Your Gifts at Work

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.

Central PA Food Bank

Serves 27 counties and is the largest non-profit food distribution organization in central PA. The Food Bank solicits, inventories and distributes food and other donated products to more than 800 partner agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.) that directly serve people struggling with hunger. The Food Bank distributes more than 28 million pounds of food and grocery products. That is the equivalent of 23 million meals!

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.

Habitat for Humanity

Is a housing ministry that is local, national, and global. MPC gives to both Cumberland Valley Habitat for Humanity in Carlisle, and Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area. Groups coming from other locations to work at Habitat may stay at our Youth Center.

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 meal a day delivered to the homes of elderly.

Medical Benevolence Foundation

Is an international organization associated with the PC(USA) that provides clinics and medical care in underdeveloped countries.

MPC Youth Mission Trips

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

New Hope Ministries

Is located in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, and Mechanicsburg.  It provides assistance for emergency crisis, 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.  They give out holiday food baskets and gifts.  New Hope Ministries also offers ongoing support and guidance 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 way that matter to and have impact on Good’s
evolving world.”

Safe Harbour

Is a long-term shelter at the former James Wilson Hotel on High Street in Carlisle. Provides housing and 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