PCACS part of Good Deeds Day with toiletries collection

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News, Community News & People in the News, Senior Living

Published on April 11, 2018 with No Comments

Porter County Aging and Community Services is joining an international initiative to make local residents’ lives brighter.

Good Deeds Day seeks to bring together individuals from around the world to make an impact on others and the planet.

PCACS is collecting toiletry items from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 15 – Good Deeds Day – at its offices, 1005 N. Campbell St. Personal care items requested include deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, diapers, laundry soap, razor blades, laundry detergent, feminine products, toilet paper, dish soap, etc.

Section 8 Housing Director Valerie Martinez said these items can make a big impact on PCACS clients’ lives.

“Many of our clients have very limited income or no income at all. They struggle to afford basic necessities, so providing them with a care package of toiletries is greatly appreciated. They will be able to fulfill their household basic needs with less stress,” she said. “You can help get involved by donating and even organizing a toiletries drive at your school, workplace or gym.”

PCACS Executive Director Bruce Lindner said the collection is another way for PCACS to serve the community.

“We are honored to be part of such a widespread worldwide effort to make a big difference in our little corner of the world. By spotlighting the needs of region residents through this initiative, we hope to encourage community members to strive toward doing good deeds on a daily basis,” he said

Also, PCACS is registered as a charitable organization at smile.amazon.com as another way to collect financial donations. When community members shop through this Web site, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases to PCACS.

For more information, contact Martinez at 219-464-9904 or vmartinez@portercountyacs.org.

PCACS’ mission is to extend a helping hand to seniors, those with disabilities and low-income residents by providing services to improve their quality of life, including transportation, energy and emergency assistance, Section 8 and ramp programs.

For more information, visit www.portercountyacs.org.

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