Men’s Shelter donation drive success
November drive underway at 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.
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.