When All Else Fails

It’s been several years since I was super active with LSC. That breaks my heart, but life happened and things change and here we are. And I’m ready to start again. I’ve been brain storming and making plans all day, but when it comes to put things on paper, I just can’t get anywhere.

So, when all else fails, we’ll go back to the basics.

Domestic Violence Shelters, really, all shelters, are first and foremost just that. A shelter. A safe place for people to stay and get the help they need. And what does every home need? The basics. Toiletries. Hygiene products. Baby supplies. Cleaning products. Food. Money. The list could go on, but these things seem to be the best place to start again.

And that’s exactly where we will start. Each month I will take to our local shelters all of the basics that I can collect.  And here is where I ask for your help.  You knew it was coming! No matter how much, or how little you can help, every item is a precious resource that we can provide. So here is a (incomplete) list of the things I would like to donate each month. I’m sure you can come up with others!


Toiletries – shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush, shaving cream and razors, body soap, loofahs, etc.

Feminine Hygiene Products – pads, tampons, feminine wipes, etc.

Cleaning Products – laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, all purpose cleaner, etc.

Paper products – toilet paper, paper towels etc.

Baby Supplies – diapers, baby wipes, formula, baby soap/lotion, diaper rash cream, bottles, etc.

Gift Cards – Gift cards to places like Walmart, Target, Food Lion, etc. are great because then shelters have the means and opportunity to get exactly what they are currently in need of!.

If you would like to help, please do. I can’t save the world alone, but together we can make a huge difference! You can find us on facebook here, or email us at lovesomethingchronic@gmail.com.


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