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Chamberlain to assist in donation collection Nov. 8

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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.

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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