Monthly Drive Items for 2016

Drop-Off Dates, Mailing Dates & Monthly Drives

If you are part of a donating chapter…. either one that sends food boxes, or one that gives online through our cyber-sponsorship program, your boxes and/or your monthly drive items should be dropped off with your chapter chair each month on or before the dates listed below.

Next to each date is the month’s suggested monthly drive item.

HASTINGS and DOBBS FERRY DONORS: The dates below are also the drop-off due dates for grocery gift cards.

If you’re an individual family sponsor (not part of a chapter), please mail your optional monthly drive items by the end of the second week of each month.

Food Box Donors: Click here for shopping list.

Chapter Chairs: After your chapter’s families have dropped off their items, please mail your boxes to your receiving community on the Monday or Tuesday following the drop-off date.

January 16
Shampoo and Conditioner
February 13
Bath Soap, Shaving Cream, Face Wash
March 19
Paper Goods: tissues, wipes, paper towels
April 16
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
May 21
First Aid Supplies: Band-Aids, antibiotic cream
June 18
Deodorant, body creams
July 16
Backpacks and School Supplies
August 20
Shampoo and Conditioner
September 17
Winter Wear: Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Thermals (new or as-new) or, if you sponsor a family in a warm weather climate, cotton or fleece blanket or new towels.
October 16
New Socks and Children’s Pajamas
November 12
Non-perishable Thanksgiving food items
December 10
Soap, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes


For a list of addresses for the community organizations we work with, click here.


Family-to-Family also sponsors separate community-wide drives:

– First Aid Supplies

In December, chapter chairs are invited to organize a gently-used or new toy drive to supply their receiving community with toys, wrapping paper, tape and ribbon. This way, families in need can “shop for” (no funds needed) age-appropriate gifts for their own children. Our mission here is to have each family experience the joy of giving for themselves. Any chapter chair who wishes to participate in a toy drive for their community, please contact your community partner and let them know. Read more.

Please also feel free at any time to send warm winter clothing or bedding (sheets, pillows, or blankets) if your sponsored family needs them. We support the notion of recycling gently used items in good condition.

****Please note: Your donation of monthly drive or other items sent directly to a specific family/person does NOT qualify as a tax deductible expense.