The cold and flu season is here and it’s hitting us with a vengeance! We are in desperate need of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and non-drowsy cold/flu medication.
Any donation of these medicines will be greatly appreciated!
To donate please drop off to our Administrative Office during business hours Mon – Fri. If those times don’t work for you then please call us at 301.739.1165 to arrange a better time. Our Administrative Office is located across the parking lot from our Thrift Store at 215 W. Church St.
If you prefer shopping online at AmazonSmile or a different vendor then please use 125 N. Prospect St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 for our delivery address.
Thank you for caring and sharing with your community!!
April is here and this new month hopefully means we’re out of the grasp of Old Man Winter and can finally be excited for all the beauty that spring brings!!
The new month means we have a new Pantry Item of the Month and for April we’re asking for donations of PASTA SAUCE!!
We’ll gladly accept any brand or variety of pasta sauce. The pasta sauce will be used by our kitchen staff for the daily meals served to the community. The pasta sauce is also a very popular item at our Community Grocery Giveaways and a staple product in our food bags.
If you’d like to donate, please drop off to our Administrative Office during business hours Mon – Fri. If those hours don’t work for you, please call 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a better time.
If you prefer shopping online at AmazonSmile or another vendor then please use 125 N. Prospect St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 for our delivery address.
Any donation is a huge help as we work to end hunger and food insecurity in our community! Thank you for caring & sharing with your neighbors!!
For more info about our food programs or any other programs & services at The Hope Center please visit hagerstownhopecenter.com.
Many of you have been faithfully donating your gently used items to The Hope Center for years upon years. From clothing for the whole family, to purses, jewelry, toys, coats, shoes, books, housewares, furniture, and basically anything you can think of, our Donation Center has been a hub of activity sorting through all these wonderful donated items. Once the items are sorted and priced they go to one of our two Thrift Stores in the area where shoppers looking for great deals find quality used items without breaking their budget. Some of our neediest neighbors can even go “shopping” for items for free through our Community Assistance voucher program.
But the sales from items donated play a much larger role in our ministry. The money generated from sales of these items help to pay the bills for The Hope Center to keep our facilities open 24/7 and our programs and services free for our neighbors in need!
So we are beyond thankful and appreciative for all the items donated by each of you. The value of your donated items cannot truly be measured on earth. Your donated shirts, plates, VHS tapes, couches, etc. have helped thousands of people in so many life saving ways since 1955. Thank you for caring and sharing with your community!
As you prepare to donate your gently used items in the future please note that our Donation Center dock is CLOSED every Wednesday and Sunday along with all major holidays.
Our Donation Center dock is located at the back of our parking lot at 215 W. Church St. We will gladly accept your gently used items during our operating hours. For more info about donations please visithagerstownhopecenter.com/in-kind-gifts
We’re always looking for volunteers to help sort and price donated items in our Donation Center sorting room. If you’ve got some free time during the week and are interested in helping please call us at 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com.
Also, if you live in the Hagerstown area and have furniture to donate please call us at 301.739.1165 to schedule a pickup.
Also, we’re still hiring a truck driver! If you, or someone you know, has some extra time during the week and would like some extra income then please contact us immediately. To learn more about this job please http://visithagerstownhopecenter.com/employment…
October is here and that means we’re heading straight into the holiday season!
And since Thanksgiving is not very far away our Pantry Item of the Month for October is more about November and all the delicious foods we’ll all soon be enjoying. Who else is excited for all the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie?
But for all those great main dishes we need the delicious side items to really make the holiday feast complete. So for October we’re asking for a popular side dish that brings all the flavors of fall and the holidays together: cans of jellied cranberry sauce. The cranberry sauce will be used by our kitchen for all sorts of fall and holiday meals they serve the community. And the cranberry sauce will be used for our upcoming Great Hagerstown Thanksgiving Feast (more details about this event to come).
Any donation is a huge help and we’ll gladly accept any jellied cranberry sauce brand or size.
To donate please drop off to our Administrative Office during business hours M-F. If our hours don’t work for your schedule please contact us by calling 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time that works.
If you’d prefer shopping online at AmazonSmile or another retailer then please use 125 N. Prospect St, Hagerstown, MD, 21740 for our delivery address.
We appreciate all the food donations we receive each month from our faithful partners in the community! For more info about our food services and all the other programs and services we provide the community please visit hagerstownhopecenter.com.
Recently the generous folks at Martin’s Foods donated 250 backpacks filled with cereal, fruit, and granola bars to distribute to local kids.
In partnership with Unilever, Quaker and PepsiCo, The GIANT Company distributed 5,000 backpacks full of food to school kids in the Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Hagerstown, Md. communities.
We received the backpacks from the awesome team at N. Pointe Dr (Penn Ave) Martin’s. Store Manager, Chris (left), and Assistant Manager, Mikel (right), handed over the bags to our Executive Director, Sonny.
We are so thankful for this wonderful donation of new backpacks for kids in our community. And we’re beyond grateful for the continued support we receive from Martin’s throughout the year!THANK YOU, Martin’s, for all your support and generosity and for all you do to make our community better!
