Program Needs

01/19/18, 8:29 AM
Thank you for caring! With your support, Hoffman Homes is able to continue to provide comprehensive mental health care, medical and dental support, a progressive education, and a safe, comfortable home environment for our children. 


Your help is vital...Though our primary funding comes through insurance reimbursements, these payments do not cover the full cost of our children's care. Hoffman Homes invests an additional $18 per day, per child—or nearly $600,000 annually—to supplement the costs of these essentials, which are vital to our kids' care, health and recovery:

  • Creative therapies (art, horse, music and pet)
  • Food & clothing 
  • Health/medical care 
  • Recreational items/outings
  • Home upkeep & more


Ongoing Needs
Your support of our ongoing needs further ensures that, while in our care, our children have the materials and items at hand to begin living a brighter, happier future. Please see below for a comprehensive listing, or click here for a printable list. As always, we are grateful for your investment in their recovery. 
Art Therapy 
  • Poster board
  • Markers

  • Crayons

  • Colored pencils

  • Paint

  • Drawing notebooks (no spiral binding)

  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target, or A.C. Moore

Horse Therapy
  • Volunteers!
  • Lightly used or new waterproof blankets and sheets              (size 70-76)
  • Lightly used or new fly masks (horse or cob size)
  • Fly spray
  • Sunscreen SPF 50+
  • Tripod sprinklers
  • Vet wrap
  • Trace mineral or salt blocks
  • Duct tape
  • 100% cotton lead ropes
  • Stirrup leathers
  • Safety stirrups (peacock or S-shaped)
  • English saddles 
  • Australian saddles
  • Vaulting surcingle
  • Dressage or all-purpose English saddle pads (new or         gently used)
  • Dr. Cook's Beta Bitless Bridles
  • Zip-up paddock boots (kid's, women's and men's)
  • ASTM/SEI-certified riding helmets (all sizes)
  • Supplements: Vita-Calm, Remission, Yea-Sacc, Joint Combo
  • Grain: Triple Crown Senior, Triple Crown Lite
  • Horse treats
Music Therapy
  • Amazon gift cards
  • Online subscriptions for sheet music & music downloads
  • Non-wirebound journals

Please call for more information: 717-359-7148, ext. 4502.


Pet Therapy
  • Purina One Urinary Formula cat food
  • Purina Cat Chow Gentle Formula cat food
  • Kitty condo
  • Dog harnesses/coats (medium/large)
  • Dog and cat beds
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Pine wood shavings
  • Animal carriers (small & medium, for cat/ferret/guinea pig/rabbit)
  • New or gently used area rugs for our pet room (5'x7' or      8'x10' preferred)
Horticulture Therapy (Seasonal)
  • Seeds
  • Potting soil
  • Gardening gloves
  • Small gardening tools
General Needs
  • Winter coats, hats & gloves (Please call 717-359-7148,          ext. 4502, for sizes/quantities.) 
  • Socks & underwear (Please call 717-359-7148, ext. 4502,        for sizes.) 
  • NEW twin comforters
  • NEW towels and washcloths
  • Paper towels
  • Sandwich bags
  • Freezer bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Lysol wipes
  • Small and large trash bags
  • Sponges
  • Windex, Comet cleaner, and Pine Sol
  • Palmolive liquid dish detergent
  • NEW dishcloths and dish towels
Health & Hygiene 
  • Toothbrushes
  • Aim toothpaste
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Battery-operated women's electric razors
  • Batteries (AA and AAA)
  • Maxi pads
  • Tampons
  • Suave shampoo & conditioner
  • Speed Stick and Lady Speed Stice deodorant
  • Ivory and Zest soap bars
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissues
Sports & Recreation
  • Playground-grade mulch (Please call 717-359-7148,               ext. 4502, for more information.) 
  • Nintendo Wii game consoles & controllers
  • Nintendo Wii game cartridges (non-violent games only)
  • Batteries (AAA)
  • Sports equipment: New/unused basketballs, footballs,     soccer  balls, fishing rods
  • New board games 
  • New card games
Hoffman Academy
  • Non-spiral bound composition books/journals
  • Construction paper and notebook paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Gift cards to Amazon, Target or Walmart

      To donate supplies for our school's makerspace room—a fun

     "collaboration space" that encourages creativity, teamwork and group

     learning—please  contact our VP of Educational Services Walt Smith

     at or 717-359-7148, ext. 1899.


Food & Nutrition Services   
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit snacks
  • Large cans of vegetables (any kind) 
  • Dry goods (rice, cereal, etc.)

Please call for more information: 717-359-7148, ext. 4502.


Unless otherwise indicated, all donated items must be new and in original packaging, for safety reasons. We are always interested in talking with you about any in-kind donations you would like to make...Please contact the Development Office at 717-359-7148, ext. 4502; we'd love to hear from you!

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