Watch this site closer to November for community partner gift wish lists.
Choose a name from one or more of the organization(s) listed. Click on the name of the organization to view the list of people and their wish list of gifts.
Please click on the link to view a .pdf of these lists to see what is still available. Lists are updated at least twice daily.
Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County
Homeless Student Project, The School District of Lancaster
Spanish American Civic Association of Lancaster
Church World Service Refugees
Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster (Follow the instructions on the top of the list. No gift tags are needed for the Boys & Girls Club items.)
Reynolds Middle School
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GIFT CARDS:
Boys and Girls Club Gift Cards do NOT NEED gift tags. The envelope containing the gift card should have "Boys and Girls Club" written on the front. Cards should be placed in an unsealed envelope and the amount should be written on the gift card and the receipt can be included in the unsealed envelope. Please DO NOT SEAL the envelope!
Cards can be in any amount starting with $5. You can purchase more than one gift card in these smaller increments, if you choose. Boys and Girls Club likes smaller increments so they can distribute them among family members. PLEASE NOTE: Multiples of each gift card listed are most welcome!
SCHOOL UNIFORM ITEMS:
If you choose to purchase pants or tops for school uniforms, please DO NOT WRAP them. You may include a gift bag, if you choose.
Please deliver all gifts to the Ware Institute before or by Monday, December 10. Gifts will be delivered to the respective beneficiaries on Wednesday, December 13.
The Ware Institute strives to choose community partner organizations that demonstrate great need and impact a wide and diverse group of Lancaster neighbors.
Toys for Tots is accepting new, unwrapped toys for children aged 1-13. Toys can be deposited into the marked boxes in Steinman College Center atrium. Deadline for this program is December 7, 2012.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster
The Mission of Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to become productive, caring, responsible adults. We provide an environment where members can achieve:
* A Positive Self-Identity
* A Healthy Lifestyle
* A Strong Character
* Educational Success
* Social Competency
They provide critical programs and services to nearly 2,700 children every day at two clubs in Lancaster and one in Columbia. Despite our positive impact on the community, the need for our services remains strong.
Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster Co.
Founded in 1976 as a component of the Community Action Program of Lancaster County, Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County (DVS) provides assistance each year to approximately 1,700 victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.
DVS is the only agency in Lancaster County providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence. Services include: 24-hour Hotline, Emergency Shelter, Group and Individual Domestic Violence Education/Peer Counseling, Legal Advocacy, and Transitional Housing. All services are confidential.
Homeless Student Project - The School District of Lancaster
The students qualified as "homeless" by the School District of Lancaster are largely at the elementary level, have no permanent residence, no reliable income, and no certainty of persevering through graduation. Even worse, these students are at high risk of following their parents’ footsteps into a homeless adulthood. The district’s Homeless Students Project, headquartered at Carter and MacRae Elementary School, works to foster a sense of normalcy for these students—connecting them with services, keeping them in school, and helping them break the oppressive cycle of family poverty.
Spanish American Civic Association (SACA) Seniors
Enhancing the quality of life for our most vulnerable citizens.
Drop into the Luis Munoz Marin Senior Center any weekday morning and you will see a lively community at work as Hispanics and seniors from all over Lancaster County get together for a hot breakfast, a bit of socializing and maybe a spirited game of dominos or cards. The center provides activities like Spanish news and conversation groups, mental health support, yoga classes, music appreciation or arts and crafts.
There are SACA staff available to help with household problems, getting financial or medical help or acting as an advocate in a situation that needs help with language and communication. There is even help finding a senior job to help make ends meet.
Church World Service Refugee Reception Program of Lancaster
Partnering with U.S. Reception and Placement Program, CWS strives to ensure that core services like medical appointments, housing, furniture, clothing and food, English as a second language (ESL) registration, school registration, job, and cultural orientation are provided for these individuals. With the help of local co-sponsoring churches, this program welcomes approximately 300 refugees a year to Central Pennsylvania and aims to help refugees adjust and become self-sufficient shortly after their arrival to the United States.
If you have much, give of your wealth;
if you have little, give of your heart.