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The Basic Needs Donation Drive will run from August 10-31 at various locations throughout the Sioux Empire, Brookings County, and the Black Hills.  Helpline Center Volunteer Connections invites individuals, businesses and families to donate basic need items at locations listed below in your community!

All donations will be donated to nonprofits to distribute to those they serve. 

For more information call 211.

Items to donate include:

Hygiene Items
Travel Size Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Soap
Bar Soap
Travel Size Deodorant
Travel size shaving cream or lotions 
Travel size hand lotion 
Hand Sanitizer 
Sanitizing Wipes (Full or Travel size) 

School Supplies 
Looseleaf paper 
Spiral Notebooks
Mechanical or No. 2 Pencils
Black or Blue Pens 
Children’s scissors 
Pencil pouch 
Pocket Folders
Colored Pencils

Locations to donate in Sioux Falls: 
Nonprofit Center: 1000 N West Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD  (Helpline Center Sioux Falls)

First Lutheran Church (Sioux Empire United Way Emerging Leaders, Back-to-School Supply Drive): 
August 18 ONLY  4-7 pm
 327 S Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 
(Drive-thru drop-off will be available in the parking lot)

Locations to donate in Brookings Area:
Brookings Area United Way: 619 5th Avenue, Brookings, SD (Helpline Center Brookings)

Larson Manufacturing: 2333 Eastbrook Drive, Brookings, SD 

Locations to donate in the Black Hills Area:
Lutheran Social Services: 2920 Sheridan Lake Road, Rapid City, SD 
(Donation bin located in front lobby)

Care Campus: 321 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 
(Donation bin located in entry way)

Community Health Center of the Black Hills: 350 Pine Street, Rapid City, SD 
(Donation bin located in entry way)

The Garage Rapid City: 402 Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD  (Helpline Center Black Hills)
(Must call 605-274-1429 to schedule a drop off at The Garage)

The Salvation Army of Rapid City: 405 North Cherry Avenue, Rapid City, SD 
(Donation bin located in front lobby)

TSP, Inc: 600 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 
(Closes at noon on Fridays; Donation bin located in front lobby)

WAVI: 527 Quincy Street, Rapid City, SD 
(Donation bin located at back door) 

YMCA of Custer: 644 Crook Street, Custer, SD 
(Donation bin located in front lobby)

Don’t forget to share photos, tagging Helpline Center and using the hashtags  #volunteerrapidcity #volunteersiouxfalls #volunteerbrookings

Thank you to our sponsors: Avera, Black Hills Energy, CAPITAL Card Services, Larson Manufacturing, Lloyd Companies, MDU Resources Foundation, Monument Health, POET, Sanford Health, Scull Construction, SDSU Alumni Association, and Valero. 

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