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Donation Drives

Throughout the academic school year, SOURCE hosts five donation drives to support our partnering community-based organizations. Typically, one drive is hosted per academic term. Various student groups and academic departments help to co-sponsor and organize the drives with drop-off boxes located in each of the health professional school buildings. Read more below about our donation drives in 2023-2024!

If your student group or department would like to co-sponsor a drive this year, or if you have any questions about accepted items, please contact


School Supplies Drive: July 25 - August 5, 2023

Donate new school supplies to benefit Baltimore City Public School students this year! Let's work together to make sure that the youngest learners in our community have everything to succeed in school in 2022-2023! Collected items will be donated to partnering schools or community-based organizations for distribution to students. 

New and unopened supplies only including: pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, highlighters and binders.

Co-sponsored by the Department of International Health Staff Committee

Canned Food Drive: October 2 - October 13, 2023

Did you know that 1 in 3 children in Baltimore are food insecure? Donate non-perishable and unopened canned food to support SOURCE partnering organizations’ food pantries!

Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins College Board (SOM), the Fellowship of Christian Nurses (SON), the Masters of Health Administration Student Association (BSPH), and Department of International Health Staff Committee (BSPH).

Winter Accessories Drive: December 4 - 15, 2023

Donate new and unworn gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and socks for those in our community struggling to keep warm in the holiday season. Collected items will be donated to SOURCE partnering community-based organizations for distribution to their clients.


Household Cleaning Supplies Drive: February 5 - 16, 2024

Donate new and unopened household cleaning supplies for Baltimore families, including: all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant wipes, rubber gloves, brushes, sponges, dishwashing soap, toilet cleaner and glass cleaner.


Toiletries Drive: April 22 - May 3, 2024

Donate new and unopened toiletries for Baltimore families, including: soap, body wash, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, Q-tips, lotions, sanitary products, toothpaste and mouthwash. Donated items will be distributed to SOURCE partner community-based organizations.

Stay Tuned for Updates!

Please check our Weekly Service Scoop for announcements pertaining to upcoming donation drives. To subscribe, email with "Subscribe" in the subject line. 

Do You Have Items to Donate to a Community-Based Organization?

SOURCE can help you find a home for your items that are still in good condition. When we host a donation drive, we will handle the delivery of donated goods. However, we are unable to transport goods when a drive is not in effect (some exceptions are available for small items).

Call SOURCE at 410-955-3880 or email and let us know what items you have to donate. We can contact our network of agencies to find a group that is in need of your items. Only those items that are in good working condition will be offered to our groups.