Yesterday at lunch we got together to prepare for an upcoming Saturday morning volunteering shift at the Women’s Lunch Place. Arrowstreet’s staff has been collecting toiletries for our ongoing basic necessities drive to benefit the Women’s Lunch Place, and we gathered to sort the items so they can be easily distributed.
With everyone’s help we collected over 750 individual items, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, and much more. Our drive was so successful because of the great idea of asking our staff to bring back and donate travel size toiletries from hotels. These toiletries are taken for granted by most people on a daily basis, but are a luxury for the women that find shelter at the Women’s Lunch Place. We plan on collecting these items throughout the year, so feel free to drop off extra toiletries from your travels next time you visit our studio.