Our annual hygiene item collection.
Each year, ELU partners with local businesses to collect hygiene products for non-profit agencies in the Mohawk Valley.
United Way partners with many local organizations to collect items through their workplace and at United Way's office. Donations help support United Way MV ELU's efforts in bringing necessary hygiene items to those who need them most in our community.
Individuals looking to donate hygiene items may do so by dropping off or mailing items to United Way's Office, 258 Genesee Street, Utica during next year's campaign season!
Companies and organizations can host a drive right at their place of business for employees and/or customers to give! As part of our 100th Birthday, we are extending our drive for companies to participate from September 2021 - April 2022.
Contact Jennifer at JenniferH@unitedwaymv.org for more details!
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2021 Hygiene Drive Highlights
This fall, 48 local businesses joined us in raising a total of 11,120 hygiene items, valuing $34,970.68 in donations! That more than doubles last year's donation.
Six local agencies received the items, including Catholic Charities of Herkimer County, Catholic Charities of Oneida & Madison Counties, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., Hope House, Utica, Foothills Rural Community Ministry, and The Salvation Army of Rome NY.
The most in-demand items were deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cleaning products, diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, laundry detergent, body wash, bar soap, shampoo, and feminine hygiene products.