You can help make a difference for those in need here in Downeast Maine. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the YWCA of MDI will be holding a personal care item drive now through January 16th. All donated items will be shared between the Community Closet in Ellsworth and the Emmaus Shelter.

Items may be dropped off at the YWCA of MDI located at 36 Mount Desert Street in Bar Harbor.  There will be a box in the foyer where you can leave donations if the YWCA is not open.

Suggested items for donation include

  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Mouthwash
  • Tissues
  • Bandages
  • Deodorant
  • Lip Balm
  • Hand wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Comb and brush
  • Disposable razors / Shaving Cream
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Water or Sports Drink
  • Granola Bars
  • Crackers, peanut butter and reusable utensils


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