How to Host a Successful Supply Drive

How to Host a Successful Supply Drive

Supply drives are fun and easy to host. Collections are perfect for office team building, church and civic group activities, and even birthday parties.

Here are some tips to host a drive:

  1. Determine collection items and be specific. Contact United Way to find out what the biggest needs are in the community.
  2. Strategically place collection bins near high traffic locations. Determine a day and time to have individuals drop-off their collection items. United Way has collection bins you can use. (Bins are limited.)
  3. Share and promote your drive. Spread the word with posters or emails to your team or group. Make sure you call out the specific need. Keep everyone informed on your goal as well as the number of items that have already been collected. 
  4. Deliver your donations. The final step is to take your supplies to United Way or local nonprofit.

Most successful collection drives take 5-10 business days, including a minimum of 1 weekend, and not to exceed two weeks. This fosters a sense of urgency but also offers a bit of flexibility.



For more information about supply drives, please contact Jayne Thoma at 414.837.3180 or complete the form below.

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