Jim and Jodi McGill

Niger and South Sudan

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MPC Missionary Relationships Through PC(USA)

Dori Kay Hjalmarson


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About Your Gifts at Work

The following organizations are designated by the Mission Committee as beneficiaries of MPC mission giving.
Click on the organization name to find more information.

Allison Hill Fund

Enhances the lives of the residents of the Allison Hill neighborhood of the City of Harrisburg, by supporting nonprofit agencies that serve charitable, educational, scientific or civic purposes, and that are faith-based, grass-roots organizations based within that community. Donations are sent in care of Allison Hill Fund to the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

Bethesda Mission

is a mission in downtown Harrisburg that seeks to provide food, shelter, clothing, and the good news of Jesus Christ.

Carlisle Truckstop Ministry, Inc.

Is a ministry of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches that serves thousands of truckers who use I-81 and the PA turnpike and stop at truck stops at the interchange of these two roads in Carlisle.


Church World Services Afghan Refugees

Since 1946, CWS has been a faith-based organization that deeply believes there is enough in this world for everyone. They form local partnerships to ensure people everywhere have healthy food, clean water, a safe place to call home and the ability to fulfill their purpose. They work through grassroots initiatives, inspiring the compassion of thousands of individuals and organizations, and through sustainable development projects, emergency response activities, advocacy initiatives and refugee support services, they transform lives in underserved communities in over 65 countries across the globe.  MPC is currently working with the CWS office in Harrisburg, helping relocate Afghan refugees to our area.    

Christian Churches United

Is an organization sponsored by many Central PA churches that provides temporary shelter and food to those in extreme need.


Sells quality gently used clothing at an affordable price for individuals and families.  They also serve the community by creating good paying jobs and provide onsite training and coaching for their employees.  They  improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our community by providing clothing and cash grants directly to the partnerships formed by churches and nonprofit charitable organizations. 

MPC has a Virtual Partnership Agreement with CommunityAid.  The donation center closest to the church is at:

4833 Carlise Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. 

Hours for drive-up donation are 9AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday. 

Please include with your clothing donation a request to credit your donation to Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church Virtual Partnership #10372.

ANNOUNCEMENT: If you have donations that you don't want to save for the rummage sale, please consider donating them to the Community Aid store.

Compassion International

Is a Christ-centered, church-based, child-focused organization whose mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.  Through a holistic approach to child development, they carefully blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together.  MPC sponsors a child who lives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Cumberland Vista House

Is a ministry of CROSS (Christian Residential Opportunities and Social Services) that provides a homelike environment for adults with developmental disabilities. CROSS runs three homes: Grace Home in Shippensburg, Griffith Home in St. Thomas, and Cumberland Vista in Dillsburg.  Between the three, CROSS cares for 22 residents with disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism.  Various groups from the church go to Cumberland Vista House for evenings of games and pizza.  Presby Peelers processes donated fresh vegetables for freezing or preparing meals. 

Domestic Violence Services

Of Cumberland and Perry Counties provides temporary emergency shelter and counseling for those seeking relief from domestic violence.

Downtown Daily Bread

Is a soup kitchen located in the Boyd Building of Pine Street Presbyterian Church. Pine Street and other local churches give support financially and assist by serving a daily midday meal.

Ecumenical Food Pantry

Receives donations from many local churches and is housed in Messiah Lutheran Church, Harrisburg. Volunteers from MPC help staff the Ecumenical Food Pantry on a monthly basis.

Fruitbelt Farmer Christian Ministry

Is a ministry in Adams, Franklin and Cumberland Counties for migrant workers in the fruit industry to provide emergency and spiritual care, health kits, warm clothing, blankets, fellowship and other needs as they arise.

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Habitat for Humanity

Cumberland Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) is an affiliate organization of Habitat for Humanity International.  CVHFH is a non-profit, ecumenical, grassroots Christian ministry which builds simple, decent, and affordable houses in partnership with families in need, donors and volunteers.  Their area is Mech. to Shippensburg and they build homes in rural areas.  They also help with delinquent mortgages. 

