
We LOVE our volunteers! And we believe that we've got the best volunteers in the Four State!
While our volunteers may come in all different shapes and sizes, ages and abilities, they all have one thing in common: HOPE.
Each of our volunteers want to make a difference and bring hope back into the lives of those in need. Volunteers at The Hope Center have a heart to help and they use their abilities and talents in so many different ways throughout the year.
Ready to VOLUNTEER? Great! Or maybe you just want some more info... that's great too! Just click the 'Volunteer' button below to email us. We're happy to answer any questions and get you started sharing HOPE to Hagerstown!
If you are interested in a receipt for your donations of in-kind gifts for tax purposes then we can help.
To make sure that you are documenting everything appropriately we ask that you consult with your tax preparer prior to 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 www.bankrate.com
Below are a few pointers about creating the list of donated items for a receipt. .
Please provide a list of items donated*
We can provide you with form to list items or you can make the list on your own
Please include name and address on list
Please print information on list
Please provide list to us in a timely fashion following donation
Donation trucks do not always have donation forms available at pick-up
*The more detailed the list the better for your personal 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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