Cell Phone Drive Going on Now at CONTACT Helpline
Mar
6
to May 30

Cell Phone Drive Going on Now at CONTACT Helpline

Now through May 30th, CONTACT Helpline is partnering with Phones 4 Charity to collect used cell phones. Help our organization while being eco-friendly! Donated cell phones will be refurbished and sent to emerging countries and areas in the United States for communication and safety purposes. Each donated phone will generate a proceed and support CONTACT Helpline in making a difference, one call at a time!

Drop off phones at: 

900 South Arlington Avenue #150 A

Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phones may be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Please remember to deactivate your wireless service before donating your phone.

Questions? Contact Maureen Brandon at 717-652-4987 or mbrandon@contacthelpline.org 

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Apr
2
to May 18

Highmark Walk on May 18th at HACC

Join CONTACT Helpline at the Annual Highmark Walk on May 18th at 9 am.  This year the walk will be held at the Harrisburg HACC Campus.  

The walk begins at 9 am with registration starting at 7:30 am.  All participants that donate $30 will receive a free T-shirt.  

Click here to register with CONTACT Helpline today.

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Feb
21
to Apr 1

Spring 2019 Volunteer Training Class

CONTACT Helpline needs volunteers to serve as helpline specialists. Volunteers are the backbone of our 24 hour hotline services. We are only able to help so many people because of a group of dedicated volunteers. Last year we assisted over 62,000 callers. We are celebrating helping our 1 millionth caller in 2019.

You can make a difference, one call at a time. Callers need assistance with finding food, paying for rent and finding counseling. They are in need of compassionate, non-judgmental listening to help talk through a problem. Many callers are isolated and feel disconnected in this fast-paced world and by calling CONTACT, they are able to finally connect and be heard.

This is only possible because of volunteers. Join us on April 1, 2019 for the Spring Volunteer Training class to learn how to help. Call the business office at 717-652-4987 to register or email Alyson at along@contacthelpline.org.

Your community needs you. Please join us on April 1st.

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Feb
12
to Mar 19

2019 CONTACT Helpline Gala

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Join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 for the CONTACT Helpline Annual Gala at the Radission in Camp Hill. The evening begins at 6 pm with a silent auction and reception. The silent auction is filled with beautiful theme baskets, great gift certificates and creative items from local artists. Dinner is served at 7 pm and our hostess, is Alicia Richards from ABC 27 News. The Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year.

We are especially excited for 2019 as we will celebrate serving 1 million callers. What an amazing accomplishment! We are so proud of the over 48 years of service to our community. Please support this fun and important event so we can serve 2 million callers.

Call the business office at 717-652-4987 or email contact@contacthelpline.org to find out how you can make a difference as a donor, sponsor or guest of this year’s event.

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Aug
16
to Aug 24

Vote Now: CONTACT Helpline is a Finalist in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist

We are pleased to share exciting news with you, our loyal supporters: CONTACT Helpline provider of PA 2-1-1 has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 Finalist. We need your help by voting for us to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm®.

Starting August 15 at 12:01 am ET through August 24 at 11:59 pm ET, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address(es) may vote for CONTACT up to 10 votes per email address per day at the following link:

NeighborhoodAssist.com/entry/2012576

        You are well aware of the importance of providing our callers with a live human response in times of distress. The number of listening calls to the Helpline are increasing dramatically. From 2016 to 2017, our annual listening calls went from 12,488 to 18,262. When our information and referral calls are added,  CONTACT is on pace to take at least 60,000 calls in 2018, up from 43,000 total calls in 2017. With decreased funding, fewer volunteers and only a small staff, answering so many calls 24/7 is a great challenge. If we can become one of the top 40 vote-receivers, we would use the $25,000 to hire additional staff to serve our rapidly growing caller base.

            Please spread the word about this voting campaign to everyone in your circles of business or acquaintance.  Consider posting the voting link on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts, memos to employees, company newsletters, community bulletin boards, or whatever means you have of reaching out to folks in the communities we serve. Thank you for your continuing support of our efforts to make a difference-one connection at a time.

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May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Give Local York on May 4, 2018

CONTACT Helpline will participate in the first annual Give Local York, day of giving event on May 4th.  The event is all day, but we will have a stand set up on Beaver Street from 5 pm until 9 pm during First Friday.  Come and stop by to visit us the day of the event.

Donations for this one-day event must all be given through the Give Local York website, www.givelocalyork.org.  Please contact the business office with any questions at 717-652-4987.

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Gala Dinner April 26, 2018

Mark the date for April 26th for the Annual CONTACT Helpline "Save a Life" Gala Fundraiser at the Radisson in Camp Hill.  

This premier event is the signature fundraising event for the year that benefits CONTACT Helpline.  The event begins at 6:00 pm with a reception, music and silent auction.  Dinner is at 7:00 pm followed by a short program.  This year the event will focus on the newly started Connect to Home program through PA211.  Remember residents can text their zip code to 898211 for assistance.  This is of particular value to those more comfortable reaching out for help via text, those with hearing impairments and individuals with limited minutes to make calls.

To purchase your tickets for this event, make a donation or become a sponsor just call the business office at 717-652-4987 and ask to talk with the Executive Director or text CHGIVE to 898211.

 

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Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

"Save a Life" Gala Fundraiser to Benefit CONTACT Helpline

Mark the date for August 17th for the Annual CONTACT Helpline "Save a Life" Gala Fundraiser at the Radisson in Camp Hill.  

This premier event is the signature fundraising event for the year that benefits CONTACT Helpline.  The event begins at 6:00 pm with a reception, music and silent auction.  Dinner is at 7:00 pm followed by a short program.  This year the event will focus on the newly started texting services to access health and human services information and referral.  Now residents can text 898211 for assistance.  This is of particular value to those more comfortable reaching out for help via text, those with hearing impairments and individuals with limited minutes to make calls.

To purchase your tickets to this event, make a donation or become a sponsor just call the business office at 717-652-4987 and ask to talk with the Executive Director or text CHGIVE to 898211.

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Sep
15
5:30 PM17:30

Fall Open House

Join CONTACT Helpline for our fall open house!

This is an inviting, comfortable atmosphere for people who were always curious about CONTACT, but wasn’t quite sure what we do. This is your chance to meet our staff and volunteers, learn about our mission and service, and learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Stop by for light refreshments and great conversation!  We hope to see you there!

 

Location - LCBC Harrisburg Campus - 4150 Chambers Hill Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Open House

Join CONTACT Helpline for our summer open house! This is an inviting, comfortable atmosphere for people who were always curious about CONTACT, but wasn’t quite sure what we do. This is your chance to meet our staff and volunteers, learn about our mission and service, and learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Stop by for light refreshments and great conversation!  We hope to see you there!

Location: Silver Spring Presbyterian Church / 444 Silver Spring Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 

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