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   Date: 8/2/11 Bookmark and Share

Giving for a Good Cause

This year's All-Employee Picnic will include a campaign to collect items for residents of Jessie's House, an Amherst shelter offering emergency housing for families and helping to guide homeless families toward a future of hope and good health, and self-sufficiency. Jessie's House residents often arrive without some basic personal care items. Below is a list of items the shelter needs for distribution to residents.

Travel sizes of:

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • disposable razors and shaving cream, for both men and women
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • dental floss
  • body lotions
  • shower gel
  • deodorants
  • diapers, sizes 2, 3, 4, & 5
  • baby wipes
  • children's sun block
  • children's Tylenol


  • laundry detergent
  • dryer sheets
  • hand & bath towels
  • postage stamps—books
  • batteries
  • packing tape

If preferred, donations are also needed of non-perishable foods, such as:

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • canned ravioli
  • jars of spaghetti sauce
  • cereal
  • juice
  • canned fruit
  • coffee
  • sugar
  • non-dairy creamer


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