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Denver Community Donates 1,152 Gallons of Hygiene Items to Needy During First GIVE Denver Spring Showers Hygiene Drive

DENVER – June 2, 2015 – Hundreds of Denver residents donated more than 1,000 gallons of hygiene items to help those in need during the first GIVE Denver Spring Showers Hygiene Drive which was held April 27 through May 8. GIVE Denver distributed 50 collection bins to agencies, community organizations and businesses throughout the city with a goal of collectively raising 720 gallons of hygiene products to help people in need. With the help of the community, 1,152 gallons of hygiene products were donated and will be distributed to those in need throughout 2015 and early 2016.

“We consistently have a need for hygiene items in our GIVE Denver Center, so we were very pleased with the support we received from the community to help those most in need,” said Denver Human Services Executive Director Penny May. “GIVE Denver operates primarily from donations and relies heavily on the community to help provide emergency services to Denver residents in need. We are very thankful for the overwhelming support from businesses, City staff, individuals and community organizations all around Denver.”

Even though the hygiene drive has ended, there is still plenty of opportunity to donate items. GIVE Denver accepts donations of hygiene supplies year round. You can help by donating: deodorant; hand sanitizer; Kleenex; new socks; water bottles; adult diapers; toilet paper; tampons and pads; combs and brushes; razors, shaving cream and lotion; baby diapers, wipes, pull-up and baby power; toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss and mouthwash; shampoo, conditioner, soap and body wash.

Donations may be dropped off at the GIVE Denver Center on the first floor of the Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Building at 1200 Federal Blvd Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30 pm. People may also make a tax-deductible monetary gift to support the GIVE Denver by visiting www.denvergov.org/GIVE.

GIVE Denver’s Spring Showers Hygiene Drive was made possible through generous contributions from our sponsors Community First Foundation and The Community at Franklin Park.

GIVE Denver is supported by contributions from donors, volunteers and Denver Human Services. GIVE Denver provides resources to those in need when they need it most or works to connect individuals and families to community resources that may assist them with basic needs like clothing, food or shelter. GIVE Denver operates the GIVE Denver Center, located on the first floor of the Richard T. Castro Building at 1200 Federal Boulevard, Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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About Denver Human Services

Denver Human Services provides assistance, protection and prevention services to Denver’s most vulnerable residents. Assistance programs are provided to eligible Denver residents in financial need and include federal food, cash and medical benefits, as well as child care, child support, energy, rental and burial assistance and veterans services. Protection and Prevention services are provided via child, youth and adult protection services, along with community focused programming including homeless services and substance abuse awareness campaigns.