Madison YMCA to Kick Off Toiletry Drive

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MADISON — The Madison Area YMCA will begin a toiletry drive for residents of a Morristown homeless shelter.

The YMCA is asking for donations of various personal items, sanitizing products, and Personal Protective Equipment.

Toiletries needed include:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning products, especially disinfecting spray, disinfecting wipes, and multi-purpose cleaners
  • Masks: N95, KN95, surgical masks, and reusable cloth masks. There is a particular need for children’s masks.
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Anti-bacterial hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Nitrile gloves- especially Medium and Large

The Homeless Solutions shelter is one of two of the nonprofit’s facilities in Morris County that serve the homeless. The shelter has 85 beds and is open 24 hours. Residents, including families and single people, live in dormitory-style housing.

Donors are asked to drop off items from the list at the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center lobby at 111 Kings Road, beginning Monday, September 13 through Friday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. Please leave the bags and boxes outside the entrance doors.

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Frank Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.