Hygiene drive will collect supplies for families in need

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A hygiene drive in the Cost Cutter parking lot on Friday, May 1 will collect hygiene supplies for Blaine school district families in need.

Supplies can be dropped off at the Cost Cutter parking lot from 1 to 3 p.m. that day. Organizer Britt Rhodes, site coordinator for Communities in Schools of Whatcom-Skagit, will collect supplies in the back of a brown Chevy Tahoe. She’ll have a sign for the hygiene drive, she said.

Communities in Schools of Whatcom-Skagit is collecting supplies for the Blaine school district’s Family Service Center. School district staff will distribute the supplies to families, Rhodes said.

The Family Service Center supplies students with hygiene items throughout the year. It’s especially in need of laundry detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sponges, dish soap and other cleaning supplies, Rhodes said.

The program will also collect hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene products and diapers. To make a monetary donation, please visit whatcomskagit.ciswa.org and click the “donate” button at the bottom of the page.

The Communities in Schools program works in nine schools throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties. It aims to keep kids in school by connecting kids with local resources to meet basic needs. Rhodes, the local site director, works out of the Blaine Primary School.

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