We gratefully accept donations.
All collected items can be delivered to the front desk of Hope Center at
518 Harriet St., Ypsilanti on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 – 5:00 with extended hours on Wednesday until 7:30pm and Saturday mornings until noon.
Below are some guidelines for collections and donations.
Medical and Dental Stuff
Soft-bristle adult and child toothbrushes
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: email@example.com
Donating Medical Supplies: firstname.lastname@example.org
Needed items include:
In-date and sealed medications (except narcotics and other scheduled medications)
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
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
Food & Basic Needs Stuff
Please contact Mary Dekker email@example.com for food, personal care/household, and baby supplies donations.
Some things to remember:
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.
Specific food suggestions include:
Canned meat - we have tuna and chicken
Peanut butter and other nut and seed butters
Ready rice or lentil packets
Meal in a can (ravioli, chili with meat)
Spices and spice blends (low sodium)
Mustard, ketchup, mayo, salad dressings
We do not need the “commercial” size cans or containers of food, but we can use all other sizes.
Donations typically decrease between June and September so a food drive during these months is especially helpful.
There are many ways to tailor your drive to your target group when you organize a collection:
Have a Sunday school class collect just peanut butter and jelly
Suggest guests at a baby shower bring cans of formula
Hand out grocery bags with a short list of items to fill the bag with
Put a box with a list of needed items at the back of your church
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:
shampoo and conditioner
household cleaning products
diapers, especially sizes 4, 5 and 6
formula, especially Enfamil (yellow can) or store brand equivalent
baby food, no meat
WASH WITH CARE
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.
We have an Amazon wish-list that lets you know some things we would LOVE to have. Feel free to buy directly on amazon and send donations our way!