We’re Accepting Donations to Long Island Cares

The Vanderbilt is accepting donations to Long Island Cares of much-needed foods, baby items, and personal hygiene products – see list below – from now through December 30.

Please join us in helping our less-fortunate neighbors. Collection bins are placed in the Planetarium lobby and in the Memorial Wing of the Museum.

Vanderbilt Mansion library
Vanderbilt Mansion library

You also can bring donations to two upcoming Vanderbilt events: the annual tree lighting on Saturday, November 28, at 4:00 p.m., and the December 6 performance of The Liverpool Shuffle at 7:00 p.m. in the Planetarium.

Long Island Cares: Most-Need Items


Canned meat and fish, canned and bagged beans, peanut and almond butter, stew/chili, granola/nuts


Canned low-sugar, dried fruit, 100% juice boxes, bottled juice jellies, fruit cups


Canned low-sodium, 100% vegetable juice, tomato sauce, canned soups, canned and boxed meals


Boxed and bagged pasta and rice, hot and cold cereal, oats, quinoa, whole-grain bars


Coffee, tea, condiments, fruit snacks, cookies, crackers, veggie chips, water, shelf-stable milk, baking mixes


Diapers (all sizes) and wipes, formula and new bottles, cereal, plastic jars, powder, lotion, baby snacks


Liquid and bar soaps, toothpaste and toothbrushes, all hair products and brushes, deodorants and disposable razors


Toilet paper and paper towels plastic utensils and cups, napkins, paper plates, garbage bags, detergents, bleach


Bags of dog and cat foods, canned dog and cat food, caged-animal food, treats and new leashes

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