An annual hygiene item collection to help our community.
Each October 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 it most in our community.
Our collection of items is currently closed, but you can be a part of this amazing drive in 2021!
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2020 Hygiene Drive Highlights
This past October, 35 local businesses joined us in raising a total of 5,237 hygiene items, valuing $9,496 in donations!
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 where deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cleaning products, diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, laundry detergent, body wash, bar soap, shampoo, and feminine hygiene products.