Nonprofits present Day of Caring wishlists


Mary Katherine Murphy - [email protected]



LAURINBURG — Though a horde of volunteers will descend upon local nonprofit agencies next week during the annual Day of Caring organized by United Way of Scotland County, the effort extends to the collection of much-needed items as well.

Organizations’ wish list items range from notebook paper and office supplies for the Scotland County Literacy Council to puppy food and baby wipes for the Scotland County Humane Society.

The humane society’s list also includes “throwaway” items like newspapers and old towels for bathing animals.

“They are things that we don’t have donated unless we plea out, and we use all of them daily,” said Kathy Wallace, the humane society’s rescue coordinator.

“I don’t think people realize that like old towels and newspaper and stuff like that, the humane society really needs,” added United Way Executive Director Debbie Grant.

United Way has recruited some 150 volunteers to help with various projects during the Sept. 11 Day of Caring, but more are still needed.

Agencies’ wish lists for this year’s Day of Caring:

— Habitat for Humanity of Scotland County: lunch for Friday’s 40 volunteers.

— Church and Community Services: baby diapers and wipes, saltine crackers, Boost, and Ensure.

— Scotland County Humane Society: paper towels, bleach, puppy and kitten food, canned cat and dog food, any kind of treats, newspapers, peanut butter, old towels and baby wipes.

— Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center: School supplies, shampoo, conditioners, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, other personal hygiene items, African-American hair products, feminine hygiene products, paper products, diapers, wipes, dish washing and clothing detergents, bleach, mops and brooms.

— Project Inasmuch: #8 brown bags, pudding cups, fruit snacks, sweet cakes, Slim Jims, peanut butter crackers, cheddar cheese crackers.

— Scotland County Literacy Council: notebook paper, pens, general office supplies, copy paper, toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning products.

Items can be dropped off at 8 a.m. on Sept. 11 during the Day of Caring kickoff breakfast at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Donations can also be arranged by calling Grant at 910-276-6064.

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Mary Katherine Murphy

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