By Jess Dubbs, Director of Marketing
For years, our Moove In Self Storage facilities have displayed collection boxes year-round where you can donate items like clothes and household goods to Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania (VOAPA). We also reserve a self storage unit at each facility to collect larger donations such as furniture and appliances.
VOAPA suffered a great loss on Monday, May 12th when a fire destroyed a warehouse in Harrisburg filled with hundreds of items bound for their thrift stores. They are estimating a loss of $250,000 in retail merchandise. All profits from their thrift stores benefit 28 human service programs right here in Pennsylvania by funding affordable housing for seniors, subsidized housing for adults living with mental illnesses, families who are homeless and others facing personal crisis as well as programs promoting self-sufficiency.
Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is a faith-based human service nonprofit organization. With compassionate care that touches mind, body, heart and spirit, our highly effective programs help seniors, adults, youth and children reach for their full potential.
Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is dedicated to supporting and empowering the vulnerable and under-served. As part of one of the nation’s largest human services organizations serving more than 2 million people every year, we see the potential in everyone and help them accomplish more than they ever thought possible.
Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania envisions caring communities where Pennsylvanians support each other’s mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being.
VOAPA exists to help others in our community in times of need. We strongly believe in this great non-profit organization with whom we partner.
We are asking for you help during their time of need!
We are collecting donations in all York and Lancaster County Moove In Self Storage facilities. Please note, we do not have a drop box and all items must be collected inside our rental offices. We ask that you bring donations to our facilities during normal business hours. All items need to be either new or in working order and in very good physical condition with no stains, breaks or tears present. Free pick up of items can also be requested directly through VOAPA by calling 717-766-2999.
VOAPA is in greatest need of financial donations:
- Donate online.
- Checks and money orders can made payable and mailed to:
Volunteers of America Thrift Stores
2112 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Followed by these items that are needed most:
- clothing (new or gently used)
- gently used furniture
- bedding and linens
- general household items
You can also donate these items to help:
- computers (must be complete set with Windows XP or better)
- curtain rods (new or like-new)
- portable dishwashers (cannot be under the counter type)
- mattresses (no stains, breaks or tears)
- microwaves (new or only a couple years old)
- large sectional sofas (new or like-new)
- plastic hangers
- window shades or blinds (new or like-new)
The following items are not permitted due to safety concerns and/or state laws and regulations:
Air conditioners, rusty bikes, building supplies, car jacks, car parts, car seats, carpet pieces, ceiling fans, console stereos, console TVs, cribs, dishwashers, exercise equipment, fire/smoke alarms, grills of any kind, hard wire lighting, hospital beds, kerosene heaters, kitchen cabinets, ladders over 6′, large old microwaves, large wooden desks over 3×5′, metal desks, metal hangers, office equipment or supplies, organs, pianos, printers, sinks, sofa beds, swing sets, tires and weapons.
Now is the time to help make a difference for VOAPA. They need our help so they can continue to help the members of our community in times of crisis. You can email us at any time or call us toll free at 866-645-1515 for business hours, questions and more information. Thank you!