Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Library Youth Department Collects for Niles Food Pantry

Summer vacation is a fun and busy time for the whole family, but there are families in our community who need help now for the most basic necessities. The Morton Grove Public Library Youth Services Dept will be collecting items for 9 weeks this summer for the Niles Township Food Pantry starting this Friday as a way to help kids learn about sharing and the needs in our community. Each week they will be collecting different featured items to encourage variety of donations. Here's the schedule:

July 11-17 Personal care items like shampoo, lotion, razors
July 18-24 Boxed food items such as pasta, crackers or tea
July 25-31 Food in jars such as jam and pasta sauce
Aug 1-7 Canned items such as juice, soup, and vegetables
Aug 8-14 Household and laundry items such as dishwashing soap and detergent
Aug 15-21 Dental hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash
Aug 22-30 Personal hygiene items such as tissues and toilet paper

Donations can be dropped off at the Youth Services desk any time the library is open. Feel free to donate whatever you can and as often as you like! Please make sure your items are unused and have not passed their expiration dates.

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