GREATEST NEEDS DRIVE IS HERE

Now until December 17th, 2021 

What is the Greatest Needs Drive? 

The Greatest Needs Drive is an annual 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. Generous members of our local community donate items throughout the year. For the Greatest Needs Drive, we ask organizations to give us a list of the most frequently or urgently needed items to ensure the items we collect go where they are needed most.

How does Greatest Needs Drive work? 

  • United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County contacts our local community partners with a simple question: "What do you need most?"
  • We compile a list of the most needed items as identified by organizations providing direct services in our community and track who needs what.
  • We recruit volunteers to sign up to champion a collection point. Volunteers are assigned a category of items to collect donations from coworkers, classmates, friends, neighbors or other generous folks who might want to contribute.  
  • Volunteers drop off the donated items at the United Way office. We sort and inventory the donations and distribute them to participating community organizations. 

Where will the collected items go?

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Interested in Getting Involved?

Click here to sign up as a collection host. For questions, contact Nadina Pupic at nadina@uwhr.org 

Greatest Needs Drive Items

First Aid Items
     Antibiotic ointment
     Band-Aids
     Gauze
     Alcohol Wipes
     Non-prescription painkillers or fever-reducers (Tylenol,Aleve)
Toiletries Hygiene Items
     Travel Size(soap,shampoo,deodorant,toothpaste/toothbrush)
     Combs/Hairbrushes
     Razors
     Tampons and pads
     Small packs of tissues
Cleaning & Personal Protective Equipment
     Disinfectant surface wipes (Clorox or Lysol)
     Tall kitchen trash bags
     All Purpose Cleaners
     Laundry Detergent
     Mops & Buckets
     Bleach
     Hand Sanitizer/Disinfectant Hand Wipes
     Durable & disposable face masks (adult & child sizes)
Clothing
     Hats (Adult & Child)
     Gloves (Adult & Child)
     New Socks
Elder Care Items
     Disposable adult undergarments (Men/Women All Sizes)
Educational Items
     Construction paper
     School/Elmer's Glue
     Permanent Markers
     Scotch Tape

Baby Care Items
     Diapers
     Baby wipes
House and Car Maintenance
     Vehicle engine oil
     All-season windshield wiper fluid
     Car Cleaning Items
     Shovels
     Rakes
     Household tool sets
     Fire Extinguisher
Paper Products
     Paper Towels
     Toilet Paper
     Napkins
     8oz Disposable Cups
Food Items
     Individually wrapped snacks (fruit snacks,granola bars,breakfast bars)
     Bottled Water & Juice Boxes
     Coffee
     Sugar
     Shelf Stable Milk
     Disposable Spoons
Miscellaneous
     Mylar Foil Blankets
     Sleeping Bags
     Ponchos
     Hand Warmers
     Pillows
     Twin/Full Bedding
     Postage Stamps
     Gift cards to grocery stores, gas stations, etc.

CLICK HERE  FOR A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE LIST

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