Donations collected for domestic violence survivors at Lisle library Oct. 13-31
The Lisle Library District is joining Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage in holding a #LovePurse donation drive. A donation box will be in the library's lobby, 777 Front St., from Oct. 13-31.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the #LovePurse campaign provides purses filled with personal care items to women and girls experiencing homelessness and/or domestic abuse.
"Assisting women and girls who've taken the brave steps to remove themselves from toxic and/or dangerous situations not only helps these individuals, but we hope this assistance also passes strength on to others," said Tatiana Weinstein, library director.
The following items are most highly sought: purses for all ages, feminine products, deodorant, soap, lotion, hand sanitizer, oral hygiene products, face masks, mints, chocolates, lip balm, nail emery boards, slippers, shower flip-flops, socks, face masks, comb/brush, compact mirror and travel shampoo and conditioner.
The opportunity to give back to the community was brought to the library by State Senators Laura Ellman and Suzy Glowiak-Hilton.
All donations are greatly appreciated and the Lisle Library District thank the generous community for contributing to this worthy cause.