Donating Stuff!

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.

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Medical and Dental Stuff

DENTAL CLINIC

  • Soft-bristle adult and child toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Dental floss

MEDICAL CLINIC

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: alang@thehopeclinic.org

Donating Medical Supplies: mhorning@thehopeclinic.org

 Needed items include:

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

  • 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

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Food & Basic Needs Stuff

FOOD PANTRY

Please contact Mary Dekker mdekker@thehopeclinic.org 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:

    • Pasta sauce

    • Hearty soups

    • 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)

    • Breakfast cereal

    • 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:

  • Kleenex

  • shampoo and conditioner

  • lotion

  • deodorant

  • soap

  • laundry detergent

  • dish soap

  • household cleaning products

Baby Care

  • diapers, especially sizes 4, 5 and 6

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

  • wipes

  • 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.

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wish List

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!