Women & Family Life Center in Guilford Collecting Basic Items for People in Need

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In Guilford, it's all about lending a helping hand on Monday as the team at the Women & Family Life Center is trying to meet the basic needs of their community.

The Women & Family Life Center is holding its toiletry drive. The center has everything from household cleaning products to shampoo because its goal is to be a blessing to folks with the basic, every day-needed items.

The team said they are seeing an increase of people just needing basic personal supplies.

With what's going on in the economy and bills going up, they said they see a lot of people who are asking themselves questions like, "do I put gas in my car or food on the table?" and they aren't thinking about basic supplies.

The goal is to collect as many supplies as possible through Dec. 30 and then hand them out.

"So people are in need of toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, so just basic household cleaning products, and with the cold weather and all the germs coming up, these items are needed even more now," said Women & Family Life Center executive director Jennifer Wenderoth-Holster.

"Something like this is extremely important. We have to remember in life, it’s sometimes the little things that make up the bigger things in life and just basic everyday household cleaning products, personal cleansing products, they're extremely important," Wenderoth-Holster added.

The drive goes through Dec. 30 and they are handing out products on a regular basis. If you would like to donate, you can stop by the center and make a donation Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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