We recommend taking clothing and items, such as toys and small household items, to either the local Salvation Army or to Goodwill. Craig’s Doors is currently looking for cold weather items for adults, such as blue jeans, thermals/leggings, coats, sneakers, hiking/winter boots/sweatchirts, sweatpants, and sweaters. And new socks and new underwear. You can set up a drop off time by calling (413)256-0704×1.
Personal Care Items
Personal Care Items
The Amherst Survival Center’s Food Pantry distributes unopened personal care items.
You can bring your donations to the Center during the Center’s open hours, or ship donations to the Center (138 Sunderland Road, PO Box 9629, North Amherst, MA 01059). Donations can include complimentary hospitality sizes. Please make sure that donations are unopened so that we can distribute them through the Food Pantry.
Personal care items include:
- Baby and adult diapers (bags can be opened in some cases)
- Menstrual products (tampons and sanitary pads) (bags can be opened in some cases)
- Toilet paper
We encourage drives for a variety of personal care items.
We’re grateful to the women’s sports teams, book clubs and clubs that have initiated drives for feminine products, and welcome these drives. See this January 2015 column on the economic burden for so many women of affording feminine menstrual products. If you’d like to hold a menstrual product drive, contact the Center’s Pantry Manager.
You can hold a diaper drive in your workplace, your school, your place of worship, your organization! The Food Pantry distributes diapers to families with babies, and the distribution is equivalent to the Pantry’s food allocation.
Currently, the Pantry can always use diapers sizes 4, 5, and 6, and diaper wipes. Feel free to reach out to Food Pantry Coordinator at email@example.com, x104 to access more information.
Office & Storage Supplies
The Amherst Survival Center needs supplies to help run our organization. We accept supplies such as those listed below. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Lev Ben-Ezra, Executive Director, ED@amherstsurvival.org or 413-549-3968 x107
- copy paper
- desk chairs
- locking filing cabinets
- industrial shelving
- large kitchen items
- unopened tissues
- flip chart markers
- easel size post it pads