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Home is where the heart is, and the house is where your heart rests. Most families that move into Clare House don’t really know what home feels like. With your donation, you give each of them an opportunity to create the safety and security we all crave for our loved ones. Change starts with you—it starts at home.

  • $25 a day is what it costs to keep the lights on, heat running in the winter, and air condition pumping in the summer at Clare House.
  • $45 each month will help keep our families fed and provided for with the sustenance they need to succeed. At Clare House we have 4 raised garden beds that our volunteers help plant and maintain, which gives our families access to fresh produce through 3 seasons!
  • $70 per month can supply our working moms with bus passes in the event that their job requires a commute. Clare House is an employment based program—which means our mommas need to be working! Will you sponsor transportation for our new moms who don’t have a paycheck to buy their own bus pass yet?
  • $100 per month keeps the security system up and running. For families fleeing an abusive situation, nothing is more important than their safety. Our security sponsors are our heroes.
  • $500 per month is the difference between homeless and housed. At the end of 6 months, our families are ready to move out, but could use a boost for the security deposit on their apartment. When housing sponsors step up, our families get to save the money they were planning to use on the security deposit for a rainy day.
  • $3,500 per month would support one family’s entire stay at Clare House. With 8 families served at a time, you’d be a super sponsor making sure each family has Clare House to call when they need us the most! Safe and sound, working, with access to all the resources Clare House has to offer… that’s what our super sponsors do!
  • Other amount: Every little bit counts—51% of our budget comes from individual donations. Thank you!

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*All gifts tax deductible and helps end cycle of poverty for families in Lancaster County.

Urgent Need of the Week

Laundry Detergent

Children and dirty clothes seem to naturally go together. Multiply that by our maximum of 7 families and I'm sure you can smell, I mean imagine, how we go through this essential household staple! Please help us keep our families looking and smelling their best! We REALLY appreciate it!

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Please Note

All donations must be in original sealed packaging. We cannot accept any items that do not adhere to US Consumer Product Safety Commission standards. Before donating please check to make sure ALL items have NOT been recalled at [this link]. We never accept used car seats.

We don't want to miss you! Please give us a call at: (717) 291-8967 so we can be prepared to greet you when you arrive. We can accept donations during our normal business hours (M-F 8:30 - 5:00).

Household Items

  • Air Fresheners - Solids
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Baking Pans - (non stick/not glass)
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Buckets (for cleaning)
  • Cleaning Gloves - Disposable
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Kitchen Towels/Pot Holders/Oven Mitts
  • Laundry Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Mops with washable heads
  • New Dish Sets - Non-Breakable/Plastic
  • New Silverware Sets
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Dish Drying Racks with Trays
  • Sturdy Laundry Baskets
  • Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
  • Toilet Paper

Building Items

  • Alarm Clocks
  • Curtains/Drapes (Thermal Lined Sets) Neutral Color (84") Long
  • Ice Melt (5 lb. bags)
  • In Window A/C Unit
  • Oscillating Indoor Fans
  • Pillow Protectors (Bed Bug)
  • Pillows NEW ONLY
  • Printer Ink-Black 932 Color 933, Black 950 Color 951
  • Scissors (medium/large)
  • Shower Curtains/Plastic Liners/Hooks
  • Twin Bed Protectors (Bed Bug) NEW
  • Twin Size Mattress Covers NEW
  • Twin Sized Comforter Sets NEW
  • Under Bed Storage Containers with Lids
  • Wall Clocks

Personal Items

  • Baby Monitors
  • Baby Wash
  • Bottled Spring Water
  • Face Wash and Moisturizer
  • First Aid Kits (Kids and Adults)
  • Gift Cards (Target, Home Depot, Giant, Weis, Lowes, WalMart, etc.)
  • Hair Care/Product for People of Color
  • Hair Gel
  • Hair Spray (pump, not aerosol)
  • Kids Body Wash/Shampoo/2-in-1's
  • Over-the-counter Adult Medications
  • Over-the-counter Children's Medication
  • RRTA Bus Passes (10 trip)
  • Kitchen sponsor: Pots, pans, dishes, cups, utensils, serve ware, crockpot, toaster, microwave, etc. $3,000
  • Bedroom sponsor: 4 mattresses, dressers, lamps, fans, bulletin board, clock, mirror, under-bed storage etc. $2,500
  • Media Sponsor: Laptops, internet, cable and phones—keep our families connected for 1 month! $400
  • Single bed sponsor: Give our moms and kiddos a place to rest their head. $350
  • Water sponsor: Laundry, cooking, bath time and more, water gives us life every month. $250