The Emerging Leaders of the United Way of Marion County are looking to stock the shelves for students in need at our local schools. In all, 16 Marion County schools will receive hygiene products and clothing for their in-school pantries. The collection is the first service project of this new group of young leaders, which was started during the fall 2018 campaign.
“The Emerging Leaders are very excited to begin this process with the schools,” said Ashley Tasker, Emerging Leaders Co-Chair. “Every day, teachers and administrators at our schools are providing much needed hygiene supplies to students. We've collected a list of the most needed items and we hope you will join us as we Stock the Shelves to ensure that our students have the supplies they need to have healthy childhoods.”
Brett White, Executive Director of the United Way of Marion County, shared this sentiment. “Stock the Shelves is a terrific first project for the Emerging Leaders. Not only are they working together to bring about change in our community, but they are also helping an often-over-looked problem. We are thrilled to have them engaged with our community in such an impactful way.
The items they are seeking are travel-sized shampoo and soap, non-perishable snacks, deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, sunscreen, Chapstick, floss, hand sanitizer, Band-Aids, feminine hygiene products, flip flops, travel tissues, toboggans, gloves, underwear, shorts, T-Shirts, socks, and sweatpants.
Items can be dropped off at the collection sites below or at the United Way offices at 112 Adams Street from April 15 until May 15.