Donated toiletry items can have a real impact on the lives of the men, women and children that frequent hope’s front door. It can affect how they are able to present themselves at employment, interviews, jobs and school as well as bolster their health and well-being.
During the month of March, Hope’s Front Door (HFD) will be holding a toiletry drive to ensure that these items are available to those in need. We started off the toiletry drive with the help of Meijer grocery store. The store provided a $500 gift card for the purchase of not only toiletry items but infant care items as well for our winter diaper drive.
“We are happy to help families in the community who have a need for these types of items, but are having difficulties,” Donald Williams said, Store Director of South Chicago Market.
On a day-to- day basis we don’t often think about the role hygiene items play in our lives. When we are out of toothpaste or toilet paper, we run to the store and stock up again. But for many in our community, the lack of access to toiletry items can prove a real challenge. Finding toiletries at HFD can have an immediate and positive impact on the self-esteem and confidence of clients.
“When you are in a financial bind being able to get soap, deodorant, toothpaste and tampons can be really important to families,” Christina, a client explained. “Sometimes you cannot financially afford to pay for hygiene items and pay other bills and for food. It can be and depressing not to be able to be able to maintain good hygiene.”
Hope’s Front Door is currently looking for the following items: bars of soap, toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss, toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner, lotion, toilet paper, razors, deodorant, feminine sanitary, and products.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS: Hope’s Front Door
1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 ( Mon., Wed, Thurs, Friday 10 am to 12 pm)
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1125 Franklin Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Trinity Lutheran Church
2701 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532
1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle, IL 60532
2244 W. 95th Street, Naperville IL, 60564
For additional information visit us at www.hopesfrontdoor.org or call 630-322- 9803