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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Make Someone's Day by Giving a Little Comfort this November

Rock Island Public Library logo with anniversary star Celebrating 150 years

The Rock Island Public Library Community Comforts Drive is collecting items for Heart of Hope and the Rocky Resource Room through December 3 at all RIPL locations. Donations of personal care supplies, tolietries, and other items are sought.

Library’s November Community Comforts Drive Collects for Heart of Hope, Rocky Resource Room: If you’re counting your blessings this November, you can pay that good fortune forward with the Rock Island Public Library’s Community Comforts Drive. The Library welcomes donations of household supplies and personal care items through December 3 at all library locations.

Community Comforts donation boxes are available through December 3 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, and the Rock Island Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Donations will also be accepted at Thursday Rock Island Library2Go bookmobile routes. Collected items will be distributed to Heart of Hope Outreach Center and the Rocky Resource Room at Rock Island High School.

Library staff will package donations for pick up by the two benefitting organizations. Heart of Hope Ministries operates a community outreach office at 1740 9th Avenue, Rock Island. They offer a drop-in food pantry, and a weekly homebound delivery option for those that are shut-in or lack transportation. For details, contact Heart of Hope at (309) 428-4752. 

The Rocky Resource Room, located at Rock Island High School, provides a discreet, no-judgment way for high school, junior high, and elementary school students and families to pick up food, needed clothing, personal care supplies, and hygiene items.

A November 2021 drive collected 1, 472 items that were divided between both organizations. “Our community’s generosity helped bring a little comfort to people struggling to afford basic needs. We’re always impressed by our community’s sense of caring and huge capacity to give,” said Karrah Kuykendall, RIPL reference and adult services director. 

 For more information about library events, visit the library’s event calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org, or call 309-732-7341. Rock Island Library is celebrating its 150th year of community service from November 2022 to November 23. 

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Community Comforts Drive Wish List

  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Hair Products
  • Lotion
  • Makeup
  • Razors
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • New Undergarments
  • New Socks
  • Laundry Soap
  • Cleaning Products
  • Paper Products
  • Oral Hygiene Items
  • Sanitizer Wipes

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