Youth Group Collected for the FOUND Toiletries Drive

Here's a great example of what a group of caring souls were able to accomplish. It's a big deal, because much needed toiletry items are hard to come by at many food pantries. Here's a word from Gina Bergman:

"I am overwhelmed by the amount our youth group collected for the FOUND toiletries drive. Thank you to all who donated items. Our 7th- 9th grade FOUND students were given a challenge to help those in our community who do not have basic items like shampoo, soap and toothpaste. In 2 weeks, we collected 1,528 items PLUS an additional several hundred travel size items and donated them to Ladies of Charity to give to those in need.

Thank you to Steve Bohnstedt for making all of us aware of the Quincy IL Poverty Project and suggesting this idea to our group.

Thank you to all the families who donated and from our friends at Blessed Sacrament and St. Dominic who also collected items for us!

Pictures are of all donated items and a few of our 7th graders that helped me sort this morning. Ladies of Charity was very grateful for all donations."

Here’s a breakdown of all the items!! Mouthwash: 2, Shampoo/Conditioner: 70, Soap/Body Wash: 247, Lotion: 22, Hand Sanitizers: 2, After, Shave/Body Spray: 4, Toilet Paper: 43, Denture Cleaner: 4, Razors: 27, Floss: 370, Toothbrushes: 239, Toothpaste: 320, Baby Powder: 4, Diapers & Wipes: 6, Deodorant: 94, Feminine Products: 6, Cotton Balls: 1, Combs: 10, Kleenex: 57, Travel size items: several hundred!

Here’s a breakdown of all the items!! Mouthwash: 2, Shampoo/Conditioner: 70, Soap/Body Wash: 247, Lotion: 22, Hand Sanitizers: 2, After, Shave/Body Spray: 4, Toilet Paper: 43, Denture Cleaner: 4, Razors: 27, Floss: 370, Toothbrushes: 239, Toothpaste: 320, Baby Powder: 4, Diapers & Wipes: 6, Deodorant: 94, Feminine Products: 6, Cotton Balls: 1, Combs: 10, Kleenex: 57, Travel size items: several hundred!