Donation Center/In-kind Gifts

 Donation Center Hours

Our Donation Center drop-off dock is conveniently located at the back of our parking lot at 215 W. Church St.

MONDAY: 9am - 4pm

TUESDAY: 9am - 4pm

WEDNESDAY: 9am - 12:30pm

THURSDAY: 9am - 4pm

FRIDAY: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: 9am - 3pm

CLOSED Sunday & holidays including

New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day,

Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

Thank you for giving to The Hope Center!

 

Your in-kind gifts help The Hope Center to meet the needs of hurting people who come through our doors every day seeking assistance. Items donated may be sold in our Thrift Stores in Hagerstown and Chambersburg. We keep our prices low so that people on a tight budget are not priced out of our store. Sales generated from items sold in our stores help to keep our programs and services free for our guests and operational every day of the year.

We also give away many items for free to individuals and families who are in great need. From food, to clothing, shoes, and winter coats, we make sure that guests in need will be taken care of thanks to your generous donations! Learn more about our voucher program here

Accepted Items:

  • Clothing

  • Shoes & other footwear

  • jewelry

Household Items

  • Small appliances in working order

  • dishes

  • flatware

  • pots & pans

  • wall art

  • bed & table linens

  • lamps in working order

  • books (please pack in small bags or boxes)

  • CD's

  • DVD's

  • VHS tapes

  • Toys

  • Puzzles & games (please make sure all the pieces are included)

  • Holiday decorations

  • Baskets

  • Luggage

  • Unused greeting cards

  • Stationary

  • Office supplies

Furniture

  • Beds (frames, headboards, footboards, mattresses, box springs

  • Couches

  • Upholstered chairs

  • Dining tables and chairs

  • Coffee tables

  • End tables

  • Desks* & chairs

  • Dressers

  • Rugs

  • Bicycles

  • Wheelchairs & other handicap equipment

*No large wooden or metal office desks

We Cannot Accept:

  • Wet clothing

  • Computers

  • Exercise equipment

  • Entertainment centers

  • Floor model stereos

  • TV's (will consider newer, flat screens)

  • Office telephones (multiple line phones)

  • Refrigerators and freezers

  • Washers & dryers

  • Dish washers

  • Stoves

  • Sinks & toilets

  • Large wooden or metal office desks

  • Upright pianos

  • Large organs

  • Cribs (due to government regulations for resale)

  • Waterbed mattresses or frames

  • Box springs without the mattress

  • Used ceiling fans/electric fixtures

If you have any questions about items to donate then please call us at 301.739.1165.

Other In-kind Gifts

  • Cars or other vehicles

  • Paper products: napkins, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, etc.

  • Medicines: pain killers, Sudafed, cough drops, etc.

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Food: click link to learn more

Donation Center Info

Our Donation Center is located at the back of our parking lot located at 215 W. Church St in Hagerstown. If possible please try to have donated items in boxes or bags. Please let our dock attendant know if anything donated is fragile.

Donation Dock Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri: 9am - 4pm

Wed: 9am - 12:30pm

Sat: 9am - 3pm

Our Donation Center is CLOSED Sundays and major holidays

For any questions about our Donation Center please call 301.739.1165

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.

Donation Receipt Info

We Need Voluteers!

We are currently looking for multiple volunteers for our Donation Center sorting operations. Our 'Sorters' are an important behind-the-scenes part of The Hope Center. They literally sort through all the incredible items donated for eventual placement in our Thrift Stores. Along with sorting the items, our volunteers help to price and prepare items for our stores.

Volunteers work in our A/C & heated facility. Volunteers will sort through items such as clothing, handbags, housewares, decor, seasonal items, accessories, toys, books, and more.

This volunteer opportunity  provides flexible hours in a safe, welcoming environment. To learn more please email us at volunteer@hagerstownhopecenter.com or call Aimee at 301.739.1165