Donate. Save. Repeat! | Personal Hygiene Item Drive At Here We Go Again

Personal Hygiene items needed for donation

Mainspring (formerly FISH Emergency) VolunteersFor over twenty years, you’ve helped us donate clothing, food and funds to Mainspring (formerly FISH Emergency Services). We know that helps their clients, but this fall we decided to ask them what they need MOST.

Here’s what they told us: Personal Hygiene items needed for donation

“Thank you so much for offering us this wonderful opportunity through HWGA to bring much needed personal care items to the pantry. As per our discussion, I am attaching our current wish list. Primarily, we are in need of the basics, such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, deodorant, pads/tampons, razors, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
The list also includes some other items we are always in need of, but the personal care items are in highest need at this time.”
As the weather turns colder, life gets harder for those in need. Our customers have always been the best at stepping up to help when we’ve done food drives, fundraisers and more, so we know you want to help just because you can. Let us sweeten the deal a bit more for you to let you know how much we appreciate your generosity. From September 29 to October 6, 2015:
Donate ONE personal hygiene item and we’ll take 10% off one item in your purchase.
Donate TWO personal hygiene items and we’ll take 15% off a second item in your purchase.
Donate THREE personal hygiene items and we’ll take 20% off a third item in your purchase.
Mainspring works to help the neediest among Portland citizens, without any questions asked. They offer many services including a food pantry and a clothes closet, but also distribute blankets, sleeping bags and other things to people in need. Personal hygiene items are things they don’t receive regularly but for which they have a persistent need.
Thank you in advance for helping out with our personal hygiene item drive!

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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