Posted by Barbara Beagle on Sep 26, 2021
Do you have a stash of hotel soaps, shampoo, body washes?  The Community Service Committee (CSC) is looking for donations in the month of September to restock the CKSD Comfort Closet to provide personal hygiene and other items for homeless students  Services for Homeless Students - Central Kitsap Schools (ckschools.org), which are defined as:
  • Youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
  • Youth living in motels, hotels or campgrounds
  • Youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Youth abandoned in hospitals
  • Youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a sleeping place (e.g. park benches, etc.)
  • Youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, buses or train stations
  • Migratory youth living in any of the above situations
If you can imagine being a student in the situations listed above, then the importance of the Comfort Closet is apparent.  Can you help the CSC collect the items listed below?   A trip to the Dollar Store could work wonders in a homeless student's life.  You may drop items, or CASH, at Columbia Bank during business hours through the month of September.
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Feminine Napkins
  • Tampons
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair Comb
  • Hair Ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Band-Aids
  • Deodorant
  • Basic Calculator
  • Toilet Paper