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Project Beauty Share seeks toiletry products for women

Thu., Aug. 18, 2011

Project Beauty Share will hold its second annual toilet paper drive on Sept. 16, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit Anna Ogden Hall, Our Place Community Ministries, YWCA, Hope House, Transitions, Catholic Charities of Spokane, Spokane Valley Partners, Coeur d’Alene Women’s Center and Odyssey World International.

Toilet paper is a basic necessity, but it is not covered by food stamps and is one of the most requested, yet least donated items to local shelters. Clothing and food drives are common, but toiletries are forgotten. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs and hair accessories will also be accepted.

Donations for the drive can be made to the Project Beauty Share main collection center at The Make-Up Studio, 216 N. Bernard St., or at Tracy Jewelers, 106 N. Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley.

Project Beauty Share is an initiative to collect beauty, cosmetic and hygiene products and distribute them through local agencies to women of all ages whose circumstances do not allow them to afford these items.

Project Beauty Share distributes products to the women of Women’s Hearth, or Transitions; Hope House Emergency Women’s Shelter; Our Sister’s Closet and YWCA Domestic Violence Shelters; St. Margaret’s Shelter and Catholic Charities of Spokane; Our Place Community Ministries and Anna Ogden Hall; Coeur d’Alene Women’s Center; Odyssey World International; Spokane Valley Partners; and Cup of Cool Water.

For more information, call (509) 455-7430 or visit

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