Make a Difference

Learn more about Bethany Children’s Home services and programs. See how contributions like yours can make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve!

Let’s Make a Difference!

Bethany Children’s Home is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization that provides high-quality residential care for children aged 6-21 who are unable to live in a traditional family setting.

Currently, Bethany serves over 300 children annually through its residential, shelter care, and short-term care programs.

Gifts to Bethany provide us the opportunity to give these children a true “home” atmosphere in a caring and therapeutic environment.  Through our donors’ generosity, we are able to offer youth various therapies, educational and recreational programming, special event and trip opportunities, and special holiday celebrations.

For more information about making a gift to Bethany, contact the Development office at 610-589-4501.

Dana L. Hoffman
Director of Development
610-589-4501 ext. 102

401 Kids
The IRS has a 401-K option you can use to supplement your future retirement income. That can come in handy because not many people live on social security alone without hardship.

At Bethany, government payments are like social security payments for kids. That why we have 401 KIDS! It supplements Bethany’s endowment to provide those things we think are essential to living and learning but that the government won’t pay for.

A gift to 401 KIDS gives you a tax deduction now, rather than a deferred one. And, you get an official looking certificate stating that you have donated for Brighter Future’s 4 Kids and Families.

Click here to download and complete the online giving form for 401 KIDS.

Disclaimer: This is not an individual financial investment instrument.

Birthday Fund

Birthdays at Bethany Children’s Home are a special time for cakes, balloons, gifts, friends, family, and fun!

At Bethany, we make sure that all of the kids celebrate their birthdays with cake, balloons and a few gifts. For many of our children, a birthday party at Bethany is the first they have ever had.

Help put a smile on a child’s face by making contributions to the Birthday Fund. Your gift will be used to purchase gifts and party decorations.

Boyer’s Caring & Sharing

Bethany Children’s Home can earn a rebate of 1% on all of our group members’ purchases. No Receipts to Save, No Receipts to Add Up!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Boyer’s will provide each group with scannable cards, which can be carried on a key ring by each group member.
  2. Present the key tag to the cashier, who will then scan it and ring up their order.
  3. Boyer’s will electronically accumulate all of the group members’ purchases.
  4. Boyer’s will then rebate each group 1% of the total purchases (excluding tax, milk, and cigarettes). Rebates are issued twice per year.

There is no limit to the amount of money Bethany can earn. So, give us a call today and join our community of Boyer’s shoppers whose grocery and everyday purchases are giving back to Bethany Children’s Home.

Redner’s Save-A-Tape

Redner’s is committed to the communities that it is a part of, and wants to help out the non-profit organizations whose members shop in their stores. In this interest, Redner’s developed the 1% Save-A-Tape program. Bethany Children’s Home has participated in the program for 20 years!

Here’s how it works:
Each member of our participating group must stop at the store office or Customer Service area to get a Save-A-Tape card. By using this card each time you purchase merchandise at Redner’s Warehouse Markets, your receipt will be designated as a Save-A-Tape customer receipt.

Our Development Team will total all the Save-A-Tape totals on your receipts. When we have accumulated enough tapes to receive a meaningful rebate, (at least $50 rebate) we will take the bundle of receipts to our local Redner’s.

Within 8 weeks Bethany will get a check for 1% of the total amount of the tapes submitted (Excluding items controlled by the government such as tax, milk and tobacco products).

An example of what you can do:
Let’s say our group has 50 families with an average of $75.99 per week in supermarket expenditures. If it was all spent at Redner’s Warehouse Markets, and we saved tapes for a year, we would receive a check for $1,950.00. There is no time limit and no dollar limit!

Start saving your tapes today and you’ll soon be contributing to Bethany’s benefits of this simple program.

Faith Fund

The Bethany Faith Fund provides for the special needs or activities of individual children in care at Bethany. These funds provide support for the items that make Bethany “home” for our children in which state and county funding does not provide for.


Make a gift to the Faith Fund.


Harvest Home

Each year from August to December, many churches donate food items to Bethany from their Harvest Home service. Non-perishables are primarily collected; however some perishable items may be donated.

Donated food items are used to supplement the meals and snacks provided to the children living at Bethany.

Suggested Items Include:

  • Brand-Name Family Size Boxes of Cereal
  • Large bottles of ketchup, jars of mayonnaise, peanut butter, Hershey’s syrup, grape jelly, and strawberry jelly
  • Family Sized packages of cookies, like Oreos, Chips Ahoy, etc.
  • Family Size Packages of granola or cereal bars, any flavor
  • #10 cans of peaches, pineapple tidbits and mixed fruit

For more information, call Bethany’s Development Office at (610) 589-4501.

Hope Fund

Bethany is confronted at times with children who are diagnosed with serious medical conditions while living at Bethany. The Hope Fund is designed to help these children with exceptional medical needs both now and in the years to come.

The fund primarily supports medical and medically related expenses for girls and boys who have a severe medical concern that are diagnosed while at Bethany Children’s Home. Recently, the Hope Fund has supported a child with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension and a second child with Systemic Sclerosis.

The Hope Fund has provided the following over the past few years:

  • Medical Supplies
  • Prescriptions and Medications
  • Specialized Hospital Care
  • Sundance Medical Scooter
  • Personal Care Items
  • Air Conditioner
  • Funeral Expenses

“…and HOPE does not disappoint…” – Romans 5:5

Make a gift to the Hope Fund.

Honor & Memorial Gifts

If you would like to give a gift that keeps on giving, give a gift in honor of or in memory of someone special in your life. Gifts can be made year round for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, etc…

Your donation to Bethany Children’s Home will further the ministry of Bethany to children and families. We will send a card to notify the family or honorees of your generosity.

Gifts can be made via check, credit card, or securities to Bethany Children’s Home, 1863 Bethany Road, Womelsdorf, PA 19567. Click on this link for the Online Giving Form.

For credit card and securities information, please call the Development Office at (610) 589-4501 for assistance.

For more information on making a lifetime gift to Bethany in memory or in honor of someone, please visit the planned giving section of our website or call the Office of Development to discuss.

Wish List

Bethany Children’s Home does seek new in-kind contributions throughout the year to support the needs of the children in our care. Due to our regulations, clothing and products must be new in order to provide them to our youth.

The products and items used in our cottages are very similar to what you would use in your own home. Please check out our Wish List below for specific items we are currently in need of. If an item is not listed but you wish to make a donation, please call the Development Office to discuss.

Click here for Wish List.


Call the Development Office at (610) 589-4501 to learn more about current and upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and updated Volunteer Guidelines.

Bethany typically uses volunteer services for large events during the summer, including our Summer Concert Series, Summer Socials and Christmas.

There are many ways for your group to volunteer, from events to gardening to campus maintenance projects. Call today to learn more!

Get In Contact With Us

Mailing Address

Bethany Children's Home
P.O. Box 93
Womelsdorf, PA 19567

Contact Us

Phone: (610) 589-4501
Fax: (610) 589-5771
To make a referral to any of our group home programs, please email Bethany at bethanyreferral@

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