Local Girl Scouts launch hygiene care kit drive in Hoboken

The drive launches at 1301 Washington St.
The drive launches at 1301 Washington St.

On Dec. 1, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 12022, in partnership with the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), will kick off a city-wide hygiene care kit drive to benefit individuals in the community experiencing homelessness.

During the month of December, the troop will work with CERT to collect hygiene care kits for distribution throughout the community with a goal of collecting 250 kits.

“We’re launching our hygiene care kit drive on Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity, to help those who are less fortunate during an especially difficult year,” said Dalia Duran, Narina Girotra, and Sienna Nemeth of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 12022. “We invite our neighbors to join us in making a difference in someone’s life through this simple act of generosity.”

To kick off the hygiene care kit drive, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 12022 will make an initial donation of 100 kits to the residents of the Hoboken Community Center’s MBS Urban Renewal housing program for men with low to moderate incomes at 1301 Washington St at 1:30 p.m.

Hoboken CERT has created a wish list with all items needed for the hygiene care kits.

Items include, but are not limited to, masks, thermometer, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, and socially distant activities, such as a deck of cards.

For more information on how to get involved, visit http://www.hobokencert.org/.