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Help us help the community! The Ithaca League of Women Rollers is hosting a no-contact Family Drive to collect arts & crafts and hygiene items May 14-16. Mutual Aid Tompkins has identified a need for these items that is not currently being met, so we’re stepping in to help.

Our roller derby league has thrived with support from our community over the last 11 years. While we can’t play the sport we love most, we can still give back. The Ithaca League of Women Rollers and Ithaca League of Junior Rollers will be hosting the Family Drive along with Mutual Aid Tompkins. With schools closed, there is a need for hands-on activities for kids to do with their families. We will be collecting arts & crafts supplies and creating craft kits to be distributed across the county. We will also be collecting hygiene items to be distributed to the Mutual Aid Tompkins’ Food Sharing Cabinets.

Location: ILWR Practice Space, 2073 East Shore Drive, Lansing NY (next to Rogue’s Harbor)
Dates: Thursday, May 14, 12-3pm; Friday, May 15, 12-3pm; Saturday, May 16, 10am-2pm

Please see the complete list of items we’re collecting below.

As safety is our primary concern, volunteers will wear masks and gloves, and social distancing will be maintained.

Procedure for donors: We will have the large garage doors open at our practice space. We will have tarps laid out for you to place your donated items on. We will be allowing one car to unload items at a time. You will be asked to wait in your car until instructed you are next to unload your donations. You will drop the donations on a tarp. We are doing this as contact-free as possible to ensure we are not vectors for the virus. Fortunately, our space is large enough that we can store items. We will disinfect all items and distribute across the county. We are asking everyone who donates to wear a mask when dropping off items.

Hygiene Items examples (we are requesting NEW unopened items)
Shampoo
Conditioner
Soap
Toothpaste
Tampons
Pads
Toothbrushes

Arts & crafts supplies examples:
Washable markets
Elastic bands
Pom Pom’s
School Glue
Glue sticks
Watercolor paint
Latex paint
Watercolor paper
Copy paper
Construction paper
Origami paper
Paint pens
Stamps
Oil pastels
Crayons
Paint brushes
Poster paper or large paper
Card stock
Clean Recyclables are great, too:
Toilet paper tubes
Other tubes
Egg cartons
Lids
Bubble wrap
Fabric
Yarn

Brown Paper Bags (large and small), plastic bags and/or resuable bags to be used to create craft kits for families

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