The YMCA of Greater Richmond is a nonprofit organization open to all people and committed to social responsibility. Since 1854, the Greater Richmond Y has grown to 17 locations that provide resources that aid the community member of all ages with fun and healthy programs. The YMCA Bright Beginnings program builds confident and engaged students by providing children with backpacks, school supplies, new winter clothing items, and hygiene kits. These hygiene kits are critical in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in vulnerable communities. We can help them provide for all of these children.
HandsOn of Greater Richmond is asking for the community to help supply Hygiene Kits for YMCA Bright Beginnings. Choose at least 5 of the following, but they also ask you to consider the whole list; toothbrush and toothpaste (full-size), Band-Aids (one box), comb or small brush, deodorant, bar soap, menstrual products (box of tampons or pads), full-size shampoo, full-size conditioner, and hand sanitizer (full size preferred). One of each of these will be accompanied by a nice, thoughtful card and gathered in a watertight, clear gallon-sized zipper-lock bags. A minimum of 3 hygiene kits per donation is required. There is no maximum amount. When your donation is ready, donate to the YMCA address at 2 West Franklin, Richmond, VA 23220. They are two windows to donate; Tuesday, August 11th, from 12 PM to 1:30 PM and Thursday, August 13th, from 4:30 PM – 6 PM. If you need more instructions, visit HERE.