Harris County Resources for Children and Adults clients often find themselves in need of basic supplies, leading the Harris County Resources for Children and Adults Youth On B.O.A.R.D. to step in with the “Everything But Food” toiletry drive.
The youth, partnering with Hearts & Hands, are asking the community to donate basic necessities – such as soap and first aid supplies – by the May 1 deadline.
Hearts & Hands partners with Houston Food Bank and local grocery stores to secure food items for families, “but they have a hard time securing the non-food items that can help alleviate the financial strain on families that fall below the poverty line,” said Craig Cormier, vice president of Youth On B.O.A.R.D.
“I’m hoping that everyone will see this as a worthy cause and will help support families – particular the children in these families – to do things we take for granted, like having toothpaste to begin their day and sponges to wash their dishes,” Cormier said.
Donations to the “Everything But Food” toiletry drive can be dropped off at the Youth Services Center at 6300 Chimney Rock Rd. and 2525 Murworth Dr. Checks, made out to Hearts & Hands, are also accepted.
The Youth On B.O.A.R.D. is an Harris County Resources for Children and Adults youth leadership group that offers a youth voice to the Harris County Resources for Children and Adults Board of Directors and encourages community involvement.
For more information or questions about the toiletry drive, the community can call Cherease W. Glasper at 713-295-2514.