WCGH, local businesses collect items for Soap Closet

Nov 01, 2012

Waldo County General Hospital, Bangor Savings Bank and a number of other local businesses are helping to collect items for the newly formed Soap Closet. With the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to be clean and healthy, donations of toothpaste, tooth brushes, hairbrushes, deodorant, soap, combs, hair accessories and other items that help people with good hygiene are being sought.

The items will then be donated to the local Soap Closet, who will deliver them to local food pantries, schools and other agencies that help people in need. The goal of the Soap Closet is to provide items that help adults and children have the opportunity to feel good when they go to school or work.

Most food pantries are only able to provide food, and food stamps do not cover many items needed for good hygiene and cleanliness.

Locations where donations are being collected — besides the hospital and Bangor Savings Bank — are Mathews Bros., Hamilton Marine, Searsport Town Office, New Wave Salon, Belfast Coop, Belfast City Hall, Weaver’s Bakery, The Good Table, The Uppercut, Out of the Woods, Traci’s Diner, Belfast Pediatrics and Rollie’s Bar and Grill.

For more information, call Belfast Public Health Nurse Shannon Robbins at 338-3368.

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