Countywide Personal Care Drive

Countywide Personal Care Drive

Sixth Annual
Countywide Personal Care Drive

NOW through... October 10, 2023


Needed Items:

Shampoo   -   Conditioner   -   Toothpaste   -   Toothbrushes   -   Mouthwash   -   Dental Floss   -   Razors   -   Shaving Cream   -   Laundry Detergent   -   Toilet Paper   -   Feminine Products    -   Hand Soap   -   Body Soap   -   Diapers   -   Wipes   -   Deodorant   -   Dish Soap   -   Tissues


Donation Sites Include:


Bayside Grocery
537 Main St., Fair Haven

Savannah Bank
563 Main St., Fair Haven

Terry's Food Mart
11344 South St., Cato

Ed & Jean's Market
95 Rochester St., Port Byron

Savannah Bank
126 Main St., Port Byron

Weedsport Shurfine
8963 N. Seneca St., Weedsport

Page Trucking
2758 Trombley Rd., Weedsport

Savannah Bank
1565 Main St., Savannah

More Boxes Coming Soon!


Register Your Community Box, 


Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce
2 State St., Auburn

Auburn Crane & Rigging
7689 North St. Rd., Sennett

Aurelius Volunteer Fire Dept.
6320 Half Acre Rd., Aurelius

Chemung Canal Trust Company
110 Genesee St., Auburn

Cayuga County Office Building
160 Genesee St., Auburn

NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center
25 South St., Auburn

27 William St., Auburn

Tompkins Community Bank
86 North St., Auburn

Memorial City Hall
24 South St., Auburn

Loretto: The Commons on St. Anthony
3 St. Anthony St., Auburn

Savannah Bank
1579 Clark St., Auburn

Aurelius Volunteer Fire Dept.
217 Genesee St., Suite 14, Auburn

Lyons National Bank
311 Grant Ave., Sennett

Bluefield Manor
516 Bluefield Rd, Auburn

Lyons National Bank
63 Genesee St., Suite 3, Auburn

More Boxes Coming Soon!


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Union Springs Supermarket
177 Cayuga St., Union Springs

Cayuga Lake National Bank
156 Cayuga St., Union Springs

Village Market
Main St., Aurora

King Ferry Corner Store
960 State Route 34B, King Ferry

Modern Market
1 E. Cayuga St., Moravia

More Boxes Coming Soon!


Register Your Community Box, 


If your organization, social group, or youth group would like to host a box, register yours today! Drives can span the length of the Countywide Personal Care Drive, occur over the course of a few hours in conjunction with a special event, a shorter drive in your office breakroom for a couple weeks-- the options are endless. For more information, call Campaign & Marketing Manager, Julisa J. Stone at 315.253.9741 or email

Ready to register your box? Click the link below!


Register Your Employee Drive, CLICK HERE!

Auburn City Ambulance, Auburn   -   Auburn Community Hospital, Auburn

Beardsley Architects + Engineers, Auburn   -   Cayuga County Probation Dept., Auburn

Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn   -   SCAT Van, Auburn

Wegmans Food Markets, Auburn



Auburn Crane & Rigging | Savannah Bank  |  Nucor Steel 
Beardsley Architects + Engineers  |  ConnectGen: Harvest Hills Solar Project
Cayuga Lake National Bank  |  Tompkins Community Bank

Pinnacle Investments  |  Auburn Community Hospital  |  MEDENT  |  MacKenzie-Childs

Generations Bank | East Hill Medical  |  Sophie Cat


Cases Unlimited for donating Drop Off Boxes for the 6th Year!!!


Aurelius Fire Department collected 450 items
Aurelius Fire Dept. collected the most hygiene items in 2022!

Did you know that personal hygiene items are not covered by assistance programs? Basic necessities such as deodorant, feminine products, toothpaste, and toilet paper are luxury items to many of our neighbors in need. Since 2017, the United Way of Cayuga County has been committed to helping collect hygiene items with our annual Countywide Personal Care Drive. 

Between our five annual events and our special museum exhibit drive in the fall of 2022, we have collected more than 13,900 hygiene products that have been distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other programs throughout ALL of Cayuga County. 

The event is made possible thanks to the support and partnership between several businesses, organizations, social clubs, and youth groups who host either a community drop-off site or internal drive to collect items. At the end of the drive, volunteers come together to pick up boxes, sort, count, and prepare items for distribution by our partners at the Food Providers Network, a program through CAP.



Elmira Savings Bank Personal Care Drive Wagon, 2021
Elmira Savings Bank drop-off site in Moravia, 2021

Local History | Personal Care Drive

Each year you see food drives around the holidays and school supply drives for back to school. Yet, there was nothing in place to help our neighbors in need seeking basic hygiene products such as laundry soap, shaving cream and razers, dental products, and more. 

In 2017, the United Way of Cayuga accepted the challenge to help meet this need. Since the inaugural drive, we have partnered with the Food Providers Network, a program of CAP, to understand the need and distribute items countywide. During that first year, we reached out to the organizations who run United Way Campaigns throughout the fall and winter. We collected 3,000 items.