ELU's Hygiene Drive

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 workplaces 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. 

Get Involved.

Our ELU Hygiene Drive runs from October 1 - October 31, 2022. Items will be accepted during this month and distracted to local programs in November.

Individuals looking to donate hygiene items may drop off or mail items to United Way's Office, 258 Genesee Street, Utica. You can also shop our Amazon Wish List and have items delivered right to us!

Companies and organizations can host a drive right at their place of business for employees and/or customers to give! Print our flyer and post it in your workplace, or email it to your teams. Be sure to email Selma at SelmaL@unitedwaymc.org to let us know you'll be collecting donations for our hygiene drive and to arrange a drop-off or pick-up of your collected items.

Spread the word.
Printable Poster (.pdf - 11x17)
Printable and Digital Sharebale Flyer (.pdf - 8.5x11)

Contact Selma at SelmaL@unitedwaymv.org for more details.

Sign up for our newsletter for updates on ELU's hygiene drive and other ways to get involved. 


2021 Hygiene Drive Highlights

Last year, 48 local businesses joined us in raising a total of 11,120 hygiene items, valuing $34,970.68 in donations! That more than doubled the previous year's donation. 

Six local agencies received the items, including Catholic Charities of Herkimer CountyCatholic Charities of Oneida & Madison CountiesMohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.Hope House, UticaFoothills 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.

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