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Holiday Fundraiser Drive

Starts Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:43 AM
Occurs daily until Friday, December 18, 2020.

This holiday season, we are collecting donations for local men’s, women’s, and family shelters participating in our COVID-19 surveillance study. We have been working with several shelters looking at different swabbing methods and weekly asymptomatic surveillance. With this study, we visit shelters every day and have asked staff where they have most need around the holiday season. Especially with the pandemic this year, we have been told there have been fewer donations, and so we are holding this drive in our attempt to help.

All items donated must be new. If you would like to donate, some items needed include:

  • Gift Cards (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart)
  • Toiletries (Deodorant, toothbrushes, body lotion, shampoo, soap)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Diapers
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Unwrapped Toys

Donations can be brought to L305 (Charlton Campus) or we can arrange for safe pick up; there is a gift-wrapped box at the entrance for donations.

Paper and markers will also be available at the front of L305 if you have time to write a quick card or note. We have gotten to know many of the residents at these shelters over the past few months and believe that many would appreciate your holiday wishes.  

Any questions can be sent to or

Thank you all so much!

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Nicole Smieja