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The Great Give Back

This fall, the OWWL Library System is sponsoring another system-wide Great Give Back project.

From Saturday, October 21 through Saturday, November 4, the following libraries will collect personal care items to support community members in need:

Each library will choose the final organization or place for these collected items based on their individual community and may include local food distribution sites, little free pantries, and schools/educational groups.

All personal care items should be new and can include:

  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Menstrual products
  • Diapers
  • Travel-sized First Aid Kits
  • Hand warmers
  • Wet wipes
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream

Please check with your local library about their specific needs.

Click here to read the Press Release.

The Great Give Back began as a local service initiative by the Suffolk County Public Library Directors Association, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, and Nassau Library System. Over the past seven years, The Great Give Back has spread to libraries and library systems across New York State. Click here to learn more.