Volunteers Fulfill Needs Through Undergarment and Toiletries Drives

By: Bao Vang Email
By: Bao Vang Email

They're the volunteers behind the popular "Fill a backpack, Fill a need" program providing thousands of area families with school supplies.

But, the Workplace Volunteer Council also collects toiletries and undergarments.

The "Back to Basics" and "Bare Necessities" programs were created a few years ago when the economy started to struggle.

Volunteers say they feel rewarded when they hear just how meaningful a toothbrush or underwear can be.

"Last year we had a gentleman that he told someone he had gone from a six figure income to $0 income. And thank heavens for this project. All of a sudden, the dynamic was different, he was in a different place," said Workplace Volunteer Council President Karla Zygowicz.

If you are a family in need of these items, please contact United Way's 2-1-1 for additional resources available in Marathon County.

Item donations can be dropped off at: J&D Tube Benders, 8951 Enterprise Way, Schofield, WI. Please call J&D in advance at 715-359-2073 or contact us by email to arrange to drop off your donations.

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