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Toiletry Drive for unhoused Women in Boston

Duration

Multi-day

Directions

Find the best route

How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Description

Help Rosie's Place provide poor and unhoused women with much-needed toiletries through their many programs, such as Advocacy, Outreach and our Outreach Van. Need items include: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, brushes/combs, deodorant, lotion, lip balm, feminine hygiene products and new and gently used bath towels. Travel and full-sized items are much appreciated.

What's Needed To Complete

1. A flyer to promote the drive 2. Boxes to collect the toiletries (and signs to put on them) 3. Transportation to drop off the items at Rosie's Place

Whose Help Is Required

Mom, Dad or other grown-up (some adult facilitation/involvement required).

Special Requirements

Please wear a mask at drop off.

How It Makes A Difference

Thousands of women every year find security, respite and a sense of normalcy in some of Rosie's Place's most basic services. Rosie's Place relies on the generosity of individuals, companies and organizations to provide toiletries and other essential items. Thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of poor and unhoused women in our community. 

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

Decide what kind of drive you would like to organize and set a time frame for when the drive will happen. (We suggest at least two weeks.) Needed items include: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, brushes/combs, deodorant, lotion, lip balm, feminine hygiene products and new and gently used bath towels. Make a goal for how much you hope to collect. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SXXyH63FdXC36U4k_cLwi4Ew12B05vNGhiVYIMilzko/viewform" target="_blank" rel="noopenerRegister your drive here! Under "organization" you can write in Create the Change® to let us know that you found this activity through Create the Change® ® ® ®! Pick a location and put out collection boxes with signs indicating what kind of items you are collecting and for how long. Advertise! Put up fliers, send out emails, post on Facebook or Twitter - make sure to tag Rosie's Place and Create the Change®! @RosiesPlace, @ProjectGivingKids (Facebook) @GivingKIDS (Twitter) or create a Facebook event. Keep advertising and updating the community on your progress throughout the drive. Make a delivery plan to get the donations to Rosie's Place. You can drop off donations at Rosie's Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA location Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Rosie's Place is not able to do pickups.) Share how much you collected and a photo of your donation on Facebook or Twitter. .

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