Hosting a drive is a great way to get involved, promote awareness about community needs, and help a neighbor. It also makes for a fun class or team-building project!
Basic Needs Drive Ideas:
‘WHEELS AGAIN’ BIKE DRIVE: Collect new or used bicycles, helmets, and bike locks to help provide transportation for adults needing to get to work that don’t have licenses, bus routes or wheels.
‘KITCHEN DRAWER’ DRIVE: Collect new or gently used can openers, measuring cups, utensils, spatulas, and dish towels to help a new house feel like a home.
‘KITCHEN CUPBOARD’ DRIVE: Collect new or gently used pots, pans, skillets, toasters, toaster ovens, colanders, casserole dishes, cookies pans and dishes to help those on a tight budget have the tools to cook their meals.
‘TOWEL’ DRIVE: Collect new or gently used kitchen and bath towels of all sizes and types.
‘BEDDING’ DRIVE: Collect new or gently used mattress pads, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, quilts, and pillows.
‘CLEANING SUPPLIES’ DRIVE: Collect new or gently used all-purpose cleaner, sponges, dish clothes, pot scrubbers, disinfectant, dish washing liquid, baking soda, bathroom cleaner, mop, bucket, glass-cleaner, brooms, dust pans, and paper towels.
‘LAUNDRY DAY’ DRIVE: Collect new or gently used laundry soap, fabric softener sheets, and stain remover.
‘BEDS FOR KIDS’ DRIVE: Collect new or gently used toddler beds, legal cribs, and twin mattresses/box springs.
Food Drive Ideas:
‘KETCHUP’ DRIVE: Collect new, unopened kitchen condiments such as: ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo, cinnamon, salad dressings, butter, tater sauce, and etc.
‘BUTCHER BLOCK’ DRIVE: Collect new, unopened meats of any variety!