Supporting Cocoa Packs

Your generous donation to Cocoa Packs, Inc. directly contributes to our ability to provide weekend food assistance and other services for children pre-school – 12th grade in the Hershey area and beyond. Please consider supporting Cocoa Packs by using one of the options listed on this page. Each donation will profoundly impact the organizations ability to enhance both the physical and emotional wellness for the children we assist each week.


Donations using the Venmo app may be made to @CocoaPacks-Inc. Please be sure to include your address/email in the notes to allow us to send you a donation receipt and thank you.

Mail a Check

Checks payable to Cocoa Packs may be mailed to:

P.O. Box 613
Hershey, PA 17033

Online Donations

To make a one-time donation online, please click the Donate button below and you will be directed to a PayPal Donation page to complete your donation.

One Time Donation

To make a one-time donation online, please click the Donate button below and you will be directed to a PayPal Donation page to complete your donation.

Recurring Donation

Recurring monthly donations are a budget-friendly way of supporting Cocoa Packs and helping to provide sustainable, reliable income which allows us to provide continuous service to the children we assist.

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Sponsor a Child

By sponsoring a child for an annual cost of $415, you are investing in one of the 1400 children enrolled in Cocoa Packs. This investment provides 52 weeks of continuous assistance and wraparound services.

United Way

Do you participate in United Way giving at your workplace? Select Cocoa Packs as your designated charity for your corporate giving!

PayPal Giving Fund

When you see the option to add a $1.00 donation through the PayPal Giving Fund when checking out online, you can select Cocoa Packs!

Wal-Mart Spark Good Round Up Program

Two ways to support – 1) donate change by rounding up your purchase at checkout on

2) donate products from our registry & have the items shipped straight to us.

Thrivent Choice®

We’re proud to be a Thrivent Choice®-enrolled organization.

Through Thrivent’s programs, we are eligible to receive grant dollars, fee-free donations, and support from Thrivent Action Team service projects. To learn more about Thrivent’s membership benefits and generosity programs visit

Anyone can make an online personal donation through our Thrivent Choice catalog page and Thrivent will cover all processing fees* so that your organization receives 100% of the donation. Eligible clients can also direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® to our organization.

Additional Giving Considerations

Matching Gifts

Your gift to Cocoa Packs can have an even greater impact if your employer offers a matching gift program. Contact your company to see if your employer matches charitable donations to 501(c)3 organizations.

Contact your employer to see what programs are available.

Tribute Gifts

Make traditional gift-giving occasions much more meaningful by helping feed children in our community. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or wedding, consider asking those who are celebrating with you to make a donation to Cocoa Packs in lieu of gifts. For more information or creative custom ways to make Cocoa Packs your designated recipient, please contact us!

Memorial Gifts

Honor the memory of that special friend or loved one by making a donation in their name. All memorial donations will be acknowledged with a personal note to the family.

Workplace Campaigns

Contact your employer to see if you have the opportunity to donate to our charity through the convenience of payroll deduction.

Gifts of Stock

Giving stock that has been held more than 12 months offers a two-fold tax savings: a tax-deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift and capital gains can be avoided.

Planned Giving

A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. This could include artwork, real estate, life insurance, etc. and may result in tax benefits for the donor.

IRA Charitable Giving

Individual Retirement Account owners over age 70 ½ may make a transfer of up to $100,000 per year to qualified charities, including Cocoa Packs, Inc. IRA charitable rollovers are tax-free and not included in adjusted gross income. An IRA charitable rollover may fulfill part or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD).


A bequest through your will allows you to designate a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate to Cocoa Packs. A bequest shows your values to your heirs and communicates to others what is important to you.

Cocoa Packs works with Jeffrey M Goyette, a financial advisor with JMG Wealth Management Group and Raymond James. He is available to answer your questions about these additional giving options or assist you with the transaction. Please email Jeff at or call 717-214-1925. Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC is not affiliated with Cocoa Packs.