BBR kicks off ‘Hygiene for Humanity’ donation drive

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(Lafayette, La.) – To celebrate the arrival of Spring, BBR is giving the gift of a fresh start with its second-annual “Hygiene for Humanity” donation drive to benefit the homeless community  Lafayette. From March 15 through April 15, BBR will collect toiletries on behalf of Stella Maris Center, a program of Catholic Services of Acadiana that provides showers, laundry services and other support for people experiencing homelessness.

Items needed:

  • Travel-sized soaps, shampoos, conditioners, gels (hotel-type toiletries)
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors/shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Reusable water bottles (with clips if possible)
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Liquid bleach
  • Liquid body wash
  • Shampoo (large bottles)
  • Paper towels
  • NEW towels and washcloths
  • NEW socks, men’s underwear/boxers and plain white undershirts

Donations can be dropped off at the BBR Office, 200 Rue Beauregard, Bldg I, or at Whole Foods Market in Lafayette. Pick-up is also available by calling 337-233-1515.

“The last time we held this drive, we were able to collect more than 600 pounds of items and stock Stella Maris Center’s shelves for more than six months,” said Julie Gauthier, public relations director for BBR. “This year we want to double that.”

To download a pdf with a list of items needed and drop-off locations, click  here or call 337-233-1515 for more information.

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