Personal Hygiene Drive

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is coordinating our 2nd Annual Personal Hygiene Drive to benefit area food shelves, crisis programs, schools, etc. during the month of October. Personal hygiene items are an on-going need at various schools and human service providers. Furthermore, they are also not often able to be purchased at low cost by providers who may be eligible to purchase food items from a food bank to serve local children, families and seniors in need.

All items will stay local and will benefit youth, families and seniors in the United Way of Southwest Minnesota service area. The United Way of Southwest Minnesota serves Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood counties. Only brand new; unopened items will be accepted.  Items can be travel or full size products.

Personal Care Items Needed:
Shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, deodorant, shaving cream, mouthwash, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, lotion, razors, toothbrushes, dental floss, toilet paper, diapers, wipes, Kleenex, feminine hygiene products and quart or gallon size zip lock bags.

Gift Cards to Purchase Additional Items:
Hy-Vee, Menard’s, Shopko and Walmart

Monetary Contributions:
United Way of Southwest Minnesota, PO Box 41, Marshall, MN 56258
Memo Line: Personal Hygiene Drive
Online at:

Volunteers will pack kits for distribution to local programs in November. Volunteer shifts are posted at: for folks wishing to assist with sorting and packing.  Our office will continue to accept/collect items on an ongoing basis and engage volunteers to assist after the targeted drive is complete. This is an ongoing need.

Hygiene items/contributions can be dropped off at our office any time PRIOR to November 2nd. We are located at 800 East Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258. To arrange for pick-up please give us a call at 507-929-2273 or email

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood counties of Minnesota.