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Donation Drives Sponsored by SOURCE

Throughout the academic school year, SOURCE hosts several campus-wide donation drives to support our partnering community-based organizations. Typically, one donation drive is hosted per academic term. Various student groups and academic departments help to co-sponsor and co-organize the donation drives. The items that we’ve typically collected have included School Supplies, Canned Food, Winter Accessories, Cleaning Supplies, and Toiletries. Once items are collected, SOURCE selects one or more of our community partners to receive the items based on the total amount of collected items. If your organization has regular donation needs, please email us at We like to rotate the community recipients of donation drives. Read more details below about the timing of these drives and the types of items we accept.

Yearly Donation Drives

School Supplies Drive

SOURCE holds a two-week School Supplies Drive in between late-July and early-August. We only collect new and unopened supplies including pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, glue sticks and binders. We do not accept backpack donations or any accessories outside of these supplies.

Canned Food Drive

SOURCE holds a two-week Canned Food Drive in early October to collect unopened, non-perishable canned food. In the past we have also accepted donations of unopened boxes of pasta or rice, as well as soup mixes and boxes of stock. 

Winter Accessories Drive

SOURCE holds a two-week Winter Accessories Drive in December before the holiday break to collect new and unworn gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, earmuffs, and socks. We do not accept toys, winter coats or any other types of clothing donations outside of these accessories. 

Household Cleaning Supplies Drive

SOURCE holds a two-week Household Cleaning Supplies Drive in February to collect new and unopened items, including: all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant wipes, rubber gloves, brushes, sponges, dishwashing soap, toilet cleaner and glass cleaner. 

Toiletries Drive

SOURCE holds a two-week Toiletries Drive in between late-April and early-May to collect new and unopened toiletries for Baltimore families, including: soap, body wash, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, Q-tips, lotions, sanitary products, toothpaste and mouthwash.