Collecting For The Unhoused Population of Lancaster

Why are we collecting NEW adult socks & underwear – and filling Blessing Bags with chapstick, tissue packs and HotHands hand warmers on Sunday MARCH 12 to MARCH 19? HEADING
To support local agencies doing outreach to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Items collected are going to the REFRESH LANCASTER free-access mobile hygiene unit with 2 private shower stalls. Staffed by Lancaster EMS, the shower unit parks weekly at 6 different locations in: Columbia, Etown, Ephrata, Lancaster, New Holland – and also provides onsite respectful medical consultation in a private office. Click Here for Photos Refresh Lancaster Flyer 10.20.22 (1)
Lancaster EMS is one of the Homeless Services Providers in a network lead by The Lancaster County Homelessness Coalition. The Homelessness Coalition is the lead agency that brings together approx. 50 partner organizations to provide a consistent level of services to people at risk of homelessness and those experiencing homelessness in both City and County.
The Coalition is in need of supplies for their Emergency Shelters and Mobile Shower Unit. UUCL will collect adult socks, underwear and adult-pants the first 3 weeks of March. If you would like to join the team coordinating this effort, contact Marian at
Our GOAL IS 50 Blessing Bags: YOU bring Chapstick, tissue pack and/or HotHands handwarmers
ADULT warm socks & underwear ALL SIZES – YOU buy/bring what you would get for yourself. Then we will have a variety.
ADULT PANTS (not dress pants) Only new or lightly used please!
Please bring ANY of these items to Sunday services MARCH 12 at Lancaster County Park Pavilion or MARCH 19 at UUCL.
There will also be a drop box at UUCL Community Room the week between March 12 – March 19 if you prefer to drop off.

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