Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Donations, volunteers needed for Toiletries for Teens Drive


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2015 2:15 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the City of Vancouver, Kaiser Permanente and Bridge Chiropractic are hosting a "Toiletries for Teens Drive" to give local teens a fresh start in 2016.

Donations of new, unopened toiletries will be accepted Dec. 31 -- Jan. 14 at 16 locations throughout the city. The donations will go to the Pantry Project, a program which provides non-perishable food and essential toiletries to nearly 12,000 high school students in the Evergreen Public School District.

Donation sites include nine City of Vancouver buildings, three Kaiser Permanente clinics and five Bridge Chiropractic offices. Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/Toiletries4Teens for donation locations and a list of the types of toiletry items being collected.

The City is seeking volunteers throughout the day on Friday, Jan. 15, to transport donations from the collection sites to the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 NE 136th Ave.

Volunteers are also needed to sort, weigh and package donated toiletries from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Firstenburg Community Center.

To get more information, or to volunteer for this event, please contact Carrie Vogelzang with the City of Vancouver at carrie.vogelzang@cityofvancouver.us or 360-487-8325.

There are several other Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteer opportunities happening across the city on Monday, Jan. 18. To learn more visit www.cityofvancouver.us/volunteercalendar.

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