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Chamberlain to assist in donation collection Nov. 8

The New York Yankees today announced that pitcher Joba Chamberlain will greet fans who donate items for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Thursday, November 8 at Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2, located at 164th Street and Jerome Avenue.

Chamberlain will assist in collecting donations at 2:00 p.m. A list of suggested donation items is below.

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Fans should know that donations for the relief effort will be accepted at any time through the end of the week. Individuals are encouraged to bring the non-perishable food, household items and clothing listed below to Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 entrance, which will be staffed 24-hours-a-day for this purpose.

Recommended items for donation include:

BABIES/CHILDREN

  • baby bottles and formula (powdered or liquid)
  • baby clothes and blankets
  • baby food (jarred or canned)
  • baby powder
  • diapers and wipes

CLEANING SUPPLIES

  • dish soap
  • disinfectant wipes and bleach
  • heavy duty trash bags
  • latex gloves
  • laundry detergent
  • mops, brooms and shovels
  • spray-bottled cleaners
  • work gloves

CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD

  • blankets and pillows
  • coats, sweaters and other warm winter clothing for all ages
  • hats, scarves and gloves for all ages
  • raincoats and rain ponchos
  • work boots and rubberized boots

FOOD (NON-PERISHABLE ONLY)

  • bottled water
  • boxed/non-refrigerated milk
  • canned fruits
  • canned tuna fish
  • granola bars and energy bars
  • instant coffee and tea bags
  • instant soups
  • packaged snacks or cookies
  • peanut butter and jelly

GENERAL SUPPLIES

  • batteries - especially "D"
  • disposable cameras
  • face/dust masks
  • flashlights
  • gas containers (only government-approved "red" containers)
  • generators
  • hand and foot warmers
  • masking tape and marking pens
  • power strips and extension cords

HYGIENE

  • deodorant
  • feminine hygiene products
  • hand sanitizers
  • razors and shaving cream
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • soaps (bar or liquid)
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • adhesive/non-adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointments, gauze and tape
  • acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen
  • rubbing alcohol and peroxide

PAPER/PLASTIC PRODUCTS

  • can openers (manual only)
  • disposable dinnerware (cups, plates, and plastic utensils)
  • napkins and paper towels
  • tissues
  • toilet paper

PET FOODS

  • dry dog or cat food (no cans)
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