Got An Extra Toothbrush? Student Organizes Drive To Help Homeless

Maren DeSonia wants to help her community by spearheading a drive to collect new toothbrushes to give to HALO, which serves people who are homeless. Here's how you can help.

Maren DeSonia, a second grade student at Jefferson Lighthouse, has a favor to ask the community for her community action project with her class.

Here's her letter:

My name is Maren. I am 8 years old. I am in 2nd grade at Jefferson Lighthouse School in Racine. My class is doing Community action projects. My idea is to give toothbrushes to the homeless people at HALO.

I am asking people to please buy a toothbrush for my project. My goal is to get 50 toothbrushes and then my Mom will take me to HALO and we will give them to the kids and Moms and Dads that live at HALO.

If you will buy a kids or big toothbrush this will help me with my project!
Thank you for helping others!

I am hoping some of my Racine friends/business owners will consider letting your business be a drop-off spot for toothbrushes. If you are willing to consider this, please let me know.

I will gladly pick up any donation you are willing to make to Maren's Community Action Project. We will happily accept cash donations to purchase toothbrushes as well. All toothbrushes will need to be collected by Dec 2. Please post here or call our home if you can contribute. Thank you for helping her make this project a success!

You can drop off the toothbrushes from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Wilson's Coffee & Tea, 3306 Washington Avenue in Racine, at Maren's house at 2041 Deane Blvd., or at the Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave. Please call Amanda, Maren's mom, at 898-0211 if you are interested in donating.

More about HALO here:

Rebel with a Cause November 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM
It must have been a redneck that invented the toothbrush otherwise it would have been called a teethbrush. :)


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