United Way of Tompkins County’s Annual Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring September 15th at Stewart Park

United Way of Tompkins County will be holding its annual Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring on Thursday, September 15th at Stewart Park, Ithaca, at the large pavilion from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The community is invited to a program at 12:00 Noon. 
 
This will be the 14th food and personal care items drive and the 20th Day of Caring. Last year over 8,000 pounds of food and personal care items were donated by the community. Donations can be dropped off in advance of September 15th at United Way of Tompkins County, 313 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY. Suggested items include:
 
Non-Perishable Food Items
Canned fruit and fruit juices
Canned meats 
- tuna 
- stews
One-box meals 
- macaroni & cheese 
- instant potatoes
Beverages (coffee, tea, canned milk) 
Pasta & spaghetti sauce
Soups, boxes of crackers
Peanut butter & jelly
Canned vegetables
Brownie & cake mixes
Bottled water, juice boxes
                         
Personal Care and Household Items
Diapers – sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6
Liquid laundry detergent
30-gallon trash bags
Shampoo & conditioner 
Bar soap, deodorants
Toilet paper, paper towels, tissue
Feminine products
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, 
dental floss
Cleaning supplies
Pet food
 
School Supplies
Notebooks
Pencils/Pens
Backpacks
Crayons
Markers
Rulers
Binders
Wide-ruled Paper
Art Supplies
 
Any questions should be directed to United Way of Tompkins County at 607.272.6286 or email Carmela LoRusso at clorusso@uwtc.org.