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Basic Needs Drive

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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 March 17 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 20,000 items for the Basic Needs Drive and created more than 900 basic needs bags! Wayne Cares is grateful to collaborate with WSU Atheltics W Week Community Service Initiative again this year to collect even more items for the community.

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

Items can be donated at the following locations across campus beginning 3/17/2014:

WSU Locations

Marriott-affiliated hotels

In Partnership with

For more information, contact Candice Howard at 313.577.3048 or candice.howard@wayne.edu