In This MissionLink:

  • Volunteering Makes the Difference!
  • Save the Dates
  • Mission Central Mash and Dash - Registration and Sponsorships
  • This Week at Mission Central
  • Mission Central Contact List

We are now collecting shoes. Please drop them off during our contactless donation times - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Volunteer Story: Carlisle UMC

Mission Central is fortunate to have partnerships with churches and organizations where teams come to volunteer each and every month (or even week)! We are incredibly grateful for this support as it allows us to further our mission of 'connecting God's resources with human need.' In a 'regular year' volunteers add the value of 10 full time employees and over $675,000 (at the national volunteer rate of $27.20/hour.) That is nothing short of amazing!

Carlisle UMC posted an article about their work in the church newsletter. We thought we would share it!

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We at CUMC volunteer the third Thursday of each month and work from 9AM to Noon. Some of us drive there by ourselves and others meet at the church at 8:30 AM and carpool. At this time we can have a group of 15.

We usually verify kits which involves sitting at tables, opening kits that have already been made up and verifying that they contain the proper items. It’s an easy job, not stressful, and is a wonderful opportunity to share the Love of Christ to others.

Mission Central is fully supported by churches, local businesses, and individuals with over half their relief efforts staying right here in Pennsylvania. CUMC has been able to get two playsets for Little Lights, personal size hand sanitizer for kids in our local schools, ice packs for mission trips, laundry detergent, bleach and more!

-Jean Yufer

Thanks, Carlisle for sharing about your outreach. We appreciate your efforts and look forward to seeing you all every month!

If you are a nonprofit, school or church that wants to get added to our monthly email list of items we have available, please reach out to Brad at bkulp@missoncentral.org.

If you have a group (or individual) who wants to volunteer, please reach out to Laurie at lwhitmyer@missioncentral.org.
Save the Dates:
  • September 16 - 19, 2021: Mission Central Auction
  • October 9, 2021: Mission Central Book Sale
  • October 12, 2021: Mission Central Open House
  • October 24 - 31, 2021: Mission Central Virtual Monster Mash and Dash
  • May 15, 2022: Mission Central Gala
Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash

Mission Central's second annual virtual run/walk is scheduled for October! This is a perfect event for families, youth groups, school groups, work teams and more to raise money for a great cause! We look forward to "seeing" you virtually!

This is also an amazing opportunity for sponsorship! In addition to being able to promote to our 150+ runners and walkers, you have the opportunity to promote to our 1100 churches, 8,000 volunteers, 6,000 MissionLink readers and all our social media followers.

Links are below.
If you are a church, nonprofit or school that wants to be added to Mission Central's monthly email list of items available for pickup, please email Brad at bkulp@missioncentral.org.
This Week at Mission Central:

  • Asia America Initiative received medical supplies, Mission Central Activity Kits, Mission Central Care Kits, Mission Central Blessing Kits and diapers for their outreach in the Philippines.
  • Summerdale UMC, Clarks Green UMC and Wesley UMC received VBS materials for their VBS programs.
  • Adams County Rescue received recyclables for their mission.
  • Dumas Rescue received food, drink, pet food, pet supplies and more for their continued disaster recovery work in Kentucky.
  • Chambersburg HUB received medical supplies for their outreach.
  • PA Elks Home Services received medical supplies for their outreach.
  • Bethlehem UMC received art supplies for their ministry.
  • Mechanicsburg Police Department received sanitizer and hot cups for their work.
  • From the King Ministries received clothing for their outreach.
  • Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation received medical supplies, sanitizer, trash bags and more for their work with animals.
  • Calvary UMC received baby wash, sunscreen and more for their outreach.
  • Communities in Schools received mugs, cups, books and baseball hats for their students.
  • American Federation for Children with AIDS receive medical equipment for their outreach.
  • Starfish Ministries received clothing and shoes for their outreach.
  • Medical supplies and equipment went out to many individuals and families in need
  • And much more...
If you have received items from Mission Central, we want to hear from you! Please use this link to report your outcomes back to us! Thank you for your support!
Furniture Donations:

Please call New Digs (717.620.9735) or refer to their social media site for donation drop off times.
Contact Us:

  • Margi Bradley, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - mbradley@missioncentral.org
  • Cris Mizerak, Business Administrative Assistant - cmizerak@missioncentral.org
  • Laurie Whitmyer, Volunteer Coordinator - lwhitmyer@missioncentral.org
  • Stephanie Titzel, Director of Development and Communications - stitzel@missioncentral.org
  • Brad Kulp, Operations Manager - bkulp@missioncentral.org
  • Hope Harrison, Executive Director - hharrison@missioncentral.org

For general inquiries, please contact: missioncentral@missioncentral.org.
Mission Central has been serving in mission since 2002;
Connecting God's Resources with Human Need