(413) 543-3930 • 240 Main St, Indian Orchard, MA 01151

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How You Can Help

  • Participate in a community food drive (non-perishable items only)
  • Drop off at Center (perishable and non-perishable food)
  • Drop Box located in front of Center; off hours donations of clothing and household items
  • Host a food drive (instructions below); this is a great community service project for students, scout troops, youth groups, and confirmation and Eagle Scout candidates.
Sponsorship:

$50 one-time donation will buy breakfast and lunch for 4 hungry children for one month
$100 will help us stock the pantry with canned vegetables and hearty soups
$1000 will enable us to update our freezers with new, energy efficient freezers so that we can accept donations of frozen food, and save on our electric bill

Host a Food Drive:

Churches, school groups, businesses, and civic groups often join together with a generous spirit to ensure that the Community Survival Center will always have food to assist people in crisis. As fast as the food is placed on our pantry shelves, it is dispersed to families in need.
Did you ever think of holding a food drive? A food drive could be arranged by a neighborhood group, a class, or at your place of business. Remember, whether it is a small drive or a big drive, all donations are greatly appreciated, and much needed in these fiscally difficult times.
The following steps outline how to conduct a successful food drive:
1. Call the Center at 543-3930 to share your plans
2. Choose the date, location, and drop off time
3. Plan publicity
4. Use small, sturdy cardboard boxes to collect food items
5. Call the Center at 543-3930 with your delivery date

We are always in need of protein items such as:
peanut butter, canned tuna, hearty soups, canned beef stew, corned beef hash, canned chicken.

Other great items to round out a healthy diet are:
pasta and sauce, cereal (hot or cold), canned fruits, canned vegetables, boxed potatoes.

Community Service Ideas for Groups:

Do you belong to or lead a community group? Are you looking for a community service project?

Here are some ideas:

-Host a food drive (see above)
-Host a winter coat drive
-Host a clothing drive (all seasons)
-Host a special drive, such as Easter baskets, school supplies, Christmas stockings, pajamas/socks/underwear, hats/scarves/mittens, or diapers/feminine hygiene/personal care items

Any of the above would greatly help your neighbors in need, and provide some measure of comfort and joy to those who struggle.

Accepted Donations

We gratefully accept the following donations:

Non-perishable food items
Perishable food items (during donation hours only)
*Please check the expiration date on all food items*

Surplus garden produce (during donation hours only)

Personal care items: (unopened) shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, liquid and bar soap, first aid items, feminine hygiene products, personal cleaning wipes, diapers and wipes for babies and toddlers

Paper products: paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, paper napkins, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, food storage bags

Clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children; all sizes

Diapers and wipes for babies and toddlers (larger sizes are always needed)

Bedding (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, throws, bedspreads, comforters)
Towels, curtains
Dishes, utensils, pots and pans, glassware
Small household appliances: coffee pots, toasters, toaster ovens, microwave ovens, crock pots, lamps, irons, blenders, floor and window fans

Books

Special Donations

We gratefully accept the following Special Donations:

Year ’round:

Children’s books
clean paper shopping bags with handles
cash donations in honor or memory of a loved one

Seasonal:

Prom dresses, prom shoes, and prom accessories

Easter candy and basket stuffers

Back-to-school items: (new) backpacks, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, notebooks and paper, erasers, rulers, children’s scissors, glue and glue sticks, calculators

Winter coats for men, women, and children in all sizes and styles

Christmas candy and stocking stuffer items

Items Not Accepted

We regret that we are unable to accept the following items for donation:

Air conditioners

Baby items: booster seats, car seats, cribs, high chairs, playpens, strollers, swings, walkers, toys

Bicycles and scooters

Ceiling fans

Computer monitors and hard drives

Durable medical equipment and medical supplies: walkers, crutches

Furniture*

Large appliances: refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washers, dryers

Large carpets

Light fixtures that require installation

Mattresses and box springs^

Opened household cleaners

Opened cosmetics

Paint/chemicals

Power tools

Stereo equipment

Televisions

Toys

*If you have furniture you would like to donate, please contact The Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The address is: 301 East Main Street in Westfield 01085. The phone number is (413) 642-8990. They will provide pick up. However, they do not accept TV’s, any electronics, baby furniture, or toys.

^Mattresses can be recycled! http://www.goldcircuitecycling.com/

Donation Hours

Please note: Due to concerns with the Coronavirus, we will only be accepting donations during reduced hours. Only food and monetary donations will be accepted until further notice.

Reduced hours for donations are:

Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30am-3:00pm

Donations are Tax Deductible

All donations made to the Community Survival Center are tax deductible. Please pick up a tax form when making your donation, or down load the form here.

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Community Survival Center 

(413) 543-3930 | 240 Main St, Indian Orchard, MA 01151