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Donation Center

Gently used in-kind donations help The Hope Center meet the needs of many hurting people who come to us for help. Items donated may be sold in our thrift stores in Hagerstown and Chambersburg. We keep our prices low to help people on a tight budget. Sales generated from items sold in our stores help to keep our programs and services free for our guests. We also give away many items for free to individuals and families in need. Thanks to your generous donations (food, clothing, shoes, furniture, etc.) we can continue to meet the needs of those in need.

 Donation Center Location/Hours

Our Donation Center drop-off dock is conveniently located at the back of our parking lot at 215 W. Church Street, Hagerstown, MD

MONDAY: 9am - 4pm

TUESDAY: 9am - 4pm

WEDNESDAY: 9am - 4pm

THURSDAY: 9am - 4pm

FRIDAY: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: 9am - 3pm

CLOSED Sunday & holidays including

New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day,

Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

Donations allow the community to help support the free programs at The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission

Accepted Items:

  • Clothing

  • Shoes and other footwear

  • Jewelry

  • Small appliances in working order

  • Dishes

  • Flatware/silverware

  • Pots & pans

  • Wall art

  • Bed and table linens

  • Lamps in working order

  • Books (please pack in small bags or boxes)

  • CD's

  • DVD's

  • VHS tapes

  • Toys

  • Puzzles & games (please make sure all the pieces are included)

  • Holiday decorations

  • Baskets

  • Luggage

  • Unused greeting cards

  • Stationary

  • Office supplies

  • Beds (frames, headboards, footboards, mattresses, box springs

  • Couches

  • Upholstered chairs

  • Dining tables and chairs

  • Coffee tables

  • End tables

  • Desks (no large wooden or metal office desks) and chairs

  • Dressers

  • Rugs

  • Bicycles

  • Wheelchairs & other handicap equipment

We Cannot Accept:

  • Wet clothing

  • Computers

  • Exercise equipment

  • Entertainment centers

  • Floor model stereos

  • TV's (will consider newer, flat screens)

  • Office telephones (multiple line phones)

  • Refrigerators and freezers

  • Washers and dryers

  • Dish washers

  • Stoves

  • Sinks and toilets

  • Large wooden or metal office desks

  • Upright pianos

  • Large organs

  • Cribs (due to government regulations for resale)

  • Waterbed mattresses or frames

  • Box springs without the mattress

  • Used ceiling fans/electric fixtures

If you have any questions about items to donate then please call us at 301-739-1165.

Other In-kind Gifts

  • Cars or other vehicles

  • Paper products: napkins, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, etc.

  • Medicines: pain killers, Sudafed, cough drops, etc.

  • Cleaning supplies


Donation Receipt Info

If you are interested in a receipt for your donations of in-kind gifts for tax purposes then we can help.

To make sure that you are documenting everything appropriately we ask that you consult with your tax preparer prior to filling out a receipt form. Various tax prep agencies require different information so it's important that you provide them with the necessary documentation.

To get an idea of the gently used value of your items go to

Below are a few pointers about creating the list of donated items for a receipt.

  • Please provide a list of items donated*

  • We can provide you with form to list items or you can make the list on your own

  • Please include name and address on list

  • Please print information on list

  • Please provide list to us in a timely fashion following donation

  • Donation trucks do not always have donation forms available at pick-up

*The more detailed the list the better for your personal documentation. When listing items be sure to include how many of each item was given i.e. shirts (2), pants (3), shoes (1)

For any questions please call us at 301-739-1165.

We Need Volunteers!

We are currently looking for volunteers for our Donation Center sorting operations. Our 'Sorters' are an important, behind-the-scenes part of The Hope Center. They sort through items donated for placement in our thrift stores. Along with sorting, our volunteers help to price and prepare items for our stores.

This volunteer opportunity provides flexible hours in a safe, welcoming environment. To learn more, please email us at or call Michelle at 301-739-1165.

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