ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Throughout September, state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, and Buffalo Grove, is asking area residents to donate feminine hygiene products and other needed items to benefit local crisis intervention center NorthWest Compass.
“NorthWest Compass does very important work helping those experiencing homelessness, hunger or near homelessness,” Walker said. “Donating new feminine hygiene products and other needed items are an excellent way to support local women and those most in need in our communities. I’m also proud to partner with our local League of Women Voters chapter on this donation drive.”
Walker’s Women’s Supply Drive will run from Sept. 3 to Sept. 30. Needed items include shampoo and conditioner, body wash and sponges, hygiene wipes, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, hand lotion, razors, nail clippers and files, lip balm, bandages, socks, and $5 or $10 gift cards from Walmart, Target or Walgreens for other basic necessities. Donations can be delivered to Walker’s office at 120 W. Eastman St., Ste. 207 in Arlington Heights, the Arlington Heights Village Hall, Mrs. P and Me restaurant in Mount Prospect or at the Mount Prospect Public Library.
“In 2018 alone, NorthWest Compass served more than 11,000 people in our communities and their volunteers provided more than 35,000 hours of service,” Walker said. “I’d like to thank our various community partners for hosting donation boxes and I encourage residents to consider donating to this worthy cause.”