“Help for the Homeless” Hygiene Drive - Now thru March 13!

“The toiletries give us peace of mind when we only have a few dollars left until payday and we don’t have to choose between paying for a school activity and buying toilet paper. That means the world to us.”

Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Family Radio Network:  91.9/91.5 The Family’s “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive continues now through March 13.  Hygiene and cleaning products are being collected for 55 local crisis agencies in Northeast Wisconsin.  Throughout The Family radio network in both Central and NE Wisconsin, the drive is active in 14 communities, assisting 81 crisis programs. Donations remain in the communities where collected.

“It’s hard to ask for help when we’re down and out.  The toiletries give us peace of mind when we only have a few dollars left until payday and we don’t have to choose between paying for a school activity and buying toilet paper. That means the world to us. My husband and I would have never thought that something as simple as a toothbrush and toothpaste can cause a whole world of change in someone’s life, but it really feels like this: brighter teeth, brighter smiles, even brighter future. It gives me hope knowing that there is someone out there who cares. The generosity of my community allows me to better care for my children. I feel good knowing that even though at times I feel alone, I AM NOT ALONE!   Thank you!”

Help for the Homeless works together with area homeless coalitions and crisis programs to provide supplies such as laundry soap, hair care, dental and feminine care items, diapers, and other hygiene and cleaning supplies so that the agencies can dedicate their limited financial resources to providing qualified personnel, education, counseling, and food to those they serve. Many agencies report that their hygiene supply shelves are empty or nearly empty. 

The goal of Help for the Homeless is to supply a year’s worth of products to each agency. More than $1.7 million dollars’ worth of hygiene supplies have been donated since 2008. More at thefamily.net or 800-236-9364.

Please donate generously at Shopko, Walgreens, and Festival Foods to support your local crisis agencies and those they serve! Thanks to hundreds of local employers, churches, schools, etc. for their in-house collections!  

Sponsored in NE Wisc. by: 91.9/91.5 The Family with FOX 11 WLUK, The Shopko Foundation, Festival Foods, Thrivent Financial, and Fox Communities Credit Union. 

- Northeast Wisc. Agencies

APPLETON/FOX CITIES: Appleton Area School Dist. Education of Homeless Children &Youth Prgm, ADVOCAP Homeless Prgrm, B.A.B.E.S. Appleton, Boys & Girls Clubs Fox Valley Runaway Outreach Prgm, COTS Transitional Shltrs, Fox Valley Warming Shltr, Harbor House, Homeless Connections, Housing Partnership, LEAVEN, Mother & Unborn Baby Care, Partnership Community Health Cntr, Riverview Gardens, Ryan Community Housing Prgms, Salvation Army Fox Cities,

CHILTON: Salvation Army

FOND DU LAC: ADVOCAP Homeless Prgrm, Beacon House, New Beginnings Pregnancy Cntr, Salvation Army, Solutions Cntr

GREEN BAY: Family Services Crisis Cntr / Open Door Youth Services,  Family Services Trans. Living Prgm, Forward Service Corp. Supportive Housing Prgm, Freedom House, Golden House, Green Bay Area Schools McKinney Vento Prgm, House of Hope,  Salvation Army Emerg. Services, Salvation Army Basic Needs, Salvation Army Transitional Living Program, St John the Evangelist Homeless Shltr, St Vincent De Paul Homes

MANITOWOC: Hope House, Lakeshore CAP Community Action, Luth. Social Services Runaway & Youth Services (R.A.Y.S), Manitowoc Cnty Domestic Violence Cntr, Salvation Army, The Haven of Manitowoc Cnty,

NEW LONDON: B.A.B.E.S. Respite,  Salvation Army

OCONTO/MARINETTE: Forward Service Corp., NEWCAP Marinette (Community Access & Housing), NEWCAP Oconto (Community Access & Housing), Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services (Oconto & Marinette)

OSHKOSH ADVOCAP: Cerebral Palsy Mideast Wisc. Christine Ann, Father Carr’s Place 2B, Forward Service Corp., Salvation Army, Winnebago Cnty Human Services SEYMOUR: Community 2000, St. Vincent de Paul

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