In this season of giving, what better way to spread holiday cheer than by donating essential items to those who are less fortunate? Gándara Center, which has championed the underserved since 1977, has organized a Community Care Package Drive to help people who need basic necessities, such as personal toiletries/hygiene products and small winter clothing items.

The beneficiaries of donor generosity will be homeless youth, those in recovery, and struggling families. Even the smallest act of kindness can make a lasting impact! The wish list items are:

  • shampoo and conditioner
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • dental floss
  • deodorant
  • brushes and combs
  • lotion
  • socks
  • winter hats
  • mittens
  • scarves
  • baby wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • hand soap
  • body wash

The drop-off locations are Gándara Center offices at:

  • 85 St. George Road, Springfield
  • 2155 Main Street, Springfield
  • 147 Norman Street, West Springfield
  • 80 Commercial Street, Holyoke

Only new items are requested, please. The donations will be collected until January 2 and they will be packaged and delivered to those in desperate need. Gándara Center appreciates your kindness and generosity.