The Sharing Shelf is committed to providing each infant, child, and teen we serve with toiletries together with their clothing. We also support area food pantries with donations of toiletry kits for their communities.
The pandemic revealed that many individuals and families are skating on the edge of economic survival, balancing how they will use their limited resources for food, shelter, clothing, and other basic material necessities like diapers, toiletries, and feminine hygiene. SNAP benefits, which help purchase food, may not be used to buy these items.
Since launching this initiative in April 2020, we have provided toiletries to more than 5,000 children and families and distributed toiletries through more than a dozen area food pantries.
If you plan to create toiletry kits, please sign up here.