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In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 18, New Castle County Department of Community Services is collecting winter gear and other necessary items throughout the month of January.  Donations will be given to local organizations who provide services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness through partnerships with Delaware State Service Centers, Sunday Breakfast Mission, the New Castle County Hope Center, and Volunteer Delaware

The goal of this donation drive is to provide an opportunity to serve your community while remaining safe by observing Covid19 safety recommendations.  You can gift-up and donate new items such as winter coats, hats, gloves, socks, children's books and more! View the complete list of accepted items below.

Drop off donated items at

The New Castle County Gilliam Building
77 Reads Way, New Castle 

(please follow signs to the rear of the building)

Tuesday, January 12, 3-5 p.m.

Thursday, January 14, 3-5 p.m.

Saturday, January 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, 3-5 p.m.

Saturday, January 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

George Wilson Center
303 New London Road, Newark DE 19711

Monday, January 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Items needed (only new and unused items please):

Clothing/Outerwear Items
(New items only)

Thick Socks (Thermal/Wool)

Hats, Gloves, Scarves

Winter Coats

Hand and Foot Warmers

Long Johns



New Disposable Masks

(Must be sealed in package)

Uber or Lift Gift Cards

($5 and $10 increments only)

New Backpacks



Portable Chargers

New Children’s Books

Individually Wrapped Snacks

Beef Jerky


Tuna/Chicken Pouches


Breakfast and Granola Bars

Cases of Bottled Water


Hygiene Items (Travel Size)




Bar Soap

Wet wipes



Hand Sanitizer


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For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Hope Center CLICK HERE.