Fredonia Presbyterian seeks donations for hygiene kits

The Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. in Fredonia, is collecting hygiene kits for Church World Service. If any individual or organization would like to donate kits to CWS, Fredonia’s Presbyterian Church is a regional drop off point. Kits will be collected through April 6.

Hygiene kits are small packages of personal health supplies that most of us take for granted. CWS sends these kits to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. For victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, wars and other catastrophic events these kits can make a world of difference. Each kit must contain the same contents: one hand towel measuring approximately 16″ x 28″, one washcloth, one wide-tooth comb, one nail clipper, one bath size bar of soap in its original wrapper, one toothbrush in its original wrapper and six standard size band-aids. Place all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure and seal. Direct any questions to the church office, 679-1501.

To kick-off the collection of hygiene kits Amy Bobbette, Associate Field Director in the Syracuse CWS office, spoke at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church.

Bobbette spoke about the history and evolution of CWS. Relating experiences she has had “in the field” she illustrated the difference programs such as the Kits Program can make in a person’s life.