We love those little bottles of shampoo and lotions

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

When you go on a trip, be sure to bring home those unopened bottles of shampoo, conditioner or lotion from your hotel stay and Kids’ Closet will put them to good use. Annually, in the spring and fall, Kids’ Closet provides school wardrobes to approximately 3300 needy children in our tri-county area. In addition to shoes, clothing and books, they are given soap, toothpaste and a toothbrush. Children in grades four and above particularly appreciate receiving a small bag of hotel toiletries instead of the soap. Please, only contribute unopened items. Any partially used products will be thrown away.

Donations of hotel toiletries are collected all year long and can be delivered to the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach office, located at Suite L in the SaddleBrooke market complex, during regular weekday office hours. The office phone number is 825-3302. SaddleBrooke Ranch residents can bring their donations to the front desk at the clubhouse or deliver them to Jan Olsson’s doorstep at 60402 E. Arroyo Vista Dr. Toiletry donations also can be brought to the Kids’ Closet in Mammoth when volunteering. Stalwart volunteer Willie Reich bags the collected items, which then are distributed to students when they shop at Kids’ Closet in the fall and spring.