Men’s Shel­ter do­na­tion drive suc­cess

Novem­ber drive un­der­way at Taos News

The Taos News - - LOCAL NEWS - News By Staci Mat­lock edi­tor@taos­ The Taos News The Taos The Taos News

Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of Taos res­i­dents, the first month’s do­na­tion drive by

to help our neigh­bors at the Men’s Shel­ter was a big suc­cess.

In to­tal, peo­ple do­nated 26 pairs of win­ter gloves, 35 bean­ies (some of them hand­made), nine hats, seven pairs of un­der­wear, sev­eral long sleeve T-shirts and five scarves.

Each month through May, The Taos News will col­lect spe­cific items of clothes, per­sonal care items and clean­ing sup­plies to help the Men’s Shel­ter. Do­nated items help keep the men warm dur­ing win­ter days when the shel­ter is closed. Soap and other items help as well. Do­na­tions off­set the money the shel­ter would oth­er­wise spend on those items, giv­ing the shel­ter more to put to­ward pro­grams and other items, said pro­gram man­ager Ethan Naszady.

The Novem­ber do­na­tion drive kicks off to­day.

will be col­lect­ing wool socks and laun­dry soap to help neigh­bors at the Taos Men’s Shel­ter. A box is sit­ting by the news­pa­per’s front desk, wait­ing to be filled. So when you drop by to place an ad, buy a copy of your com­mu­nity news­pa­per or say “hi,” bring along a pair of socks or some laun­dry soap to pitch in.

This do­na­tion drive will go un­til Nov. 20.

In De­cem­ber, the news­pa­per will col­lect long un­der­wear and toi­let pa­per.

Cour­tesy photo

From left: Taos Men’s Shel­ter client Peter Comp­ton and pro­gram man­ager Ethan Naszady lay out do­nated hats, gloves and other items for men who will need them dur­ing the in­creas­ingly cold weather.

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