OBOC Donation Drive

As a part of the 2019 One Book, One Community (OBOC) program, a donation drive benefiting local community service agencies will be hosted Aug. 12-Sept. 30. Community members are invited to drop off household essentials and food donations for families in the community at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, or at any of the OBOC events. Collection areas will be available for donations. See the list below for items needed. 

Your donated items will go to the following local organizations:

Haven House
13-Gallon Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags
33-Gallon and 39-Gallon Garbage Bags
Adult, Children & Infant Cough & Cold Medicine
African-American Hair Products
Antibiotic Creams
Baby Wipes & Baby Formula
Bar Soap, Body Wash
Bath towels
Bed Sheets
Can Opener
Children's or Infant's Tylenol (or Generic)
Coffee/Tea Pots
Cooking Pots and Pans
Deodorant (Men's & Women's)
Diapers (All sizes, especially 5 and 6)
Pull Ups, Wipes
Dish Soap
Dishes (Plates, Bowls, Cups, Pitchers, etc.)
Disinfectant Wipes
Fabric Softener Sheets
Facial Tissue
Food Storage Containers
General Cleaners (e.g. Comet, Spic & Span, Simple Green)
Glass Cleaner
Hairbrushes & Combs
Hand Lotion
Laundry Detergent
Lip Balm
Liquid Dishwasher Detergent
Liquid Hand Soap
Mops, Brooms and Dustpans
Motrin or Tylenol (or Generics)
New Socks and Underwear (Men, Women, Children, All Sizes)
Orajel (for Toothaches)
Quart-Size Ziploc Bags
Shampoos & Conditioners
Shaving Cream
Sponge-Type Mops
Sponges/Scrubbing Pads
Sponges/Scrubbing Pads
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Toilet Paper
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Not accepted 
Travel-sized personal care items
Prescription medication
Computer Equipment

Greater Lansing Food Bank


Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
Capital Area Food Bank
Cereal cold/hot
Complete meal kits
Granola and cereal bars
Instant meals
Pancake mix
Pasta, rice, grain
Peanut butter and jelly
Stews, chilis and soups

Not accepted
Home-canned or homemade goods
Opened or damaged items
Fresh or perishable items