Commonpoint Queens distributed more than 12,500 pounds of hygiene products across its four food pantries on Wednesday, Sept. 28. This distribution was made possible thanks to the items being donated by Colgate-Palmolive.
The items donated included 84 cases of toothpaste and 28 cases of toothbrushes for adults and children, 612 cases of soap and body wash, 168 cases of deodorant and 334 cases of Fabuloso liquid cleaner. These products were distributed by Commonpoint Queens across their food pantries in Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Little Neck and Queens Village.
“While our pantries are fully equipped with nourishing food, our clients need to ensure no one in our community goes hungry,” Commonpoint Queens CEO Danielle Ellman said. “Many community members still lack basic hygiene products for their families. We are incredibly grateful to Colgate-Palmolive for their generous donation that will ensure our clients can have their needs met with dignity.”
Commonpoint Queens is a social services organization. It aims to meet the diverse and evolving needs of the people in the borough. The organization acts as a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together and find support, access opportunities and build connections to the community throughout their lives.
Those interested in performing volunteer work for the organization can contact Vice President of Development Judy Vladimir by phone at 718-225-6750 extension 345 or via email at [email protected].