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.
Below are some guidelines for collections and donations.
Medical and Dental Stuff
Soft-bristle adult and child toothbrushes
Please contact the Medical Clinic at 734-481-0111 ext. 108 if you have a possible donation. Needed items include:
In-date and sealed medications (except narcotics and other scheduled medications)
Wrist and ankle braces
Small bandages and gauze
Small procedures trays
Glucometers with at least 50 unexpired strips
The Medical Clinic cannot accept:
Expired or unsealed medications, including those in pharmacy bottles that may never have been used but are not sealed
Clinic supplies inconsistent with our practice, such as IV tubing, catheters, surgical bandages/abdominal pads
Glucometers without supplies of at least 50 matching unexpired strips
Custom-made boots which cannot be properly fit to another patient
Durable goods such as wheel chairs, toilet risers, C-Pap and Bi-pap machines, pumps, beds
Food & Basic Needs Stuff
Please contact Mary Dekker at 734-484-2989 x215 or firstname.lastname@example.org for food, personal care/household, and baby care donations.
Some things to remember:
Items with a long shelf life and “kid-friendly” foods are always welcome.
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 and pasta sauce
Canned tuna and chicken
Peanut butter and other nut and seed butters
Spices and spice blends (low sodium)
We do not need the “commercial” size cans or containers of food, but we can use all other sizes.
Donations typically drop off 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 (e.g. Comet, PineSol, etc.)
diapers, especially sizes 4, 5 and 6
formula, especially Enfamil (yellow can) or store brand equivalent
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!