In This MissionLink:

  • National Preparedness Month
  • Sanitizer Drive Through for Teachers
  • Save the Date
  • Mission Central Store
  • Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash - Virtual and Now In Person!
  • Disaster Relief and Recovery
  • Save the Dates
  • Hammer Drill Needed
  • Nominations Due
  • Open Volunteer Position - Board of Directors
  • October Online Auction
  • Mission Central Needs
  • Mission Central Contact List

We are no longer accepting books at this time.
September is National Preparedness Month
“Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

With the wild fires raging and the hurricanes brewing, it’s a good time to remind everyone that September is National Preparedness Month. Check out this site for additional details and what you can do with your family.

Between 2019 and 2020, Mission Central supplied over $1.5 million in resources for disaster relief and recovery. We are incredibly grateful for the cleaning/flood buckets that we have received. Our warehouse remains flush with cleaning buckets at this time. We welcome your financial gifts, material donations, and items for the Mission Central Kits.

Your support allows us to work toward assisting the most vulnerable. Thank you!

Save the Dates:
  • September 14, 2021: Sanitizer Event
  • October 9, 2021: Mission Central Book Sale
  • October 14 - 17, 2021: Mission Central Auction
  • October 23 - 31, 2021: Mission Central Virtual Monster Mash and Dash
  • May 15, 2022: Mission Central Gala
Mission Central Store

The Mission Central store will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This is a great way to get some Halloween goodies and support a great organization. Thank you!
Hammer Drill Needed

We need to borrow a hammer drill with masonry bits. If you have one to spare for the last week of September, please email Brad at Thank you!!
VIRTUAL Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash - Hurry! Registration Ends October 1!
You can run/walk Mission Central's virtual run this October!

Register and join us! October 23 - 31, 2021.

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!

Plus, check out our sponsorship opportunities - it's a great way to support Mission Central and promote your business!

Email for additional details.
"Old Man" Board Challenge

Jim Foster, Board Chair of Mission Central, has challenged any and all Mashers and Dashers to beat him!

He believes he can beat you! If you beat him, he'll donate $5 to support Mission Central. If you beat him, you donate $5 to Mission Central.

  • When you register, send an email to with your name letting us know that you want to take the challenge.
  • If you’ve already registered, just send an email to with your name that says you have already registered for the Mash and Dash and you accept the Old Man Board Chair Challenge.

Then, all you need to do is:
  • Map out your event and schedule your time to race.
  • Time your 5K! That’s a 3.1 mile run/walk.
  • Record your time.
  • After I run, my time will be posted and sent out to all competitors.
  • Review your time versus mine.
  • If you beat me, send us an email to I will add $5 for everyone that beats me to my donation.
  • If I beat you, send your $5 to Mission Central.
Thanks to the Altoona District for volunteering to host an in person event! Their Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash is scheduled for October 23, 2021 and will begin at 9:00 AM.
Support for Those Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Mission Central sends our love, support and prayers for those that lie in Hurricane Ida's path.

Storms like Hurricane Ida can cause catastrophic storm surges, extreme winds and flash flooding that destroy communities. This combined with the COVID-19 pandemic makes for a devastating situation.

Mission Central participates in long-term recovery efforts, supplying much needed supplies as we work to fulfil our mission of connecting God's resources with human need.

In order to assist with disaster recovery, we are currently collecting the following:

  • Tarps
  • Can Openers - manual
  • Hygiene Items - all sizes
  • Laundry Detergent - all sizes
  • Flashlights
  • Gloves
  • Tissues

Thanks to your support, Mission Central donated $1.5 million in Flood/Cleaning buckets in 2019 and 2020.
Volunteer Positions!

Board of Directors

We are seeking volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors. Each Director serves a three year term, with a maximum service of nine consecutive years. The Board supervises all operations of Mission Central. We meet to review policies and outcomes as well as approve the annual budget and all financial statements.

If you would like to be considered for the Mission Central Board, please send a brief summary of your background, work experience and gifts you would bring to the Board. (A formal resume is not required but would be very helpful.)

Please email Jim Foster at by September 15. THANK YOU in advance.
Nominations Due!

National Philanthropy Day recognition is now accepting nominations for people and groups who have made Central Pennsylvania a better place to live and work through their dedication to philanthropy.

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2021.
October Online Auction

If you have a basket or item to donate for the Mission Central auction, please bring it to Mission Central ASAP.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Thank you for your support!

Our online auction is scheduled for October 14-17, 2021. This takes the place of the 2021 Gala (which had to be canceled due to the pandemic).

Thanks so much to Penn State Health and Bobby Rahal Toyota for their generosity in sponsoring this event!
The Past Several Weeks at Mission Central:

  • Left Out Organizational Program received Activity Kits and school supplies for their youth
  • Downtown Daily Bread received Care Kits
  • UNTO received hand sanitizer and medical equipment
  • Reisterstown Elementary School received baby wipes and antibacterial wipes for their students
  • Reach One, Teach One received school supplies
  • Chambersburg HUB received medical supplies
  • 10X Better received school supplies and hygiene items
  • Adams Rescue received recycling items
  • Homeland Health Care received medical support for their clients
  • Many individuals received much needed medical equipment and supplies.
  • And much, much more...

Thank you for your assistance in making this happen!
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!
Contact Us:

  • Margi Bradley, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant -
  • Cris Mizerak, Business Administrative Assistant -
  • Laurie Whitmyer, Volunteer Coordinator -
  • Stephanie Titzel, Director of Development and Communications -
  • Brad Kulp, Operations Manager -
  • Hope Harrison, Executive Director -

For general inquiries, please contact:
Furniture Donations:

Please call New Digs (717.620.9735) or refer to their social media site for donation drop off times.
In Need of Items?

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
Mission Central has been serving in mission since 2002;
Connecting God's Resources with Human Need