YOU CAN HELP! Local woman launching ‘Care for Kids’

Want to do a good deed before the weekend’s out? Be part of the first donation drive for a new community group called Care for Kids. Organizer Nicole Jackson explains that the goal is to make sure that kids have access to the hygiene items they need even if their families can’t afford them. Noon-6 pm tomorrow, she’s hoping for donations of the following items:

Please feel free to drop off fresh: toothpaste, deodorant, dental floss, hair care and styling products, cocoa butter lotion, Gold Bond powder, small hand sanitizers (backpack convenient) and anything else you wonderful, generous folks feel like donating.

She says the first goal is to make kits for students at Sanislo Elementary. The dropoff spot is in West Seattle, 1701 SW Austin, noon-6 pm tomorrow (Sunday).

2 Replies to "YOU CAN HELP! Local woman launching 'Care for Kids'"

  • Clean AND healthy June 5, 2016 (7:44 am)

    Please, lovely neighbors, before you buy items that will harm young people who have no choice but to use them because they have nothing else, be informed. One can be hygienic with very little money if one has clean public water supply which we do. All you need then is soap and washcloths. Products in the shower contribute the most to our toxic load. Curly hair does poorly with sodium laurel sulfite anyway, so being informed about nontoxic hair cleansers also helps people who have curly hair.

    A health provider for people with skin/lung sensitivities and cancer histories,  I recommend a variety of no-fragrance soaps and no-aluminum fragrance free deodorants that won’t cause thyroid problems or breast cancer.. Baking soda is super cheap, makes a good deodorant and goes a long way. Read on the internet that if it causes itchiness, use vinegar first. 

  • Brian Waid June 5, 2016 (8:46 am)

    Great idea.  Have you thought about coordinating your efforts with the WS Helpline?  I’m a big believer in coordination among non-profit efforts to maximize efficiency and minimize duplication. 

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