Bishop Ott Shelter Collection Drive

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We are pleased to announce that WGMB Fox 44, WVLA Channel 33, and their family of stations have come together for the 26th year to support our Bishop Ott Shelter Program.  They will once again run a toiletry collection drive for our shelters.  All of these items are critical to the people who come to us with little more than the clothes they are wearing.  Things like toothbrushes, disposable razors, shaving cream, soap, and shampoo are so important to someone’s dignity and self-esteem, and without them, it’s impossible to make a good impression when you are trying to find a job.
Below is a list of the toiletry items we need at our shelters.  When you look at this list, think of the people who will be using them, and you’ll understand just how important this annual effort is to our Bishop Ott Shelter Program and the people we serve.  We also ask you to encourage your family, friends, church or social groups to participate in a collection drive for this worthwhile effort.   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 383-7837, extension O.


St. Vincent de Paul/Bishop Ott Shelter most needed items:  blankets; disposable diapers; men, women and children’s underwear; socks; knit caps; gloves; scarves; reading glasses (all strengths); slippers; towels and washcloths; toiletry items such as deodorant, soap, shampoo, body wash, lotion, and body powder; twin & crib size sheets; paper products (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper); disposable cups, plates, bowls, knives, forks, and spoons; and rain gear.