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Contact Information

National Headquarters
412 West King Street
York, PA 17404

Where do we get our money?
Private donors, Churches, civic organizations and businesses in York County are dedicated supporters of York's Helping Hand for the Homeless, Inc. Other funds come from grants and fundraising events sponsored by or for York’s Helping Hand. 100% of the money, is used right here in York County
What We Need

For the Homeless


Client Operation Funds

1. Foot Powder, Band-Aids, stick insect repellent,     firstaid spray, anti-fungal creams, Handi Wipes or  baby wipes, personal hygeine items, etc.

2.  Tents, sleeping bags, back packs, tarps - plastic
     9 x 12 , seasonal clothes

3. Camping lanterns, flashlights, new socks, underwear, tee shirts, footwear

4.  Jobs/Employment: Short-term/long-term

5.  Rooms for Rent

6. Over-the-counter medicines - cough/cold, Alka-Seltzer Cold Plus tablets, hydrocortisone cream, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, anti-bacterial liquid soap, etc.


1. Emergency Shelter Funds

2. Prescription Medicine Funds

3.  Local bus passes, gas/fuel funds

4. Dental and eye care funds

5.  Homeless prevention rental assistance funds, etc.



Operational Expenses


Buildings: Upkeep & Remodeling

1. Utility bills- electric, gas heating, telephone, water

2.  Vehicle maintenances/repairs, fuels, inspections, etc.


1. Electrical wiring, plumbing, new air conditioners

2.  Commerical kitchen completion

3.  Tiles for floors and ceiling

4.  Roofing maintenance, etc. 


Office/Center Supplies & Equipment



1. Computers, Printers, Copy machines & up-to-date software.

2.  Copy paper, ink cartridges, envelopes, etc.

3.  Mailing & stamps for regular mail & funds for bulk and business reply mailings.

4.  Cleaning supplies, paper towels, garbage bags


1. Canister Drive (Largest fundraiser going from November to January)

2.  Annual Bike-Hike (sponsors needed)

3.  Yard Sales, dinner sales, t-shirt sales, etc.

4.  Auctionable donations of furniture, appliances and small items






1. Personal hygience items drive

  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Backpacks
  • Food
  • New Clothing

2.  Food run supplies drive (Outreach Feeding Program)

  • Paper towels & napkins
  • Plastic forks & spoons
  • Styrofoam plates (8 in. or covered)
  • Styrofoam bowls & cups
  • Plastic sandwich bags
  • Disposable plastic gloves, etc.



1. Homeless Drop-in center

2.  Mental Health drop-in center volunteers

  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Roofers
  • painters
  • Movers


 York Helping Hand needs an additional building.

Most of all, what we need is your PRAYERS!