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YMCA hygiene drive is helping six organizations

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Hygiene products are something that we need everyday to keep clean soap, tooth paste, shampoo. 
But some don't always have the money to afford these items. 

"Right now faith community is distributing on average 80 kits per month." 

Dr. Iris Davis director of Faith Community Outreach Center typically serves women, but when it comes to distributing hygiene kits her clients are diverse. 

"Those who are less fortunate, those who are disadvantage, maybe sick and shut in." 

Everyday her organization is handing out the products to people, and the need is heavy. 

"There are some people who are willing to donate on a regular bases. However it's still not enough because we give out the products everyday."

The YMCA is currently conducting a hygiene drive. Six organizations, including Davis's, will receive the donations. 

"The drive is going really well I've gone around and seen some of the boxes that we put out a couple of them are almost full."

Erin Hutchinson from the Y says that it's something she has been doing for sometime now. 

"People come in and their spirits are uplifted when they able to receive these products that they don't often have."

Dr. Davis is just thankful to be on the receiving end of the donations. 

You can drop off donations at any U-Save It Pharmacy in Albany through September 21st. 

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