Dignity Drives

 Most schools encourage, expect, and/or require students to do some kind of community service works, colleges expect it on applications, and offering employees incentives to give back to their community has become the norm for private sector businesses small to ginormous.** The Dignity Drive concept is appealing because the donor group gets to choose a specific category of related items to collect for donating to Marilyn’s Place, each with a catchy descriptive name like When I See You Smile [toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and dental floss]. Dividing the 32 most-needed product categories into 8 subcategories of 4 related items simplifies both explaining the project for donor group members and the shopping for donors AND naturally provides the variety of brands, forms, etc. our vision  of restoring dignity through freedom of choice requires.         **Covid-19 notwithstanding.

        Category                                    Name                                                                         Items

A:  Dental Hygiene                     When I See You Smile             Toothpaste....Toothbrush….Mouthwash….Dental Floss       

B.  Body Hygiene I                     Fresh Like A Daisy                    Deodorant….Anti-Perspirant….Body Wipes….Body lotion

C.  Body Hygiene II                    The Powder Room                   Toilet Paper….Flushable Wipes….Tissues….Hand Soap: Liquid, Bar

D.  Body Hygiene III                   Shower Time                            Body Wash/Bar Soap....Disposable Razors….Shower Caps….Flip Flops 

E.  Facial Care                           Put on a Happy Face                Face Cleanser….Shaving Cream….Disposable Razors….Moisturizer

F.  Cleaning Supplies I               No Germs Here                        Anti-Bacterial Cleanser....Laundry Detergent….Bleach….Stain Remover

G.  Cleaning Supplies II             No Germs There                       Paper Towels….Scrub Brushes….Sponges….Liquid Dish Soap     

H.  Safety & First Aid                 Sun, Bugs, & Boo Boos             Sunscreen….Bug Spray….Band-Aids….Alcohol Pads