Annual VCU ASPIRE Common Book Donation Drive!

VCU Community Engagement

Each year, VCU ASPiRE collaborates with the university to collect donations in support of programs and services that align with the VCU Common Book. This year, collected items will be shared with the RVA Street Singers and REAL Life Program in support of persons who experience housing instability.
Please consider donating requested items at one of the donation drop off location listed below.
Questions? Contact Erin Burke Brown, Ph.D., ASPiRE director, at

Requested donation items

Toiletry items

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Grooming items
  • Feminine products
  • Razors
  • Reading glasses

Cold weather items

  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Socks

Drop off locations

  • Cary and Belvidere, 301 W. Cary St.**
  • Cary Street Gladding Residence Center, 711 W. Main St.**
  • Cary Street Gym, near service desk, 911 W.
  • Harris Hall South (Oliver North), 1015 Floyd Ave.
  • Harris Hall – Student Services Center, 1015 Floyd Ave.
  • Hunton Student Center, first-floor lounge, 1110 E. Broad St.
  • Grace and Broad, 1000 W. Broad St.**
  • Larrick Commons, 641 N. 8th Street
  • Police Station, 224 East Broad St.
  • McGlothlin MEC, lobby near elevators, 1201 E. Marshall St.
  • School of the Arts – 1st floor, 1000 W. Broad St.
  • Shafer Court Dining Center, 810 Cathedral Place
  • Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. will only be available as drop off at speaker event on 10/16
  • Snead Hall, near security office, 301 W. Main St.***
  • Student Commons, near information desk, 907 Floyd Ave.
  • West Grace Street North, 830 W. Grace St.**
  • West Grace Street South, 835 W. Grace St.**
If you are unable to locate the donation box at one of the sites listed, please contact the buildings front desk or building manager.

**Drop boxes at these locations will be available Sept. 30-Oct. 11
***Drop boxes at these locations will be available Sept. 19-Oct. 16