For the last few months I've been working with the school food pantries at my bigs' two schools. Each pantry is run solely on the generosity of others and can only continue if people give. In addition to food, we also provide toiletries for kiddos in need. Travel/sample size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. After school started, one of the principals indicated that there was a desperate need for soap and deodorant. My friend, Michele, and I started putting the word out. We sent a message to our neighborhood, posted messages on our Facebook pages, spread the word through our PTO and then we waited... And then people showed up BIG TIME!
And, just a little PSA - schools across the country have students with these same basic needs. Ever wonder how you can help? The next time you are traveling and staying at a hotel, grab the toiletries and bring them home. Check with your neighborhood school to see if they have a need. It's an easy way to give back that doesn't cost you anything other than your time. This is such a blessing to our kids!
And notice I'm wearing my FAVORITE scarf! :)