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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

Disinfecting Wipes

Our defenses have been down due to the warmth and sunshine that comes with summer.
But now that summer is fading faster than the sunlight in the evening hours, we've got to get ourselves prepped for the worst.
The best way we stave off illness with kiddos running around with sticky fingers in their mouths and noses and everywhere else is with regular disinfecting.
Help us keep the sticky away so we can keep the sicky away.

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Donation Wish List

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/Sprays
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Baking Pans - (non stick/not glass)
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Casserole Dishes
  • Clothing Spray Stain Remover
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Floor cleaner
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Mops with washable heads
  • Paper towels
  • Pine Sol/Pine Cleaner
  • Plastic Dish Drying Racks with Trays
  • Silverware Sets
  • Sturdy Laundry Baskets
  • Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
  • Toilet bowl brush/stand

Building Items

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

Personal Items

  • Baby Monitors
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Face Wash and Moisturizer
  • Gift Cards (UGI, Home Depot, Giant, Weis, Lowes, WalMart, etc.)
  • Hair Care/Product for People of Color
  • Hair Gel
  • Over-the-counter Adult Medications
  • Over-the-counter Children's Medication
  • RRTA Bus Passes (10 trip)
  • Shower Caddies
  • Unisex Pull-Ups (medium and large)
  • 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