In This MissionLink:

  • Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash - Virtual and Now In Person!
  • Help for Haiti
  • Save the Dates
  • Nominations Due
  • Open Volunteer Positions - Board of Directors and Social Media Intern
  • October Online Auction
  • Mission Central Needs
  • Mission Central Contact List
  • Mission Central Can Help

We are no longer accepting books at this time.
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.
Plus, We Still Have the VIRTUAL Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash
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.
The Haiti earthquake has left at least 1,941 dead and 9,900 injured with the remnants of Tropical Depression Grace battering the country with heavy rains. This combined with the COVID-19 pandemic makes for an extremely 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.


What You Can Do:
  • Pray for those impacted and their families and friends
  • Make a monetary donation to Mission Central
  • Donate supplies - unused medical equipment, school supplies, cleaning items and more!

Mission Central Response:
Thanks to your support, Mission Central donated over $1M in Flood/Cleaning buckets to UMCOR in 2019. In 2020, Mission Central donated over $430,000 in Flood/Cleaning Buckets directly to UMCOR.

In 2020, Mission Central supplied 3.3 million people with over $10.9 million in resources.

Your donation helps us respond quickly to
immediate disaster and long-term recovery needs. 

Save the Dates:
  • October 9, 2021: Mission Central Book Sale
  • October 12, 2021: Mission Central Open House
  • October 14 - 17, 2021: Mission Central Auction
  • October 23 - 31, 2021: Mission Central Virtual Monster Mash and Dash
  • May 15, 2022: Mission Central Gala
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.
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.
Social Media Intern

Mission Central is looking for a highly motivated, creative social media and community engagement specialist. This role is instrumental in developing, maintaining and monitoring Mission Central’s social media and online presence. Successful applicant will create a social strategy, develop content and work to build an online community.

Intern will support the communications strategy in the following ways:
 Assist with Mission Central communications
 Create content, collaborate on strategy and proofread
 Conduct interviews, draft stories (in varying forms)
and assist in the production of publications
 Edit and analyze preferences of Mission Central
target markets
 Develop innovative, new content to reach new
 Translate information into compelling stories
 Form and implement best practices to support Mission Central social media presence

Intern will gain skills in content creation, communication and relationship building as well as an increased knowledge of non-profits. Must be a strong communicator (through varying mediums) and a team player. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your resume and cover letter to
October Online Auction

If you have a basket or item to donate for the Mission Central auction, please bring it to Mission Central by September 1, 2021. 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:

  • Molly's Place received cleaning supplies and medical equipment.
  • Cumberland Vista received hygiene items.
  • Hope Eternal UMC received coats, scarves and hats for their ministry.
  • Charlton UMC received tissues, sanitizer and trash cans.
  • Capital Area Dream Center received soap and cleaning supplies.
  • Christ UCC received hats, scarves, trash cans, hygiene items and more for their ministry.
  • Helen O Krause Animal Foundation received baby wash, coats, hygiene items and more to fulfill their mission.
  • Duncannon EMS received books and school supplies.
  • Cumberland Valley Animal Hospital received pet food.
  • Carlisle Animal Family Life received baby items.
  • Starfish Ministries received clothes, shoes and more.
  • Clarks Green UMC received sanitizer, medical equipment and more.
  • First UMC received hygiene items for their ministry.
  • Many individuals received much needed medical equipment and supplies.
  • Countless schools and school districts received
  • 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!
How You Can Help Mission Central

Many have asked for ways that they can assist us in our mission of "connecting God's resources with human need." We are incredibly grateful for your support!

We are in need of the following:
  • School supplies
  • Insect Repellant - non-aerosol, wipes or spray
  • Drawstring Bags

Here are additional details about our Kits.

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