Inauguration Service Event

Service Event to Celebrate the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Our celebratory service event is a donation drive to assist people throughout Douglas County. We are excited to announce that we have been invited to partner with the Biden Inauguration Committee Day of Service to honor Martin Luther King. We have identified several organizations throughout Douglas County that serve folks who are in need of goods and have created depots throughout the county where you can drop off your donations.

You can contribute to our community donation drive by using the lists below to find items in your closet/pantry or favorite shop, then drop them at the nearest depot — dates and times and addresses are listed below. To download/print a comprehensive list of items CLICK HERE.

Then, on Inauguration Day, join us at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the new Biden-Harris presidency.  We’ll cheer to a future filled with hope, and we’ll report on the results of our Service Event.  Bring in this new era with fellow Democrats, and discover collectively what we gave to Douglas County folks in need.  REGISTER HERE

Drop Off Dates/Times

Saturday, January 16

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 17

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..

Monday, January 18 (MLK Day)

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drop Off Depots




Pat & Dave Willer

NW Lawrence

331 North Carver Lane

23rd & Kasold

3227 Glacier Dr

Eudora Community Center


1638 Elm Street (Eudora)

Kevin Hall

Southeast Lawrence

2816 Lankford Dr.

Barry Shalinsky

Northeast Lawrence

645 Connecticut, Lawrence

Nora Murphy

Central Lawrence

705 Mississippi

Norine Spears

West Lawrence

1601 Inverness Drive
If you are unable to shop locally, we have included a Wish List link at the bottom of each list.  Either ship your donation to yourself, and drop the items at a Drop-Off Depot, or select “ship to Amii Castle” to have your donation shipped directly to a Drop-Off Depot.  Please indicate your name and the organization to which you are donating.


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Wish List

Jubilee Café
Jubilee Cafe provides breakfast for in-need community members in a restaurant-style environment.
  • Men's water-resistant winter gloves (sizes L and XL)
  • Knit stocking caps and/or balaclavas
  • Long underwear (tops and bottoms--sizes L and XL)
  • Men's coats
  • Ground coffee
  • Baking mix (e.g., Bisquick)
  • Sugar flour
  • If you are unable to shop locally please visit the Wish List
Eudora School District
Donated items go to Eudora students/families in need.
  • Tennis shoes
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Sweatshirts/hoodie
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Brushes
  • Combs
  • Hairstyling products
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Feminine hygiene 
  • Laundry soap
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter 
  • Jelly
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • If you are unable to shop locally please visit the Wish List
Lawrence Community Shelter
The Lawrence Community Shelter offers safe haven to individuals and families facing homelessness and is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas.
  • Adult underwear 
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo 
  • Paper plates
  • Paper bowls
  • Paper cups for hot beverages 
  • Granola/Protein bars 
  • Cereal
  • Powdered Creamer
  • Sugar
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • If you are unable to shop locally please visit the Wish List
Ballard Center
Provides a high quality, affordable early education program and essential basic life assistance for families and individuals in need.  
  • Bus Passes 
  • Gas Cards
  • Canned Chicken/Tuna
  • Peanut butter 
  • Canned bean
  • Soup (canned/powdered)
  • Baby food 
  • Baby formula 
  • Canned fruit
  • Cereal
  • Pasta & sauce
  • Tuna helper
  • Mac & cheese
  • Rice
  • Granola bars
  • Protein drinks
  • Applesauce/fruit cups
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Play-doh
  • Dress up costumes for ages 2-3
  • Clothing for ages 2–3
  • Children’s picture books
  • Classroom organization materials/furniture
  • Kid’s boots for outdoor play
  • If you are unable to shop locally please visit the Wish List
Clare's Community Closet
Free clothing and supplies for those in need in Lawrence.
  • Hats
  • Scarfs
  • Gloves
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothbrush caps
  • Men’s belts
  • Long underwear
  • Sweatpants
  • Backpacks
  • If you are unable to shop locally please visit the Wish List
The Willow builds safer communities through shelter, services, and support to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.
  • Ethnic haircare products
  • If you are unable to shop locally please visit the Wish List
Lecompton United Methodist Church
Food pantry for Lecompton residents in need.
  • Cream soups
  • Tomato soup
  • Hygiene (men/women)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dish soap
  • Storage bags, quart, gallon,  sandwich
  • If you are unable to shop locally please visit the Wish List