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Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive

February 14 - March 7

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Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive

February 14 – March 7

 

What:

The Family’s annual ‘Help for the Homeless’ hygiene drive works with area homeless coalitions every spring to stock the shelves of 90+ homeless and crisis programs in 15 Wisconsin communities in our listening areas. The goal of ‘Help for the Homeless’ is to supply a year’s worth of product to each agency (In many cases, this is happening!). In 2020, generous community members at 900+ businesses, churches, and schools hosted collection boxes and donated $428,000 worth of laundry soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. to their local crisis programs. In its 28th year, the drive has provided more than $3.7 million dollars’ worth of hygiene supplies to local crisis programs and those they serve.  Donations remain in the communities where they are collected. 

How:

YOU HAVE OPTIONS! Logistics of donating will change this year due to COVID-19, but the need is greater than ever. Our local agencies count on the event to support children, families, and community members in need!

  • February 14-March 7, drop donations off at Festival Foods or Walgreens Stores OR join more than 900+ local businesses, churches, and schools who participate annually, and…
  • A) HOST A COLLECTION BOX: place collection boxes and in common areas and invite staff, members, and students to contribute.
  • B) DON’T HOST A BOX, BUT STILL PARTICIPATE BY PROMOTING THE DRIVE VIRTUALLY IN-HOUSE!  If most people are off-site, then participate by encouraging them to donate supplies at local public collection sites or donate funds on-line.

For more information on how to be a host site for donations contact at The Family studios 800-236-9364 or email [email protected] 

Urgent Needs:

  • Soaps: Laundry, Dish, Soft, Shower Gel, 2-in-1 Shampoo
  • Trash bags (shelters especially need these for bedrooms!)
  • Diapers (sizes 3-6 and Pull-Ups)
  • Deodorant (unscented)
  • Wet Wipes for babies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable Razors
  • Tampons and pads (pads for young teens)

Other Needed Items: 

Requested items for donation. New, unopened items only.

Cleaning SuppliesLaundry Soap
Dish Soap
Trash Bags (all sizes, shelters go thru lots!)
Floor Cleaner
Bleach
Cleansers
Sponges
Disinfectant Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Dryer Sheets
Hair Care

Shampoo (for all ethnicities)
Conditioner (for all ethnicities)
Hair Brushes
Combs
Clips & Elastics
Styling Products – for all types of ethnicity
Little Girl Items

Dental

Toothbrushes (soft)
Toothpaste
No Mouthwash Please – contains alcohol
Dental Floss
Denture Care

Paper ProductsToilet Tissue
Facial Tissue
Paper Towels
Feminine Care
Pads (young teens use these)
Tampons

Personal Care
Soft Soap and Body Wash
Bar Soap
Deodorant (unscented)
Razors
Shaving Cream
Nail Clippers
Cotton Balls
Q-tips
Moisturizer/Lotions
Contact Solution
Lip Balm

Baby CareDiapers (sizes 3,4,5 & pull ups)
Wipes
Baby Bottles
Sip Cups
Baby Lotion
Baby Shampoo
Rash Ointment

First Aid

Children’s Pain Meds
Pedialyte
Band Aids
Rubbing Alcohol
Hydrogen Peroxide
Anti-Diarrhea Meds
Antacids
Antibiotic Ointment
Cold Meds
Liquid Benadryl
Sun Screen
Treatment for Head Lice

 

Details

Start:
February 14
End:
March 7
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Organizer

Newcap, Inc.
Phone:
920.834.4621
Website:
www.newcap.org

Venue

Newcap, Inc.
1201 Main Street
Oconto, WI 54153 United States
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Phone:
9208344621
Website:
newcap.org