Here is the schedule:
Week 1, Dec. 3rd – Toilet paper or bath soap
Week 2, Dec. 10th – Shaving cream or disposable razors
Week 3, Dec. 17th – Deodorant or toothbrushes
Week 4, Dec. 24th – Feminine hygiene products or toothpaste
In addition to the groceries and supplies Hillsiders have generously donated to the food pantry for years now, HOPE.wrx is able to acquire groceries from Harvesters. Many pantry visitors are challenged to provide for themselves because, though the SNAP program helps them buy groceries, it does not cover personal care items. Many of our neighbors go without deodorant, bath soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. Since Harvesters does not provide hygiene products, HOPE.wrx must purchase these personal care items.
This year, Hillside is collecting these items during Advent as gifts to HOPE.wrx to fill pantry shelves with hygiene products. Bins will be set up in both foyers, and you are welcome to bring the weekly items each Sunday. Or, you can collect items through the Advent season in a bin in your home and bring them to Hillside on Christmas Eve, when we present a great big gift to HOPE.wrx. No minimum is required – one bar of soap will be as much appreciated as a case of toilet paper. Let’s make this a special Advent and Christmas for our community!
- Outreach Ministry Team