In-kind Gifts

Tabor accepts many in-kind gifts (donations of items). Below we've listed the items that we're currently looking for, as well as a space for you to enter any items that didn't match our lists.


Due to COVID-19, our building is closed to the public but if you have donations you wish to drop off, schedule a time to coordinate a safe drop off. If you have any questions, contact Phyllis at (717) 358-9383 or  

Some of our needs can be found on our Amazon Wishlist, items purchased from this link

will be sent to Tabor Community Services and given to our clients.


Tabor Programs in Need of Items

• Vacuum cleaner (new or used)


These are Beth Shalom's current needs. This list will be updated often.

Items in most critical need: *must be new, not used!



  • Single sheet sets

  • Towels

  • Washcloths

  • Single/double comforters/blankets

Other needed items:

  • Alarm clocks

  • All purpose cleaner

  • New Armchair, Couches, Dressers

  • Brooms

  • Conditioner

  • Diapers (all sizes)

  • Dish Soap

  • Dishtowels

  • Dust spray

  • Glass cleaner

  • Hand soap

  • Magic Erasers

  • Mesh Laundry Bags

  • Mops

  • Paper Towels

  • Towels and washcloths *must be new

  • Pin Sol (& Mr. Clean)

  • Pots and Pans

  • Shampoo

  • Silverware

  • Toilet Paper

  • Toothpaste

These are Mental Health Housing/Path Programs current needs. 

  • Paper Towels

  • Pin Sol

  • All Purpose Cleaner

  • Mops & Brooms

  • Sponges

  • Magic Erasers

  • Glass Cleaner

  • Duster​

Our Community Homeless Assessment and Referral Team (CHART) has some urgent needs for items frequently requested by clients coming for CHART assessments, especially those not in shelter.

  • Toothpaste*

  • Deodorant (men & women)*

  • Wipes*

  • Soap (bar soap and plastic container for travel) or liquid soap*

  • Hand sanitizer*

  • Shampoo*

  • Conditioners*

  • Tissue packs*

* travel size​

  • Socks (men & women)

  • Compact umbrellas

  • Tote bags (plastic is best)

This is a list of TLC/Veterans' Victory House Lancaster's needs. If you would like to donate anything else that is not on the list, a larger item or needs to be picked up, please contact Phyllis Stacks at or 717-358-9383.

Priority Needs 

  • Masks (especially children sized masks)

  • Dish Detergent

  • Sets of silverware

  • Sets of drinking glasses/cups

  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)

  • Pots and Pans (gently used or new)

  • Juice/Juice boxes


Food Needs 

  • Single-serve frozen meals 

  • Canned meats especially chicken, tuna, Spam

  • Canned soups (especially chunky style, cream-based, beef noodle)

  • Oatmeal

  • Peanut butter & Jelly

  • ​​Fruit cups/canned fruit

  • Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese (microwaveable)


Room Needs must new, not used!​

  • Mattress pads for full size (double) bed

  • Bath Rugs

  • Bath Mats

  • Brooms & dustpans

  • Toilet brushes

  • Small trashcans


Other Needs​

  • Gas cards

  • Umbrellas

This is a list of the Community Homeless Outreach Worker's needs. The CHOW locates, meets, and builds rapport with people who are experiencing HUD-defined Category 1 homelessness – individuals and families living on the streets, in vehicles, or other places not meant for human habitation – referring them to available resources and services, especially those who are not connecting with mainstream and community resources/services on their own. If you have any questions, please contact Phyllis Stacks at or 717-358-9383.


Immediate Needs *do not have to be new:

  • Long john’s – all sizes, up to 4X

  • Gloves

  • Hats

  • Sleeping bags – subzero*, up to -25 degrees (or $30 for us to purchase sleeping bags at a reduced price)

  • Jackets

  • Blankets

  • Warm clothes – sweatpants, warm overalls, etc.

  • Boots/warm shoes

Other non-weather related items:

  • Phone chargers

  • Any travel size hygiene products

  • Feminine products 

Baskets: 4 terrific ways you can help our community and bless the lives of families experiencing homelessness. Tabor provides baskets and kits to meet specific needs for its clients. Preparing the baskets or kits can be a great project for your office, youth group, school class, church group or other organization. Simply complete each basket or kit with the list of items for that project and drop by Tabor's offices at 308 East King Street in Lancaster.

1. A Bright Hope Basket contains a laundry basket containing: dish & laundry detergent, window cleaner, mop & broom, sponges, paper towels, furniture polish, floor cleaner, bleach, toilet bowl brush & cleaner. 


Given to families transitioning from homelessness to their new home. Families usually have to clean before moving in & are often not equipped with the supplies, while purchasing would stretch a limited budget. Help families overcome this obstacle.

2. A Diapers for Tots Basket includes a baby bath, bibs, bottles, clothes, 2-3 packs of diapers, pacifiers, teething rings, 2 packs of baby wipes, assorted jars of baby food, formula, toys. 


Given to families transitioning from homelessness to housing with infants. Diapers for Tots baskets are a tangible way for you to help families with infants rebuild their lives. Some groups choose to fill a play pen with diapers & other baby items.

3. A First-Time Homebuyer Kit includes a toolbox with hammers, nails, screwdrivers, wrenches, a measuring tape, a flash light (and batteries).


Given to low-income families who work with Tabor to find & purchase their first home. It is the little items that are often overlooked when preparing to move into a new home. These kits are an opportunity for you to help families begin their new lives.


​4. A Budget Learning Kit includes an accordion file folder, a highlighter, calendar, calculator, pens, pencils, pack of envelopes.

​Given to families after they have completed a Budget Learning class that helps them to live within their limited resources. This education has been very successful in helping families to obtain & maintain housing, pay bills on time & clean up debt. *We ask that each of the items be small enough to fit in the file folder so they can be easily transported.

Tabor Community Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information for Tabor Community Services, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.


Open: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

308 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Mailing Address: PO Box 1676, Lancaster, PA 17608-1676

Tel: 717-397-5182 | Fax: 717-399-4127

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Tabor Community Services is a HUD Appoved Agency
Tabor Community Services is a member of the NFCC
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