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Help families in need; Greater Ottawa County United Way holding ALICE Essentials Drive

GOCUW collecting items & donations throughout Feb.
Posted at 10:45 AM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 10:45:48-05

Thousands of families across West Michigan have to make tough decisions on where to spend their money from week to week. They are what the Greater Ottawa County United Way describes with the acronym, ALICE, and they're holding a donation drive to help these people in the West Michigan community.

Throughout the month of February, Greater Ottawa County United Way will be collecting the following items:

Personal Hygiene

  • Shampoo Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Body wash Toothpaste Toothbrushes Mouthwash
  • Dental floss
  • Menstrual products (tampons, pads)
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Hairbrushes
  • Q-tips

Cleaning Products

  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Disinfectant spray
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Glass cleaners
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges/scrubbers Gloves
  • Trash bags

Donations can be dropped off at Greater Ottawa County United Way, located at 115 Clover St. in Holland. Drop off dates are Wednesdays in February (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd) from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those who don't have time to shop can make a monetary donation here.

Learn more about the ALICE Essentials Drive and more at or call 616-396-7811.