Collection Drives


Some of the community’s strongest needs are items that can be collected.  Below is a sample of current local collection drive needs.  They are easy, helpful and a great activity for a larger group.

Bridge of Hope of Lancaster and Chester Counties
Collect items for homeless mothers and children. As families move into homes they need basic supplies such as paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, cleaning supplies, canned foods, shampoo, toothpaste, school supplies, new or almost new books for children. Women would also be blessed to receive grocery store and gas gift cards.
Contact Beth Weber at 610-380-1360 or for a list of current needs.

Chester County Food Bank
Donations of food help us stock the shelves of the over 35 food cupboards and 61 meal sites we serve. Shelf stable food donations are an integral part of our work to serve our Chester County neighbors that are food insecure. Click here to view hints about collecting and promoting your food drive.
Contact Anne at 610-873-6000 ext. 103 or email to confirm your food drive and delivery date.

Chester County Women’s Services
CCWS Medical gladly accepts gifts of brand new baby supplies and clothing, and office supplies and equipment are welcomed. We are also in need of special services such as landscaping, plumbing, electrical, and office equipment maintenance as the need arises.
Contact Tamara Wagner at 610-383-0930 or to find out how you can make a difference today!

Community Volunteers in Medicine
Fall & winter
Hold a collection drive for current, unopened over-the-counter medications. 
Contact Denise D. Mahal at 610-836-5990 or for more details.

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
Collect gift cards, household products, new clothing, over-the counter meds, food items and office supplies. Please click here to see a list of needed items.
Call 610-431-3546 for more information.

Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children
Assist client families with essential needs by collecting food, formula, clothing, shoes and gift cards.
Contact Jack Luke at 610-431-3598 ext 205 or

Good Samaritan Shelter
Show your generosity by holding a collection drive with your group or friends for supermarket gift cards, bus tokens and food. Click here to see additional needs.  
Contact Claire at 610-933-9305 or

Home of the Sparrow
Gift cards are always appreciated and are the most useful when coming from any of the following stores: Giant, Walmart, Kmart/Sears, Target, Acme, Wawa, Kohls. Click here for our Needs List.
Call 610-647-4940 for more information.

Lord's Pantry of Downingtown
Hold a drive for food, diapers, toiletries or paper products, or assemble birthday baskets (cake mix, icing, candles, birthday plates, napkins, etc). Can always use re-usable grocery bags.

Maternal and Child Health Consortium
Infant care items like diapers, wipes, and bottles are an ongoing necessity, as every Healthy Start mom is given a baby bundle filled with these items. Working together to collect these essentials is a heartwarming way to welcome new babies into our community.
Click here to download a toolkit and register your drive
Call 610-235-4237 for more information.    
Phoenixville Area Community Services
January 2017
Hold a collection drive for food and toiletries.

PACS has been connecting people in the Phoenixville Area with community resources and emergency assistance since 1972. Click here to view our needs, which include food, baby supplies and personal care items.
Contact 610-933-1105 for more information.

West Chester Food Cupboard
Operates a “client choice cupboard” in which our clients select the food they want and need instead of receiving a pre-packed bag of groceries. Donate unexpired, nonperishable food, personal care items and fresh produce, or grocery store gift cards. Click here to access materials to make your collection drive a success.
Contact 610-344-3175 or for more information.