Donating Stuff!

We gratefully accept monetary and in-kind donations.
In-kind donations can be dropped off at the Hope Center at 518 Harriet St, Ypsilanti:
Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesdays until 7:30pm
Saturdays 8:30am-12:00pm

Or you can order items from our Amazon Wish Lists and have it delivered.
Below are some guidelines for collections and donations.

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Medical and Dental Stuff


  • Soft-bristle adult and child toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Dental floss


Please contact us to verify that we are able to accept your donation. Please DO NOT bring donations to the clinic that you have not had approved, as we do not always have the resources to process/store the quantity of donations received.

Please leave a message regarding your proposed donation at 734-481-0111 ext. 108. It may take up to two (2) weeks for you to receive a return call, depending on available volunteers. For email inquiries:

Donating Medications:

Donating Medical Supplies:

 Needed items include:

  • In-date and sealed medications (except narcotics and other scheduled medications)

  • Tylenol Extra Strength (acetaminophen 500mg)

  • Stethoscopes

  • Blood Pressure Cuffs

  • Automatic Blood Pressure Machines

  • Walmart Relion or Kroger brand glucometers and test strips

  • Safety Needles of all sizes with or without syringes

  • Blue pads

  • Small procedure trays

The Medical Clinic CANNOT accept:

  • Expired or unsealed medications, including those in pharmacy bottles that may never have been used but are not sealed

  • Narcotics of any kind

  • Clinic supplies inconsistent with our practice, such as IV tubing, catheters, surgical bandages/abdominal pads, trach/tube feeding supplies

  • Glucometers/test strips (except for Walmart Relion or Kroger brand)

  • Custom-made equipment which cannot be properly fit to another patient (e.g. boots)

  • Toilet risers, commodes, C-Pap and Bi-pap machines, hospital beds

  • Soiled items


Food & Basic Needs Stuff

All non-perishable food items are gladly accepted, but in our quest to offer healthier foods, we especially appreciate nonperishable selections made from whole grains and items low in sodium and sugars.

  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce

  • Hearty soups

  • Canned meat - (tuna and chicken)

  • Peanut butter and other nut and seed butters

  • Ready rice or lentil packets

  • Meal in a can (ravioli, chili with meat)

  • Breakfast cereal

  • Spices and spice blends (low sodium)

  • Mustard, ketchup, mayo, salad dressings

Personal Hygiene and Household Items
Personal hygiene and household products are not available with food stamps. We try to stock essential items most commonly requested by clients, including:

  • Kleenex

  • Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Lotion

  • Shaving Cream and Disposable Razors

  • Deodorant

  • Soap

  • Tampons and Menstrual Pads

  • Laundry detergent

  • Dish soap and Sponges

  • Toilet Paper and Paper Towel

Baby Care

  • Diapers, especially sizes 4, 5 and 6

  • Formula, especially Enfamil (yellow can) or store brand equivalent

  • Wipes

  • Baby food, no meat


Hope Center has free laundry facilities available to families in need. Donations of powdered High-Efficiency (HE) laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets are always welcome.