You Can Help
Most organizations accept direct donations of your time or money. Contact them directly, or call Help Line at 570-829-1341 or 888-829-1341 or 2-1-1 (where available) for more information regarding which organization might be able to accept your donation. Some of the items organizations are looking for are food, furniture, clothing, items for the ill and handicapped and household items.
Looking for information about a charity? The PA Bureau of Charitable Organization’s web site maintain registration and financial information on over 9,500 charities soliciting in the Commonwealth, as well as 377 professional solicitors and fundraising counsels. Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance reports on charities and other organizations that solicit nationally. You should also track an organization using Charity Navigator and Guidestar to see their track record, Try to give to organizations that have a presence in the area you are giiving to. If you do not see a particular national charity on this list, feel free to ask them about it.
Contact your local Red Cross Chapter or call 800-432-8045 for donation site information in NEPA or check their web site at Red Cross NEPA Region Blood Services.
United Way of Wyoming Valley acts as a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities in the Upper Luzerne County communities, the volunteer database can be accessed here.
Volunteers Center of Greater Hazleton acts as a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities in the Lower Luzerne County community, 570-453-0426.
If you would like to make a donation to Help Line, click the button below.
If you have questions regarding any organizations that are soliciting funds you can
check them out at the following links:
Local charities that solicit regionally Local & Regional Charities.
Organizations that solicit nationally National Organizations.
Pennsylvania registered charities PA Charities.
Citizens who have questions or complaints concerning solicitations by charitable organizations, solicitors, or fundraising counsels are urged to contact the bureau of Charitable Organizations :
1-800-732-0999 (within PA) or 717-783-1720 (outside PA).
Report suspicious fundraising activities to the Attorney General's Charitable Trusts and Organizations section by calling (717) 783-2853.