HCPS clients often find themselves in need of basic
supplies, leading the HCPS Youth On B.O.A.R.D. to step in with the “Everything
But Food” toiletry drive.
The youth, partnering with Hearts & Hands, are asking
the community to donate basic necessities – such as soap and first aid supplies
– by the May 1 deadline.
Hearts & Hands partners with Houston Food Bank and
local grocery stores to secure food items for families, “but they have a hard
time securing the non-food items that can help alleviate the financial strain
on families that fall below the poverty line,” said Craig Cormier, vice
president of Youth On B.O.A.R.D.
“I’m hoping that everyone will see this as a worthy cause
and will help support families – particular the children in these families – to
do things we take for granted, like having toothpaste to begin their day and
sponges to wash their dishes,” Cormier said.
Donations to the “Everything But Food” toiletry drive can
be dropped off at the Youth Services Center at 6300 Chimney Rock Rd. and 2525
Murworth Dr. Checks, made out to Hearts & Hands, are also accepted.
The Youth On B.O.A.R.D. is an HCPS youth leadership group
that offers a youth voice to the HCPS Board of Directors and encourages
information or questions about the toiletry drive, the community can call Cherease
W. Glasper at 713-295-2514.