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GIVE Denver Launches First Annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive

DENVER – April 27, 2015 – For those experiencing homelessness or struggling to make ends meet, it can be difficult to obtain even basic hygiene items. Each year, the GIVE Denver Center at Denver Human Services provides hundreds of simple hygiene items like soap, shampoo or toothpaste to more than a thousand people in need. That’s why GIVE Denver is asking the community to donate hygiene items to those in need through the First Annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive from April 27 through May 8, 2015. Monetary donations are also accepted.

“It’s hard to imagine facing the choice of either providing soap and deodorant for your family or putting food on the table, but for many in Denver’s underserved community it is a common dilemma,” said Denver Human Services Executive Director Penny May. “Through the support of our community, the GIVE Denver Center is able to step in and help meet the basic human needs of some of the most vulnerable in our city.”

In 2014, the GIVE Denver Center provided more than 1,200 people with hygiene items like diapers, socks or bathroom tissue. In 2015, they hope to serve even more through donations collected during the First Annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive.

GIVE Denver is in need of the following items: deodorant; hand sanitizer; Kleenex; new socks; water bottles; adult diapers; toilet paper; tampons & pads; combs & brushes; razors, shaving cream & lotion; baby diapers, wipes, pull-up & baby power; toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss & mouthwash; shampoo, conditioner, soap & body wash.

To donate hygiene items or make a monetary gift to support the GIVE Denver First Annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive, please visit www.denvergov.org/GIVE. Donations may be dropped off at collection bins at dozens of locations throughout Denver or at the GIVE Denver Center on the first floor of the Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Building at 1200 Federal Blvd.

For a complete list of drop-off locations or to make an online, tax-deductible donation, visit www.denvergov.org/GIVE or call (720) 944-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.

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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. Protection and Prevention services are provided via child, youth and adult protection services, along with community focused programming including veterans’ services, homeless services, and substance abuse awareness campaigns. For more information, visit www.denvergov.org/humanservices.

About GIVE Denver

Supported entirely through donations, volunteers and Denver Human Services, GIVE Denver provides resources and referrals to those in need when they need it most. GIVE Denver operates the GIVE Denver Center, located on the first floor of the Richard T. Castro Building at 1200 Federal Blvd., Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  The mission of GIVE Denver is to instill hope for a brighter future in Denver’s most underserved community.