Get Involved

You can help improve the lives of our families.

There are many ways you or your organization can get involved and support Mercy House’s mission and clients, from donations to unit adoptions. We are grateful for decades of community support and we thank you for your contribution, no matter what form.

Wish List

We want our clients to feel at home while they’re with us, and to accomplish that, we rely on donations of items that make each shelter unit clean, comfortable, calming, and functional. This is the current wish list for our families. Please check back for updates, and always feel free to call 540-432-1812 with any questions about donations. Donations can be brought to the Mercy House office any weekday from 9am to 4pm.



  • New pillows
  • Hand sanitizer
  • New full-size blankets
  • Diapers of all sizes
  • Toilet paper/tissues
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Dish liquid
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent



  • Bathroom rugs
  • Laundry detergent
  • Shower curtains
  • Diapers of all sizes
  • Kitchen dish rag
  • Baby wipes
  • Towel sets
  • Dish liquid
  • Hand sanitizer
  • New bedding sets (full or twin)

Shelter Unit Adoption

Mercy House has 12 shelter units for households experiencing homelessness. Organizations, churches, and families from the community “adopt” these units. These groups provide welcome baskets containing needed household goods like utensils, dishes, cookware, towels and washcloths, cleaning products, trash can liners, brooms, mops, and bed linens. Please contact Nan at 540-432-1812 or email if you are interested in adopting a unit.


  • 243 A: Eastside Church
  • 243 B: Tranum Family 
  • 243 C: West Side Baptist
  • 243 D: New Vision of Hope United Methodist Church
  • 243 E: Bethlehem UCC
  • 243 F: Harrisonburg Baptist Church
  • 243 G: Asbury UMC
  • Apt 1:  Bridgewater Methodist Church
  • Apt 2:  Church of the Incarnation


  • Apt 1: Zion Mennonite Church
  • Apt 2: Cornerstone Church at the Lake
  • Apt 3: Lindale Mennonite
  • Apt 4: Jim and Brenda Kidd

If all our shelter units are adopted and your church or business would like to participate, please feel free to contact Nan for more information. There are many ways to support each unit and the family residing there. Thank you so much for your continued generosity!

Community Sponsors

We would like to thank these partners for their generosity and support.
Christopher William Jewelers

Christopher William Jewelers

Chris and Vicki Simonetti have been long-standing board members and strong supporters of the Mercy House cause for many years. In addition to serving our agency in many capacities, Christopher William Jewelers have made significant contributions to our agency that provide direct aid to local households in crisis.

Valley Pike Farm Market

Valley Pike Farm Market

Valley Pike hosts our Annual Virginia Cider Festival – a major fundraising event for our agency. Come check it out this summer!

Brothers Craft Brewing logo

Brothers Craft Brewing

Each year, the brewery decorates a Christmas tree in the taproom dedicated to Mercy House children. The ornaments contain wishlists of the children. Customers take an ornament home and then bring a present back to the taproom to be put under the tree. We collect those presents right before Christmas to give out to our children.

Friendly City Food Co-Op logo

Friendly City Food Co-Op

Provides quality, weekly food donations to our pantry.

Restless Moons

Restless Moons

Restless Moons has been a strong supporter of our agency and mission, as well as a strong partner during the annual Great Community Give. In 2022, they hosted a benefit concert for our agency during the Great Community Give, helping us raise $25,000!

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Provides quality, weekly food donations to our pantry.

The Friendly Fermenter

The Friendly Fermenter

The Friendly Fermenter has been a supporter of Mercy House since it opened. Shawn and the ‘Friendly Staff’ have continuously held fundraisers, brunches, and specialty event releases in support of our Mission. Many members of the TFF Community are also strong, individual supporters of our agency – Thank you!

Sysco Kitchen logo

Sysco Kitchen

Sysco partners with our Snowflake Program every Christmas to help us make sure each child we serve receives Christmas that year.



JMU UREC is a supporter of our Snowflake Program every year, hosting a gift drive for the children we serve as well as a Christmas wrapping party.

Donate Now

You can also mail your monetary donation to Mercy House, PO Box 1478, Harrisonburg VA 22803.

When you donate goods or funds, your gift has a deep and lasting effect. Our mission would not be achievable without the generous donations from our community. We hold in the highest regard our stewardship of your donation. 

Our stores provide low or no cost items such as clothing and housewares to people in need throughout our community. Our Thrift Stores provide priceless employment opportunities to some Mercy House residents as they transition from homelessness. Money generated from the sale of donated items directly supports Mercy House residents. 

Donations of clothing and furniture are accepted at the Thrift Store, Boutique, and Building Supply Store. If you would like to speak to someone about donating household items, please call our Thrift Store at (540) 433-3272. Scheduled, free pick-up is available.

Mercy House participates in the NAP Tax Credit

For individual donations of $500.00 or more, or $1,000 (for business donors), Mercy House may be able to provide access to tax credits. Please call us at 540-432-1812 for more information.