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Stuff the Trolley December 14

Stuff the Trolley! Local non-profits continue to report critical shortfalls in supplies after Hurricane Sandy. Help stuff the NYU Trolley with crucial donations to be delivered to our neighbors in need.

Friday, December 14 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kimmel Center Lobby and Outside in the Trolley

Volunteers are needed to help receive donations over 3 shifts during the drive! Sign up on NYU Service Connect ยป

9:00 - 12:00 | set-up and sorting donations
11:00 - 2:00 | sorting donations and loading the Trolley
2:00 - 5:00 | riding the Trolley and delivering donations

We'll be collecting

  • Non-perishable food
  • Winter clothing
  • New underwear, socks, and thermal undergarments
  • Blankets (no bedding please)
  • Warm winter coats
  • Toiletries and over-the-counter medicines
  • New and gently used books

Monetary Donations


Major disaster relief organizations are appealing for monetary donations at this time through their web sites or special accounts you can text.

Your donated dollars give non-profits the power to purchase in bulk at extremely lower prices than the cost of in-kind donations that you might make. Monetary donations to larger organizations assure a speeder delivery of emergency supplies to those in need. You may consider a monetary donation to any of the organizations listed below.

Text Donations

In addition to your donation amount, standard text messaging fees may apply.

Donations can also be made to the Red Cross through iTunes.

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Tips For Giving In Times of Crisis

Before you contribute to Hurricane Relief and Recovery efforts, please read Charity Navigator's Tips For Giving In Times of Crisis.

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In general, please avoid glass jars.

  • Applesauce (plastic only)
  • Baby Food
  • Beans (canned or dried)
  • Cake or Brownie Mix
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Cookies
  • Condiments (plastic only)
  • Crackers
  • Dried Beans
  • Dried Fruit
  • Fruit Roll-ups
  • Granola Bars
  • Infant Formula
  • Jello or Pudding Mix
  • Jelly/Jam/Preserves
  • Juices and Drinks
  • Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pasta and Grains
  • Peanut Butter (plastic only)
  • Parmalat or Dried Milk
  • Prepared Foods (plastic jars only)
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tuna or Sardines
  • Rice
  • Soups
  • Teas and Cocoas
  • Vegetable/Olive Oil (plastic only)

  • Batteries (Sizes D and AA)
  • Baby Products: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Infant Cereal
  • Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, Feminine Products, Shaving Items, Hand Sanitizer, Soap, etc.
  • Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.

Please be sure all items are gently used and freshly laundered.

  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Winter Hats/Gloves/Scarves
  • Winter Coats

  • Anything in Glass (except Baby Food)
  • Baked Goods
  • Butter
  • Cakes
  • Cleaning Products
  • Cold Cuts
  • Doughnuts
  • Eggs
  • Fresh Fish & Seafood
  • Fresh Produce
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Ice Cream
  • Meat (fresh or frozen)
  • Milk
  • Pastries
  • TV Dinners
  • Yogurt

NYU Donation

In the days following the storm, NYU students volunteered hundreds of hours stuffing and delivering bags of food and emergency supplies to local residents stranded in high-rise towers.

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