Kaua‘i RSVP, which is part of the Agency on Elderly Affairs, announced last week the kick-off of a collection drive to benefit Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity’s homeless emergency shelter.
“We are collecting hygiene products to donate to the homeless shelter as part of the Sept. 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance,” Grants Manager Celia Melchor-Questin said. “Contributions toward this effort would be greatly appreciated. Please share the information with your friends and neighbors.”
The products being collected are body soap, deodorant, laundry detergent, razors, rubber slippers, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and towels.
The items can be dropped off Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Agency on Elderly Affairs/Kaua‘i RSVP. The office is at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, 4444 Rice St., Suite 330. The deadline is Sept. 7.
Additionally, donations will be accepted on two Saturdays, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Kmart and Times Supermarket in Līhu‘e.
The National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2002 as an annual tradition of engaging in charitable service on Sept. 11.