Kauai RSVP drive helps homeless

LIHUE — Kauai Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, a part of the county’s Agency on Elderly Affairs, will be collecting items for a drive which will benefit the Kauai Economic Opportunity’s homeless emergency shelter.

Contributions of hygiene products, including body soap, deodorant, laundry detergent, razors, rubber slippers, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, towels, and more can be dropped off at the Agency on Elderly Affairs/Kauai RSVP office located in the Lihue Civic Center. Items can be left from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

“We are collecting these hygiene products to contribute to the Kauai Economic Opportunity homeless shelter as part of the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance,” said Celia Melchor-Questin, grants manager for the Agency on Elderly Affairs.

In addition to contributions at the office, Kauai RSVP volunteers will be at the Times Supermarket at the Kukui Grove Center, and the Big Kmart store on Saturday, and Aug. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to accept contributions.

The National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2007 as an annual tradition of engaging in charitable service on Sept. 11. Last year, the Kauai RSVP and the county’s Agency on Elderly Affairs hosted a collection that benefited the YWCA of Kauai Women’s Shelter.

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