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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Krista McPherson and Regina Thomas are students at LaGrange College. As part of a servant project, their class is collecting hygiene projects for families in need.

It's a collaboration with Strive 2 Thrive, a movement to eradicate poverty in Albany.

LaGrange Student Regina Thomas said, "I think it is a very big plus for our community that everybody in the community become aware of the poverty that is currently here in Dougherty County and work towards trying to eradicate that."

LaGrange Student Krista McPherson said, "The items that we're asking to be donated are necessities that we probably take for granted. The toothpaste, toilet tissue, those kind of things that we really don't think about missing from our own homes."

You can donate to the cause on Saturday, September 25th from nine AM to one PM at the Winn-Dixie on Old Dawson Road.

Here is a complete list of items needed-

Paper Products

Cleaning Products

Baby Products

Toilet tissue

Laundry detergent, Bleach

Baby Shampoo

Facial tissue

Dish detergent

Wipes

Paper towels

Cleaning products

Baby lotion

 

Oven cleaner

Diapers
(NB, 4,5 , Pull-ups)

 

Air Freshener

Q-tips

     

Personal Care

Weekly S2T Meals

Other

Bar soap

Paper plates (heavy duty)

Baggies

Sanitary napkins

Paper Cups

Aluminum foil

Tampons

Napkins

Plastic wrap

Toothbrushes

Plastic cutlery

 

Toothpaste

Carry-out Containers

 

Shaving cream

 

 

Deodorant

 

 

Lotion

 

 

 

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