Civic Engagement Office Accepting Donations for Women in Need

Posted January 23rd, 2013 at 9:23 am.

As part of its Martin Luther King Day Campus Service Project, the Civic Engagement Office is accepting donations for the People’s Emergency Center (PEC). Donations are being accepted until Friday, Jan. 25.

Civic Engagement is collecting donations of toiletry items to create free toiletry kits that will be distributed to People’s Emergency Center’s clients. PEC is the oldest and most comprehensive agency serving homeless women, teen girls, and their children in Pennsylvania. Since 1972, PEC has helped hundreds of abused, abandoned, and homeless women and children to rebuild lives of dignity through programs that focus on education, job readiness, and independent, healthy living.

When mothers and their children arrive at PEC’s emergency shelter in crisis, they are worried and focused on finding food, shelter, and a safe place to live. Most of the women, children and teen girls served by PEC arrive with a limited supply of clothing and personal care items. They are probably the last things on their minds; that is why upon arrival PEC aims to provide every family with a welcome package.

Items needed include:
toothpaste and toothbrushes
soap (bar soap and/or body wash gel)
combs and brushes, hair care items
baby oil
cotton balls/Q-tips
baby powder and baby wash
baby wipes
tampons/maxi pads
towels/wash cloths
*travel size and full size products are all welcome

For more information, contact Director of Services and Activism Ellie Esmond at

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