Serving Opportunities Washington County

ON-GOING Serving Opportunities:

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) operates a food pantry to help the needs of our area homeless. To contribute or for questions call 1.844.989.2273. [Address is: 321 W. Walnut St., Johnson City] They need the following food donations:

PET FOOD (The homeless have pets)

  • Cheese or peanut butter crackers         * Beef Jerky
  • Applesauce                                                * Pudding
  • Fruit cups                                                  * Granola bars or Cereal bars
  • Ravioli/spaghetti-o’s                               * Ramen noodles
  • Tomato juice                                              * Trail mix
  • Dried fruits                                                 * Peanut butter
  • Any kind of pasta and/or Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned veggies & fruit (pull top lids)
  • Boxed drinks and juices
  • Vienna sausages (pull top lids)              * Small Can Openers
  • Individual packets of oatmeal                * Gallon-size zip lock bags
  • Canned and boxed Tuna and Chicken (w/pop tops)
  • Bags of rice or beans Crackers
  • Dried Goods  –  Coco mix, Kool aid, evaporated milk, instant dried milk, instant mashed potatoes, canned and boxed rice, dried soup, etc.

Volunteers are needed at the Agape Nursing Center in Johnson City to visit those that do not have regular visitors. Participants need to be over 18 years of age. The goal is for weekly visits of 30-90 minutes with a matched resident. Participants can see the resident by themselves or with another person.

Those interested should contact Alan Evans, Chaplain, at 423.975.2000 ex.1403 or at

Habitat for Humanity operates the ReStore located at 3201 Kimberly Court in Johnson City. ReStores sell household items, furniture, building supplies, etc. at a discounted price with the proceeds funding their housing and repair programs. There is always a need for volunteers to help load, unload, sort, price, etc. To volunteer at Johnson City ReStore go to this link:

CURRENT Serving Opportunities:

Dawn of Hope operates 4 resident houses in Johnson City. These vinyl siding homes are in need of being cleaned. Down of Hope will provide the power washers…..they just need the volunteer labor!

If interested, contact Shannon Haney @ 423-384-2071

Seasons of Hope helps families who cannot be helped by other services. They are collecting specific items for teens as they prepare for going back to school. Donated items can be dropped off at Summit Leadership, 3104 Hanover Road.


HAIR BRUSHES, Scrunchies, etc
15-20 WIDE NOTEBOOK PAPER or Wide Rule Composition Books

GIFT CARDS ( Old Navy, Dicks, Ross, Gabes) 


Help Good Samaritan Ministries by providing urgently needed items for the homeless and struggling. Items can be dropped off outside the donation center (right side of building) to 100 N. Roan Street M-F 9a-3p.

  • Toilet Paper
  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Meat; Vegatables; Soups
  • Pasta / Pasta Sauce