Christmas Bag Collection

Many of the men and women that come to our treatment centers arrive with few or no personal belongings. During this holiday season, please help encourage them who are committed to changing their life through faith in Jesus Christ and inspiring them on their journey of recovery by helping with our Christmas Bag collection.

It’s simple. When you donate to our Christmas Bag collection, you are providing an opportunity for patients and students to have clothing, hygiene and toiletry supplies so they feel comfortable through their stay at our treatment centers.

Your impact doesn’t end there—when you donate to our Christmas Bag collection, you are helping provide a person the life-saving opportunity to start a journey of hope and healing. This creates a new gateway to transformative action that will help build a healthier, more vibrant community.

You may donate new clothing (sizes MD to 5XL) such as: socks, underwear/boxers, undershirts, t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodies (with and without zippers), pants/slacks, dress shirts, jeans, sweaters, sweatshirts, winter jackets, hats and suits/formal wear.

You may also donate new hygiene and toiletry supplies such as: toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs/hair brushes, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, shaving cream, aftershave lotion, feminine care products, lotions, Kleenex & tissues, wipes, electric shavers, razors, cotton balls and soap.

We are also collecting school supplies such as: notebooks, notebook paper, pens, pencils, erasers, envelopes, and note cards/index cards.

When you drop off your donations for our Christmas Bag collection, you’ll receive a receipt from us. Hang on to this receipt. At the end of the year, if you itemize deductions on your taxes, you can claim a tax deduction for clothing, supplies and items that are in good condition.

Donate Retail Inventory
When your business donates excess retail merchandise or hygiene supplies to our Christmas Bag, you not only benefit through a tax-deductible donation (as determined by current tax law), you are also providing items that are well-needed at our program.

From customer returns and close outs, we are ready to engage with your business to give new items you no longer need a new life through our Christmas Bag collection.

For More Information or to Schedule a Drop Off:
Please call us at 717.933.2813

More Ways to Give

Give a donation with a check or money order today.

Please mail your tax deductible donation to:

Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge
c/o Finance Department
P.O. Box 98, Rehrersburg, PA 19550

Please make checks payable to “PA Adult & Teen Challenge”

To make a donation over the phone, please call 844.442.8673 and ask for the Finance Department at extension 1111.

Give ongoing support as a MONTHLY CHALLENGE PARTNER. Monthly donations are vital as they help us plan ahead & provide much needed support for our work.

CLICK HERE to visit our Monthly Challenge Partner page.

Some businesses establish foundations with gift-match programs wherein employees can donate to a charity and the foundation matches the gift at some level. Contact your employer’s HR Department to see if a program is available to match your Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge donation.

CLICK HERE to visit our Employer Matching Gift page.

Many of the men that come to our center arrive with few or no personal belongs. During this holiday season, please help encourage the men who are committed to changing their life through faith in Jesus Christ by helping with our Christmas Bag Collection.

CLICK HERE to visit our Christmas Bag Collection page.

We schedule several annual fundraising and promotional events throughout the year, such as: golf tournaments, banquets, concerts, and the annual Celebrate Recovery Festival. Your business or organization could sponsor or co-sponsor one or more of these events and benefit from advertising and recognition at the event. For more information contact Public Relations at: 844.442.8673, ext. 1146.

If you have questions about your donation, contact our financial department at 844.442.8673 or email us at

Your gift is a sacred trust. We promise to honor your generosity by using your gift in the most effective way to help men, women and their families. Your gift will be used where it is needed most to provide them with help and hope.

Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Receipts are issued for each donation. You must mail in or submit your donation postmarked by December 31st for tax credit in the current year.