United Way Day of Caring collection of boxes will be picked up starting at noon TODAY


Contributed by Marian Brown

IT's NOT TOO LATE!! All members of the Ithaca College community are invited to join the United Way of Tompkins County in the Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring collection of non-perishable food, personal care items, pet supplies and school supplies. This collection drive will take place through NOON TODAY. On Friday, September 21st, all collected items will be taken to Stewart Park for the Day of Caring, where items will sorted and repackaged for distribution to local food pantries and community organizations that reach out to families in need throughout Tompkins County. 

You can still pick up items to donate at Macs or the Campus Store and place them in the specially labelled collection box in the main entrance of the Campus Store. Or look for other donation boxes in public areas across campus and please, donate whatever you can. At 2pm, all our campus donations will be loaded into a Gadabout van parked near the ground level main entrance to the Campus Center - come see just how generous our campus community can be!

Items to donate include:

Non-Perishable Food Items
Canned fruit and fruit juices
Canned meats including tuna, stews
One-box meals (e.g. macaroni & cheese)
Instant potatoes
Beverages (coffee, tea, canned milk)
Pasta & spaghetti sauce
Soups, boxes of crackers
Peanut butter & jelly
Canned vegetables
Brownie & cake mixes
Bottled water, juice boxes

Personal Care, Household and Pet Items
Diapers – sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6
Liquid laundry detergent
30-gallon trash bags
Shampoo & conditioner
Bar soap, deodorants
Toilet paper, paper towels, tissue
Feminine products
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss
Cleaning supplies
Pet food

School Supplies
Wide-ruled Paper
Art Supplies

The annual Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring marks the beginning of the annual United Way fundraising campaign season, about which you will hear MUCH more in the coming weeks. This year's campaign is titled "Celebrating Volunteers."

Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.