In This MissionLink:

  • Thank YOU!
  • Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash
  • Save the Dates
  • October Online Auction
  • Mission Central Contact List
  • Mission Central Can Help

We are no longer accepting books at this time.
We are thrilled to see our mission of "connecting God's resources with human need" in action. We get a lot of appreciation and thank you notes and wanted to share a few of them with you!


Thanks to YOU -- your support makes this all happen!

Thank you again for the wonderful supplies. The tissues, masks and children’s coats will all be used within the Nursing department for children in need from the West Shore School District. -West Shore School District

Children in South Central PA are clean, dry, and healthy because of the diapers that they receive. Parents and Caregivers are also less stressed and have can have better self-esteem as a result of having access to a reliable supply of diapers for their child(ren). – Healthy Steps Diaper Bank

Thank you for the books, hats, body wash, mask, and diapers and goggles. One family said it was so nice that someone thought of them without having to ask for a hand out. - PA Elks

Families were appreciative of the items that were received. Especially the cups and mugs. The diapers were appreciated by mothers who just gave birth as well as the coupons that come with them. It is amazing the joy in a child's eyes when they receive a new book.  – Family Promise

Many here live well below the poverty level. The clothing bank provided thru Hopeful Things assure seasonal wear is available to all in need. – Hope UMC

Our family resource center is located in a school in which 98% of students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Our families have communicated that these events provide items (hand wash, books, and sanitizer) that are sometimes difficult to pay for. – Community Progress Council

Thank you for the hot and cold packs, the sanitizer and the masks. They provide better hygiene and protection from the COVID-19 pandemic. – Valley Shade UMC

We seek to reach the youth and families of our community in fun and entertaining events. By giving away the toys and fun items we received from Mission Central, our number soared with many of our low income families who were looking for something they could bring their kids to that wouldn't cost them anything. We feel this may be the only connection to God and the church that many of these kids and youth ever receive. So, while they come for the toys and food, we do our best to share Jesus with them long with the other goodies. They might not realize it now, but Jesus is the most valuable thing that they receive at our events...our prayer is that one day they will know that! Thanks Mission Central for helping us to change young lives! - Geyer’s UMC

Thank you for the mattresses, hand sanitizer, wheel chairs and masks. Children and adults will be on clean mattresses. Sanitizer and masks will help to keep contagious diseases at bay. – American Foundation of Children with AIDS

Thank you for the bleach, sanitizer and cups with lids. We used them to care for homeless pets at shelters and help place them in forever homes. – Heavenly Paws

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 stitzel@missioncentral.org for additional details.
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
October Online Auction

If you have a basket or item to donate for the Mission Central auction, please bring it to Mission Central. 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!
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 currently putting together Mission Central Activity and Care Kits for the school year. There are great deals on back to school supplies. Make some kits or drop off the materials so a volunteer group can make the kits. These Activity Kits go to school students who don't have the necessary supplies to kick off the school year. Mission Central Care Kits help assist with the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.

In addition to these kits, we are in need of the following:
  • 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 - 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.
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 bkulp@missioncentral.org.
Mission Central has been serving in mission since 2002;
Connecting God's Resources with Human Need