**  We are currently not in need of personal hygiene items. Please refer to our AmazonSmile Wish list via the link on our home page for needed items.  

**  Due to limited storage space, we cannot accept trial size items and items that are not age appropriate for our residents, currently serving teenagers.

The Lancaster Children’s Home ensures that each child has the daily necessities of life, such as food, clothing, and proper shelter.

We cannot express how important monetary and in-kind donations are to our organization.  Equally important are the donations of the time and talents of the community.  Whether it is through social or spiritual activities, introducing and sharing the love of your favorite hobby or expressing your talents through music and the arts, ALL gifts are an essential part of our program.

If you are planning to donate items and are unsure of which items are needed and how much is needed, a good “rule of thumb” regarding “what” and “how many” items are needed is:

We use the same items you use your own home (cleaning products, food items, personal hygiene items, school supplies, clothing, etc.), but we need about 20 times more, as we average housing 28 children daily, but serve an average of 120 different children over the course of a year.

The amount of supplies needed for the Girl’s Home and the Boy’s Home is based on the number of children we serve. For our current number of residents, special emergency needs, specific clothing sizes, etc., please call 803-286-5277.

We frequently welcome children into the home with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. Gift Cards are very helpful in providing immediate needs for these children upon arrival, such as a new pair of shoes. 

For generic and ongoing collections, you may refer to the AmazonSmile link on our home page or the attached “ongoing” NEEDS LIST  by clicking the below link:


For security purposes, our physical address is not on our site, please call our office at 803-286-5277 for donation drop off location and directions.

Your generosity and kindness is always appreciated by the staff and children. The smallest gift can make a great contribution to a child’s life.


The drop-off is available for after hours and weekend donation drops that cannot be delivered during normal business hours. Please do not leave items that will spoil or melt in the after hours drop-off. The unit is not checked on a daily basis.