'Spare A Square' project helping those in our community | Community Spirit
KXLY is teaming up with Project Beauty Share and Northwest Harvest to put on the "Spare A Square TP Drive" this month.
This year's goal is to raise 25,000 toilet paper rolls. Dozens of local charities struggle to provide this basic personal hygiene item every year.
One of those charities is St. Margaret's, a homeless shelter for women and children on Spokane's lower south hill.
Linda is one woman who will benefit from the drive, she is a single mother of 9 children. She was homeless for 2 years before moving into the shelter 9 months ago.
She says she doesn't know where she'd be today without the help of Project Beauty Share and St. Margaret's.
"You have a caseworkers to help, you have friends and, ya know, a bed to sleep on. And you have a bathroom, you can take a shower. We didn't have that last year. We didn't have nothing. No income. Ya know, we were on the street. We had to go to the UGM (Union Gospel Mission). It was hard," Linda said.
Linda is working to get her driver's license and a job so she can move out of the shelter.
This Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, you can drop off toilet paper at the Make-Up Studio downtown, or at Tracy Jewelers in Spokane Valley.
You can also purchase toilet paper at the Albertsons in Wandermere, North Nevada, 57th, and East Trent locations, which are also drop off sites for the drive.
Texting KXLYTP to 80888 will donate $10 to the cause.