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Third Annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive Starts Today

GIVE Denver invites community to donate hygiene items for people in need

Denver Human Services’ (DHS) GIVE Denver program helped thousands of people obtain basic hygiene items in 2016, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors. DHS’ Give Denver is kicking off the third annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive today with a goal of bringing in donations to support even more people in the coming year.

“For people living without a home, simple things like taking a bath, brushing your teeth or caring for your personal needs can be very difficult and can be a barrier to making progress with their lives,” said DHS Executive Director Don Mares. “We feel strongly that all people should have access to basic human needs and appreciate our community for supporting our work to provide basic hygiene items for those in need in Denver.”

Thanks to donors, GIVE Denver provides the items for free to families and individuals served by DHS. In 2016, hundreds of Denver residents donated nearly 1800 gallons of hygiene items, including essentials like diapers, socks, and bathroom tissue during the Spring Showers Hygiene Drive.

The third annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive runs through May 12. People may donate items at a number of locations or they may make a monetary donation to GIVE Denver which will be used to purchase hygiene supplies needed throughout the year.

GIVE Denver is in need of the following items: hand sanitizer; Kleenex; toilet paper; tampons and sanitary pads; combs and brushes; razors, shaving cream and lotion; baby diapers and wipes; toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouthwash; shampoo, conditioner, soap and body wash.

To donate hygiene items, a monetary gift or an online, tax deductible donation to support the GIVE Denver Spring Showers Hygiene Drive, please visit www.denvergov.org/GIVE or call (720) 944-GIVE. Donations may be dropped off in any of the collection bin locations throughout Denver or at the GIVE Center on the first floor of the Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Building at 1200 Federal Blvd.