Day of Hope – And You’re Invited!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, is going to be a ‘Day of Hope’ in Hagerstown, thanks to a compassionate lady named Sarah Zwarton.

This day was created by Sarah as a way to help those in need in Hagerstown. After seeing Christians mobilize for other causes in the community recently, Sarah felt the Spirit moving in her heart to create a day to get the Church working together to help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate and needy.

Sarah is urging her friends, family, neighbors and everyone else to join her in helping to raise support for The Hope Center!

She’s asking that you help give to The Hope Center on Wednesday in one or multiple ways. Here is a list of the different ways that Sarah is asking you to give:

  1. Food Donations. We’re always in need of certain food items for our daily meals for residents and guests. We also need items for food bags to give to individuals and families in need.
  2. Gently Used Goods Donations. If you have clothing, shoes, furniture, housewares, toys and more that you no longer need, please drop them off at our Sorting Building. Used items will be either priced for sale in our Thrift Stores (Hagerstown & Chambersburg) or given to individuals or families in need of assistance.
  3. Give financially. By giving financially, you are helping to feed the hungry in Hagerstown, give shelter to the homeless, reach at-risk kids, and change the lives of men addicted to drugs and alcohol. Your financial donation help to keep our doors open 24/7, 365 days a year to minister to the tired, hungry and needy in our community.

If you would like to drop off your gently used items to our Sorting Building, it is located at the back of our central parking lot off of Church St. between Walnut & Prospect Streets in Hagerstown. Unfortunately we cannot accept floor unit TV sets, gas stoves, refrigerators, and washers and dryers.

To donate food or other necessities, please bring the items to our Administrative Building, located opposite the Thrift Store on the central parking lot off of Church St. Our Administrative Office is open from 8:30am – 5pm M-F. We are always in need of peanut butter, coffee, creamer, sugar, spaghetti sauce, Oatmeal (Quick Oats), #10 cans of vegetables, ketchup, and dry cereal. We can also use toilet paper, paper towels, heavy-duty trash bags

If you’d like to donate financially, you have a couple different options to choose from. The easiest is by giving through PayPal on our website, Just locate the red box on the left side and click on the ‘Give to HRM’ tab. Follow the instructions and you’re done! You can also drop off your donation to the Administrative Office between 8:30am -5pm M-F. Lastly, you can choose to just simply send your gift through the postal service. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 685, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

We want to thank Sarah for caring so much about those in need. God is using her in an incredible way and we hope this is just the beginning of the great things that God will use Sarah to do to help bring real change & hope to Hagerstown!

If Sarah has inspired you to give and get involved, please give us a call at 301.739.1165 or email us at to learn more about how you can help those in need year-round!

If you have any questions about the ‘Day of Hope’, please call Sarah at 240.625.7883. Thank you for joining Sarah in giving to the less fortunate and showing the community the compassion of the real & living God!

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