Parkland, FL- Community members from the Parkland area are pitching in to make Mother's Day special for moms in need. High school leaders from Kids Care Club and local residents have been organizing the community donation drive to put together tote bags complete with personal maintenance necessities, special extras, and more. The totes created this year will be donated to Women in Distress, Anzora's Foundation for trafficked victims, and Hope South Florida for single mothers. To maintain safety during the Coronavirus pandemic, the totes will also be sprayed and disinfected both on the way into the storage facility and again on the way out.

"There is a great need for our totes with toiletries now as more victims of domestic violence are seeking shelter and more single mothers are now unemployed," shares community organizer Heather Khalil.

Part of the mission of Kids Care is to support a brighter future for the South Florida community and help create opportunities for others. Each tote created will also count for two hours of service time for local students. The tote bags are due by April 30.

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Anyone interested in creating totes is welcome join. The mandatory list includes the following items:

  • shampoo and conditioner brush
  • body wash or soap
  • body scrub
  • body lotion
  • deodorant
  • loofah
  • pack of razors
  • shaving cream
  • lip balm
  • toothpaste and toothbrush

Additional items such as body spray, makeup, hair accessories, a journal, etc., can also be added. Tote bag creators are also encouraged to include an uplifting note of encouragement to the receiver of the bag. 

"This is a chance for caring individuals to truly be a ray of light," added Khalil. 

For more information or to schedule tote drop off please contact Heather Khalil at 954-260-9260 or heatherkhalil@gmail.com.

For information about this and future volunteering events please visit: Heather's Volunteer Opportunities