Most of us do not have to choose between purchasing essential household items such as toilet paper, soap, and toothpaste and purchasing enough gasoline to drive to work. For many families, however, that is the choice they face, according to the Heart of Kentucky United Way.
Though many services exist in the area to help families in need, none provides essential household items. United Way is asking people to help by donating cleaning and personal items during its Day of Action on Sept. 12. Items will be distributed to Family Resource Centers throughout Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties to assist youth and their families.
“With your help, children will attend school better able to focus on their education without worrying about having the basic things they need. Family budgets will experience relief, making them more financially stable, and the health of families will be improved with the availability of first aid and personal hygiene products,” the agency said in a press release.
Listed below are examples of items needed.
If your last name starts with A-H, consider donating deodorant, wash cloths, laundry baskets, liquid soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, conditioner, cleaning supplies, fabric softener, first aid kits, baby wipes and belts.
Last name starts with I-P: alarm clocks, towels, toilet paper, wash cloths, lotion, mouthwash, feminine products, laundry detergent, paper towels, hand sanitizer, underwear and undershirts.
Last name starts with Q-Z: bars of soap, hair barrettes, sanitizing wipes, face wash, garbage bags, shampoo, hair brushes, combs, dryer sheets, dishwashing liquid, diapers and socks.
Bring your donations to Millennium Park from 9-11 a.m.