Airship Ashanti Hosts Second Annual Canned Food and Clothing Drive

14639762_1812446012331487_2521465984532749121_nSearch your pantry and clean out your closets! Bring your canned goods and gently-worn clothes, and team up with Her Royal Airship Ashanti as we host our second annual canned food and clothing drive on Nov. 5 at the monthly steampunk salon at Molly Malone’s.

The collected items will go to the Cincinnati chapter of St. Vincent de Paul, an international voluntary organization dedicated to serving the poor and disadvantaged. They work personally with those in need, regardless of race or creed and strive to provide spiritual, emotional and material assistance. The Cincinnati chapter has been working personally with Cincinnati and Hamilton County and their neighbors for more than 140 years. Through our canned food and clothing drive, HRA Ashanti hopes to assist St Vincent de Paul in providing life’s most basic needs to families right here in Cincinnati.


Due to the upcoming cold months, winter clothing and winter coats are especially needed. In addition, men’s clothing and shoes are in short supply and hence considered highly valuable. However, any and all clothes and food donations are helpful, so please feel free to donate anything you’d be willing to part with. Other key requested donation items include:

Needed food pantry items:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned protein (such as tuna or chicken)
  • Cereal
  • “Meals-in-a-can,” such as ravioli, beef stew, etc.
  • Canned fruit
  • Tomato products

Needed Thrift Store Items:

  • Coats
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes: men’s and children’s especially needed
  • Sheets & blankets
  • Household items
  • Baby clothes and products

The Cincinnati Steampunk Salon from 8pm to 11pm located at Molly Malone’s112 E 4th Street in Covington, KY 41011 on November 5. 1501475_1487521584842007_3403922215574647009_oUnable to make it to the collection point? Contact a crew member or email the ship at and we will try to arrange a secondary time to meet up.

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