If you’d like to learn more about Martin’s, including locations, please visit martinsfoods.com
These are the final 2 days of Ingram’s Mens Shop’s Suit Trade-In. Bring a gently used suit to trade for $100 off a brand new suit at Ingram’s!! The Suit Trade-In ends on August 31st.
Now is the perfect time to update your wardrobe for fall. And if you’ve never experienced the great service and quality craftsmanship of Ingram’s then don’t miss this great opportunity. Since 1930, Ingram’s has been the leading purveyor of fine men’s clothing in the area. Freshen up your closet with a brand new suit from Ingram’s Mens Shop.
And give your old suit new life! Traded suits will be donated to The Hope Center to give to men in the community who need clothing assistance as they rebuild their lives and reenter the workforce. For these men, a new suit is a confidence booster for job interviews and any other big life changes.
The Suit Trade-In ends at closing on Tuesday, August 31st. Ingram’s Mens Shop is located at 18047 Garland Groh Blvd. For more info about the Suit Trade-In or other information about Ingram’s Mens Shop please visit http://www.ingrammensshop.com.
Happy August!!! The arrival of August brings a new Pantry Item of the Month. This month we’re asking for cans of baked beans… yummmmmm!
We’ll gladly accept any brand, flavor, or size of cans of baked beans. We use baked beans in our kitchen for community meals and we also give out cans of baked beans to those who receive food bags or participate in our Community Grocery Giveaway.
And speaking of Community Grocery Giveaway we’re hosting another one this month! On Friday, August 13th we’re giving away all sorts of non-perishable items to anyone who needs a little grocery assistance. The grocery giveaway will take place in the Trinity Center from 9am – 11am or while supplies last.
In addition to baked beans, we’re giving away items like canned fruit, soups, peanut butter canned vegetables, boxes of mac & cheese, baking mixes, pasta, sauces, canned meats, snacks, ramen, boxed dinners, and so much more! We’ll also have an assortment of breads & pastries along with personal care items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and so on. Our Community Grocery Giveaway is FREE for anyone and everyone in the community including our neighbors in surrounding counties and states. You do not need a food bank card to participate. Bags will be provided but anyone in attendance is welcome to bring their own bags for food. All items are first-come and while supplies last so make a plan to come as soon as doors open at 9am. Also, if you know of individuals or families who cannot make it out that day please feel free to stop by and pick up food for them. We want to help as many people as possible!
So if you’d like to support our food programs by donating cans of baked beans please drop off donations to our Admin Office during business hours M-F (office is open 8:15-11:30am and 12:15-4pm). If these hours conflict with your schedule please call us at 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com to arrange a time that works for you.
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Thank you for caring and sharing with your community! Please help us spread the word about our upcoming Community Grocery Giveaway and our Pantry Item of the Month by sharing our posts on Facebook!
June has arrived which means it’s time for our newest Pantry Item of the Month!
For the month of June we’re asking for jars of pasta sauce. We’ll gladly accept any brand, variety, or size of pasta sauce.
Our kitchen uses a good amount of pasta sauce each month for the community meals we serve. And pasta sauce is also a staple item, along with boxes of spaghetti, for our food bag program. We make sure each food bag has pasta sauce when available.
We’ve also learned that pasta sauce is a hot item at our Community Grocery Giveaways that we host every season.
We’d appreciate any donation of pasta sauce! To donate please drop off at our Administrative Office (215 W. Church St) during business hours Mon – Fri. If you’re unable to drop off during the weekday then please call us at 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time that works.
If you’d prefer shopping online at your favorite vendor please use 125 N. Prospect St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 for our delivery address.
It’s almost time for Washington County Gives 2021! Washington County Gives is a 24-hour day of online giving benefitting non-profits in Washington County.
From midnight until 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 11th, you can join other generous neighbors in supporting The Hope Center by giving online at washingtoncountygives.org.
This year we’re asking the community to support our major food services expansion and renovation project.
The expansion and renovation of our food services area is in full swing. In fact, at the end of April we were able to move into our brand new kitchen! The new kitchen will provide our food services staff and volunteers a much larger and more efficient space to prepare and serve multiple meals a day to our residents and community guests.
Now that the new kitchen is completed, the construction project has moved into the dining room where our old kitchen has been torn out and will become a part of a much larger dining room. This expanded dining room will allow us to seat twice the amount of people per meal.
In addition to the new kitchen and dining room, we’ve been able to have a brand new pantry which is 3x’s bigger than the previous pantry. This huge pantry will provide ample room for all the food we need to create meals and allow us more storage for our food bank program and community food giveaway events.
This is a much needed project as we have not made any major changes or improvements to our kitchen since moving into our building in the late 1950’s. This construction project will allow us to meet the current needs and also be prepared to better reach people in need in the future.
Please consider partnering with us to feed our community by donating a gift to us during Wsahington County Gives. To give during the event is quick and easy and will make a huge impact in our goal to end hunger and food insecurity.
You can donate to our cause any time on May 11th. We’ll provide a link from our Facebook page and also our website which will lead you directly to our WCG page to help make donating even quicker for you.
And please encourage your family, friends, church, coworkers, and social media followers to join you in giving to our construction project.