479 NEWS

Hurricane Donation Drive

(UPDATED September 13) – IATSE Locals 479, 600, and 798, in association with the Teamsters Local 728, have joined in a collaborative effort with Georgia’s production companies, studios, and other industry professionals to contribute to the relief efforts for the victims of the recent hurricanes.  We have partnered with an organization called Caring For Others, Inc. and are collecting items on their behalf, which they will sort, pack, and transport directly to Houston, Orlando, and surrounding areas impacted by the storms.


How can our members help?

By Giving

Please see the attached list of items that Caring For Others, Inc. is collecting and give as you are able.  All items must be brand new and un-opened.  You can bring donations to the Local 479 Office beginning Tuesday, September 5th between 9AM-5PM.


By Volunteering

Caring For Others, Inc. will be accepting donated items at their warehouse, located at 3537 Browns Mill Rd., Atlanta, 30354 and is seeking volunteers to assist in the sorting and packing of donated items.  Volunteers are welcome to go directly to their location beginning Thursday, September 7th, between 10AM-3PM.  They will need volunteers during those times every day through the weekend and into the following week.  Interested volunteers should ask for Ms. Shockley when they arrive.


By Supporting

If you are unable to donate items or volunteer your time, you can visit caring4others.org to learn how to donate monetarily to the efforts of the Caring For Others, Inc. organization.


How can productions help?

We would love for productions to get involved in these efforts as well.  Talk to your UPM about collecting items at your production office.  Challenge the company to match the donations brought in by the crew. UPMs can have items they collect/donate delivered directly to Caring For Others, Inc.’s warehouse, or contact Local 479 for help getting their donations picked up and delivered to the drop-off location.

Items Being Collected


Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Denture Cleaner & Adhesives, Mouthwash, Combs & Brushes, Body Wash & Soap, Toilet Tissue, Flushable Wipes, Deodorant & Antiperspirants, Maxi pads & Tampons, Lotion , Baby Oil & Vaseline, Adult Diapers, Anti-itch ointments, Band-Aid ‘s, Women ‘s & Men Disposable Razors, Cotton Balls & Q-tips, Rubbing Alcohol & Peroxide, Shampoo & Conditioner, Hair Spritz, Hair Gel, Elastic Rubber bands, Oil Sheen, Hair Grease, Hairpins (brown & black), Elastic Ponytail Holders, Fingernail & Toenail Clippers, Shower & Bath Caps, Reading Glasses (all strengths), Eye Drops, Contact Lenses Cases, Contact Lenses Cleaners & Solutions, Home Blood Glucose Monitors, Home Blood Pressure Monitors, Digital Thermometers, Menthol Vapor Rub, Hand Sanitizer, Hemorrhoid Ointment & Treatments, Antifungal Ointments & Treatments, etc.



Women’s & Men’s Socks (all sizes), Women ‘s & Men’s Underwear (all sizes), Women ‘s Bras (all sizes), Women’s & Men’s T-Shirts (all sizes), Women ‘s & Men’s Pants (all sizes), Women’s & Men’s Tennis Shoes (all sizes), Women’s & Men’s Shower Shoes & Flip Flops (all sizes), Baseball Caps (all sizes), etc.



Baby & Youth Socks (all sizes), Baby & Youth Underwear (all sizes), Baby Onesies, Baby & Youth T-Shirts (all sizes), Baby & Youth Pants (all sizes), Baby & Youth Tennis Shoes (all sizes), Baby & Youth Shower Shoes & Flip Flops (all sizes), Baseball Caps (all sizes), etc.



Disposable Diapers (all sizes), Baby Wipes (flushable & non-flushable), Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Rash Ointment, Baby Bath, Baby Lotion, Baby & Children ‘s Shampoo, Baby & Children’s Conditioner, Baby Combs & Brushes, Nasal Aspirators, Band-Aids, Baby Cribs, Portable Baby Playpens, Car Seats (all sizes), Infant Bouncers, Swings & Rockers, Toddler Travel Beds & Cots, Baby & Toddler Blankets, Baby Bibs, Q-tips, Elastic Ponytail, Ties, Hair Barrett’s & Bows, Fingerna il & Toenail Clippers, Shower & Bath Caps, Lice Shampoo & Treatments, Digital Thermometers, Humidifiers & Vaporizers, Ringworm Ointments, Youth Leashes, etc.



Blankets (all sizes), Pillows (all sizes), Sheet Sets (all sizes), Towels, Washcloths



Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent, Bathtub & Shower Cleaner, Multi-purposed Spray Cleaners, Fabric Refresher Spray, Aerosol & Other Types of Air Freshener, Disposable Cloth Dishcloths, Paper towels & Napkins, Styrofoam & Paper plates, Styrofoam Bowls, Disposable Plastic Forks, Spoons & Knives, Boxes of Baking Soda, Mothballs, Brooms & Mops, Buckets, Spray Bottles, House & Yard Bug Spray, Boric Acid, Matches & Lighters, Trash Bags (all sizes), Ziploc Bags (all sizes), Paper Bags (all sizes), Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Bed Bug Home Treatments, Batteries (all sizes), Flash Lights, Portable Weather Radios, etc.



Dry Dog & Cat Food (all ages & breeds), Feeding & Watering Bowls (all sizes), Portable Crates (all sizes), Dog & Cat Collars (all sizes), Dog Leashes (all sizes), Training Pad (all sizes), Dog & Cat Bath (all types, especially medicated for fleas , etc.), Dog & Cat Flea & Tick Collars (all sizes), Dog & Cat Toys (all types), Dog & Cat Treats ( all types & sizes), Dog Beds (all types & sizes), Cat Beds (all types and sizes), Dog Combs & Brushes (all types & sizes), Dog & Cat Nail Trimmers (all types & sizes), Dog Deodorants Spray, etc.



Teddy Bears, Baby Dolls, Board Games, Puzzles, Books, Magazines, Headphones, Card Games, Walkie Talkies & Two-Way Radios, Balls, Jump Ropes, Corded Phone Chargers (all phone brands)