Donate Everyday Essentials

Everyday Essentials are used each day to help our guests have the basics they need to live with dignity.

Providing the Basics

How It Works

We appreciate your interest in supporting Water Street and our community members in need. Please keep in mind, we do not accept any used personal care items for health and sanitary measures.

Your donations will directly help an individual in need. See below to find all our accepted items as well as times for our loading dock.

Winter Emergency

What Can I Donate?

Requested Everyday Essential Items

Towels and Wash Cloths (new)
Hand Soap (pump-style) & Refill Bottles
Travel Size or Full Size Body Wash
Travel Size or Full Size Shampoo
Travel Size or Full Size Conditioner

Men’s & Women’s razors
Men’s & Women’s Shaving Cream
Men’s & Women’s Lotion
Cologne or Body Spray (non-aerosol, please)

Hair Brushes and Hair Care Products for Textured Hair: 

  • SheaMoisture Products
  • Cantu Products
  • Blue Magic Coconut Oil
  • Pink Hair Lotion
  • Styling Gel
  • Black Rubber Bands
  • Wide-Tooth Combs

Feminine Hygiene Products:

  • Liners
  • Tampons
  • Pads
  • Overnight Pads

Baby Wash
Baby Wipes
Diaper Cream
Baby Blankets
Baby Washcloths
Baby Diapers
Pull Ups (2T-5T)

Men’s & Women’s Underwear, regular and disposable 
Men’s Undershirts 
Solid-Colored T-Shirts (no writing or graphics)
Solid-Colored Hoodies (no writing or graphics)
Solid-Colored Sweatpants (no writing or graphics)

Room Freshener Spray (non-aerosol, please)
Air Gel Pods
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Backpacks and Suitcases (with wheels)
Umbrellas and Rain Ponchos 

Standard-Sized, Poly-Fil Bed Pillows (new & no feathers, please) 
Twin Sheet Sets (new)
Twin Blankets (new)

When and Where?

Dock Hours and Location

Monday – Friday 

8:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Are you hosting a larger donation drive or donating a large quantity of everyday essentials? Please call Steve Kleckner, Distribution Logistics Director, at (717) 358-2023 to schedule your drop-off by our Receiving Dock! 

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Donating Medical Supplies

What About Medical Equipment?


Thank you for considering a donation to Water Street Health Services! The items you donate will be reviewed by medical or dental staff. If we are unable to keep them we will do one of the following: 

  • Dispose, if unusable
  • Send to other missions
  • Donate to partner organizations 

If items are accepted, we will mail you a Gift-In-Kind Appreciation Form for items we were able to keep within a month of receipt. You’ll be able to use this for tax purposes. 

It’s important to note Water Street Health Services does not accept expired, opened, or damaged items as we can’t use them for our patients. For any questions, feel free to reach out to our office manager Danielys Jackson at 717-358-2047

Donation hours for medical equipment:

Monday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

When and Where?

Dock Hours and Location

We accept donations Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please reach out to Steve Kleckner, Distribution Logistics Director at (717) 358-2023 or to schedule your drop-off at our campus located at 210 South Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Want to make a deeper impact?

Set up an essential goods donation drive today! Talk with family, friends, or coworkers and make it happen!