Hope Totes are a collection of personal care items used to create hygiene kits for infants, children, and adults and are distributed to the homeless and those in need throughout the year. It's a great way to visibly show we care. Individuals and groups can run a Hope Tote drive at any time of the year, and participation is easy!
Ways to Participate
Fill a Hope Tote Yourself, or Host a Hope Tote Drive!
Step 1: View and request supplies and promotional materials.
Items to Collect
- Baby items: disposable diapers, baby wipes, lotion, shampoo, wash, oil, powder, etc.
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Mouthwash (alcohol-free)
- Body wash (better for keeping our facilities clean than soap)
- Conditioner (we have a good quantity of shampoo so none is requested at this time)
- Hand or body lotion
- Women’s hygiene products
- Disposable razors
- Shaving cream
- New underwear & socks
Request Your Hope Tote Kits
Email Denise Eaddy at DEaddy@TheCityMission.org or give her a call at (216) 431-3510 ext. 237 to schedule a time to pick up your Hope Tote bag(s) and a shopping list at our Main Campus on Carnegie Avenue. A kit consists of 25 bags, flyers, shopping lists and other promotional materials. These kits can be picked up at the 5310 Carnegie Ave. campus.
Email Denise to request a Hope Tote Kit.
Bulletin Insert or Half Sheet Flyer
Half-sheet size flyers to be used as a shopping list. (2 per 8.5" x11" size sheet)
Hope Tote Poster
The Hope Tote Custom Poster can be modified to publicize your group's participation in the drive. Please click Customize a Hope Tote to email our Development Assistant to start the process.
Email Denise to request a Customized Hope Tote Poster.
Employer or Employee-Initiated Collections
Thank you to those of you who asked your employer to select The City Mission as a charity for your company during the holidays or other times of the year.
If you need documentation of our non-profit status or other information for your company, please email the Development Department or call (216) 431-3510 x237.
Step 2: Drop off the filled Hope Totes at our Main Campus: 5310 Carnegie Avenue.
Option 1: Making an online gift can help The City Mission buy items in bulk. The estimated value of a filled Hope Tote is $45.00 but a gift of any amount is appreciated!
Option 2: Purchase items on our Amazon Wish List and they'll be sent directly to our crisis centers.
The City Mission is always in need of baby items - especially diapers! Laura's Home hosts about 90 a children a day, many of which are infants and toddlers.
We receive large contributions of diapers around Christmas, but the need continues throughout the year. Would you consider organizing a diaper drive event for Mother's Day or as an annual event at your company or church?
• Disposable diapers of all sizes infant to toddler
• Baby wipes (especially without perfumes or dyes)
• Baby formula
• Baby lotion, shampoo, wash, oil and powder
• Strollers, car seats, and cribs
Getting Items to The City Mission
Organize your drop off by getting in touch with the Laura's Home donations coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendants will help you unload your donation(s) and provide a material gift receipt for tax purposes.
5310 Carnegie Avenue (just west of the E. 55 and Carnegie intersection)
Monday - Friday from 9 am to 4 pm only.
No donation receiving on Saturday or Sunday.
Laura's Home at 18120 Puritas Ave. (just west of Rocky River Drive)
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm.
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
No donation receiving on Sunday.
Amazon Wish List:
Shopping through our Amazon Wish List includes the preferred sizes and brands for our Laura's Home moms, and saves you multiple extra trips!
If you have further questions or need documentation of our nonprofit status for your place of business, please email Denise Eaddy at deaddy@TheCityMission.org.