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CAP Can Always Use Your Help

Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference. Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County is grateful for any and all donations that can help an individual and/or their families’ lives.

Host a donation drive at your workplace to benefit one or more of the following CAP programs!

Scroll down for a list of programs that are in need of various items. If you have any questions, please contact

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Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Services provides emergency shelter, counseling, legal and housing services, and children’s programming for victims of domestic violence and their children

We’re always looking for donations for the residents at the DVS Safe House.

  • Women’s underwear/socks
  • Boys’ underwear/socks
  • Girls’ underwear/socks
  • Personal care items (full size items – not travel size)
  • Diapers (larger sizes: 4, 5, 6) & wipes
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Bed linens (twin and full sizes)
  • Blankets and comforters (twin and full sizes)
  • Baby monitors
  • Gift cards ($25 minimum) for gas stations, grocery stores, and Uber

Household items

  • Pots & pans
  • Mugs & plastic cups
  • Dinnerware sets
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking tools
  • Knives
  • Gently used/new furniture – please contact us for current needs

Click here for a full donation list for DVS’ Transitional Housing 

Early Childhood Education:

Thrive to Five (formerly Head Start) Amazon Wishlist:

Parents as Teachers (PAT) Amazon Wishlist:

  • Bus passes
  • Gift gards for gas
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Winter hats
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter jackets/coats
  • Socks
  • Scarves
  • Wipes
  • 2T-5T boys and girls pants
  • Children socks
  • 2T-5T boys and girls underwear

RISE (formerly Navigation):

Our team of Coaches works with individuals and families to connect them with resources to stabilize their immediate needs, such as safe housing, affordable childcare, transportation, health care, and much more.

RISE currently needs the following in new condition:

  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine products
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soaps
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Socks
  • Gift cards (i.e. Target, Walmart, Uber, Giant, etc.)

Teen ELECT (pregnant and parenting teens at McCaskey High School)

Teen ELECT Parenting Program provides prenatal and postnatal services to pregnant and parenting teens and young adults enrolled in the School District of Lancaster.

ELECT staff walks alongside students providing practical supports to help students complete their high school education, gain economic independence, and become effective parents.

  • Coats for our students (varies sizes from Small to 2XL)
  • Women socks
  • Women scarfs
  • Women gloves
  • Babies/toddlers hats
  • Babies/toddlers gloves
  • Babies and toddlers socks
  • Winter covers for strollers (many of our students walk everywhere)
  • Chapstick
  • Travel size lotions

Senior Centers 

CAP offer members over age 60 free meals, educational activities and field trips, financial education, and wellness activities in Lancaster City and Columbia.

  • 8×10 canvases for painting
  • Acrylic paints
  • Good quality acrylic paintbrushes in 1” and 1.5” widths
  • Gift cards
    • Staples
    • Amazon
    • Weis
    • Walmart
    • Giant
  • Puzzles (300-750 pieces)
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Fabric, buttons
  • CD music from 1950’s – 1970’s
  • Black velvet art pictures to color
  • Easy adult coloring books
  • Fine point washable markers
  • Easy craft kits
  • Laundry detergent
  • Incontinence products
  • Toiletries of all kinds and sizes
  • Incontinence pads