November 4 - December 18, 2020 

The Greatest Needs Drive is an effort to gather and distribute items identified as being in the highest demand by organizations who serve people in need in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area. This drive is an opportunity for generous community members to give where it’s needed most.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who signed up to champion a collection point! Volunteer sign up is now closed

Drop off donated items at the United Way office at 100 S Mason St, Harrisonburg by Friday, December 18, 2020 at 5 pm. 

To coordinate drop off, please contact Jo Benjamin at or (540)434-6639 x108.

Greatest Needs Drive Items

First Aid Items

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Band-Aids 
  • Q-tips
  • Non-prescription painkillers or fever-reducers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Aleve)

Hygiene Items

  • Soap, shampoo, deodorant, combs, hairbrushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Unscented lotion (small bottles)
  • Tampons and pads
  • Toilet paper
  • Small packs of tissues

Cleaning & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant hand wipes
  • Tall kitchen trash bags
  • Disinfectant surface wipes (Clorox or Lysol)
  • Durable & disposable face masks (adult & child sizes)
  • Non-latex disposable gloves (small, medium, large sizes)

Clothing (adult and child sizes)

  • Ponchos, rain jackets
  • Clothing, pajamas
  • Diabetic socks
  • Winter clothing (coats, boots, hats, gloves)

  Educational Items

  • White cardstock 
  • Power strips 
  • Electric pencil sharpeners 
  • Packs of markers
  • Construction paper
  • Child-sized scissors
  • Coloring books
  • Children’s books
  • Arts & crafts modelling clay (Play doh) 
  • Small radio with CD player
  • Headphones

Baby Care Items

  • Pacifiers
  • Diapers 
  • Diaper cream
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby Formula
  • Newborn size hats
  • Baby blankets
  • Mommy’s Bliss probiotics

Mother Care Items

  • Postpartum supplies 
  • Bed pads 
  • Disposable underwear 
  • Absorbent nursing pads 
  • Nipple guards for breastfeeding

Elder Care Items

  • Nutrition drinks
  • Disposable adult undergarments

Car and Tools

  • Vehicle engine oil
  • All-season windshield wiper fluid
  • Antifreeze & coolant fluid
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Hammers
  • Household tool sets (plyers, screwdrivers, etc.)
  • Adjustable wrenches 

Food Items

  • Individually wrapped snacks (fruit snacks, granola bars, etc.)
  • Gallon jugs of water
  • Nutrition drinks


  • Quart size ziplock bags
  • Emergency blankets
  • Wrist braces/splints (non-prescription)
  • Gift cards to grocery stores, gas stations, etc.