The Essentials Drive is HomeAid’s annual community-wide drive to collect “essentials” such as diapers, baby wipes, baby food and formula for homeless infants and toddlers. The drive, held annually since 2002, is conducted in conjunction with Mother’s Day, providing a great opportunity to help homeless mothers and their babies.Thanks to the support of people like you, this drive has collected over a million essential baby items, assisting hundreds of moms and babies in the metro Atlanta area. 

Can I donate online? 

Yes! HomeAid has online baby registries at Amazon and Target. Cash donations are also accepted by clicking here.

Are there any items that are not accepted? 

Yes, unfortunately we cannot accept used items. All items must be new and in original packaging.

Where do the collected items go? 

All items collected are distributed to local nonprofit organizations serving homeless families and children. 


Please contact Karen McLane, Director of Community Outreach at or 678.775.1450. 

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