GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Many in Kent County struggle every day to meet basic needs. Heart of West Michigan United Way has ideas to help you start a collection drive at work or through your organization.

Throughout the month of March, United Way is coordinating collection drives in Kent County to collect household items like toiletries, cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies, and baby items.

Some of their easy collection ideas include:

Spring Cleaning Kit: grab extra items while you're out shopping like paper towels, glass cleaner, gloves and basic household cleaners.

Baby Shower: host one at work or church to collect baby items to donate.

Welcome Home Kit: collect items to stock kitchen cabinets in a new home.

If you would like to host a drive or contribute to a collection drive, visit United Way's website at for more information and a list of themed drives.