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Wish List

Donation Room:

Children's Home of York operates a variety of programs, serving children and adolescents ranging from 0 to 18 years old. We are always asking for items for our clients and their families! Below is a running list of items that are always needed.


*PLEASE NOTE: All items donated must be NEW.

  • Gift cards - from any store! This allows the client to pick the item(s) they need the most. Typically, gift cards from stores like Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart are the most requested.
  • Art supplies - brushes, paints, canvases.
  • Bath and pool towels.
  • Bath robes - ladies and men's, variety of sizes.
  • Composition books - no notebooks with metal binding, please.
  • School supplies - glue, wooden pencils, colored pencils.
  • Backpacks.
  • Sweatpants - ladies and men's, variety of sizes.
  • Sweatshirts - ladies and men's, variety of sizes.
  • Toiletries - lotion, shampoo, conditioner.
  • Underwear - girls, boys, ladies, men's, variety of sizes.


Children's Home of York also assists some adolescents who are transferring out of care and into their first independent living space. We like to try and provide them with some of the basics as well. Some ideas are:

  • Bed sheets.
  • Bath towels.
  • Kitchen towels.
  • Dishes - glasses, bowels, plates, utensils.
  • Lugagge.
  • Small appliances - coffee maker, toaster, iron.


If you want to know more about our current needs, please contact our Development Team. or (717) 755-1033 x1269 or x1243


Our BRIDGES™ Program uses BRIDGES™ Bucks to celebrate growth and accomplishments while in the program. At the end of each month, students have the opportunity to go shopping for rewards. Help us keep the BRIDGES™ Store stocked by donating items off the gift list below.

Items must be new and in original packaging. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Development Team at