Give a gift to someone less fortunate in our local community; gift recipients are chosen by local ministries.  
Choose a gift by completing the form (like taking a tag from a tree). Then purchase the gift and drop it off at Living Word by December 7 - collection boxes in the Common Grounds lobby (Door #7), Mon-Thurs, 8:30 am-8:30 pm, or in the Main Lobby Sunday morning.

Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship connects York County prison inmates with their children through Christmas gifts.

Serving opportunity:
Wrap gifts.  Great for a group/individuals; ages 12+. All items supplied.
York County Food Bank, working toward a more nourished York County, where no one worries where their next meal comes from.

Serving Opportunities: 
Box packing.  At the Food Bank's warehouse, 15 Marianne Dr, York.  Ages 14+.
Distribution/drive through. LW parking lot. Ages 14+.
Distribution/pantry. At the Food Bank, 254 W Princess St, York. Ages 16+.
Pantry Christmas Celebration. Outside event on Dec. 17 at 254 W Princess St, York. Ages 16+.

Community Reach, 15 First Ave, Red Lion, provides basic items of support to families in Dallastown, Eastern, Red Lion School Districts.

Serving opportunity: 
Fill Christmas stockings/wrap gifts.  Great for a group, family, or individuals. All items supplied.

Servants Home Helps serves low-income older adults/disabled/single parent homeowners by doing home repairs they cannot do themselves or are unable to pay someone to do for them.

Serving Opportunity:
Home Helps projects may be repairing/building decks/ramps, general home repairs, painting, etc.. Locations vary.  For ages 14+, under age 14 with parent.  Great for a group/family or individuals.
The Salvation Army,  50 E. King St, York, has programs for youth, to alleviate hunger, to provide assistance with rent, utilities, etc. Red Kettle funds collected in York County are used in York County.

Serving Opportunities:
Toy Shop Set UpCategorize gifts by age.  Opportunity for ages 12+.
Gift DistributionHelp families select gifts for their children.
Ring the Bell. Staff a red kettle at Boscov's or Sam's Club.
18 South, 17 N Main St, Red Lion,  strives to bring hope to teens through authentic relationships built on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Serving Opportunity:
Meal (prepare or purchase)  for the 40-50 teens who attend. Meal drop off time: Mon-Wed at 3 pm; Thur-Fri at 5:30 pm.  A group or family can provide the whole meal, or join another group or families and provide the meal together.
The Moving Ministry blesses individuals and families who are unable to move themselves independently. Moves are limited to York County.

The ministry serves those who are in financial crisis due to illness, loss of job, divorce, etc. or who are physically unable to move themselves and have limited financial resources.

Staffed entirely by volunteers, we load and move already-packed boxes and furniture (except pianos) via a truck we provide.

Prior to approving a moving request, ministry leaders will conduct a site visit to be sure we are able to accommodate the move.

Car Care

Car Care is for people in York who are in financial need to help maintain their car. Qualified volunteers provide an oil change, fluids check, tire pressure check, and car wash at no cost.

TO REGISTER for service, you MUST provide the following information:
  • Vehicle year, make, and model
  • Number of cylinders (4, 6, or 8) and number of liters (e.g.,  2.4 or 3.2 L)
  • 8th digit of VIN (found on registration card)
To register: Call Lisa Long  717.755.0089 x 122