Daily Essentials Collection
Daily Essentials collects dry goods that are not eligible for government assistance:
Fall 2021 Family Daily Essentials Drive
Rotary Club of West St. Louis County
We collected over 125 bags filled with toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, detergents, baby diapers, and pet food. They were delivered to the Circle Of Concern, West County’s food pantry and family assistance resource.
None of these items are covered by government assistance programs. So, they represent a direct cash drain on needy families and food pantries.
The mountain of donations weighed well over ½ ton and have an estimated value of over $ 3,000. This is a 6x multiple over the dollars that West County Rotary invested in collection bags and printing of flyers. Volunteers and generous donors made this happen.
We greatly appreciate the student volunteers at Fern Ridge High School who prepared the individual collection bags for distribution by Rotary volunteers. THANK YOU, your help was invaluable !!
Five Rotary teams covered 6 subdivisions: distributing collection bags on Saturday, October 30, collecting donations on Saturday November 6, and delivering them to the Circle Of Concern in Valley Park.
THANK YOU all for your time, effort, and volunteering your vehicles.
Thank you for helping us "Sniff out the goods.."
2021 Collection Neighborhoods
Dougherty Lake (#1)
Four Winds Farms (#2)
Summit / Highland