Health Ministries of

Christ Lutheran Church

is located at 124 South 13th Street in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg.  It offers free nurse-run drop-in medical, prenatal care, dental, and urgent care clinics to the people in their neighborhood who have no health insurance.  They also offer English as a Second Language Classes, have a Hospitality Center, a Free Baby Furniture Bank, a Durable Medical Goods Bank, and Orthopedic Bank.  FaceBook page

HELP Ministries of Harrisburg

is a social service hub in Dauphin County which provides a comprehensive
approach to homeless and poverty alleviation through crisis resolution,
emergency aid, and housing assistance.

Honduras Partnership of the Presbytery of Carlisle

Through the efforts of World Mission, the Honduras Mission Network, and the presbyteries of Arkansas, Carlisle and Tampa Bay, the Rev. Dori Kay Hjalmarson is the mission co-worker to Honduras.

Krislund Camp

Is our church camp, owned by the Presbyterys of Carlisle, Huntington and Northumberland, and is located in Madisonburg, PA, near State College.

Mechanicsburg Area

Meals on Wheels

Provides one home cooked meal and one cold lunch, three times a week, to the homes of the elderly and home-bound in our community. Volunteers deliver to clients in Hampden, Upper Allen, Lower Allen, and East Pennsboro, and Silver Spring Townships in addition to Mechanicsburg Borough. Fees are charged on a sliding scale with many clients receiving free or assisted meals. MAMOW receives its support from area churches, and service clubs and does not receive federal or state monies.

Medical Benevolence Foundation Fund PC(USA)

Is an international organization associated with the PC(USA) that provides clinics and medical care in underdeveloped countries. They develop sustainable medical communities and infrastructure so the community can share resources and be independent.  They partner with church-owned hospitals, clinics, and nursing schools.  These church-owned medical facilities are critical to helping break the poverty cycle in developing nations as they provide desperately needed medical care to all – regardless of their ability to pay.  MPC has been a partner with them since 1987.   Funding from MPC comes from the Forrest Eggleston Fund, who initiated MPC giving to this foundation.  • 1-800-547-7627 • 1-281-201-2043

MPC Youth Mission Trips

Helps to offset the costs for MPC youth and supplies needed for mission trips.

New Hope Ministries

Located in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, and Mechanicsburg, New Hope provides assistance in emergencies, rent/mortgage, prescription, medical, dental, eye care, and transportation. In addition, it has a food pantry and offers counseling and referral services as well as maintaining a children and youth program. New Hope Ministries also offers scholarships for job training, and programs to help people become self-sufficient and stable over the long term.

NEXT Church

A purposeful relational community of Presbyterian leaders whose mission is to strengthen a vibrant and thriving PC(USA) that shares the good news of Jesus Christ in ways that matter to and have impact on Good’s evolving world.  Our donation goes to support the mission of Next Church which is to help train clergy.


Ronald McDonald House®  

 is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We also support families through the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Hospitality Cart at Penn State Children’s Hospital, as well as, the Ronald McDonald Hospitality Kiosk at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital. 



Safe Harbour 

Safe Harbour provides a continuum of housing services, from temporary shelter to permanent residence, for those who’ve lost their homes due to foreclosure, joblessness, the death of a loved one, mental health and addiction issues, or a myriad of other circumstances.  Temporary shelter includes emergency placement for families and single females who are in desperate need of a secure place to live, in an environment where they can begin rebuilding their lives.  They also provide self-enhancement programs for the homeless and potentially homeless single adults and families.

Stop the Violence

Is a non-profit, grass roots organization comprised of an all volunteer staff dedicated to serving the Harrisburg community and surrounding area’s by helping those impacted by violence.

Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church
300 East Simpson Street | Mechanicsburg, PA 17055