ACCESS TO HYGIENE PRODUCTS AND CLEAN CLOTHES HELPS AT-RISK CHILDREN FOCUS MORE IN SCHOOL AND HAVE FEWER ABSENCES.

• According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation 19% of children in Michigan are at or below the poverty line.
• DRIVE is currently working with UTICA COMMUNITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS to distribute needed items.
• We are in need of the below items:
• NEW & VERY GENTLY USED:
        – Winter Coats
       – Winter Boots (Toddler & Kid Sizes ONLY)
        -Leggings, Sweatpants, Jeans (Sizes 4T – Kids Size 18/20 ONLY)
       – Tshirts, Long Sleeve Shirts, Hoodies/Sweaters (Sizes 4T – Kids Size 18/20 ONLY)
• NEW ONLY:
        – Socks (Toddler & Kid Sizes ONLY)
        – Underwear (Sizes 4T – Kids Size 18/20 ONLY)
        – Toiletries (Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, etc.)
• By donating to this initiative, you will be supporting the basic need for a local child to be clean and clothed. This will make a direct and hugely positive impact on their life and our community!

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DRIVE has also partnered with OUAC Troy for Closet Donations! Any items that are brought in to sell that are NOT purchased by OUAC can be donated directly to DRIVE on your behalf instead of being returned to you. Just let them know that you want the remainder of your items to be donated to the DRIVE CLOSET! Go home with some cash AND good vibes!