Food pantry needs personal care items ELLSWORTH – After a recent conversation with Pierce County Food Pantry Director Heidi Albarado, business owner Angie Whelan’s wheels were turning. How could …
Food pantry needs personal care items
ELLSWORTH – After a recent conversation with Pierce County Food Pantry Director Heidi Albarado, business owner Angie Whelan’s wheels were turning. How could she help the pantry secure much needed personal care items?
Whelan owns and operates YB Urban? at 243 N. Broadway St. in Ellsworth’s East End Business District. Her business specializes in artisancrafted personal care products and aromatherapy.
The pantry is in great need of personal care items such as soap, lip balm and deodorant.
“As a business who carries all these items, I wanted to come up with a way we could help get some much-needed items in their hands,” Whelan said. “For the month of October, we will be going a ‘Double Your Donation’ campaign in our shop.”
With each purchase made in the shop or online (www.yburban.com), customers will have the opportunity to add a $5, $10 or $20 donation for the food pantry. Whelan will take the donations and double them in product value.
“Our goal is to raise $300, to be able to donate $600 worth of personal care products,” Whelan said. “Heidi had mentioned the most needed items are soap, lip balm and deodorant, so when we reach our goal, we will be able to donate a substantial amount of each of these items.”
YB Urban? will donate fresh, locally made products that are high quality, healthy and natural. The campaign will run throughout October.
“As a local business owner, I feel it is so important to find the current issues in our neighborhoods and help to fill those needs,” Whelan said. “I believe we make the greatest societal impact when we offer our resources to our local community. When Heidi told me how desperate they are for these items, it felt right in our lane to contribute what we can.”
Whelan opened her shop two years ago, and can’t say enough about the loyal clientele base the business has built.
“I know they will step up and help now and we look forward to introducing our products to even more people in Pierce County,” Whelan said.
To shop and donate, visit the store at 243 N. Broadway St. or go to yburban.com