Hygiene kit collection effort a success

The Cedar City Youth Volunteer Corps has been gathering hygiene kits for the over 400 homeless youth in Iron County. The goal set was to assemble 200 kits, but Cindy Rose, the program coordinator, said donations allowed for assembly of over 300 packages.

“We had several hundred items left over that weren’t enough to make complete kits, but were donated to the school district to use as needed,” she said. “We would like say share our gratitude to everyone in the community that so graciously gave items that were requested and needed. Without the communities support, our results would not have been this great!”

Rose said these hygiene items are always needed. “If you think of what the basics are that you use in the morning to get ready for your day, those are the items that will continue to be in need for this population. Any travel, personal, sample size items can be dropped off throughout the year at the FCAOG/YVC office; 585 N Main Street, Suite #1. Many of you will soon see the YVC in your neighborhoods as we will be out collecting non-perishable foods that will be donated to our local food pantries to help meet their efforts in feeding those in need, here in Cedar City. Any canned foods, pasta, rice, boxed meals, peanut butter etc. are greatly appreciated.”

If you are between the ages of 11 – 18 and want to have fun, meet new friends, go places you may have never been, learn new experiences all while making a difference in your community, contact Cindy Rose at 435-867-8384 or crose@fivecounty.utah.gov or drop by; 585 N Main Street, Suite #1, Cedar City. There is never a fee to be a part of YVC and the only commitment you make is what you choose to do.

“St. George Shuttle/Cedar Taxi provides transportation to our monthly meetings which are the first Thursday of every month, 3:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Visitors Center. Canyon View students get picked up at the high school about 2:40 p.m., Cedar Middle students get picked up at 3 p.m. and Cedar High pick up is 3:10 p.m.


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