Each year the Healthcare & Community Service Committee collects hygiene items for those less fortunate in our community. This year the response was overwhelming, collecting over 3,000 items including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, snacks, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and more.
The committee would like to thank the organizations that served as collection sites for the “Emergency Hygiene Kit” drive:
AgeSmart Community Services, Belleville Chamber Office, and Programs & Services for Older Persons (PSOP).
We would like to also thank our Chamber members that donated:
AgeSmart Community Services, Ambassador Travel, Arsenal Credit Union, Circa, CompuType IT Solutions, Home Instead Senior Care, Programs & Services for Older Persons, Raymond James, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, Super 8 Motel, as well as many individuals.
The items were distributed to Call for Help, Project Compassion, Union United Methodist Church, and the Violence Prevention Center.
Thank you to all again for your generosity. Please stay tuned for the Winter Accessory Drive starting in the next few weeks.