March 2018 Give: Clean of Heart

Imagine being homeless and you’re living on the streets. You’re in need of a shower and clean clothes. Where can you go when you have very little or no money at all to wash yourself let alone your clothes?  

Clean of Heart provides showers and laundry services to the homeless population in downtown Columbia. This month, we’re partnering them to restock their supplies in order to help more homeless launder their clothing, get a shower and feel more humane.

This month, we rallied together and collected:

  • 34 rolls of paper towel
  • 320 napkins
  • 35 containers of sanitizer wipes
  • 11 gallons of bleach
  • 22 jugs of laundry detergent
  • 23 bottles of shower cleaner 
  • 894 garbage bags
  • 203 razors
  • 148 toothbrushes 
  • 9 oral care packs
  • 6 bags of flossers 
  • 52 tubes of toothpaste
  • 24 travel shampoo
  • 24 travel conditioner
  • 10 soap

But what I find even more wonderful is that we’re sending a message to the homeless in Columbia that we see them – we recognize them as people – as humans – who are worthy of a shower and laundered clothing.