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Volunteer & Donate Items

Now more than ever is a time for our community to stand together. You can help by volunteering your time to support local projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in our community. Below are current volunteer and donation needs.


A few notes before volunteering or donating items...

Nonprofits can submit volunteer need details here.

Donation Needs

Baby Items

Organization: Pregnancy Ministries Inc.

Location: Chambersburg

Donation Details: Need donations of high chairs, carseat/stroller combo, newborn diapers, size 5 diapers, and diaper bags.

To Donate: Please call ahead to schedule donation times.

Contact: Deb Macaskill, 717-267-3738,

Bedding & Cleaning Supplies

Organization: House of Hope

Donation Needs: Pillows, twin sheet sets, cleaning and laundry supplies, ladies size 6-10 underwear and socks, sanitary products, gift cards to purchase gasoline, board games, puzzles, craft supplies, and womens clothes/coats of all sizes.

To Donate: Contact Bernadette Bowman, 717-729-7338,

Personal Care Items

Organization: Women in Need

Donation Needs: Unisex pajamas, unisex robes, men/women's underwear, hairbrushes, hair ties, wide tooth combs, ethnic hair care products, bar soap containers, shower caddies, shower caps, body lotion, body wash, razors, shaving cream, dental floss picks, mouthwash, kid's toothbrushes, Tylenol, ibuprofen, and shampoo/conditioner.

To Donate: Contact Kim Sloat, 717-264-3056,

Cleaning Supplies

Organization: Franklin County Homeless Shelter

Donation Needs: Large trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and shelf-stable food. Any foods will be accepted.

To Donate: Contact Trudy or Karen, 717-267-3669,

Meal Kits and Gift Cards

Organization: Veteran's Multi-Service Center

Donation Needs: Gas gift cards, meal kits, new towels and blankets, and grocery store gift cards.

To Donate: Contact Sandy Thomas, 717-599-8835,

Cleaning Items

Organization: Over the Rainbow Children's Advocacy Center

Donation Needs: Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and spray, disposable gloves, and trash bags (4 gal. and 13 gal.).

To Donate: Contact Rebecca Voss,, 717-504-8491

Personal Care Items

Organization: Waynesboro Community & Human Services

Location: 123 Walnut St., Waynesboro

Donation Needs: Shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotions, toilet paper, paper towels, and sizes 6 and 7 diapers.

To Donate: Call 717-762-6941 to coordinate drop-off.

Food for Elderly

Organization: Franklin County Area Agency of Aging

Drop-off Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-3pm

Donation Details: Shelf-stable food and ready to heat and eat shelf stable meals. (Many of the seniors they help do not have a stove, only microwave).

To Donate: Drop off food donations at the sidewalk outside the Senior Center, 600 Norland Avenue Suite 11, Chambersburg. Ring the doorbell to alert staff.

Contact: Sandra Bolinger, (717) 263-2153,

Food - St. Thomas Area

Organization: St. Thomas Food Bank

Location: United Methodist Church, 360 St. Thomas-Edenville Rd.

Donation Details: NON-EXPIRED shelf-stable food

To Donate: Contact Sue Gipe at 717-369-2437

Food - Dry Run Area

Organization: Valley Ministries Food Pantry

Location: 20344 School Rd, Dry Run

Donation Details: In need of NON-EXPIRED shelf-stable food. Can especially use peanut butter, canned tuna or chicken, cereals, and cake/cookie mixes.

To Donate: Contact Rhonda Eckenrode at 717-349-7618.

Food - Chambersburg

Organization: Falling Springs Presbyterian Food Pantry

Location: 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg

Donation Details: Donations needed of non-expired shelf-stable food.

To Donate: Drop off donations Mon-Thurs, 8:30-4, outside the church office. The office is closed during pandemic, but items can be left at the door and use the buzzer to notify staff donations are there.

Contact: 717-264-5715 ext. 220

Food - Waynesboro

Organization: Waynesboro Community & Human Services

Location: 123 Walnut St., Waynesboro

Donation Needs: Peanut butter, snack pack pudding packs, granola bars for backpack lunches, canned meat, and other non-expired, shelf stable food for food pantry.

To Donate: Call 717-762-6941

Volunteer Needs

Blood Donor Ambassadors

Organization: American Red Cross

Location: Chambersburg and surrounding

Days/Times: Varies

Project Details: Blood Donor Ambassador Volunteers needed for area blood drives. Times and locations will vary. Training is provided. Commitment is one blood drive per month. If interested, log onto There are other opportunities to volunteer, as well. 

Health & Safety: Masks are required, social distancing is in place, and temperatures are screened.

To Volunteer:

Help with Food Distribution

Organization: The King's Kettle Food Pantry

Location: Shippensburg

Days/Times: First three Mondays and Tuesdays of each month at 4:30pm

Project Details: Mondays: Sort boxes of food and other items to stock shelves. Tuesdays: Bag groceries and load into cars for clients. Donations (monetary or food) are also appreciated.

Health & Safety: They have gloves and fabric masks, but volunteers may also bring their own. Volunteers are encouraged to wash hands and keep 6 feet apart.

To Volunteer, Contact: Pastor J.R. Wells, 717-816-6829,

Help with Food Distribution

Organization: Storehouse Community Food Pantry

Location: Greencastle

Date/Time: July 15 from 12-4pm and August 12 from 12-4pm

Project Details: Pack boxes with food and load into vehicles.

Health & Safety: Limited masks and gloves available; volunteers are encouraged to bring their own if possible. Hand sanitizer and hand washing station available.

To Volunteer, Contact: Connie and Pete, 717-597-8242

Community Garden

Organization: NETwork Ministries

Location: Chambersburg

Project Details: Help grow some food, enjoy time outside in fresh air, and lend a hand at a safe distance from others. Volunteers can spend some time tending to the community garden at the corner of Redwood St. and Buchanan St.

Health & Safety: Volunteers will be scheduled so no interaction with others outside your household. Please wear your own face covering.

To Volunteer, Contact: Ben Raber, 717-264-4640 (leave voicemail if no answer),

Help with Food Distribution

Organization: Shippensburg Produce & Outreach

Location: Shippensburg

Date/Time: Tuesdays 3:30-6pm

Project Details: Runners will bring boxes of food to cars. Need 2-3 volunteers each Tuesday.

Health & Safety: Maintain 6 feet for social distancing, hand washing sinks available, and masks/gloves provided.

To Volunteer, Contact: Karen DeShong,, 717-360-4510

Want to volunteer year-round?

Complete the volunteer sign-up form below to learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the year from United Way of Franklin County.

NOTE: This is not a sign-up form for COVID-19 volunteer projects. To volunteer for one of the projects listed above, please contact the responsible organization directly.

We Need People Like You! 

Please complete and submit the form below to get involved with volunteer opportunities at United Way.

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Phone: 717-262-0015

Location: 182 S. Second St.

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