Take a moment and consider the number of hygiene items you used today. Perhaps you cleaned your hair with shampoo and conditioner, brushed your teeth, changed a diaper for your baby, and washed a load of dirty clothes. Now imagine needing each of these things and not having access to any of them.

RISE & Shine is our outreach ministry that seeks to provide basic hygiene items to our community members in need. If you or someone you know is in need of hygiene items, stop by the RISE space between noon and 2:00 pm on the first Sunday of each month.

Below is a list of items that we collect and redistribute:

  • Diapers and Pull-ups (all sizes)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant bars
  • Soap bars
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Laundry detergent (powder only)
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary pads (no tampons, please)

Items must be new and full-size – no travel sizes please. (Partial boxes of laundry detergent and diapers are gratefully accepted.)

How can you help?

Drop donations off at worship on Sundays or bring them to the RISE space (60 W Market St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801). Or, purchase items from our Amazon.com wish list and they'll be shipped right to us! 

Thank you for helping another child of God stay clean & shiny!

Contact Karen Newcomer (karen.new@yahoo.com) for more information or if you'd like to volunteer with either packing the bags or distribution.


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