Winter Wear

Your clothing donations not only keep others warm and protected, but also help instill dignity and confidence.

What Do We Take?

Accepted Donations

Due to limited space for storage on campus, as well as staff to care for and organize donations, we limit the types of clothing and linens that we receive.

The only clothing items Water Street will accept are the following:

  • Coats (new)
  • Gloves (new & rated for negative degree weather)
  • Hats (new & rated for negative degree weather)
  • Underwear (new)
  • Men’s Undershirts (new)
We will also accept the following linen items:
  • Twin Sheets (new)
  • Twin Blankets (new)
  • Queen Blankets (new)
  • Baby Blankets (new)
  • Baby Washcloths (new)
  • Adult Washcloths (new)
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What About Other Clothing Donations?

Meet CommunityAid

In order to keep staff focused on caring well for the needs of our campus guests and community neighbors, Water Street has partnered with thrift store experts – CommunityAid – to care for our guests’ clothing needs.  Community Aid takes many of the donations that Water Street does not. You can find a list by clicking on the button below.

When you donate your new or gently used items to CommunityAid on behalf of Water Street, they donate a portion of the profits to us. Not only that, they also donate CommunityAid gift cards to our guests so they can shop for free!

Just mention Water Street, and our code, 40001, when donating to CommunityAid!

When and Where?

Dock Hours and Location

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM To 4:00 PM


How to Donate on Behalf of Water Street

If you would like to donate clothing to CommunityAid on behalf of Water Street, bring your clothing donation to the following location, and mention Water Street, PARTNER #40001.


31 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17603, 

Phone Number: 717-412-7706



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