MILFORD — The Milford Bank is sponsoring a drive to collect items for victim-support packages by the Rape Crisis Center of Milford. Donated items may be dropped off at any bank office through September 30. Items needed include lightweight pants, sweat pants, elastic-waist shorts, sweatshirts, T-shirts, white low-cut socks and underwear all in sizes, especially large and extra-large. Also, flip flops, comb/brush sets, toothbrush/toothpaste set, water, Gatorade, individual tissue packs, small hand sanitizer, and individual snacks like granola bars or crackers.

The mission of the Rape Crisis Center of Milford (which also serves Ansonia, Derby, Orange, Seymour, Shelton and West Haven) is to eliminate violence and sexual assault through education and prevention and to empower victims to regain control of their lives.