UPDATED 11/8: Hurricane Sandy Relief: Suggested Donation Items- Liveblog

Many residents in NYC have lost everything in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and the response of those willing to donate much needed items has been overwhelming. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment, so we’ve compiled a list of items most needed to make it easier when you’re going through your things.

Nov.8th Supply List:

8:30AM- No more supplies need today at the Astoria location 23-74 38th Street.

For locations accepting donations, click here.


Nov. 7th Supply List:

1:30PM - PS 256, an elem school for students w disabilities (many autistic) in Belle Harbor is displaced to Brooklyn. They have no supplies and are desperate for toys, craft supplies, paint, markers, play-doh, simple games, etc.

Address for Donations for Displaced Belle Harbor School
PS 256 Queens @ Temple Beth-el c/o )208k, 4801 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY 11203 – Att Kris Melbourne, Rm 208


10:00AM -MOST ESSENTIAL ITEMS Ponchos,Hand Warmers, Work gloves, latex gloves,flashlights with batteries, face masks, thick black contractor bags and eye protection and SOCKS.

CLEANING SUPPLIES Mops, brooms, shovels, bleach, clorox, buckets.

FOOD: For perishable food donations please call Leni at 646-296-0070 All other food should drop off in Astoria.



MOST ESSENTIAL ITEMS* Work gloves, batteries, flashlights, face masks, thick black contractor bags.

MOST ESSENTIAL MEDICINE ITEMS Baby cough medicine, BAND-AIDS, Neosporin, Ace bandages, Advil, Tylenol.

CLEANING SUPPLIES Mops, brooms, shovels, bleach, clorox, buckets.

ALSO NEEDED Food, diapers, wipes, toiletries, paper towels, blankets etc.


The best way to approach donating is to think about what you would take with you if you and your family had to leave the house for an extended period of time, outside in the cold. For donation locations near you, click here and here.

Valarie says:

Please donate to the location most near the areas in need. Collections are happening around town but there is no gas for the trucks and volunteers to get this stuff where it is needed.