United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County


As a community organization who works directly with the organizations meeting the most pressing needs in our community we are offering a centralized area for people to go to find out how they can help! The need is great, as is the willingness to help! We will be working in real time to update this page with information as we are notified. If you are a community partner in need please email us at [email protected]

PLEASE REMEMBER: Individuals looking to help should be reminded how important it is to flatten the curve at this time and practice healthy social distancing.


Sadler Health

In need of unused masks, and goggles. As our healthcare workers continue to care for the community in these challenging times, they are at high risk due to the national shortage in personal protective equipment. If you are a business or individual who wouldn’t be using these supplies for your normal operation, we would highly appreciate you considering donating them or making them available for purchase. Please contact Manal El Harrack at 717-960-4330 if you are able to assist Sadler Health Center.

Project SHARE

Requesting small groups of 10 people to help prepare bags of food to be distributed. They will be distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and milk at their Farm Stand on the corner of Pitt and Lincoln Street. The time frames are Tuesdays from 3-5pm and Thursdays from 12-2pm — except the third week of the month when the distribution occurs at the Project SHARE warehouse.

The Salvation Army

For the health and safety of our clients and staff, we will be converting the homeless breakfast program and My Brother’s Table evening meal to carry-out meals. Donations are needed to make these meals possible for our community! Please bring donations to the Security Office at 20 E. Pomfret Street.

TOP NEEDS: Fruit cups, all size Ziploc baggies, individual serving size bags of chips/crackers/cookies, bottled water, sliced bread and rolls, fresh fruit and vegetables – individually packaged, cereal bars, pop tarts, plastic silverware, individually packaged hand wipes, individual packets of sugar and coffee creamer, disposable cups, coffee stirrers, and disinfecting wipes.

Community CARES

We rely heavily on our volunteers to help run our program. If you are at low-risk and are able to volunteer your time, we would greatly appreciate it.  As always, we can use your help after this crisis ends; the reality is that our services are always in need.  Your donations of time, resources and financial contribution will strengthen our community as we come together to provide support to those that are most vulnerable.
Please call us at 717.249.1009 to learn more about volunteering or 717-559-2908 about donating much needed supplies.

Items that Community CARES needs can be found by clicking here.

Safe Harbour

They have established a policy prohibiting non-essential visitors in the facility from now until March 30. Access to the James Wilson Facility is limited to residents, Safe Harbour staff, and essential visitors ONLY.  Essential visitors include caseworkers, medical staff, and Cumberland County Housing Authority staff, among others. This policy will be in place until March 30.  It will be reevaluated at that time. Due to the limitation regarding non-essential visitors, they are not allowing volunteers to enter the facility.  This has not decreased the offers and desire of the community to volunteer in the future.

Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties (DVSCP)

Offering normal services, some modifications, but operational.

YWCA Carlisle

They will be closed until further notice.

Samaritan Fellowship

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, Samaritan Fellowship has modified their process. They will discontinue Saturday morning meetings and in-person client interviews until further notice. Recognizing that our clients are some of the most vulnerable among us both financially and medically, the following procedure will be implemented effective 3/21/20, to assure continued service to them from our organization.

  1. On each Saturday morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM a sign will be posted on
    the CUMC church door advising clients to call 717-579-6697 to arrange for a
    telephone interview by a Samaritan Fellowship member. A member will interview
    the client concerning their needs and then a conference with a Samaritan
    Fellowship team may or may not be held to determine how we can best help the
  2. Case workers should continue to email referrals to
    [email protected] .
    We thank you for your help and patience in navigating these uncharted waters. Our goal at Samaritan Fellowship is to provide our traditional services in the most seamless way possible, as we explore new ways to extend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in need.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cap Region

BBBS has converted their matches into virtual relationships with the use of text, email, and FaceTime.


We are all very committed to doing everything we can to keep our clients and the Maranatha team safe from potential spread of COVID 19, while continuing to provide our services to the fullest extent possible.    

Accordingly, we are implementing the following measures in compliance with requests by the CDC to practice social distancing, until further notice.

  1. All client spending checks and requests for funds will now be mailed, beginning Wednesday, March 18.  Clients and Case Managers will not be able to physically come to our office to pick them up. 
  • For those who receive their spending funds via direct deposit, no change to the existing practice will occur at this time.
  • Having said all this, we are encouraging any client who currently receives a check to begin utilizing Direct Deposit as a means of obtaining spending funds.  For some, this will mean opening an account with a bank and getting an ATM Card to withdraw your funds.  Banks have closed their branches except for the drive up locations. 
  • Meetings with clients, case managers and potential clients will be handled via telephone/conference call.  When a meeting is scheduled, conference dial-in information will be provided, if necessary. 

Maranatha-Carlisle / IRS Economic Impact Payments Information

How will the IRS know where to send my payment?

The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to those eligible.

For people who have already filed their 2019 tax returns, the IRS will use this information to calculate the payment amount. For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate the payment. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed.

The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?

In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.

I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?

Yes. People who typically do not file a tax return will need to file a simple tax return to receive an economic impact payment. Low-income taxpayers, senior citizens, Social Security recipients, some veterans and individuals with disabilities who are otherwise not required to file a tax return will not owe tax.