Rescue Mission Food Drive

Food Sorting

Water Street is expecting to receive over 120,000 pounds of donated food through the Rescue Mission Food Drive. Volunteers are needed to sort the donated food in the months of November and December. This food will help feed the hungry in Lancaster County during the holidays and into the New Year. If you or a group are able to volunteer please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Nichole Mobley, nmobley@wsm.org or call (717) 358-2040 . She will need to know how many people will volunteer, the day and times you are available, your full name and the best way to contact you.

 

Christmas Cheer Gift Program

Gifts For The Homeless

Bring Christmas cheer to the men, women and children living at Water Street this Christmas season when you buy a gift off of their wish list to open on Christmas morning. (One gift tag represents one gift requested by a man, woman or child living at Water Street.)

Here’s how:

  1. Call or come by Water Street beginning on November 3rd to select one or more gift tags.
  2. Purchase the gift requested.
  3. Place gift in a holiday gift bag. (Please do not wrap the gift in paper.)
  4. Return the gift to Water Street at the Welcome Center located at
    210 S. Prince Street Lancaster, PA 17603 during the following times:
    • December 8th through the 12th
      from 9:00am-11:00 am or 3:30pm to 6:00pm
    • December 13th
      from 8:30am to 1:00pm

Gift request tags will be available beginning Monday November 3rd. Please contact Nichole Mobley by email at nmobley@wsm.org or call (717) 358-2040 for more information about how you can bring cheer to someone’s Christmas this year.

 

Christmas Cheer Gift Receivers

Volunteers are needed to receive Christmas Cheer Gifts at our Welcome Center.

Times slots to fill:

  • December 8th through the 12th
    from 9:00am-11:00 am or 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • December 13th from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

 

Christmas Cheers Gift Organizers (great for groups)

Volunteer to organize Christmas gifts for people staying at Water Street during the holidays. We need up to five volunteers for each shift listed below.

Organizers are needed the week of December 15th-19th.

  • Monday, December 15
    from 6pm-8pm (set-up and sorting)
  • Tuesday, December 16
    from 6pm-8pm (sorting)
  • Thursday, December 18
    from 6pm-8pm (sorting)

If you or a group is able to volunteer please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Nichole Mobley, by email at nmobley@wsm.org or call (717) 358-2040 . She will need to know how many people will volunteer, the day and times you are available, your full name and the best way to contact you.

 

Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Help the homeless with some practical needs and fill a stocking with items from the list below.

Fill a holiday stocking (the kind you hang on your hearth) with the some items from the list below.

    • A pair of calf-high socks
    • Gum or mints
    • Body wash for females
    • Bar of soap for males
    • Lip balm
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Hairbrush
    • Disposable razors for women
    • Nail filer and nail clippers

Stocking stuffers for kids (ages 4 – 18)

    • Toothpaste and toothbrush
    • Gum
    • Lip Balm
    • Chocolate
    • Hair bands for girls
    • Socks
    • Stuffed toy/animal

Drop off times:

  • December 8th through the 12th
    from 9:00am-11:00 am or 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • December 13th
    from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Teens 13 to 16 yrs. old must have adult supervision at all times.

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Nichole Mobley, by email at  nmobley@wsm.org or call (717) 358-2040 for more information. In your email or voicemail, please let us know the holiday volunteer role you are interested in and your contact information.

 

Prince Street Campus
210 S. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@wsm.org

 

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