Wayne Cares: Basic Needs Drive 2012

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Helping to build a successful community is part of Wayne State University's urban mission. Lending helpful hands to uplift those in need is a critical cornerstone.

From April 2 to April 17, the Wayne State University Athletics Department W Week Community Service Initiative, in partnership with Wayne Cares, Marriott Hotels and Covenant House Michigan, will host a drive to collect small toiletry items to make basic needs bags for those in need in our community and for Covenant House Michigan's efforts to help young people in transition.

Last year, with the help of eleven metro Detroit area Marriott-affiliated hotels the Wayne State community collected more than 10,000 items for the Basic Needs Drive and created more than 800 basic needs bags! Wayne Cares is grateful to collaborate with Marriott again this year to collect even more items for the community.

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Below is a list of critical items needed; we hope you will help support this drive. Our goal is to collect enough items to create 1,000 basic needs bags (if not more!) for the community.

Suggested Items

Roll of toilet paper Comb
Toothbrush Brush
Toothpaste Chap Stick
Hand sanitizer Deodorant
Bar soap Plastic Utensils
Sanitary napkins (female) Baby Wipes
Socks (most asked for item) Small Mirror
Travel size Shampoo Small Lotion
Disposable Razor Band Aids
Shaving Cream Wash Cloth

Dropoff Locations

  • 5057 Woodward - alcove near credit union
  • Academic/Administrative Building (A/AB) - 5700 Cass
  • Alumni House - 441 Ferry Mall
  • Applebaum Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building - 259 Mack (first floor corridor)
  • Atchinson Hall - 5110 Anthony Wayne Drive
  • Faculty Administration Building (F/AB) - 656 W. Kirby
  • Ghafari Hall - 695 Williams Mall
  • Matthaei Center - 5101 John C. Lodge (near pool entrance)
  • Oakland Center Campus - Student lounge - main building
  • Parking Structure 1 - Near first floor elevators
  • Parking Structure 5 - Near first floor elevators
  • Prentis Building - 5201 Cass (basement computer lab)
  • Scott Hall - 540 E. Canfield (south end of cafeteria)
  • Student Center - 5221 Gullen Mall (Post Office, Room 50 lower level)
  • The Towers - 655 W. Kirby
  • Welcome Center - main lobby